Celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting
a trailblazing woman in SRP’s more than 100-year history.
In 1947, SRP hit a milestone by employing the first woman in the Engineering Department, Louisa Simmons. Simmons conducted statistical and planning work for SRP and was the only woman at SRP with a degree in electrical engineering at the time. While in the Engineering Department, Simmons worked with F.L. Roe to co-publish a paper titled “Local Conditions Affecting Loading Standard 55°C Transformers,” which was also presented at a convention put on by the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Leaving SRP in 1955 to raise her children, Simmons returned to SRP as Louisa Cook in 1962 and worked in the System Planning Division of District Engineering.
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