Parth Patel of Islip Terrace and more than 250 of his colleagues were recognized in honor of National Engineers Week (EWeek), which is taking place from February 19-25.
Patel, who is an associate engineer in PSEG Long Island’s Protection Engineering group, says his work is important in support of the company’s commitment to safety and reliability.
“I am part of a team that designs the protection of the power system using protective relays,” said Patel. “This protects the people who work on and maintain substations as well as protects the equipment delivering power to all of our customers.”
“Engineers at PSEG Long Island play many different important roles to ensure our 1.1 million customers have safe, reliable power,” said PSEG Long Island’s interim president and chief operating officer, David Lyons, who himself is an electrical engineer. “National Engineers Week is the perfect time to recognize our highly talented, skilled and dedicated engineers who design, maintain and enhance electrical infrastructure on Long Island and in the Rockaways. We celebrate our engineers and thank them for the contributions they make every day to support our community.”
Ten percent of PSEG Long Island’s workforce – more than 250 employees ─ are part of a variety of engineering disciplines, including civil, electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering, as well as energy management.
EWeek was founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers and is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. The week also celebrates how engineers make a difference in our world.