OPENING SESSION

Frank Lambert

Mr. Lambert is a Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech’s Center for Distributed Energy (CDE). He is responsible for interfacing with members to develop and conduct research projects dealing with transmission and distribution issues. Mr. Lambert previously worked at Georgia Tech’s National Electric Energy Testing, Research and Applications Center for 23 years and the Georgia Power Company for 22 years in transmission / distribution system design, construction, operation, maintenance and automation. He is currently serving as the President of the IEEE Power and Energy Society for 2020-2021. Mr. Lambert holds a bachelors and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Frank Lambert

Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech – NEETRAC Forest Park & IEEE PES President 2020-2021

Jorge Lafitte

Jorge Lafitte Vega is a Mechanical Electrical Engineer from the National University of Engineering with a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidad del Pacífico, both from Lima, Peru. With a doctorate in Electrical Energy Systems from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has 15 years of experience in the electric power sector. He is currently Chief of Operations of the company Red de Energía del Perú of the ISA group, President of the IEEE Peru Section and Leader of the Southern Council of the IEEE PES Region 9.

Jorge Lafitte

Chief of Operations of the company Red de Energía del Perú & 2021 ISGT-LA Conference Chair

Rafael Flores

Rafael Flores is a Electrical engineer from Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Perú, with a MSc. degree at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and PhD in Chalmers Technical University, Sweden. He also attended an Energy Management Systems specialization course in Georgia Tech, United States, and followed a General Management Program in CEDEP-European Center for Executive Development/INSEAD, France. Today, he is Chairman of PES Peru Section for 2019-2020; and he is Head of Customer Solutions – Solutions to Mining for Latam and Business Development for Networks. He owns a diverse experience in energy utilities in commercial, regulation, business development and services in electricity and natural gas. He also led many M&A.

Rafael Flores

Head Solutions to Mining Latam / Asset Based Customer Solution Coordinator – Peru of ENGIE Perú & 2021 ISGT-LA Technical Program Chair