Ralph D. Masiello

Ralph D. Masiello, KEMA Innovation Director and Senior Vice President, received his Ph.D. 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 and the developments of the first state estimators for transmission operations. In recent years, his focus has been on electric market and transmission operator business models and systems, including cost-benefit analyses of different paradigms for models, systems, and operations. He has also developed technology / strategic plans for market operators and has done automation / smart grid roadmaps for several ISOs. His current interests include the market and utility applications of advanced storage devices for ancillary markets, reliability, and energy economics; the grid integration of electric vehicles; and the development of advanced building-to-grid concepts. He has provided expert testimony on metering systems and market operations to the US Congress, and co-signed a Supreme Court amicus curae brief on transmission access and native load service. He was recently appointed to the Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Council. Dr. Masiello is a 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 the winner of the 2009 IEEE PES Concordia award for power system analysis and is a member of the National Academy of Engineers.