Vanessa Ramirez has been involved in the energy sector for over twelve years with experience spanning from transmission interconnection studies, power system studies for power producers, ISO’s, energy market analysis, and smart grid implementations in distribution systems at major US utilities. She was a Manager for The Structure Group for 8 years with smart grid assignments in the distribution automation and IT DMS areas; previously she had worked at Navigant consulting as a Senior Consultant were she participated in transmission asset analyses, FERC compliance, and transfer capacity/ interconnection access in the transmission systems; she has also worked at PB Power as an Engineer Consultant performing studies on grid congestion/pricing, congestion management, ancillary service functions, and reactive power assessment of deregulated markets performed through modeling of the system using different power tool applications.
She is the co-author of paper publications and two US patents, and has authored several articles on energy and sustainability. Ms. Ramirez currently works as independent consultant in the energy electric sector.
Mrs. Ramirez earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) from the University of Mendoza, Argentina; and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington (Summa Cum Laude). She is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and is affiliated to the IEEE and AEE (Association of Energy Engineers).