Edwin Liu

Sr Vice President, Smart Grid and Grid Management

Grid Modernization

Dr. Liu is Nexant’s SVP of Smart Grid and Grid Management and is responsible for developing and directing Nexant’s advanced grid management solutions and strategy initiatives. Dr. Liu has more than 30 years of R&D and consulting experience in power system analytics and integration. Throughout his career, Dr. Liu has worked with universities, software vendors, utilities, and consulting companies to implement state-of-the-art energy technologies. Prior to Nexant, Dr. Liu served as VP of Strategy Initiatives and Smart Grid at Quanta Technology, the energy and utility consulting arm of Quanta Services. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California (Berkeley) and a B.S. in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University. Dr. Liu is actively involved in Californian and Asian smart grid strategy and roadmap development projects as well as supporting smart grid educational initiatives with professional industry organizations. He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow and former Chairman of the IEEE Computing and Analytical Methods Subcommittee. He also serves as an advisor to the National Energy Program Office in Taiwan and is an industry advisor to the University of California’s Smart Grid Laboratory and the Energy Systems Research Center of the University of Texas.