Miguel Heleno is a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He leads R&D projects in the area of Grid Planning and Economics and manages LBNL’s participation in the DOE Office of Electricity Research Programs. Miguel is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Markets Policy and Regulation. He holds a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Porto within the MIT Portugal Program. Miguel has more than 13 years’ experience in energy systems research and innovation, both in Europe and the United States, in the areas of grid optimization and planning, power systems economics and energy policy.