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Santiago Grijalva is the director of the Advanced Computational Electricity Systems (ACES) Laboratory, where he focuses his research on power system operation, electricity markets, and smart grids. From 2012 to 2015, Grijalva served as the Strategic Energy Institute (SEI) associate director for Electricity Systems, responsible for coordinating large efforts on electricity research and policy at Georgia Tech. He earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He has pioneered work on decentralized and autonomous power systems control, renewable energy integration in power, and unified network models and applications. Grijalva speaks to the challenges and opportunities that come with the unique, once in a century transformation from centralized production of energy to a distributed production of energy.