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Dr. Jay Giri

Dr. Jay Giri is Director of Power Systems Technology and Strategic Initiatives at Alstom Grid’s NMS business in Redmond, Washington, USA. He leads a team of power system engineers who deliver software applications to utility control centers for: electricity market systems, generation monitoring and control and synchrophasor/phasor measurement unit (PMU) analytics. He is a liaison for university research activities and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Jay and 11 other engineers co-founded Energy System Computer Applications (ESCA) in 1978. In 2010, ESCA became part of Alstom Grid (then Cegelec).  Jay designed and implemented the original software for the ESCA automatic generation control (AGC) and dispatcher training simulator (DTS) power system simulation functions. Today the Alstom AGC controls over 50% of North American generation as well as generation in many other countries, and the Alstom DTS is one of the predominant simulators used by control centers worldwide. He has a PhD from Clarkson University in New York and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He is an Alstom Grid Senior Fellow and a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. In 2002, he was elected IEEE Fellow: “For contributions to the design and implementation of power system control centers” and is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board.

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