Bill Anderson

Director, Utilities Engineering & Management


Bill Anderson is the Director, Utilities Engineering Management Division, NAVFAC Engineering & Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California and is responsible for energy security, microgrid, smart grid, critical power, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure global strategy for all U.S. Naval installations. He provides onsite energy security strategy and solutions for Camp Lemonnier (Djibouti) and Diego Garcia (BIOT). He has extensive expertise in grid integration of alternative and green energy solutions for remote islanded sites to include renewables, reversible fuel cells, energy storage, and hybrid power generation technologies primarily through microgrid systems. Most recently served as the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) Transition Manager to deliver smart cybersecure microgrids solutions. Previously he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company serving Fortune 100 companies in operations and high tech sectors across multiple industries. Bill is a retired career U.S. Naval Officer (Civil Engineer Corps) with over twenty years of experience in leadership, construction management, contracting, expeditionary, contingency and facilities engineering. Most notably and significantly he led rapid global response construction units (SEABEEs) in support of Special Forces (SEALs) operations during his final, most challenging and best assignment as the combat engineer for the East Coast SEAL Teams. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, LEED Accredited Professional BD+C, and Green Globes Professional. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, is Tau Beta Pi, and is a proud Eagle Scout. He earned his M.S. (Green Technologies) from USC (Viterbi), MBA from CGU (Drucker), M.S. (CE) from Berkeley, and B.S. (ME) from VMI. He will complete his Ph.D. (SE) in 2019 from NPS.