Prasenjit Shil, PhD works at Ameren, a utility company based in St Louis, MO as a Senior Load Research and Forecasting Specialist. Prasenjit leads Ameren Missouri’s sales forecast (next day to 30 year ahead) and variance analysis for electric and gas business, load research and analytics (including smart meter data analytics), and supporting rate case and integrated resource plan development. Prasenjit has also been involved in customer analytics (for energy efficiency marketing), call center analytics, and helping process improvements (lean practices) through business analytics. Prasenjit has sponsored and advised research projects on smart grid and big data analytics with universities and EPRI. He received “Young Engineer Award” from IEEE St Louis section in 2014 and is a senior member of IEEE. Prasenjit is also champion of diversity and inclusion initiatives at his company and leads Employee Resource Group for a better, collaborative and effective workplace.