Mechanical Peer Review Resume: Douglas E. Effenberger, PE

Douglas E. Effenberger Experience
Douglas Effenberger is a founding principal of Power Engineering Services, Inc. (PES) located in Brea, California. Mr. Effenberger is an active member of the IEEE and a past president of the Power Engineering Society/Industrial Application Society (PES/IAS) Orange County Chapter. He is a graduate of Colorado University, Boulder and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering. He has over 22 years of commercial, institutional, petro-chemical and industrial electrical system design experience. Areas of expertise include:

  • Power Systems Distribution and Generation. Mr. Effenberger has performed analysis of campus transmission and distribution power systems for long-range planning and conceptual design. He has planned and designed for cogeneration, photovoltaic, micro-turbine and fuel cell additions to new and existing facilities.
  • Energy Conservation. Mr. Effenberger has developed and implemented energy conservation measures for lighting retrofit and controls, variable frequency drive application, energy management system monitoring/control and cogeneration installation.
  • Commissioning. Mr. Effenberger is recognized for his expertise in design, construction inspection and testing of electrical systems. He frequently acts as the Owner's representative for testing, commissioning and acceptance of completed electrical installations.
  • Electrical Systems Operation and Maintenance. Mr. Effenberger has developed and implemented electrical systems equipment operation and maintenance programs for many campuses. These programs include safety, maintenance and operating criteria.

Representative Projects

  • University of California, Irvine. Mr. Effenberger developed the campus electrical system design guidelines. He remains active in campus design and PEER review activities.
  • CSU, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of California, Irvine, University of Redlands, Glendale Community College. Mr. Effenberger has developed campus distribution system plans, conceptual designs, construction documents and specifications and operation/maintenance programs. He continues to provide ongoing engineering and operations support.
  • University of Californi​a, Irvine. Mr. Effenberger developed concepts for the installation and integration of 27MW cogeneration facility into the campus 12kv distribution system and central plant.
  • University of California, Irvine. Mr. Effenberger has completed design and PEER review of building safety and electrical systems for research laboratories and vivariums.

Professional Registrations
1987 - present: State of California: Electrical Engineer E-12485
1989 - present: State of California: C-10 General Electrical Contractor License 571012

Classes, Seminars and Speaking Engagements

  • California Electrical Certification Exam Preparation Course, CETI, 2003 to present
  • Electrical Inspection Seminar, California State Lands Commission, 2002
  • Liquid Filled Transformer Installation Requirements, IAEI, Dec 2002.
  • Electrical Safety Course, 1990 to present
  • California Electrical Code Training, 1987 - present.


  • The Grounding and Bonding Pamphlet, IAEI, 2002
  • Service Entrance Grounding and Bonding Diagrams, IAEI, 2002
  • Guide for Selecting and Specifying Power and Control Cables for Petrochemical Plants, IEEE, 1998
  • IEEE Guide for Field Testing and Evaluation of the Insulation of Shielded Power Cable Systems. (Committee Member)

Power Engineering Services, Inc. Website:www.pespower.com