Michael Barigian is a Grid Application Integration Engineer with Southern California Edison’s Grid Modernization Team. His experience spans long-term distribution system planning, Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnection, competitive software procurement, and software implementation over the past 8 years. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, with a minor in mathematics from California State University, Fresno, as well as a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with an emphasis in utility power systems from the University of Southern California. Michael is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California. In his free time, Michael enjoys 4×4 off-roading in the Southern California desert.