Shay Bahramirad, Vice President of Climate and Resilience, is responsible for assisting cities and utilities with climate change risk assessments for their assets, operations, and services and for developing mitigation, and adaptation strategies to climate change. Key focus areas have included resiliency planning, carbon emissions reduction, renewable energy integration and overall air quality improvements.
Dr. Bahramirad has held several executive positions in the energy sector. In these roles, she has overseen and/or executed “grid of the future” visions, technical roadmaps, analytical frameworks, and investment strategies. She has also been expert witness in several state and federal proceedings related to emerging technologies and renewable energy integration and responsible for system reliability, DER integration, grid strategy and analytics, standards, emerging technologies, STEM programming, and reimagining the power grid to mitigate and adapt to climate change. She has also developed talent strategies, industry engagement plans, and advocacy programs to support business objectives.
Dr. Bahramirad is an editorial board member of the Electricity Journal, a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the IEEE/PES Vice President of New Initiatives and Outreach, overseeing the organization’s engagement with policymakers globally and developing strategies for the next generation of standards and frameworks including smart cities.