Itamar Lopes

Itamar Lopes, PMP, MBA, Principal Advisor, Advisory Services, has 20 years in the power and energy industry. Through his professional experience, Itamar has accumulated expertise in the development of complex designs of substation protection and control systems, energy storage systems, hybrid plants, and microgrid solutions. He has also been responsible for the development and implementation of energy storage applications and specific functionalities to be deployed in microgrids and distributed power systems.

As a proposal and solutions manager for hybrid plants and energy storage systems, Itamar acquired experience with system design, modeling, and economic feasibility analysis. He was responsible for coordinating various technology groups on complex integrated power package systems.

Areas of Expertise

·     Protection and control system design for substations and power plants

·     Market analysis, system design, and implementation of energy storage systems (ESS)

·     Economic and feasibility analysis to support implementation of hybrid plants and microgrids

·     Integration of power package solutions for energy storage, hybrid plants, and microgrids

Experience & Background

·     Years of experience in the electric power industry................................................... 1998–Present

·     Principal Advisor, Quanta Technology LLC, NC, USA............................................. 2018–Present

·     Hybrid Plants & Energy Storage Bid Manager, Siemens, NC/GA, US..................... 2012–2018

·     Energy Storage PLM, Siemens, Bavaria, Germany................................................ 2011–2012

·     Packaged Power Solutions Proposal & Project Manager, Siemens, NC, USA....... 2009–2011

·     Protective Relays & Power Quality Bid Manager, Siemens, NC, USA.................... 2008–2009

·     Protection & Controls Senior Engineer, Siemens, NC, USA................................... 2003–2008

·     Senior Application Engineer, Siemens, Sao Paulo, Brazil....................................... 1999–2003

·     Talent Program Trainee, Siemens, Sao Paulo, Brazil............................................. 1998–1999

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

·     Semifinalist Dell Social Innovation Competition

·     Project Manager Professional Certification (PMP)

·     Publications and public speaking on IEEE, CIGRE and Industry Trade fairs

·     Winner of 1999 CREA (Brazilian Engineering Council) Award

Education

·     MBA, Product Innovation and Marketing Management, NC State, Raleigh, NC, 2011

·     BSc, Electrical Engineering, Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1999

 

Itamar can be contacted at ILopes@Quanta-Technology.com