Jack Joyce, PE

Strategic Advisor — Energy Transition

Jack Joyce is a strategic advisor at FutureZero, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the electrical power sector around the world, including nuclear power, gas turbine power, wind turbines, power grid modeling and inertia management, microgrid, and power transmission and distribution systems design and permitting.

He has held key roles with GE Power Systems, Siemens, the New York Power Authority, Hitachi America, and the Electric Power Research (EPRI). 

Jack started his early career as a Second Assistant Engineer on the SS Cape Fear, supporting operation Desert Storm. He was a U.S naval nuclear operations engineer and trainer as part of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program on Trident submarines.

While at GE, he held a broad range of roles, including managing U.S. Department of Energy R&D projects for gasification of alternative fuels and innovations for gas turbine blade design. He led numerous electric power plant commissioning projects for clients around the world, valued at more than $3 billion annually. 

Over the last 20 years, he has led numerous pioneering wind power projects, including land development, wind assessment, regulatory permitting, power interconnection, and power purchase agreements. 

Jack brings extensive experience and technical knowledge related to microgrids, power grid modeling, real time power grid optimization, and stability management. This includes creating smart power grids and the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, as well as edge computing across electrical power transmission and distribution systems. 

In his role as vice president, project and business development at the New York Power Authority, he led multidisciplinary teams for the development of power transmission systems to bid competitive power into the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). He led teams in the development of the integrated offshore wind power strategy, and obtained board approvals and initiated permitting processes to rebuild power transmission lines to establish the long-term power infrastructure for Carbon Free Energy (CFE) for New York State.

Area of Expertise:

  • Nuclear power
  • Combined-cycle gas turbine power
  • Wind power
  • Pumped energy storage
  • Power transmission and distribution 
  • Microgrids 
  • Carbon Free Energy market development
  • Grid power modeling and stability management
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution permitting 
  • FERC processes for power licensing 
  • Public consultation processes for input into power project development


  • M.S Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic
  • GE Six Sigma Master Blackbelt
  • B.S Marine Engineering, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Professional Engineer, New York State
  • Honorable Discharge, USNR, Lt Commander