Together Towards and Beyond Smart Grids IEEE


Keynote Speakers

Monday 19th June, Opening CeremonyClick here for time and room


Dr Damir Novosel, FIEEE, Member of USA Academy of Engineering

President, Quanta Technology, President of IEEE PES, USA

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Monday 19th June, Plenary Session 1Click here for time and room


Prof Dame Nancy J. Rothwell, DBE, DL, FRS, FMedSci, FBPhS

President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester, President of the British Science Association, co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, UK

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Prof Nikos Hatziargyriou, FIEEE

Member of the Athens Academy of Science, Chairman of the Board and CEO Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, Chair of the European Technology Platform on SmartGrids, Professor at National Technical University of Athens, Greece

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Dr Bruno Meyer, FIEEE

Business Development Manager at RTE, Member of the Board of French Society of Electrical Engineers (SEE), Member of the Governing Board of the IEEE PES and Division VII (PES) Director-Elect, France

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Tuesday 20th June, Plenary Session 2Click here for time and room


Ms Wanda Reder, FIEEE

Chief Strategy Officer at S&C Electric Company in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Past IEEE PES President

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Sonya Twohig

Head of System Operations, ENTSO-E, Belgium

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Prof Vladimiro Miranda, FIEEE

President of INESC P&D Brasil, Director/Member of the Board of INESC TEC Porto, Member of the Board of OCEANUS, Professor at University of Porto, Portugal

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Wednesday 21st June, Plenary Session 3Click here for time and room


Prof Mladen Kezunovic, FIEEE

Director, Smart Grid Center; Site Director, NSF Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSerc) at Texas A&M University, President and CEO of XpertPowerTM Associates, Regents Professor and Eugene E. Webb endowed Professor at Texas A&M University, USA

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Mr Mark F. McGranaghan, FIEEE

Vice President of Power Delivery and Utilization for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA

Prof Ronnie Belmans, FIEEE, FIET

Co-founder and CEO of EnergyVille; Honorary chairman of the Board of Directors of ELIA, Vice president of the KU Leuven Energy Institute; Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium

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