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Shay Bahramirad

Director, Smart Grid and Technology

Dr. Shay Bahramirad, IEEE Senior Member, serves as ComEd’s Director of Smart Grid and Technology. She is a strategic business leader in ComEd; the Electric Utility in Northern Illinois, working on the transformation to the modern power grids and the new energy economy. Her major responsibilities include leading Smart Grid organization across ComEd, and developing business case and performance measures for emerging technologies, microgrids and smart city deployments. She also leads the development of the vision, business models, and investment strategy of the grid of the future initiative. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, teaching Microgrids, Elements of Sustainable Energy, and Smart Grid.

Dr. Bahramirad holds multiple advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is the Chair of the board of IEEE PES Women in Power, Technical Chair of the 2016 IEEE PES T&D Conference, Advisory Committee Member of the Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy, Guest Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and Guest Editor-in-Chief of the Electricity Journal, special issue on Energy of the Future - Applications to Illinois.