Wednesday Tech Forum (WTF!) - Amber Young, Pepco Holdings

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Amber Young, vice president of Technical Services for Pepco Holdings, is responsible for a number of areas that support the company’s ability to operate at a peak level, including distribution capacity planning, engineering, smart grid and innovation, and operations analysis and strategy for all Pepco Holdings regions.


Based in Washington, D.C., Pepco Holdings provides oversight for Pepco, an electric utility serving Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland; Delmarva Power, an electric and natural gas utility serving Delaware and portions of the Delmarva Peninsula; and Atlantic City Electric, an electric utility serving southern New Jersey. Pepco Holdings is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, the nation's leading transmission and distribution company in North America.


Amber joined Pepco Holdings in 2005, and advanced through roles focused on engineering and transmission and distribution planning and execution, including her most recent role, director of Operations Control Center for Pepco Holdings, leading the three transmission and distribution control centers that monitor energy grid operations for the company’s five jurisdictions. Among her accomplishments in that role, Amber instituted new practices that allowed the company to better identify, report and respond to outages, leading to accelerated restoration efforts during severe weather incidents across the PHI service area. Prior to joining PHI, she held engineering positions at PSEG Nuclear.


Civic Involvement


Amber is a board member of the Delaware Foundation of Science and Mathematics Education, the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay and Washington Performing Arts.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the 2016 cohort of Leadership Delaware.




Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Delaware.


Please come out for a great discussion and lunch!

  • 12:30 - Lunch is served
  • 12:45 - Speaker

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Evans Hall, 132 - iSuite Collaboration Hub
Evans Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

Event Type

Academics, College of Engineering



Electrical and Computer Engineering

ENGR - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Contact Email

Contact Name

Heather Dunlap


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