11/1: IEEE PES Silicon Valley Workshop No. 2

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies
Please join us for: IEEE PES Silicon Valley Workshop No. 2

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Bian, PES President Elect 2020-2021

Location:  GEIRI North America, 250 W. Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134

DateNovember 1, 2019 Friday) 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Co-Hosted by: GEIRI North America and CSEE North American Chapter

IEEE PES San Francisco Chapter

IEEE PES/IAS Santa Clara Valley Chapter

IEEE PES China Smart Village Committee

North America Chinese Power Professional Association

We are very pleased to announce that the 2019 Seminar “IEEE PES Silicon Valley Workshop” will be held at 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm on November 1, 2019 in San Jose. Registration scan code is below or Register Here. It is FREE for registered attendees but will be charged $20 at the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-pes-silicon-valley-workshop-no2-tickets-77420999293

The workshop will start with the Keynote Speaker Dr. Jessica Bian whom has been elected as IEEE PES President Elect, 2020-2021. Her speech topics is “Self-Discovery and Connection to the World”. She will talk about “What makes life healthy and happy?”& “How IEEE can help us Connect to the World?

We will then follow with a panel session “Future Grid and IEEE Activities”, with speakers from several host organizations.

During the panel discussions, distinguished speakers, including top executives and leading professionals from Electric Utilities, Smart Energy Technology & Solution Providers, and Smart Village Initiator, Entrepreneurs and Volunteers, will share their experience and insights at the workshop.

There will also be networking opportunities. Light refreshments will be provided. Please mark your calendar and RSVP today as seats are limited!

DateNovember 1, 2019, Friday

Time:   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Registration

             6:30 pm to 8:10 pm – Workshop

                8:10 pm to 8:30 pm – Discussions and networking


Date:   November 1, 2019, Friday

Time:  5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Registration and Reception

            6:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Welcome Remarks

Moderators: Charles Mee, Treasure of IEEE PES San Francisco Chapter, Senior Utilities Engineer for CPUC

  • Xuehua Zhu, Counselor, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm — Keynote Speech: Self-Discovery and Connection to the World

Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES President Elect, 2020-2021; Vice President, Grid-X Partners

               7:30 pm to 8:10 pm – Panel Session: Future Grid and IEEE Activities

Moderators: Xiaofeng Zhang, Chair of IEEE PES China Smart Village Committee

  • Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES President Elect, 2020-2021; Vice President, Grid-X Partners
  • Wenjuan Zhang, Chair of North America Chinese Power Professional Association, California Chapter; Supervisor Transmission System Planning, PG&E

               8:10 pm to 8:30 pm – Discussions and networking

Speaker Bios

Dr. Jessica Bian has been the PES Secretary since 2016, and has been elected for the PES President-Elect, 2020-2021. She is a visionary leader and architect. She has spearheaded electric industry’s reliability metrics and grid risk assessment. She is currently with Grid-X Partners.  Before that, she was with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington, DC. Previously, she was the Director of Performance Analysis at North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Under her leadership, a total of 18 industry-wide reliability indicators were established to determine grid reliability, adequacy, and associated risks.  She is widely recognized as a pioneer and trusted world leader in the field.

Before joining NERC, Dr. Bian was with PJM, ERCOT and Westinghouse Electric. She published over 70 articles and received the 2014 IEEE PES Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power award for her technical achievements. 11/1

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