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Celia Shahnaz

Celia Shahnaz, SMIEEE, Fellow IEB, received Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Canada and is currently a Professor, Department of EEE, BUET, Bangladesh since 2015 (

She has published more than 150 international journal/conference papers. She is a recipient of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowship and Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal for her contribution in Science []

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Ana Manzanares

Ana Manzanares is an engineer at ComEd and works in the Smart Grid and Technology Department. ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation and one of the nation’s largest electric utilities in the nation. Ana’s ongoing work focuses on emerging technologies, including: Microgrids, energy storage, voltage and current stability and smart city applications which []

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Ashley Commander

Ashley Commander has a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She began her career in Transmission Planning at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 2013. With multiple job rotations, she now acts as Bulk Planning Principal Engineer over the West area of TVA’s territory. She oversees multiple large projects, including strategic projects []

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Wendy Guo

Wendy Guo is currently a Computer Engineer at the National Institute of Standard and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2006 and 2011, respectively. Her research interests include microgrids, distributed energy resources, integration of advanced technologies and control, energy data analytics, and developing []

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Laila Beavogui

Laila Beavogui-Koma is a Performance Excellence Practitioner for National Grid USA. In her current role, she engages business streams to drive improvements in efficiency and productivity allowing for cost savings. Prior to this role, she held various roles as distribution, sub-transmission and a substation Engineer. Laila received her BS in Electrical Engineering from SUNY Binghamton []

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Lisien Leon

Bachelor Electrical Engineering – UNIAdaptability & flexibility. Proactive & Resilience. With disruptive ideas

Professional Experience

Engie Perú – Engie Group

Project Engineer: (Jan20 – Now)Business Development – Development AreaRenewable & Thermal – Follow-up in Prospection and Origination for new portfolio: 4 renewable projects. Permits: environmental, social,legal.e-Mobility Achivement: Coordinator of the implementation of first 6 echargers in 3 retail []

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Simay Akar

Simay specialized in the solar and renewable energy industry since 2012. She worked in China and Turkey and mostly focused on international commercial activities including communications, marketing, sales, investment management, and business development. She is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Innoses -Ruiyi (Shanghai) Renewable Energy Technology Co., Ltd. in the field of energy storage []

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