Mr. Donohue has over 45 years of experience in the electric utility industry. Since 2003, as founder of PDR&C Corp. with Ron Williams, he has provided consulting services, assessments, and operational expertise to a variety of utilities throughout the United States.
Prior to the PDR&C work described in other places on this site, Mr. Donohue held management and senior executive positions for Consolidated Edison Company. As Senior Vice President of Electric Operations, he was responsible for all aspects of the electric distribution system and approximately 4,000 employees. The system has both underground and overhead facilities and serves a population of over 9 million people through nearly 120 thousand miles of distribution line. One of the major events that Mr. Donohue managed during his career at Con Edison was the restoration of lower Manhattan after the tragic attack on America on September 11, 2001.
Prior to his assignment as Senior Vice President of Electric Operations, Mr. Donohue was Vice President of the Brooklyn/Queens Operating Region of Con Edison. Brooklyn/Queens has a combined population of approximately 4.7 million people.
Mr. Donohue served as Con Edison’s Vice President of Construction, responsible for all major construction projects. All major additions and modifications at fossil and nuclear power plants were under his jurisdiction. Mr. Donohue was responsible for the maintenance of Con Edison's Underground transmission system including low pressure oil filled 138kV cable as well as the 138kV and 345kV oil-o-static pipe type cable system. Further, he was responsible for maintenance of Con Edison's Overhead 138kV and 345kV transmission system.
Prior to this, Mr. Donohue was Assistant Vice President of Electrical Distribution, responsible for reviewing all proposed electric and gas capital additions for the entire distribution system encompassing Con Edison’s service territory.
Mr. Donohue began his Con Edison carreer as a staff engineer and progressed through increasingly responsible engineering and management positions including Chief Distribution Engineer Westchester, Division Manager Engineering Westchester, Division Manager Construction Westchester, and General Manager Electric Westchester.
Mr. Donohue has served on the Research Advisory Council for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and was Chair for EPRI’s Power Delivery Council and its Distribution Business Council. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Mr. Donohue is a graduate of City College of New York with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. He attended the Penn State Executive Program.