Ed is a city electrician who helps work alongside the Department of Parks and Recreation at the Pawnee Harvest Festival. He informs Leslie Knope that there is only one place in town that could replace the generator needed to power the Festival after the power outage, which was the Wamapoke Casino. He is also the person who discovers the reason for the power outage, advising Leslie that it was because of all the media coverage teams plugging their equipment into various outlets, overloading the system. He is also attracted to Leslie based on her knowledge of generators, stating, "Wow, you really know your stuff. You single?"