Lalit Goel was born in New Delhi, India, in 1960. He obtained his BTech Degree in electrical engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India in 1983, and his MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He joined the School of EEE at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 1991 where he is presently a professor. He served as the Head of the Division of Power Engineering from July 2005 to August 2008. From July 2008 to June 2012 Dr Goel served as the Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid. Dr Goel is a senior member of the IEEE. He received the 1997 & 2002 Teacher of the Year Awards for the School of EEE, “Best Teacher of Year 2″ awards for 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2005/06 and 2009/2010, and the “Best Teacher of Year 3″ awards for 2001/2002 and 2002/03. Dr Goel served as the Publications Chair of the 1995 IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) Energy Management & Power Delivery (EMPD) conference, Organizing Chairman of the 1998 IEEE PES EMPD Conference, Vice-Chairman of the IEEE PES Winter Meeting 2000, Honorary Secretary of the International Power Engineering Conferences (IPEC) in 1997, 1999, 2001 & 2003, Chair of the IEEE PES Powercon2004, Chair of IPEC2005 & IPEC2007, Chair of Tencon2009 and Chair of PMAPS2010. Dr Goel received the IEEE PES Singapore Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000, and the IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2009. Dr Goel is the Editor for the International Journal of Electric Power Systems Research, and an editorial board member of the International Journal for Emerging Electric Power Systems. He served as deputy director of NTU’s Protective Technology Research Center (PTRC) from May 1999 to April 2007. Dr Goel served as the IEEE Singapore Section Chair from January 2007 to December 2008, and is currently the Asia-Pacific Representative on the IEEE PES Governing Board. Dr Goel’s research interests are power system reliability, cost/benefit considerations, deregulated power markets, and renewable energy. He has published more than 150 international journal and conference papers.