Mark McGranaghan is vice president of Integrated Grid for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). This research area is leading the development of the next generation integrated electric grid while developing innovations for optimal design, maintenance, and improvement of the existing grid. McGranaghan splits time between Knoxville and the Dublin, Ireland, office where he is leading the expansion of EPRI’s European collaboration.
He has authored more than 70 technical papers and articles on topics ranging from power quality to insulation coordination of extra high-voltage (EHV) systems. His is an IEEE Fellow and in 2014 received the Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award for his expertise and dedication to power engineering standards development.
He is a member of the executive committee of the CIGRE U.S. National Committee, vice chairman of the CIRED U.S. National Committee and a member of the IEC Advisory Committee on Electricity Transmission and Distribution (ACTAD).
He is a co-author of the book, Electrical Power Systems Quality, now in its third edition, the premier textbook on power quality and compatibility since its release, 1996.
From 2003 to 2010, McGranaghan was director of research in EPRI’s distribution and smart grid practices. During this period, he led restructuring of distribution system related research and coordinated EPRI research efforts in the smart grid area with government and industry. As a result, EPRI launched the Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative and increased the technical strength of its team. Prior to joining EPRI, McGranaghan was vice president at Electrotek Concepts (1988-2003), where he helped the company develop a new business area and world-leading technical expertise around power quality and power system studies.
From 1978 to 1988 McGranaghan was a manager at McGraw-Edison/Cooper Power in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He led studies for both the utility industry and for internal McGraw-Edison applications. McGranaghan led studies using the Transient Network Analyzer (TNA) resulting in basic designs for high voltage power systems worldwide.
McGranaghan has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Toledo. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh.