Richard Schomberg is currently IEC Ambassador for Smart Energy, Chairman of IEC Smart Energy System Committee, and of “Smart Grid User Interface” Committee (PC118), www.iec.ch/smartgrid/ .
Recipient of the IEC 2011 Lord Kelvin award, he has designed billion dollars complex systems for critical operations. He has been for 6 years Professor of Master degree System Engineering at Ecole Superieure d’Electricite (Paris), and Chair of the Intelligrid Architecture and Strategy Committee (Electric Power Research Institute – recipient of the Chauncey Starr Award 2005). He has been appointed member of the Technology Advisory Board of Southern California Edison Smart Grid and “SmartConnect”, Emeritus member of the US DoE Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC). Past Chair of the NIST SGIP T&D Domain Expert Group.
Richard Schomberg had the responsibility of EDF R&D activities in North America (strategic innovation partnerships with scientific/industrial players). He has been sourcing and transferring innovations to EDF Group in Europe. He is currently in charge of developing strategy and coordination on Smart Energy Standardization activities across EDF Group.