Reston, Va. – The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG), the leading source of global expertise for energy systems integration and operations, announced today that Julia Matevosyan has been named Chief Engineer. Matevosyan joins ESIG with more than 20 years of experience in the power industry.
Prior to joining ESIG, Matevosyan was the Lead Planning Engineer of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). In her time with ERCOT, she worked on adequacy of system inertial response, system flexibility, frequency control and performance issues related to high penetration levels of inverter-based generation and ancillary services market design.
“ESIG has been on a strong growth trajectory, and we are very pleased to add Julia in this leadership role with the organization,” said Charlie Smith, ESIG Executive Director. “She brings great vision, energy and a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help ESIG to continue to strategically grow and remain the go-to source for information, research, analysis, technical collaboration and peer-to-peer networking required by the transforming global energy industry.”
Matevosyan has been an active participant and contributor with ESIG for many years. She currently leads the group’s High Share of Inverter-Based Generation Task Force and is co-chair of its Offerings Committee, assisting with the planning and coordination of ESIG workshops and other events. She is an active participant in the research agenda with the founding system operators of the Global Power System Transformation (GPST) consortium. In her new role as Chief Engineer, Matevosyan will provide overall support to the ESIG working groups, including managing task forces, and will also assist in broadening the group’s outreach to utilities, system operators, and the regulatory and policy community.
“I am thrilled to join ESIG at such a critical time for the global power industry,” added Matevosyan. “The knowledge and technical collaboration shared at ESIG is unmatched and I look forward to working with the leadership team to provide additional knowledge and resources necessary to help move forward with the global energy transition underway.”
For more information on ESIG, visit www.esig.energy.
About Energy Systems Integration Group
ESIG began in 1989 as the Utility Wind Interest Group, an organization created to educate utilities about wind power. Within ten years, it developed into a significant technical educational organization and convener of peer-to-peer workshops to assist utilities, system operators, project developers and equipment manufacturers from around the world with the integration of wind power, and then by 2011, also with the integration of solar power. With renewables becoming the mainstream sources of new generation and reliability services, the organization expanded its mission, branding and international participation in 2018 through a merger with the International Institute of Energy Systems Integration (IIESI) to become the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG), taking on not just the planning and operations of electricity systems and power markets, but also the growing issues for other energy vectors, including the electrification of transportation, buildings and industry for decarbonizing the entire energy supply.
ESIG now serves as a resource for a broad cross-section of the global energy industry, including utilities, ISOs, independent power producers, project developers, manufacturers, forecasters, consultants, educational institutions, and government agencies, including regulatory bodies.