Dr. Avnaesh Jayantilal is the Application Engineering Leader for GE Digital Grid Software, part of GE Vernova. He has over 20 years of Real-Time Control Systems (AEMS, AMMS, ADMS) experience in assisting electric utilities to enhance grid reliability, resiliency, and operational change management. He joined GE (then Alstom) in 1999, and prior to his current role he led the Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) product line focusing on enhancing distribution grid operations. He has also led the Market Management Systems (MMS) product line providing electricity market clearing and settlements solutions to Market Operators
He received his Masters and PhD degrees in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), and his BEng degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from the Royal Military College of Science (Cranfield). He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), and was the past chair of the IEEE PES Distribution System Operations and Planning, and IEEE PES System Operations and Control Center subcommittees.