Juan Torres

Juan Torres


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Personal Profile

Juan Torres serves as the associate laboratory director for energy systems integration at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He oversees NREL's research on power systems engineering, grid planning, energy security and resilience, decision science, and systems analysis, which represents a portfolio of more than $175 million and more than 500 employees.

Torres is co-chair for the U.S. Department of Energy's Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium, a partnership of 14 national laboratories to advance modernization of the U.S. power grid. He also co-leads the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) research platform. ARIES is the nation's most advanced platform for energy systems integration research and validation. It is designed to support and accelerate the nation's transition to a decarbonized electric grid.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining NREL in 2017, Torres served in a variety of technical and management positions throughout his 27-year career at Sandia National Laboratories, most recently as deputy to Sandia's vice president for energy and climate programs. At Sandia, Torres led research efforts and vulnerability assessments in cybersecurity, guided research in advanced microgrids and renewable energy, and led the security and resilience team under Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium efforts.

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico

Bachelor, Electronics Engineering Technology, University of Southern Colorado


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