Executive Director of Power System Technology Operations
Hani Alarian has over thirty-five (35) years of experience in the energy industry. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an MBA from Illinois State University at Bloomington. Hani started in the Energy Management System (EMS) industry at Illinois Power in 1985 and became Senior Manager of the EMS in 2001. He inspired, designed, managed, and placed into production the first Complete Open System EMS based on the CIM model, browser-based that won the Computer World Smithsonian award finalist for the year 2000. He left Illinois Power Company in 2003 as Director of Generation Control to work for CAISO as a consultant. Hani was part of the core team that implemented the CAISO Nodal LMP Market and placed it in production in April 2009. He is a board member of two non-profit organizations that advances the EMS industry and has made hundreds of presentations worldwide. In 2009, he accepted a position at CAISO as principal and later that year became the Director of Network Advance Applications; then in 2010, Director of Power System Technology Operations (PSTO). In 2016, as Program Director for Reliability Systems Technology Upgrades (RSTU), he placed the new EMS into production on October 2, 2019. In November 2019 he was promoted to Executive Director. Hani have the bid to bill and reliability application under his guidance since 2010 which includes the Energy Management System (EMS), Load and VER Forecasting, Electronic Tagging, Enterprise Model Management System (EMMS), and all critical applications support for market and reliability.