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17 years in various roles in transmission
and distribution operations, engineering,
and construction for operations in Massachusetts, Rhode island, new Hampshire, and new York. He oversaw several
operational mergers and was the emergency director for more than 70 significant events throughout the years.
Root received his B.s. degree in
electrical engineering from northeastern university, Boston, Massachusetts,
and his M.eng. degree in electric power
engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic institute, troy, new York. He
attended the Program for Management
Development at Harvard Business school
in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a registered Professional engineer in the states
of Massachusetts and Rhode island.
Root has been the elected treasurer,
secretary, and member-at-large of the
Pes governing Board and a member of
the north American transmission Forum
Board of Directors. He is on the executive committee of the u.s. national
cigRe committee. He is on the editorial Board of IEEE Power and Energy
Magazine. He was awarded the 2009 Outstanding engineering Award by the Boston chapter of the Pes. He has given
many technical presentations throughout the world on various utility topics.
IEEE Activities and
Accomplishments

Root has been active in the ieee Pes
governing Board for 10 years. He
has served as secretary, treasurer, and
member-at-large. He is on the editorial
board of IEEE Power & Energy Magazine and has been on the Pes longRange Planning committee since 2006.
He is chair of the ieee Pes leadership
in Power Award committee and the
Finance committee. Root was instrumental in reinvigorating the ieee Pes
Boston chapter, which was dormant in
2007, and he organized the first ieee
Pes chapter in the state of Vermont in
2014. He was awarded the Outstanding
engineering Award by the ieee Pes
Boston chapter in 2009 and was chair
of the local Organizing committee
for the ieee Pes esMO conference
and exposition in Providence, Rhode
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island, in 2011. He is a senior Member of the ieee and has been an ieee
Member since 1983. He has given many
Pes technical presentations worldwide
on various utility topics and has coauthored several technical Pes papers.
Statement

i am an ieee president-elect candidate in 2019 because i believe that
the strength of the utility industry lies
in the engineers and technical leaders who work and support this critical
infrastructure around the world. i became active in the leadership of the Pes
almost 12 years ago because i felt that
having a utility executive's experience
in the governing of the society was important. Having been a practicing utility
engineer and manager of engineers, i
know that it is important to balance the
needs of this group while appreciating
and supporting the important roles of
our academic, consulting, regulatory,
and manufacturing global communities.
i believe that, as our industry deals
with a changing grid, Pes can play an
important and relevant role in outlining
emerging issues, publishing new technical breakthroughs, training a new
generation of utility engineers, debating various new technical ideas, and
creating our industry's standards. i ask
for your vote for president-elect so we
can continue this evolution.

sance engineering Program. He served
as the deputy director of ntu's Protective technology Research center from
May 1999 to April 2007, head of the
Division of Power engineering from
July 20 05 to August 2008, dean of
admissions and financial aid from July
2008 to June 2012, director of undergraduate education (projects) in the
president's office from January 2013 to
september 2014, and director of the
Office of global education and Mobility from October 2014 to March 2018.
He is the editor of International Journal
of Electric Power Systems Research and
has published more than 180 international journal and conference papers in
the areas of power system reliability,
cost/benefit assessment, power markets,
and renewables.
IEEE Activities and
Accomplishments
✔ ieee Pes Region representative
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Lalit Goel
lalit goel is a Fellow of the ieee
and has received
20 teaching awards.
He received his
B.tech. degree in
electrical engineering from the Regional engineering college in Warangal, india, in 1983 and his
M.sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical
engineering from the university of saskatchewan, canada, in 1988 and 1991,
respectively. He joined the school of
electrical and electronic engineering at nanyang technological university (ntu), singapore, in 1991, where
he is currently a professor of power engineering and director of the Renais-

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10 (2011-2016).
Honorary chair, ieee Region 10
conference tencOn, singapore (2016).
Member, ieee Region 10 Awards
and Recognitions committee (2015).
Member, sele ct ion committee, ieee industrial electronics
society/ieee Joint Medal of
excellence Award (2008, 2010,
2012, 2014, and 2015).
Member, Pes Roy Billinton
Power system Reliability Award
committee (2009-2014).
Member, Pes Outstanding Power engineering educator Award
committee (2010-2017).
editorial board member, IEEE
Po wer & E n erg y Maga z i n e
(2011-2017).
general chair, ieee Region 10
conference tencOn, singapore (2009).
Member, ieee Pes long-Range
Planning committee (2007-
2011 and 2016).
chair, ieee Pes singapore section (2007-2008).
Member, ieee Pes nominations
and Appointments committee
(2006-2007, 2010, and 2014).
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