Reston, Va. – The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) has announced that Jennifer Curran, Senior Vice President, Planning & Operations and Chief Compliance Officer at Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) was recently elected to the group’s board of directors.
At MISO, Curran oversees the company’s transmission and resource planning efforts, market operations and system operations, as well as the company’s work to comply with state and federal electricity standards. Since joining MISO in 2004, she has served in various strategic, business planning and operational oversight roles. Notably, Ms. Curran was a leader in the development of the industry leading Multi-Value Project transmission planning approach. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Texas A&M Smart Grid Center.
Prior to joining MISO, Ms. Curran was Manager of Power Generation & Supply Strategy at Reliant Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.
“We are fortunate to add such an innovative leader and thinker to our board of directors,” said Mark Ahlstrom, ESIG Board of Directors President. “It is a critical time for our industry and the role of ESIG is more important than ever. The leadership and strategic guidance from Jennifer and our entire board will be key as ESIG continues to play a pivotal role in grid transformation and energy systems integration and operation.”
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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.