T&D World Magazine

Women Leaders in the Renewable Energy Sector

The Women in Energy Panel, to be held Tuesday, May 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., provides an opportunity to meet other professionals and compare experiences in the energy market. The panelists include women who are a part of utilities, developers, engineering firms and universities who have diverse expertise in sustainability, operations, engineering consulting and contracting. The panel experts will discuss their career paths, lessons learned and challenges faced. Shay Bahramirad of S&C Electric will lead the panel, and the main topic of discussion will be women leaders in the renewable energy industry.


  • Cheri A. Warren, Vice-President, Smart Grid, National Grid, Waltham, USA
  • Deborah Le Vine, Director of System operations, California Independent System Operator corporation
  • Marija D. Ili, D.Sc., Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Honorary Chaired Professor for Control of Future Electricity Network Operations, Delft University of Technology
  • Noel Schulz, IEEE Power & Energy Society President, Paslay Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
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