Jay Giri is presently Director of Power Systems Technology and Strategic Initiatives at ALSTOM Grid in Redmond, Washington. He leads a team of power system engineers who deliver market applications and synchrophasor phasor measurement unit (PMU) applications to control centers; He is a liaison for university research activities and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.
In 1978 he and 11 other engineers co-founded Energy System Computer Applications (ESCA). In 2010, after numerous mergers and acquisitions, ESCA became part of ALSTOM Grid.
Jay designed and implemented the original software for the ESCA automatic generation control (AGC) and dispatcher training simulator (DTS) power system simulation functions. Today the ALSTOM AGC controls over 50% of North American generation as well as generation in many other countries, and the ALSTOM DTS is one of the predominant simulators used by control centers worldwide.
He has a PhD from Clarkson University in New York and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras.
In 2002, he was elected IEEE Fellow: “For contributions to the design and implementation of power system control centers.”
He is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board.