Nicholas Abi-Samra
Ph.D., M.S.

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Nicholas (Nick) Abi-Samra has over 35 years of experience in the power and energy field across the whole power systems value chain power generation, transmission, distribution, retail and end-use. Currently, Nick is the president of Electric Power & Energy Consulting (EPEC) and an adjunct professor with UC San Diego.

Abi-Samra has acquired a diverse background in power systems holding high-level positions at various companies including:

  • Senior Vice President - DNV GL (Kema)
  • Vice President - Quanta Technology
  • Senior Manager - Smart Grid Services
  • Senior Technical Executive - Accenture
  • Senior Technical Director - EPRI
  • Manager/Fellow - Westinghouse Electric Corporation
  • Adjunct Professor - Carnegie-Mellon University

Abi-Samra's industry honors include:

  • General Chair and Technical Program Coordinator
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society
  • EPRI’s highest technical award the Chauncey Starr Award (3 time winner)
  • California Utility Vision and Road map for the Smart Grid of 2020 the Technical Excellence Award.
  • Westinghouse’s highest technical award, the George Westinghouse Signature Award of Engineering Excellence (2 time winner)

Abi-Samra is an established author with 80+ articles in several publications including IEEE, CIGRE, as well as six guidebooks/handbooks. Additionally, he's written a textbook scheduled to be published in fall of 2017.