Emma Stewart

Idaho National Labs

Dr. Emma M. Stewart, Ph.D., is a respected power systems specialist with expertise in power distribution, renewable energy, modeling, and simulation, as well as operational cybersecurity. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and an M.Eng. degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

From 2021 to 2023, Dr. Stewart served as the Chief Scientist at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), where she led NRECA Research and the Co-Op Cyber Program. Her responsibilities included providing electric cooperatives with education, training, information sharing, incident support, technology integration, and R&D services.

Dr. Stewart’s employment history also includes positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, she served as the Associate Program Leader for Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience, managing projects focused on grid simulation, analysis, and pilot demonstrations. At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, she was the Deputy Group Leader in the Grid Integration Group and played a major role in developing the first micro-synchrophasor network in the US.

Before joining national laboratories, Dr. Stewart worked as a Senior Engineer at BEW Engineering, where she led distribution planning, modeling, and analysis consulting for large utility customers. She also gained valuable experience as a Power Systems Engineer at Scottish and Southern Energy and Scottish Power.

Throughout her career, Dr. Stewart has made significant contributions to the field of power systems, receiving patents for innovations in power distribution systems and winning awards such as the R+D 100 Award and the FLC Far West Region Outstanding Partners Award. Dr. Stewart’s diverse experience in various organizations and countries has greatly contributed to her expertise in power systems integration and renewable energy. Her work has focused on topics such as fuel cell systems for distributed generation, wind resource integration, and microgrid development.