Essam A. Al-Ammar worked as a Power/Software Engineer at Lucent Technologies in Riyadh for two years. In 2003, he received his MS degree from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Ph.D. degree from Arizona State University in 2007. He is an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as well as Governor's Advisor in Electricity Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA). He was an advisor at Ministry of Water and Electricity (MOWE) and a former Energy Consultant for Riyadh Techno Valley (RTV). He involved in many local and international committees in different aspects in the area of power and electrical energy. His current interests include high voltage engineering, power system transmission and distribution as well as renewable energy and smart grid. He is a Senior Member of IEEE since 2007 and Saudi Engineering Committee since 1997.