Manager, Energy Systems Analysis
Sandia National Laboratories
Mr. Juan Torres is manager of the Energy Systems Analysis Department at Sandia National Laboratories. Research in his department includes advanced Smart Grid concepts, novel techniques for improving management and control of transmission and distribution power grids, Energy Surety MicrogridsTM, and grid integration of renewable energy resources. Mr. Torres is collaborating with Japan on Smart Grid demonstration projects in New Mexico and leads Sandia support of the DOE sponsored Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative to help Hawaii achieve a goal of obtaining 70% of its energy from clean energy sources by 2030. In 1998, Mr. Torres was a member of the DOE Critical Infrastructure Protection Task Force assigned with developing a White House plan to protect the national energy infrastructure and the DOE infrastructure. From 1999-2005, Mr. Torres led Sandia’s Center for SCADA Security, which is a core element of the DOE National SCADA Test Bed, to secure the US energy infrastructure from cyber attack.
Mr. Torres has been employed by Sandia National Laboratories for 20 years working in the areas of energy, cyber security, and critical infrastructure protection. Mr. Torres received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology in 1990 from the University of Southern Colorado, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1993 from the University of New Mexico, and has completed additional graduate work in electrical engineering and management science at Stanford University.