John Lyons has over 35 years of experience in electric utility, power generation and distribution design, construction, and operation and maintenance. Currently the President and General Manager at TDX Power, Lyons is developing microgrid control systems for smoother renewable project integration. Previously, as an O&M Manager with Alaska Village Electric Cooperation (AVEC), he was responsible for 48 rural power systems throughout Alaska, including diesel generating and distribution facilities, as well as associated infrastructure. Lyons was also previously the Manager of Alternative and Renewable Energy at Marsh Creek LLC. He has extensive experience with alternative and renewable energy resource projects, having managed multiple wind turbine projects throughout Alaska. Some of his projects include construction and O&M of a 750-kilowatt (kW) hybrid wind-diesel system and two 225-kW Vestas wind turbines on St. Paul Island; developing and constructing a hybrid wind project in Nikolski; developing a wind-diesel integration project for the U.S. Air Force Long Range Radar Station; and managing the Kokhanok hybrid wind turbine integration project. He was also the acting Project Manager for Atka Hydro, overseeing all facets of construction including dam, pen stock, buildings and equipment, and distribution of energy. He recently returned to TDX Power in July 2014 as the General Manager responsible for the planning, organizing, directing, and monitoring management functions for the companies regulated electric utilities and its commercial business. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington.