• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Arshad Mansoor

EPRI

President & Chief Executive Officer

Arshad Mansoor is EPRI's President and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the institute’s operation and its portfolio of R&D and demonstration programs, spanning all sources of generation, power delivery and utilization, and the environment. Previously Mansoor served as senior vice president, research and development, responsible for leading the development of the R&D portfolio, effective collaboration in shaping and conducting research, and the effective application of research findings, including technology transfer. Prior to that, as vice president of EPRI’s Power Delivery and Utilization sector, he led research, development, demonstration, and application of transmission and distribution and energy utilization technologies. He was vice president then CEO of the former EPRI subsidiary, EPRI Solutions, and vice president and director of engineering of the EPRI Power Electronics Application Center. Beginning in 2007, he directed EPRI’s Energy Efficiency Initiative to facilitate smarter power delivery and end-use. In 2012 Mansoor launched EPRI’s Integrated Grid initiative, charting a course for the electricity sector to integrate distributed resources such as rooftop solar and onsite energy storage with utilities’ central generation, transmission, and distribution systems. More recently, he has guided and shaped EPRI’s Efficient Electrification Initiative, examining the potential for economywide electrification to reduce overall energy demand and emissions while improving economic efficiency and enhancing customer satisfaction. Today he is driving low-carbon research spanning the evolving energy system, interconnected energy technologies and emerging resources such as hydrogen. Focused on accelerating decarbonization across the economy, this work is identifying effective pathways to double by 2030 the U.S. energy-related CO2 emission reductions achieved since 2005 -- and to enable a more than 80 percent reduction by 2050. Mansoor holds five U.S. patents in power electronics and distributed energy resources. He is a senior member of the IEEE and served as vice president of the U.S. National Committee of CIGRE, the international council on large electric systems, and as a member of the board for the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He has published numerous papers in journals and conference proceedings and has given talks and participated in panels at leading technical forums worldwide. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Mansoor earned his Master of Science (1992) and doctorate (1994) in electrical engineering, focusing on power systems engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He completed the MIT Reactor Technology Course and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Sessions With Arshad Mansoor

Monday, 18 March

  • 05:30pm - 06:10pm (CST) / 18/mar/2024 10:30 pm - 18/mar/2024 11:10 pm

    What Will Be the Power Demand for AI?

    Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    Artificial Intelligence has the capabilities of changing the way the energy industry operates. But this technology requires an enormous amount of power. How are energy companies responding to this increase in demand? What are some solutions to help mitigate the massive power requirements?

Thursday, 21 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 21/mar/2024 12:15 pm - 21/mar/2024 01:20 pm

    How to Assure Power System Flexibility

    Power/Clean Power

    The widespread uptake of renewable power generation is creating new variability and system reliability issues for operators to manage. Power markets are addressing the challenge in different ways, from ramping gas or coal fleets up and down, to enhancing transmission interconnections, leveraging pumped hydro or batteries storage and innovating demand-side management. Policies and market mechanisms are poised to evolve to reward flexible power supply, particularly for zero-carbon solutions. But what are the risks? What changes need to be made to create commercial opportunities for flexibility suppliers? In a transforming energy system, what are the sources of future flexibility?