Dr. David Roop
 VASEM Member Profile

Mr. David Roop

Member, National Academy of Engineering
Principal Consultant
Adjunct Professor - VT
Director of Electric Transmission (Ret.)
DWR Associates, LLC


David W. Roop is currently a power industry consultant and an Adjunct Professor of Practice at Virginia Tech in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He formerly was the Director of Electric Transmission Operations in the Power Delivery Group of Dominion Energy. Mr. Roop previously managed Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric Transmission Operations & Reliability organization and advised the Corporation on technical issues until his retirement on January 1, 2020 after a 43-year career. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Southern States LLC and the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (VASEM). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Electric Infrastructure Security Coordinating Council, Electricity Sector. He is also an active member of CIGRE presently serving on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past President of the CIGRE U.S. National Committee. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine in 2018. Mr. Roop is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE and is a recipient of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, 2014 Leadership in Power Award for industry-wide leadership and the 2020 CIGRE U.S. National Committee Attwood Associate Award for notable contributions to CIGRE over an extended period. In 2022, Mr. Roop was inducted into the Virginia Tech ECE Academy of Distinguished Alumni and presented their Career Achievement Award. He also was recognized by CIGRE as a Distinguished Member in 2022. Mr. Roop currently serves on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Energy Working Group, the NAE Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering & Technology Education committee, and the NAE Electric Power / Energy Systems Engineering Peer Committee. Mr. Roop is a contributing author to several industry publications dealing with the future of electric grid and holds one patent on improving the grounding of electrical facilities.


  • B.S.E.E., Virginia Tech

    Power Systems