Electric Power Research Institute
Delavane Diaz is Principal Technical Leader at the Electric Power Research Institute.
Of the 64 rising stars, we selected eleven of them to highlight. These eleven exemplify the impressive record and pace of accomplishments of the best of our industry's next generation. The inspiring stories of Haben Goitom of Alliant Energy, Jennifer Wischnowsky of Ameren, Keegan Odle of Burns & McDonnell, Delevane Diaz of EPRI, Sean Meredith of Entergy, Illinois Commissioner Maria Bocanegra, Aaron Curtis of ITC, Ana Stachowiak of NYPA, Lisa Dailey of Northfork Electric Cooperative, Abbey Roy of Southern Company, and Brian Van Abel of Xcel Energy are told in part in the interviews that follow. These unique up-and-comers are already leading the industry's transformation and mission-critical groups within their organizations, in some cases as a COO, CFO or division VP.
PUF: Yours is quite a story: U.S. Air Force officer, Stanford PhD., and now your work at EPRI with participants in New York State and Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad or CFE. Tell us about that.
Delavane Diaz: As a principal technical leader, I lead research in the energy and environmental analysis domain, focused on the power sector. That includes technology assessments, environmental policy analysis, and questions dealing with climate risk management.