Xanthus Staff

Frances Cleveland, President and Principal Consultant

Key Qualifications:

Ms. Cleveland has managed and consulted on Smart Grid information and control system projects in the electric power industry for over 35 years.  Her expertise has focused primarily on Smart Grid information interoperability standards, smart inverter functionalities for Distributed Energy Resources, cyber security issues, resilience, and integration of systems, including Distributed Energy Resources (DER), plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMI), Distribution Automation (DA), substation automation, SCADA systems, and energy market operations. Recent work includes consulting on the following projects:

Professional Memberships:

In the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), she is:

In the IEEE, she is a member of IEEE 1547 working groups, chair of the IEEE PES PSCC Security Subcommittee, and past chair of the PSCC.

Her educational background consists of a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from San Jose State University (1987), a Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley (1975), and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Harvard University (1969). (Link to Cleveland Resume)

An IEC Meeting