Electric Utilities Director

Tarek Aly
Electric Utility Director Tarek Aly

The City’s Electric Utility Department ensures the availability of safe, adequate and reliable electric utilities at an affordable cost to the citizens of Manassas, while prioritizing safety and environmental concerns.

Tarek Aly re-joined the City as Electric Utility Director in February, 2024. Aly previously served as the Assistant Director of Electric Utilities for the City from 2020 – 2022 and from 2012 to 2014. Earlier in his career he also worked for the City as a Senior and Chief Electrical Engineer.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Power and Machines from AinShams University in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate.

Career Highlights

  • Senior Electrical Engineer for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he analyzed protection of the U.S. national grid and consulted with regional power companies on electric reliability.
  • co-author of an American Public Power Association (APPA) Reliable Public Power Provider Procedure Manual
  • extensive experience in designing and troubleshooting power distribution and substation generation in his work for power companies in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S.

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