The Puerto Rico and Caribbean Section Power and Energy Society consists of roughly 105 members including power engineering professionals, students, and associates in the Caribbean. Our chapter provides high quality technical meetings and technical courses to our members and non-members alike. Some of the topics that have been covered recently in our technical meetings include Grid Modernization, Energy Markets, Substation Automation and Arc Flash Safety. We also offer CEU/PDH accredited courses for continuing education in topics such as Energy Storage, Microgrids, Distributed Generation, Symmetrical Components, Equipment Testing and Commissioning, and Distribution and Substation Engineering.

NewsIEEE Region 9 Official Newsletter Article 

NoticIEEEro #116  (May/June 2020)

  • Article pages 16 and 17. “Actividades técnicas y eventos en línea delcapítulo PES (CH9023) Sección Puerto Rico y Caribe”.

Organizational Unit: PE31 (CH09023)

Our Chapter have a variety of technical visits, professional activities and continuing education for it’s members.

Student Resources

College students affiliated with the chapter can attend the IEEE PES Chapter courses for free. There are also several active Student Chapters.

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PAST - IEEE PES PR&C Section Chapter Board (2021-2023)

Alexandre Nassif P.Eng., Ph.D.

Special Studies and Asset Management at LUMA Energy

An accomplished professional with over 19 years of engineering experience in power system analysis, power quality, power system protection, integration of distributed energy resources, microgrids, and power system stability.

An industrial-based track record that includes PES technical reports, industry wide standards development, over 90 scientific articles in international journals and conferences, and three books in the areas of power system analytics, power quality, distributed energy resources, protection and microgrids.

Vice chair of the PES Task Force on DER Islanding detection, secretary of the PES Working Group on Power Quality Analytics. Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Industry Editor of the IET RPG, IEEE CJECE, and others.

Heriberto González PE, MBA

Heriberto Gonzalez has over 12 years of electric utility experience from Exelon and ComEd in Chicago, IL and Quanta Technology. His work experience ranges from engineering, project management, process improvement and reliability in the Distribution, Transmission, and Substation systems.

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Mr. Gonzalez began his professional career at Exelon as a design engineer. His last role in the company was as ComEd’s Substation Engineering Manager in 2020. In 2018, he supported the Edison Electric Institute Mutual Assistance Program in Puerto Rico during the efforts of restoring the electric infrastructure in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Heriberto was assigned to the south east section of Puerto Rico and support the restoration of the distribution system.

Alfonso Baretty-Huertas, PE, PMP

Manager, Grid Transformation at LUMA Energy

Professional registered engineer (PE) with more than 12 years experience in transmission planning and solid academic background. For the past 8 years, I have worked in a number of projects related to interconnection of large scale renewable energy facilities, co-generation facilities and distributed generation (DG) at transmission level.

I have also participated in the development of Minimum Technical Requirements (MTRs) for interconnection of large scale projects to Puerto Rico’s transmission grid, as well as other regulations related to energy policy. After Hurricane María (2017), I have been heavily involved in the reconstruction efforts of Puerto Rico’s Electric System.

I am currently Acting Director of Planning and Environmental Protection, where I lead a group of dynamic professionals working to achieve transformation at PREPA.

Active member of the College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR) and the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IIE).

Luis A. Tatis, MEM, BSEE

Master degree in Engineering of Management and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Communications). PUPR NSA Scholarship recipient for Graduate Certificates in Cybersecurity. Past PES Chapter Chair 2020. IEEE Volunteer Senior Member.

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