Reston, Va. – April 1, 2021 – The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) has announced that Dr. Lola Infante, Senior Advisor, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was recently elected to the group’s board of directors. Infante was elected during the group’s annual membership meeting held this week.
At EPRI, Infante leads stakeholder engagement for strategic areas such as EPRI’s Low Carbon Resource Initiative (LCRI). Previously, Infante was Senior Director, Clean Energy Technology and Policy at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), where she focused on market and policy developments in clean and alternative energy resources as well as other critical fuels for power generation.
Dr. Infante holds a PhD with Distinction in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Energy, Environment, Science and Technology from the School of Advanced International Studies division of Johns Hopkins University, an MA in International Economics and Finance, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Sciences Po Paris, France.
“Lola’s extensive expertise and knowledge in the industry will be invaluable as ESIG continues to expand our unique role in the reliable and economic decarbonization of energy systems,” said Mark Ahlstrom, ESIG Board of Directors President. “She is an exceptional addition to the board, and we look forward to working with her for years to come.”
Members of the board of directors serve as industry ambassadors for ESIG and collectively oversee the association’s operations and strategic growth plan.
For more information about 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.