Advisian hires Senior Technical Director for the Americas DER team

29 January 2018

Our Americas’ Power and New Energy team is excited to welcome Nicholas Abi-Samra as its newest subject matter expert, joining the Distributed Energy Resources Consulting team as Senior Technical Director.

Nick is a nationally recognized leader in the field of advanced power systems studies and analysis. Across his 40 years of experience in this field, he has achieved the highest technical positions at both Westinghouse Electric and EPRI, and leadership positions at Accenture, Quanta Technology and DNV GL.

A recognize subject matter expert in failure analysis/root cause investigation on electrical systems, grid modernization, system resiliency and protection, distribution system planning and analysis, extreme weather impact planning and analysis, T&D system audits and distributed energy resources, Nick is regularly interviewed and asked to contribute to industry publications.

His most recent interviews on Grid Resiliency can be found here:

Here's How to Make the Power Grid More Resilient
Dec 14, 2017; IEEE Engineering 360

How to Build a More Resilient Power Grid
Dec 2017; IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Nick has also developed and teaches several courses on Power Systems Analysis at the University of California San Diego; is the chair and a contributing member on nearly a dozen technical committees for IEEE, NERC, and other organizations; and has 80+ industry publications including his recently published textbook and handbook of Power Grid Resilience for Adverse Conditions (Artech House; September 30, 2017; ISBN-10: 1630810177).