Dr. George Stefopoulos
Director of the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe)
New York Power Authority
The Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe) is a world-class power systems laboratory, with a simulation and testing facility, established in 2017 by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest state electric utility in the nation. AGILe is able to provide electric utilities, governments, universities, high-tech businesses and others, from around the world, with a wide range of research and development tools. This work can help strengthen infrastructure, fast-track commercialization of new technologies and expand renewable energy integration. AGILe will accelerate improvements to New York’s energy infrastructure, and lead to a more reliable and efficient electric grid. The lab helps utilities design and test new technologies that acquire and process power systems data so participants can understand the impacts of changes to the power grid.
George Stefopoulos is the Director of the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe) at the New York Power Authority. He has been with the New York Power Authority since 2009, working as a Research and Development Engineer for 6 years and then as the Smart Grid Solution Architect leading the implementation of NYPA’s Smart Generation and Transmission strategic initiative. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an associate member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). George received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds an MBA degree in Executive Management from Pace University in New York.