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Ralph Masiello, Ph.D

Ralph Masiello, Ph.D

Ralph Masiello, Ph.D, DNV GL Innovation Director, received his BS, MS, and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering where he worked on the very early applications of modern control and estimation theory to electric power systems. Ralph formerly worked as DNV GL Director for Innovation, he is responsible for Innovation Management within DNV GL including development of an IM practice assisting utilities and energy infrastructure suppliers in developing and managing R&D activities. He has been responsible at DNV GL for bulk power (generation, transmission, and market operations) consulting; for IT systems integration and distribution automation/substation automation, and for telecommunications practices. His personal focus in recent years has been the application of Smart Grid and Electricity Storage technologies to system operations, and the integration of Electric Vehicles with grid operations and markets.  He has developed Smart Grid and automation roadmaps for several US ISOs and the California Energy Commission. From 1985 to 2000 Dr. Masiello was with the ABB Power T&D Company acting as vice president and general manager of the System Controls Division,  responsible for the US SCADA and EMS business that built the early ISO systems such as the California ISO operations, markets, and settlements systems in 1997-98.  He later was responsible for Energy Business Systems globally for ABB. From 2000–2003 he was senior vice president of the Caminus Corporation, a leading supplier of energy trading and risk systems. From 1975 to 19895 Dr. Masiello was with the Control Data Corporation Energy Management Systems Division. Dr. Masiello is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and has served as Chairman, Power System Engineering, Chairman of Power Industry Computing Applications, Editorial board of IEEE Proceedings and advisory board of IEEE Spectrum magazine. He is serving on the US Department of Energy “Energy Advisory Committee” and chairs its Storage subcommittee. He is the recipient of the 2009 IEEE Power Engineering Concordia award for Power System Engineering.  Dr. Masiello is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has authored or co-authored numerous technical papers and has served as editor or co-editor of special issues of IEEE Proceedings and IEEE Power and Energy. He has testified to Congress on energy storage and smart meters, and has co-signed animus curae briefs to the Supreme court on energy markets issues. He is co-holder of a patent on stochastic unit commitment and generation scheduling.  To join Mr. Masiello’s professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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