Paul Myrda, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Paul Myrda is a Technical Executive with the Electric Power Research Institute working in the Power Delivery and Utilization Sector. Currently he is program manager for the Information and Communications Technology for Transmission. In this role Paul facilitates activities across the EPRI organization related to transmission Smart Grid. Paul is also involved in cyber security activities as an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) member of the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium. Paul represents EPRI on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT). Previously, Paul was Director of Operations and Chief Technologist overseeing planning and asset management functions for Trans-Elect’s operating companies. He championed an innovative protection and control system upgrade project for the Michigan Electric Transmission Company an affiliate of Trans-Elect. This project leveraged the capability of IEC 61850, physical security, telecommunications and data warehousing technologies using EPRI’s Common Information Model. Paul has over 35 years of experience including leading edge technology implementations. His diverse background includes planning, engineering, information systems and project management. He has an MBA from Kellogg (2000) and MSEE and BSEE from Illinois Institute of Technology (1980 and 1977, respectively). He is a licensed professional engineer, and a member of CIGRE and Senior Member of the IEEE.