Industry Advisor

Ralph Masiello

Ralph Masiello, PhD, Industry Advisor, provides support to our partners in the areas of wholesale market analysis and system performance, energy storage, distributed energy resources, and strategic planning. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering where he worked on the very early applications of modern control and estimation theory to electric power systems and the developments of the first state estimators for Transmission operations. Ralph also led the teams that developed the first utility dispatcher training simulators and he led the organization that developed the early commercial ISO systems for market and reliability operations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Utility Automation and Operations
  • ISO Systems and Processes
  • Energy Risk Management
  • Renewables Integration into Markets and Operations
  • Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources

Experience & Background

  • Over 30 years of experience in the electric power industry
  • DNV GL – Senior Vice President, Corporate Innovation Manager (2008-2015)
  • DNV GL – Senior Vice President, Energy Systems Consulting (2003-2008)
  • Caminus Corporation – Executive Vice President (2000-2002)
  • ABB – Vice President, U.S. Power T&D, Global Energy Information Systems (1999-2000)
  • ABB – Marketing Manager, Information Systems Division (1998)
  • ABB – Vice President and General Manager, Systems Control (1989-1998)
  • Systems Control, Inc. – Vice President, Energy Systems (1985-1989)
  • Control Data Corporation – Energy Management Systems Division (1975-1985)
  • Leeds & Northrup (1973-1975)

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

  • IEEE Life Fellow
  • Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
  • U.S. DOE Energy Advisory Committee, Chair of Storage Subcommittee (2009-2013)
  • Tau Beta Pi • Sigma Xi
  • Recipient of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Charles Concordia Award for 2009
  • Philadelphia IEEE Chapter Engineer of the Year (2010)
  • Elected to National Academy of Engineering (2011)


  • B.S., Masters and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering

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