Fishbowl Conversation with Dr. Jessica Bian

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Discussion on Professional Energy Career Opportunities and Challenges

The fishbowl is a method to organize group discussions that offers the benefits of smaller active group discussions – most notably, a spontaneous, conversational approach to discussing issues – within large group settings. This fishbowl advertised here, is to engage with Dr. Jessica Bian and discuss professional energy career opportunities and challenges. 

Jessica is delivering a webinar on “Regulatory Aspects of Implementing Advanced Technology” as part of IEEE NZ North Section Lifelong Learning Series 2020. The online fishbowl session is arranged immediately after the webinar as she would like to interact with students, young professionals and NZ Engineering fraternity through this fishbowl session. 


Speaker: Dr. Jessica Bian

               Vice President of Grid Services at Grid-X Partners


Topic  of Discussion : Professional Energy Career Opportunities and Challenges

Date      : 4th December 2020

Time      : 1300-1330 hrs NZST

 (Scroll down for Speaker Biography)

To join the webinar happening just before the fishbowl session, click here.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 04 Dec 2020
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT+12:00) NZ
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  • Auckland, North Island
  • New Zealand

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  • Co-sponsored by UoA PES SB Women in Power
  • Starts 25 November 2020 12:00 AM
  • Ends 04 December 2020 01:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT+12:00) NZ
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Jessica Bian Dr. Jessica Bian


Professional Energy Career Opportunities and Challenges


Dr. Jessica Bian is the President-Elect of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). She is a visionary leader and architect, has spearheaded electric industry's reliability metrics and grid risk assessment. Currently she is the Vice President of Grid Services at Grid-X Partners.  Before that, she was with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington, DC. Previously, she was the Director of Performance Analysis at North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Under her leadership, a total of 18 industry-wide reliability indicators were established to determine grid reliability, adequacy, and associated risks.  She is widely recognized as a pioneer and trusted world leader in the field.

Before joining NERC, Dr. Bian was with PJM, ERCOT and Westinghouse Electric.  She earned her Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the Taiyuan University of Technology, China; Master of Science from the Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing, China; and Ph.D. from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.  She was the PES Secretary from 2016 to 2019.