Daniel K. Glover

Daniel K. Glover

With 40 years of service to the people of Alabama, Daniel K. Glover left an imprint on the history of his home state. Through dedication to the power delivery systems of Alabama Power Company, he ensured homes and businesses received power, especially after natural disasters.

A native of Akron, Glover began his career with Alabama Power as a student engineer in Distribution based in Reform. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1980 from The University of Alabama and joined the company as a fulltime junior engineer in the Western Division. He held numerous engineering, supervisory and managerial positions within the Power Delivery organization, and became a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama in 1991.

Glover was selected to be the first contract services manager at Alabama Power, an operating subsidiary of Southern Company, in 1999. In this role, he oversaw the vegetation management program, leading it to an impressive $4 million in annual savings. Two years later, he became division manager for the Western Division with responsibility for construction, maintenance and engineering.

In 2008, he was named Power Delivery services manager, responsible for the budgets of capital and operations and maintenance, distribution planning and many other areas. Glover was also over the Alabama Storm Center, which guides company line crews throughout a storm restoration process.

A bit more than a year later, Glover was selected as the Distribution vice president, leading more than 1,700 employees in the design, construction and maintenance of more than 80,000 miles of distribution facilities that included smart grid development and deployment.

It was in this position that Glover oversaw Alabama Power’s effort to restore electricity after a massive and devastating tornado outbreak on April 27, 2011. He set the ambitious goal to restore service within one week to 95 percent of the 412,000 customers left without power in the wake of the storm. Leading more than 11,000 employees, Glover personally oversaw the effort that resulted in 99 percent of customers restored with power within in seven days. The project led Alabama Power to win more awards for storm restoration than any electric utility in the nation.
Among his other accomplishments are the exceptional terms Alabama Power management secured with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and guiding several major technology changes for advanced distribution management system applications for smart grid technology.

In addition to his work at Alabama Power, Glover is a well-respected voice in the broader energy community. He served on the executive board of the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) and the Alabama Power Foundation Board, and the UA College of Engineering Leadership Board. He is past chair of the Power Delivery Committee of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) as well as the Distribution Executive Committee of Southern Company.

In 2016, he presided over the SEE annual conference and chaired the Engineering and Operations Executive Committee, where much of the decision- and policymaking at SEE is accomplished. He also led AEIC’s Power Delivery Committee, helping establish and share best practices within a subcommittee focused on storm preparedness and restoration.

Glover retired in 2017 after 40 years with Alabama Power, having overseen a $272 million capital budget and $519 million operating budget his last year as Distribution vice president.