Stipe Fustar

Stipe Fustar, Ph.D., has 35 years of work experience in the utility industry including consulting, solution development, project/team management, data modeling, system design, IT architecture, process and data integration and automation. He has a deep understanding of all aspects on electric utility industry with special expertise in the power system operation He has worked on all phases of design, development and implementation of mission critical systems such as energy management, market management, distribution and outage management. His expertise includes a broad range of energy, market and distribution management services (EMS, MMS, DMS, OMS), addressing network calculations, optimization, outage management, AM/FM/GIS technology, data modeling, Demand Response, PDAC / WAMS, Smart Grid, SCADA, and system integration and design. He has an expert knowledge and deep understanding of IEC CIM. He provides a unique blend of electric utility industry expertise and strong IT/Integration/Architecture background. He is an author of numerous conference papers and gave many   invited presentations, seminars and short courses.

Areas of Expertise

  • System Architecture and Design
  • Architecture and Integration Verifications and Audits
  • Requirements and Technical Specifications
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Solution Design and Development
  • Needs assessment
  • Quality Assurance
  • Real-time mission critical infrastructures
  • Expert knowledge of IEC CIM and other utility industry standards
  • Standard Readiness Assessments
  • Standard-based integration
  • Operationalization of common semantic models in run-time
  • Data Modeling
  • Smart Grid
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Distribution and Outage Management Systems
  • Meter Data Management Systems

Experience and Background

  • 35 years of utility industry experience (academia, solution development/vendors, consulting)
  • 15 years of consulting experience
  • IEEE Member, Power Systems
  • President and CTO, Power Grid 360 for 3 years

Accomplishments and Recent Projects

  • Best paper award: Grid-Interop 2008 in Atlanta – “Defining Common Information Model Compliance”
  • Member of IEE IEC (2000)
  • Member of CIGRE Working Group D2.24 (EMS of the future)
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of The Symposium on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAPS)


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, 1989
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, 1983
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, 1977