US organization Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has named Sharon Allan as its new president and chief executive officer.
The board of directors of SGIP confirmed that Ms Allan will work to accelerate smart grid interoperability.
Allan will be tasked with strengthening SGIP ties between utilities, research labs, regulators and business leaders around the world.
She will work closely with members to increase visibility for the work SGIP is doing to address the key grid modernization issues of resiliency and integration of new systems.
Allan has 30 years' experience in the energy sector. She was manager director of Accenture Smart Grid Services, president of Elster Integrated Solutions and held roles with ABB and IBM.