Jane Price Hill, PE (Ret), MBA
EXPERIENCE prior to retirement
2000 - 2017 Consultant for Mechanical and Energy Engineering and Financial Analysis
Associate at James J. Hirsch and Associates and Energy Ace, Inc.
1986 - 2000 Marketing Staff Engineer, Georgia Power Company
Assisted customers and sales representatives in the review of on-site generation proposals, evaluation of threats and
opportunities posed by dispersed electric generators, investigation of potential new electric products such as district heating
and cooling and thermal storage, and providing engineering, financial, and economic expertise. A major effort in this position
was the development of detailed computer models to evaluate marketing programs and to determine the optimal sizing,
operation and economics of cogeneration and peak shaving.
1977 - 1986 Economic Analyst, Georgia Power Company
Managed projects involving the design, implementation, and use of simulation models for rates analysis, economic research,
forecasting, financial analysis, and strategy planning. These projects dealt with electric generation planning, innovative
technologies such as fuel cells and photovoltaics, off-system electric sales opportunities, forecasting electric demands, and
demand side options.
1974 - 1977 Senior Planner, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Planned public transit facilities with emphasis on economic evaluation of transportation alternatives and forecasting consumer
choice between public transit and automobile. Detailed computer modeling of transportation options and commuter decisions.
Pre-release testing of US DOT computer models for transportation planning.
1973 - 1974 Transportation Engineer, Traffic Planning Associates
Performed analysis involving the forecasting of economic impacts of new transportation facilities and prepared public transit
studies for small urban areas. Detailed modeling of traffic flow patterns and volumes based on population and
1970 - 1973 Civil Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation
Performed various civil engineering functions including the design of bridges, urban freeways, and the redesign of high
accident locations. Supervised a program for evaluating potential influence of highway characteristics on fatal accident locations,
obtaining grants for improvement of high accident locations. Other duties involved economic assessment of transportation
alternatives and developing computer models for traffic flow analysis.
Professional Engineer, States of Georgia and South Carolina (now retired status)
Certified Energy Manager
Certified Cogeneration Professional
CURRENT AND FORMER PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Southeastern Energy Society, Board of Directors
Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood Association
Ladies of the Lake Garden Club
Mary and Martha's Place, Board of Directors
Civitan Club of Atlanta, Board of Directors
The Heritage Library Foundation
U. S. Green Building Council, Board of Directors, South Carolina Chapter
Island Writers Network
United States Tennis Association
Independent Book Publishers Association
Southface Energy Institute
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
"Direct Heat Cogeneration Applications for Kaolin Producers," The Eighth National Research Council Canada Symposium on
Industrial Application of Gas Turbines, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September, 1989, and The American Society of Mechanical
Engineers Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition, Brussels, Belgium, June, 1990.
"Packaged Cogeneration In Georgia Power's Service Area," 14th Annual World Energy Engineering Congress, Atlanta,
Georgia, U.S.A., October, 1990.
"Evaluation of Condensing Power Generation," TAPPI Engineering Conference, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., September,
1990, co-authored with Lyman T. Shivers, P. E., and Norman T. Heberer.
"Condensing Generation -- Is It Economic?" Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 37th Annual
Pulp and Paper Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June, 1991, co-authored with Lyman T. Shivers, P.E., and Norman T.
"The Economics of Electricity Generation Using Landfill Methane," International Gas Turbine Institute 1991 ASME Cogen
Turbo V, Budapest, Hungary, September, 1991.
"Assessing The Economics Of Industrial Gas Turbine Cogeneration Applications," The American Society of Mechanical
Engineers 1992 Turbo Expo, Cologne, Germany, June, 1992.
"Retrofitting A Romanian Power Plant For Combined Cycle Operation," International Gas Turbine Institute
1992 Cogen Turbo Congress VI, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., September, 1992, co-authored with Dr. ing. Ioana Ionel.
"Joint Use Of Diesel Generators For Emergency Backup Service And Utility Peaking Needs," Conseil International Des
Machines A Combustion, 20th International Congress On Combustion Engines, London, England, May, 1993.
"Contribution of a Romanian Power Plant to the Transboundary Pollution," International Gas Turbine Institute 9th Congress
& Exposition, Vienna, Austria, August, 1995, co-authored with Dr. ing. Ioana C. Ionel, Dorin Lelea, and Floriana Stoian.
"What is the Electric Output of a Cogeneration Project Worth?" The International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Congress &
Exhibition, Munich, Germany, May, 2000, co-authored with Alexandra de Kok.
"Fuel Cells, Economics 101," Greenprints, Green Building Conference and Tradeshow, Atlanta, Georgia, February, 2003.
"Role of DG in University Energy Security: Economic Issues," University Security Workshop, South Carolina Institute for
Energy Studies, Clemson University, July 28-29, 2003; presented with Wayne Robertson, P. E., and Frank Pucciano.
Clarendon Island, Salt Marsh Cottage Books, Bluffton, SC, July, 2005, ISBN 0-9770573-0-5.
Only a Ghost of a Chance, Salt Marsh Cottage Books, Blufffton, SC, August, 2007, ISBN 0-9770573-1-3.
Three short stories, "The Burglar," "The Mugging," and "The Perfect Gift," Hilton Head Island: Unpacked & Staying, Catawba
Publishing Company, Charlotte, NC, November, 2007, ISBN 978-1-597-12-200-9.
"Sustainable & Efficient Buildings," interviewed by WHHI, Hilton Head Island, SC, November, 2007; presented with Barry
Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of South Carolina