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Dr. Johan H. Enslin

Duke Energy Endowed Chair in Smart Grid Technology

Smart Grid Technology

  • Building a smarter, more secure and modern integrated digital power grid.
  • Optimize energy storage technologies in grid modernization.
  • Building Virtual Power Plants and MicroGrids
  • Integrate intermittent solar and wind power into the power grid.
  • Investigate cyber and physical security impacts and mitigation options
  • Develop and implement smart power electronic converters for the power industry.

Dr. Johan H Enslin, educated in South Africa and Germany, is the Duke Energy Endowed Chaired Professor in Smart Grid at Clemson University in North Charleston SC and Executive Director for the Energy Systems Program at the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center. He has combined a 36-year career with leadership in industry and academia, in the US, Europe and South Africa. He served as a senior executive for private business operations and a professor in electrical engineering. Dr. Enslin initiated and led grid modernization and renewable energy integration teams and executed multi-disciplinary power system projects. Over the course of his career Johan worked for more than 90 US, European, Asian and African power utilities, governments and industries. He authored and co-authored more than 300 technical journal and conference papers for IEEE and other organizations, and has written several chapters in scientific books. Johan is a life-long leader in the IEEE and CIGRÉ working groups and committees. He holds more than 25 provisional and final patents. He received the 2014 Charlotte Business Journal Energy Leadership Award. He is a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa, Fellow of the SAIEE and Fellow of the IEEE.

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