Yezhou Wang

Electricity Power Market Analyst
Direct Energy, Houston, TX, USA

I am currently a Power Market Analyst (ERCOT) at Direct Energy, Houston, TX. I graduated with my PhD from Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, under the supervision of Prof. Ross Baldick

My academic research interests are electrical power system modeling and simulation; cascading outage analysis; electricity market and renewable energy integration. 

I interned at Argonne National LaboratoryArgonne, IL for the summer of 2014, where I developed computational methods to increase electric grid resilience. I interned at Crescent Power Inc., Austin, TX for the summer of 2013, where I developed algorithms for electricity market price forecast. I interned at ERCOT  in Taylor, TX for the summer of 2012 at the Price Validation Team under Market Analysis Department. Here is my final presentation. I also interned at Edison Mission Marketing and Trading trading group in Boston, MA during the summer of 2011, where I developed algorithms to forecast medium- and long-term transmission congestion. 

I am a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy and Journal of Energy Engineering; a registered Engineer in Training (EIT) at the state of Texas; active member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES); and a supervisor of the Graduate Linked with Undergraduate (GLUE) program at the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT-Austin. 

I received the Master of Science (M.S.) degree at University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree at University of Birmingham, UK and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, all in Electrical Engineering. Here is my CV.