Gerardo Sanchez-Ayala

Gerardo Sanchez-Ayala, Senior Engineer, has worked over 11 years in transmission, distribution, system operation, engineering design and management in the power system industry. Gerardo assists electric power utilities, system regulators and operators by providing analysis support and engineering judgement on matters such as operational security, addition of distributed or base generation, reinforcements to transmission and distribution networks, post-contingency analysis and related topics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Power systems modeling and analysis
  • Operational security of power systems
  • Control in power systems
  • Control of electrical machines

Experience & Background

  • Over 11 years of experience in the electric power industry (1996–1998, 2001–2010)
  • Operation Engineer, National Utility of Electric Power, ENEE (2001–2010)
  • Project Manager, CIMELSA (1997–1998)
  • Electrical Engineer, National Utility of Electric Power, ENEE (1996–1997)

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

  • IEEE member, Power and Energy Systems
  • Fulbright – LASPAU Scholarship (2010–2012)
  • MUTIS Scholarship (1998–2000)
  • Published 9 papers in conference proceedings and refereed technical journals
  • Registration as professional engineer, Honduras


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Jun 2014)
  • MSc, Control Systems – Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina (2005)
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, UNAH, Honduras (1995)

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