T01 - David Elizondo

David Elizondo has a broad range of experience in electric power transmission and distribution which includes more than 26 years of extensive experience in power system analysis, simulations, and application of new technologies for electric power systems. In 2008-2009, Dr. Elizondo participated in a seminal project for the California Utilities Commission in USA for applied research in large scale energy storage. Results of that report were used to apply for US DOE funds for the design and installation of 8 MW/32 MWhr Battery Energy Storage facility in California, installed in 2013, nearby a large wind generation plant. In 2016- 2017 Dr. Elizondo is directing a USTDA funded project that has developed the technical, economic and financial viability of applying large scale battery energy storage solutions in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. This project has conducted research, analized more than 16 large energy storage applications around the world and has identifed at least 9 potenial projects in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. As part of the project, Dr Elizondo has met with planning, operations, and regulations officials in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil to diseminate the best practices and promote the technology benefits. In 2019, Dr. Elizondo directed an energy storage study in Peru.

David Elizondo

VP Business Development and International Operations at Quanta Technology

T02 - Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt

Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt is currently a full professor in electrical power engineering at Institutt for elektro, IT og kybernetikk, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, Norway. His academic qualifications include first Class Electrical Engineering of Instituto Universitario Politécnico de la Fuerza Armada Nacional, Venezuela (1994), Master of Business Administration (Honors) of Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua, Venezuela (1999), PhD in Electrical Power Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (2008) and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Professional Practice from Coventry University (2013) and Diploma in Leadership and Management (ILM Level 3), Loughborough University (2018).
He is a former a Lecturer in Electrical Power System at Electrical Power System en School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering en Loughborough University (2013-2019). He is a former academic staff of Department of Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Coventry where he started as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in 2012 and quickly promoted to Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in 2013. He was formerly with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester as Postdoctoral Research Associate (2009-2011). Also, he is a former associate professor (1995-2009) and Chair (1999-2001) of the Department of Electrical Engineering of Universidad Nacional Politécnico de la Fuerza Armada Nacional, Venezuela (1995-2009). He is Vice-President of Venezuelan Wind Energy Association, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Senio

Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt

Professor in Electrical Power Engineering at Universitetet I Sørøst-Norge/University of South-Eastern Norway

T03 - Eduardo Palma

Eduardo received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida located in Tampa, Florida in May of 2003, and his Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Globalization & International Business in May 2012.
Eduardo is the Technical Manager for the Latin America region in SEL with experience in sales, application, training, integration, and testing of digital protective relays and communications equipment. His experience focuses on automation, system integration, the application and testing of communications protocols, also involves technical writing and training associated with SEL product support.
Eduardo joined SEL in January of 2003 and is working in the International Sales and Marketing Division, currently serving the Latin America & Caribbean markets. He conducts and provides technical seminars, technical sales, and training classes to introduce SEL solutions and services.

Eduardo Palma

Regional Technical Manager LatinAmerica at SEL