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Smart Grid Veteran Edwin Liu Joins Nexant Management Team

Nexant announced today that Dr. Edwin Liu has joined the company as Senior VP of Smart Grid and Grid Management. Reporting to Terry Fry, Nexant Senior VP of Utility Services, Liu will develop and direct advanced grid management solution and strategy initiatives. He joins Nexant after six years as VP of Strategy Initiatives and Smart Grid at Quanta Technology, the energy and utility consulting arm of Quanta Services.

“Edwin has extensive expertise in all aspects of smart grid technology and strategy,” Fry said. “His experience in smart grid including advanced technology system integration; distributed energy resources management; micro-grids; and transmission and distribution systems optimization are very well-aligned with our service and software offerings.”

“I am pleased and delighted to be at Nexant,” said Liu. “This is an exciting time for the company, particularly in the grid management arena. With recent grid modernization efforts, the energy industry is facing significant challenges and opportunities brought on by advanced technologies. I look forward to helping Nexant customers navigate these dynamic challenges and leveraging my consulting experience to strengthen Nexant’s smart grid solutions and service offerings. ”

Liu is actively involved in Californian and Asian smart grid development projects as well as supporting smart grid educational initiatives with professional industry organizations. He is an IEEE Fellow and also serves as an advisor to the University of California (Los Angeles) Smart Grid Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California (Berkeley) and a B.S. in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University.


Nexant is a global energy industry leader, offering a comprehensive suite of industry software solutions and advisory services designed to transform utility business processes, support implementation of smart grid and demand side initiatives, and provide energy industry and technology insights. Its technology solutions and offerings include Nexant iEnergy®, Nexant Grid360™, Nexant iHedge®, Nexant RevenueManager®, and NexantThinkingTM that enable utilities, power producers, and energy resource companies to improve operational and financial efficiency, reduce risk, and enhance customer engagement across the energy value chain. Nexant is headquartered in San Francisco, California and operates from 32 corporate, representative, and project offices located throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

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