Dr. Sobajic has over 35 years of experience in the areas of power system operations and planning (independent system operations and transmission operations), wholesale markets operations, control-center technology, operator training and IT design. In 1988, while at Case Western Reserve University, he pioneered the use of neural net technology in the field of power system engineering.
While at EPRI ('93-'05) Dr. Sobajic was responsible for key industry initiatives - including the North American electricity infrastructure security monitoring system (NESEC) with a participation of all US ISOs and Reliability Coordinators, System-wide implementation of the Common Information Model (CIM) and its extensions for market data (CME), and the Reliability Initiative - an industry-led effort aimed at uncovering root causes of reliability problems of the North American transmission grid.
While at NYISO ('09) he lead the NYISO/TOs team which submitted the winning Smart Grid Proposal in response to the DOE 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Dr. Sobajic has been invited on several occasions to provide testimony to the US Congress and FERC. He is the author/co-author of over 100 technical papers in power system analysis, stability, system operation, control and computational intelligence. He is the Chairman of the International Steering Committee of the Electric Power Control Centers (EPCC) Workshop - the unique industry forum exclusively dealing with the control center technology issues (www.epcc-workshop.net) .