Eduardo_Alejandro_Martínez_CeseñaDr. Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, The University of Manchester
He received the Ph.D. degree in Power Systems from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2012. Since obtaining the degree, he has worked as a Research Associate in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the same institution.
Dr. Martínez Ceseña has co-authored roughly 30 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences and a book chapter, and participated in several European and UK research projects including APS (FP7), C2C (LCNF), ADDRESS (FP6), COOPERaTE (FP7) and DIMMER (FP7); specifically in work streams related to the integration of smart network solutions, economic and financial assessment, and business models for electricity and multi-energy systems. His research interests include power systems economics, planning and design of generation and network assets in light of demand response, storage and other smart solutions; multi-energy system analysis, and optimization techniques, among others.

Nicholas_GoodDr. Nicholas Good, The University of Manchester
He received the Ph.D. degree in Power Systems from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2015, and is now a Research Associate in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the same institution.
Dr. Good has co-authored more than ten peer-reviewed research papers and has participated in several European research projects including ADDRESS, COOPERaTE, DIMMER, SEAF and H2ME-2. Contributions in these projects have primarily related to modelling and assessment, under uncertainty, of new business models for multi-energy districts, or other demand-side resources. His research interests include operational optimisation of multi-energy, demand response and storage resources, business case analysis, techno-socio-economic analysis and assessment of Smart Grid resources.

Pierluigi_MancarellaDr. Pierluigi Mancarella, The University of Manchester
He is a Reader in Future Energy Networks in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester (UoM), UK. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, has been a Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK, and has held visiting positions at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, at Ecole Centrale de Lille, France, at Universidad de Chile, Santiago, and at NREL, Colorado. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Pierluigi’s areas of expertise and interests include techno-economic and environmental modeling of multi-energy systems; integration of low carbon technologies into power systems; business models for smart technologies; and risk assessment of future networks. Pierluigi has led several European and UK projects and project work packages and has authored various books and book chapters and over 200 research papers on these topics.
He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Electrical Power&Energy Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Systems Journal, and the Chair of the Working Group on Energy of the IEEE European Public Policy Initiative.

Peter_Nemcek_klein1[1]Peter Nemček, cyberGRID GmbH
Peter Nemček, M.Sc.E.E. is an expert in demand response and co-founder of cyberGRID. He has 15 years of experiences in energy, industrial and building automation, electricity markets and power exchanges. From 2008 he initiated and participated in several EU funded Smart Grid projects. He is a member of professional societies like SmartGrids Technology Platform. At cyberGRID, as Vice President of R&D department, has a role to design, guide and supervise the development of the full range of VPP technologies. Moreover, he is the head of all research and development. Peter holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

BurtGraeme Burt, University of Strathclyde
As well as co-director of the Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of Strathclyde (UK), he is also a leader of the ELECTRA REX Researcher Exchange Programme for Smart Grids

AlexApostolovDr Alexander Apostolov, PAC World
Dr. Alexander Apostolov received MS degree in Electrical Engineering, MS in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has 40+ years’ experience in power systems protection, automation, control and communications.
He is presently Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics in Los Angeles, CA. He is IEEE Fellow and Member of the Power Systems Relaying Committee and Substations C0 Subcommittee. He is past Chairman of the Relay Communications Subcommittee, serves on many IEEE PES Working Groups and is Chairman of Working Groups C2 “Role of Protective Relaying in Smart Grid”.
He is member of IEC TC57 working groups 10, 17, 18 and 19 and Convenor of CIGRE WG B5.53 ”Test Strategy for Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) functions in a full digital substation based on IEC 61850 applications” and member of several other CIGRE B5 working groups. He is Distinguished Member of CIGRE.
He holds four patents and has authored and presented more than 500 technical papers.
He is IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa.
He is Editor-in-Chief of PAC World.

BabakDr. Babak Enayati, National Grid
Babak Enayati received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in 2009. He is currently a Lead Research Development and Demonstration Engineer at National Grid, Waltham, MA and chair of the Massachusetts Technical Standards Review Group (MA TSRG). Over the past ten years Babak has also worked on Distributed Generation interconnection, power system protection, control of microgrids, modeling and aging analysis of electrical asynchronous machines, optimization of electrical drives, multi-generation power system dynamics analysis, and control of switched reluctance motors. He joined IEEE in 2006 and currently is Senior Member, IEEE and the IEEE PES Boston Chapter Chair. Babak is the Vice Chair of the IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems.

James CainJames “Brian” Cain, PE, IAEI
James “Brian” Cain received his B.S. degree from Arizona State University in 1991 from the Tempe Arizona campus. He is a consulting engineer with professional licenses from the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. He has performed consulting and construction services for utilities and large industrial facilities around the world. Mr. Cain has been a continuous IEEE PES member for the past 22 years. Mr. Cain is the chair of IEEE 998, Workgroup D5, of the Substation Committee ( ) and co-authored and presented the IEEE 998 tutorial in 2013 and 2015. Mr. Cain is the reviewer and presenter of the IEEE 998 2016 tutorial. Mr. Cain’s affiliation is self-employed. J. B. Cain, Consultant, is an alumni of Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85287 USA (e-mail: ).