Sr. Engineer, Operations
Melvin Liwag joined OUC in 1993 as a distribution planner and has since held positions as operations manager and construction manager. In 2015 he assumed his current post as Senior Engineer.
Liwag recently led a pilot project that sought to improve reliability on a low-performing electric circuit in St. Cloud. The yearlong test of the TripSaver® II Cutout Mounted Recloser proved so successful at reducing power disruptions to St. Cloud customers that OUC installed the Smart Grid device on troublesome circuits in Orlando. As a Senior Engineer, Liwag analyzes and tracks distribution system reliability indices, provides engineering expertise in the Dispatch and Distribution Control Centers, and works with commercial customers, such as Amazon and Nemours Children’s Hospital, with system-related issues. He also chairs OUC’s Avian Protection Committee, which focuses on bald eagle conservation, and is a member of our Smart Grid engineering team.
A 1992 UCF graduate with a degree in electrical engineering, Liwag enjoys traveling with his family in their motorhome, viewing rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center and trail riding in his 1972 Jeep CJ 5 with his children. He is an amateur radio enthusiast, too.