Dr. Yingchen (YC) Zhang
Vice President of Product Solutions
Utilidata

Dr. Yingchen (YC) Zhang is the Vice President of Product Solutions at Utilidata, a
technology company that brings open-source distributed artificial intelligence (AI) to
the edge of the electric grid, accelerating decarbonization and improving service
delivery. In his role, YC leads the development and growth of the company's product
offerings. With over 15 years of experience in power systems operation, planning,
markets, and technology development, YC brings a wealth of expertise to his
position. He was most recently at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where
he managed a research group focused on pioneering the application of artificial
intelligence in renewable integration. YC is a graduate of Tianjin University in
Tianjin, China, and earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. YC currently serves as the
Chair of the Renewable System Integration Coordination Committee of the IEEE
Power and Energy Society.