President, IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES)
Vice-President, Grid-X Partners, USA
Topic: “Grid Resilience and Metrics“
Abstract: As resilience becomes a critical factor for ensuring a reliable grid in the face of significant change and increasing risks, this presentation will provide an overview of current state vs. long-term strategy for managing the challenge of measuring resilience and the value it adds to reliability. It will discuss resilience metrics and applying these under differing conditions.
Biography: Dr. Jessica Bian is the President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). She is a visionary leader and architect, has spearheaded electric industry’s reliability metrics and grid risk assessment. Currently she is the Vice President of Grid Services at Grid-X Partners. Before that, she was with the US 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.