Dr. John J. Simmins is a Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research institute (EPRI) where he manages the Information and Communication Technology for Distribution project set. His current responsibilities focus on bringing thought leadership in the area of integrating diverse applications such as Advanced Meter Infrastructure, Meter Data Management Systems, Distribution Management Systems, Customer Information Systems, Geospatial Information Systems and Outage Management Systems. Dr. Simmins also leads the EPRI efforts in the use of augmented reality, social media, data analytics, and visualization to improve outage restoration efforts and improve grid resilience. He received his B.S. and a Ph.D. in Ceramic Science from Alfred University in 1984 and 1990 respectively.
October 26, 2018
9:45 - 10:30
In November 1965, the Great Northeastern Blackout left over 30 million people in the dark. This single event led to the formation of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and it forever heightened interest in researching and understanding the interoperability of grid assets. In 2014, following its now decades-old tradition of innovation, EPRI embarked on … Continued