Juan TorresManager, Energy Systems Analysis Department
Sandia National Laboratories
Mr. Juan Torres is senior manager of the Renewable Energy Technologies Group at Sandia National Laboratories where he oversees the wind, water, solar, and geothermal energy programs. Prior to this assignment he was manager of the Energy Surety Engineering & Analysis Department which conducted research in 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 the former Assistant Technical Manager on the SPIDERS microgrid project, a DoD-DOE-DHS collaborative project demonstrating cyber secure microgrids at three military installations. He is collaborating with the state of Vermont on a state-wide Smart Grid project, with Japan on Smart Grid demonstration projects in New Mexico, and led 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 national plan to protect the US 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 22 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.