Dr. Lawrence E. Jones is a thought leader and practitioner with over twenty-five years of experience in the energy industry. He joined Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in September 2015 as Vice President, International Programs. Under his leadership, EEI’s International Programs has more than 65-member companies with operations in over 90 countries and has launched several new strategic initiatives including the annual Global Electricity Forum, the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange, the Thomas Edison International Utility Executive Fellowship Program, and the Global Executive Leadership Network. Prior to joining EEI, Dr. Jones was North America Vice President for Utility Innovation & Infrastructure Resilience at Alstom Grid Inc., where he assisted utilities worldwide with formulating strategies for deploying new technology innovated business solutions. While at Alstom, Dr. Jones served as Vice President, Policy, Regulatory Affairs & Industry Relations for the international full-service electric generation and transmission firm. Before joining Alstom, Dr. Jones was a visiting researcher at EDF in France and worked on several projects for ABB in Sweden.
Dr. Jones serves on the Advisory Boards of several organizations and is affiliated with think tanks and academic institutions including: Member of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Advisory Council; Chair of the 21st Century Power Partnerships Public-Private Leadership Forum, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial; Honorary Industry Fellow at Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute, Monash University in Australia; a Senior Associate (non-Resident) with the Energy and Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Co-Chair of the Global Pillar of the Dentons Smart Cities & Communities Think Tank.
Dr. Jones is the editor of the first and second editions of “Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty and Flexibility in Power Grids.” The book was recently published in Chinese. He has received numerous awards for leadership and contribution in the field of renewable energy technology and renewable energy integration in electricity grids and markets including: 2017 Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy from the Energy and Environment Foundation of India; the Renewable Energy World Network 2012 Excellence in Renewable Award for Leadership in Technology, and the Utility Variable Generation Integration Group 2012 Achievement Award. In 2000, while at the Royal Institute of Technology, he co-founded the International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power and Transmission Networks for Off Shore Wind Farms. He holds several patents for technologies for enhancing situational awareness of operators in control centers.
Dr. Jones received his MSc, Licentiate and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.