Brian CashionSupervisor of Facilities Operations
Baltimore Gas & Electric
Brian has worked for BGE for 12 years and is BGE’s supervisor of Facilities Operations. He is a proven, innovative leader with extensive expertise in fleet maintenance,
maintenance management and facilities management, including grounds maintenance, pharmaceutical and bio pharmaceutical production maintenance, disaster preparedness
and restoration, construction management, facilities maintenance engineering, safety and risk management and the installation of energy conservation programs.
Over the years, Brian’s team has successfully supported multi-million-dollar projects, including BGE’s Fleet Electrification goal of 30 percent by the end of 2025 and 50 percent by the end of 2030 for the company’s on-road vehicle fleet (about 1300 units). BGE plans to achieve this goal by replacing current ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles with BEVs (battery electric vehicles), PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and IMS (Idle Mitigation System). BGE’s current EV Fleet has 71 BEVs (consisting of Chevy Bolt’s, Mustang Mach-E’s, F-150 Lightnings, Nissan Leaf, Proterra Transit buses and International trucks); the company’s PHEV fleet consists of 6 Ford Escapes; its current IMS fleet consists of 110 International and Ford medium/heavy duty dump trucks, compressor trucks, weld trucks and bucket trucks with the Altec JEMS (job site energy management system) that use battery energy to power HVAC, lighting and even aerial devices with the engine off. The system is recharged by Level-1 or Level-2 shore power when parked at a BGE facility or by the truck’s engine when driving between job sites.
In the community, Brian is a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician, serving Baltimore County residents since 1999. In that capacity, he has held various positions as a member of the Board of Directors, a building and fleet maintenance support member, a Lead Membership Chairperson as well as assisting to get equipment out the door on calls.
Brian holds a First Grade Stationary Engineering license from the state of Maryland and numerous other certifications in maintenance. He also holds national and state certifications as a firefighter I & II, an emergency medical technician and other emergency services certifications from the University of Maryland Fire Program.
Closing Keynote: How Microgrids are Fueling Today's Fleets — Thu, March 30, 2023
A case study on how Baltimore Gas and Electric's microgrid utilized the interconnection of solar and energy storage technology to successfully charge the utility's fleet operations at the lowest available cost.