Senior Manager, IEEE
Principal Research Engineer, KEPCO Research Institute
His research interests are interconnection of DGs and active voltage control in distribution system.
He has various research experiences in distribution system for over 20 years.
He participated in Smart Renewables of Smart-Grid-Demonstration projects in Jeju-island, Korea and several research projects on revision of Korean grid code, enlargement of hosting capacity of feeders for interconnection of DGs, active voltage control in distribution network with DGs, online voltage control for conservation voltage reduction, etc.
President, Businovation LLC
Paul started in AT&T Bell Labs as a Systems Engineer at Bell Labs and moved through a variety of Corporate strategy and Business Services solution development and sales roles. Moving into the Energy industry joining Comverge - Paul pioneered several innovative demand response programs for large utilities which leveraged emerging communications and network applications to drive optimized energy management response. Paul has participated in the Smart Grid development in the US through collaboration on several DOE programs with their national laboratories, including the EV Project. He is an outspoken advocate and thought leader for the broad implementation of distributed energy resources and their market-driven, smart grid interoperability.
Paul currently supports IEEE Standards Association and is working with government agencies, commercial property owners, and electric utilities on the East Coast to advance the IEEE 1547 standard compliance initiative. Paul serves on the Board of NJ Clean Cities Coalition and as the Vice Chair for the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) V2G Domain Expert Working Group (DEWG)
R&BD Task Manager of Smart Grid/Energy, Smart Home
BQE(Bluetooth Qualification Expert)
SGBD Manager, KEPCO KDN
2009~2013 Jeju SmartGrid Testbed TOC System Architecturing
1988~1993 KEPCO Distribution Division AWARD
2014 MOTIE certificate of KS Standard Award
President, S.I.M.A.R.D. SG Inc
From 1981 to 2011 he worked for Hydro-Quebec as a Development Engineer for the Distribution Network Division. During these 30 years he contributed to the writing of internal technical standards of Hydro-Quebec's distribution network including planning, system protection, Independent Power Producer integration and Power Quality. In the recent years, he was responsible for developing the Hydro-Quebec Distribution Roadmap including Smart Grid applications.
He has served on several technical committees (IEC, IEEE/PES, CEA, CEATI, EPRI…) and he is currently a Senior Member of IEEE and the Chairman of the IEEE / PES Smart Distribution Working Group, He is advisor for the Distributech International Projects track. He also supported EPRI’s Smart Distribution Research program.
Mr Simard received his BSEE in 1978 from "Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal". He got his Master degree in Engineering in 1998 from "Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal".