UTES: Grid Technology Trends and the Integration of Renewables

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This week's featured speaker at the UT Energy Symposium is Juan J. Torres, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy Systems Integration, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He will speak on “Grid Technology Trends and the Integration of Renewables.”

Mr. Juan Torres is the Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Systems Integration at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In this role, he oversees continuing efforts at the laboratory's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to strengthen the security and resilience of the nation's electrical grid. He leads NREL's global initiative to optimize links between electricity, fuel, thermal, water, and communication networks in order to develop and demonstrate new technologies for grid modernization. Torres also co-leads the Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) efforts.

Prior to joining NREL in June 2017, Torres served in a variety of technical and management positions throughout his 27-year career at Sandia National Laboratories, and most recently as deputy to Sandia’s vice president for Energy and Climate programs. At Sandia, Torres led efforts in cybersecurity, guided investments in advanced microgrid and renewable energy research, and led the security and resilience team under the DOE's GMLC efforts.

Torres holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering technology from the University of Southern Colorado and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico.

Refreshments will be served in the POB Connector Lobby at 4:45 p.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.

UT Energy Symposium talks are free and open to the public; no RSVP required.

Sessions are recorded and available here.

Date and Time
Oct. 26, 2017, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302 | 201 E 24th St, Austin TX, 78712
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UT Energy Symposium