Established by Alan D. Peterson in 1963, Utility Service Corporation (USC) has specialized in electric power system testing and maintenance in Huntsville for over 50 years, working in utility, industrial and commercial power applications, troubleshooting, and repair. As a NETA member company, USC abides by strict performance standards; all testing is performed to NETA Acceptance or Maintenance specifications.
Alan D. Peterson, Founder and President of Utility Service Corporation, received his formal education in Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, he completed various advanced studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Peterson was employed by Brockton Edison Company (now National Grid), Brockton, Massachusetts, through Northeastern University's Cooperative Program working in the meter, line, and engineering departments. Mr. Peterson was inducted into the U.S. Army and served his entire term of service as an instructor at the U.S. Army Ordinance Guided Missile School at Redstone Arsenal, AL. He has served on the National Affair Subcommittee of the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
In 1963, Mr. Peterson founded Peterson Electric Company, an electrical construction firm, located in Huntsville, AL. He holds Journeyman and Master Electrician certificates in several states. Mr. Peterson served on the National Board of Directors of AIECA (now Independent Electrical Contractors, IEC) and held offices of National Vice President and National Treasurer.
Mr. Peterson has served on several NETA committees, as well as previously holding the offices of President, First Vice President, and Second Vice President. He is presently Technical Committee Chair, a member of the Standards Review Council, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1984.
Mr. Peterson is a member of The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and served three terms of three years as a member of the ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR). Prior to his appointment to the BSR, he served on ANSI's Electrical and Electronic Standards Board.
Mr. Peterson has been a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers for several years and participates on various IEEE technical committee working groups, specifically: ANSI/IEEE C-37 Power Switchgear, ANSI/IEEE C-57 Transformers, and ANSI/IEEE C-62 Surge Protection.
Mr. Peterson is a member of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) High Voltage Task Force formed in 2008 for the purpose of adding provisions covering high and medium voltage installations to the National Electrical Code (NEC) for 2011. The assignment for this task force has been extended to address changes and additions to the NEC for 2014 and 2017.