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Manuel Atanacio

Executive Consultant

Areas Of Expertise

Mr. Manuel Atanacio is an Executive Consultant with a distinguished career in the energy industry, with over 31 years of total experience. Mr. Atanacio worked for over a decade in key operational functions of an electric utility in electric system operations and management of Bulk Transmission System Networks, Bulk Power Generation, Distribution Systems, Energy Management Systems, and SCADA systems. Leveraging that background, Mr. Atanacio has assisted numerous domestic and international customers since 1997 in the fields of Electric Power Systems, Control Systems and Market Operations Consulting, and Grid Modernization.

Mr. Atanacio's areas of expertise includes:

  • EMS/ADMS/SCADA Consulting

  • Transmission and Distribution Power Systems Operations

  • Control Center Operations and Design

  • North American Electricity Markets

  • Electric Industry Re-structuring

  • Operational Readiness and Change Management

  • Project Management

  • IEC Common Information Model

  • IT/OT Integration

Prior to joining ESTA International, he worked for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, KEMA Consulting (now DNV GL), Utility Integration Solutions / Alstom Grid and Quanta Technology. Manuel is an IEEE PES Senior Member since 2008.

Years of Experience

Over 30 years

Countries of Work Experience

USA, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Singapore, Taiwan, Uruguay, and Vietnam


  • M.B.A. / Master of Business Administration  / Rollins College, Winter Park, FL (2007)

  • B.S.E.E /  University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR (1985)


English, Spanish

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