ESNA 2017 | August 8 - 10, 2017 in San Diego, California

Speakers

ESNA speakers are implementing innovative energy storage programs, inventing cutting-edge technologies and developing the next-generation of energy policy. By bringing different stakeholders on stage together, ESNA helps to break down barriers and lay the foundation for new markets.

2017 Featured Speakers

KEYNOTE

Brian Bentz
Brian Bentz
President and CEO
Alectra
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Brian Bentz
Brian Bentz
President and CEO
Alectra
Brian Bentz is the President and CEO of Alectra Inc., the largest municipally-owned utility by customer base in Canada and the second largest in North America after the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Alectra Inc., through its regulated utility, Alectra Utilities Corporation, provides power and related services to almost one million electricity customers in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. Alectra Inc. also provides innovative energy solutions to consumers through several unregulated subsidiaries including Alectra Energy Solutions Inc.

While Brian played a major role in creating Alectra, his expertise in utility consolidations was demonstrated on several occasions in his previous position as the President and CEO of PowerStream.

His leadership was instrumental in the growth of that utility from its creation following the merger of three local electricity distribution companies in Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan in 2004. He was also a driving force in the acquisition of Aurora Hydro in 2005, the 2009 merger with Barrie Hydro and the 2012 partnership with the Town of Collingwood in the ownership of Collus PowerStream.

Brian has assumed an active leadership role within the energy industry. He currently serves as Chair of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Brian is also on the Board of Directors of Collus PowerStream and the Ontario Energy Association (OEA). Previously, he served as Chair of the OEA, Electricity Distributors Association (EDA), Municipal Electric Association Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (MEARIE), the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Stakeholder Advisory Committee and as Vice-Chair of Collus PowerStream’s Board of Directors.

Brian has been recognized on several occasions for his industry leadership. He recently was presented with the LDC ‘Leader Award’ from the MEARIE Group and was a co-winner of the OEA ‘Leader of the Year’ Award in 2016. In previous years, he received the ‘Chair’s Citation’ from the EDA, the Electricity Human Resources Canada ‘Leader of the Year’ Award, the ‘Game Changer’ Award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), as well as recognition as a ‘Clean50’ and ‘Clean16’ Champion for leadership in sustainability advancement.

Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Brian has an MBA (McMaster) and a honorary Bachelor of Applied Arts degree (Georgian College). He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant as well as a Certified Engineering Technologist (Electrical/Electronics).
Ernesto Ciorra
Ernesto Ciorra
Head of Innovation and Sustainability
Enel
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Ernesto Ciorra
Ernesto Ciorra
Head of Innovation and Sustainability
Enel
Born in 1971, graduated in Business Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, after many years of consultancy he joined Enel on October 2014 as Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer. Founder of Ars et Inventio (2003), a consulting firm devoted to innovation and creativity, he has supported many CIOs at designing and launching innovative ideas that have become popular worldwide. Nokia, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Poste Italiane, Eni, GDF, Edison, the P&G Fater and Fameccanica joint-ventures, Unilever, RCS, Sole24Ore, BNP, Unicredit and American Express are some of the firms he cooperated with. Teacher of Innovation Management in Italian and Spanish universities and business schools, he has also authored three collections of verses and a theatrical play.
Scott Drury
Scott Drury
President
San Diego Gas & Electric
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Scott Drury
Scott Drury
President
San Diego Gas & Electric
Scott Drury is president of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Sempra Energy’s regulated California utility. Sempra Energy is a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services.

SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 873,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.

Prior to his current role, Drury served as SDG&E’s chief energy supply officer since 2015. As chief supply officer, Drury was responsible for all aspects of acquiring energy and capacity to serve the company’s customers, including electric transmission, enterprise engineering, strategic planning, and generation and resource planning. Previously, he was SDG&E’s vice president of human resources, diversity and inclusion from 2011 to 2015.

Prior to 2011, Drury was director of safety and emergency services and director of supply management for both SDG&E and SoCalGas.
Drury joined the Sempra Energy family of companies in 1986 and has held various management positions at SDG&E in areas including emergency services, construction, and procurement and logistics.

Drury serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and the advisory board of Alzheimer’s San Diego.

Drury holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University. He holds a certificate in human resources and labor relations from Cornell University.
Thierry Lepercq
Thierry Lepercq
Engie
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Thierry Lepercq
Thierry Lepercq
Engie
Thierry Lepercq (54) has been Executive Vice-President of Engie, in charge of Research, Technology and Innovation since 2016. He is in charge of Engie’s research labs as well as the Group’s venture capital and incubation activities. He oversees the launch of EngieTech, the Group’s entity dedicated to the development of mass-scale businesses in the field of EnTechs (disruptive business models leveraging on decentralized energy and digital technologies).

He was previously President and co-founder of Solairedirect, a global leader of solar power acquired by Engie in 2015. Solairedirect has developed a distinctive business model focused on making solar power the most competitive energy source, by industrializing the development, construction, financing and operation value chains. The company has operations spanning four continents and over 1 GW built.

Prior to founding Solairedirect Mr Lepercq had a 20-year carrier in technology finance, first with Bankers Trust in New York, and later with Banque Arjil (Lagardère Group) and Oddo & Cie. In 1999 he founded NetsCapital, a boutique investment bank focused on information technology which structured 40 transactions for a total of 400 M€. In 2004 Thierry Lepercq set up Réseau Innovation Energie, a think tank with such participants as Caisse des Dépôts, Suez, EDF and Gaz de France. He is a graduate of HEC (Paris).
Stephen Prince
Stephen Prince
President and CEO
Younicos Inc.
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Stephen Prince
Stephen Prince
President and CEO
Younicos Inc.
Stephen Prince is President and CEO at Younicos, a global provider of intelligent grid and energy storage solutions. Prior to Younicos, Stephen held VP and C-level positions at Edison Enterprises, SAIC, Excelergy, Oracle and Optisense Network. He is a transaction-oriented executive with more than 25 years of experience growing and leading companies in global markets, as well as a published author and speaker with numerous industry awards. Stephen holds an M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University Fullerton.

UTILITY/POLICYMAKER

Dr. Paul Albertus
Dr. Paul Albertus
Program Director
US Department of Energy - ARPA-E
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Dr. Paul Albertus
Dr. Paul Albertus
Program Director
US Department of Energy - ARPA-E
Dr. Paul Albertus currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes energy storage for transportation and stationary applications, energy conversion, and energy materials. Dr. Albertus initiated and manages the IONICS program, which is focused on separator technology for high-energy Li metal batteries, flow batteries, and alkaline-based fuel cells and electrolyzers. He also manages numerous other projects from battery, fuel cell, and other programs using electrochemical technologies in the ARPA-E portfolio. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. Albertus spent more than four years at the Bosch Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, California, working on electrochemical energy storage systems. His work has included mathematical modeling of electrochemical processes, energy storage system and cost analysis, and electrochemical and thermal property measurements. Dr. Albertus completed his B.S.E. at the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, both in Chemical Engineering.
Adrienne Lalle
Adrienne Lalle
Project Manager
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
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Adrienne Lalle
Adrienne Lalle
Project Manager
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Adrienne Lalle is a Project Manager at Con Edison, responsible for testing innovative battery storage business models under New York's Reforming the Energy Vision. Prior to Con Edison, Adrienne worked in corporate strategy at Duke Energy and for five years in management consulting, with a focus in energy management and strategy. Adrienne's experience includes solar valuation, solar and storage strategy, energy analysis and benchmarking, and program management. Adrienne brings a diverse background with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University, with a concentration in energy finance and decision sciences.
Mark Martinez
Mark Martinez
Senior Project Manager
Southern California Edison
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Mark Martinez
Mark Martinez
Senior Project Manager
Southern California Edison
Mark is a senior manager for Southern California Edison, with over 25 years experience in the oversight and management of demand side management utility programs. His current responsibilities are for state and federal regulatory reporting and compliance, coordination of DSM program integration, and DR forecasting, cost effectiveness, measurement and evaluation, and strategic planning. During his carrer at SCE he has developed and managed programs in load management, demand subscription service, end use load research, innovative electric DSM technologies, and managed third party DSM construction engineering. During his statewide work in dynamic pricing and advanced metering he developed the SCE Energy OrbTM, deployed smart communicating thermostats, and continues to advance innovative concepts such as the integration of EE/DR/DG, automated DR and Cx, and customer based storage and load shifting programs and technologies. Specialties:Regulatory coordination and collaboration, measurement and verification, strategic guidance and program development, contract negotiation, general management and mentorship, training and education, public speaking and workshops.
Rachel McMahon
Rachel McMahon
Senior Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst, Energy Storage Grid Planning and Reliability Section
California Public Utilities Commission
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Rachel McMahon
Rachel McMahon
Senior Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst, Energy Storage Grid Planning and Reliability Section
California Public Utilities Commission
Rachel is a Senior Regulatory Analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission on energy storage, where she has focused primarily on station power and multiple use applications for storage resources, as well as procurements in response to Aliso Canyon. She joined the CPUC’s Energy Division in 2013 as Senior Regulatory Analyst on the Demand Response Team, where she was lead staff on matters concerning wholesale market integration and created the Demand Response Auction Mechanism. Before joining the CPUC, she led state and federal in-house regulatory and legislative affairs for utility-scale solar energy companies for four years. Prior to the solar industry, Rachel worked for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies for a decade, most recently as Director of Regulatory Affairs, focused on renewable energy policy and emissions regulation in the electric and transportation sectors.
Christopher Parent
Christopher Parent
Director, Market Development
ISO New England
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Christopher Parent
Christopher Parent
Director, Market Development
ISO New England
Mr. Parent is Director of Market Development at ISO New England. In his role, he is responsible for the design and development of changes to the New England wholesale electricity markets. He has been with the ISO since 2004 having held various positions responsible for the settlement of the markets, analyzing market outcomes, implementing market solutions and overseeing quality management programs before taking over his responsibilities in Market Development in 2010.

Prior to joining the ISO, Mr. Parent worked for Accenture (formally Andersen Consulting) in their energy practice, primarily focused on the electricity sector. He was responsible for developing business and technology solutions to implement ISO/RTO market designs and he also worked with a number of energy industry firms to enhance their trading and back office processes and enable them to better integrate with the ISO/RTO markets.

Mr. Parent holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science from St. Michael’s College in Vermont.
Charles Post
Charles Post
Energy Storage Program Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric
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Charles Post
Charles Post
Energy Storage Program Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric
Charles Post is Energy Storage Program Manager at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). In this role, Charlie is responsible for implementing PG&E’s energy storage program. This includes all aspects of energy storage; Policy, Regulatory and Commercial. Charlie began his career at PG&E in 2000, working in electric transmission rates. In 2004, just as the RPS requirements were being finalized, Charlie moved to Energy Procurement and managed its 2004 and 2005 RPS RFOs. Charlie remained in Energy Procurement until 2014, primarily negotiating RPS PPAs and evaluating potential ownership opportunities for PG&E. Charlie led structuring and negotiations for transactions with a combined value of over $3B. He also managed large transaction teams and procurement process for hundreds of MWs of renewable energy, successfully closing deals negotiated over multiple years. In 2014, Charlie transitioned to the role of Energy Storage Program Manager and became PG&E’s first employee dedicated 100% to Energy Storage.
Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud
Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud
Senior Specialist, Research & Development
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
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Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud
Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud
Senior Specialist, Research & Development
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud is a Senior Specialist in the Research & Development department at Con Edison. She designs and manages projects which introduce new technologies into the company infrastructure and operations. Project areas include energy storage, load forecasting, energy efficiency, control room operations, environmental health and safety, and emergency management. Britt’s work in energy storage focuses on how existing and new technologies can be used in innovative ways to reduce operational costs and improve the reliability of the service the utility provides to its customers. Additionally, she leads a company battery safety research effort to support local permitting agencies in assessing battery related hazards and designing operational response procedures for battery fires. Prior to joining Con Edison in 2014 Britt completed her PhD and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physics at Columbia University.
Neetika Sathe
Neetika Sathe
Director, Emerging Technologies
Alectra
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Neetika Sathe
Neetika Sathe
Director, Emerging Technologies
Alectra
Neetika Sathe is Director, Emerging Technologies at Alectra Energy Solutions. Her role in the organization is to identify, analyze and develop leading-edge innovative technologies and business opportunities. Prior to joining Alectra, Neetika was the Chief Marketing Manager at Nissan Canada responsible for the launch of the Nissan LEAF in Canada.

She serves on the board of several industry associations such as SmartGrid Canada and Electric Mobility Canada, including Chairing the Board of NSERC Energy Storage Technology (NEST) Network. Neetika was recognized by Energy Storage North America with the 2016 Champion Award for her leadership and exceptional achievement in advancing energy storage technology.

Neetika has a Masters degree in Physics from Panjab University, followed by an MBA from McMaster University.
Emily Shults
Emily Shults
Vice President, Energy Procurement
San Diego Gas & Electric
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Emily Shults
Emily Shults
Vice President, Energy Procurement
San Diego Gas & Electric
Emily Shults is vice president of energy procurement for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Sempra Energy’s regulated California utility. As vice president of energy procurement, Shults is responsible for all aspects of acquiring energy and capacity to serve the company’s customers. This includes long-term contracting for the company to reach its renewable portfolio standard mandate, as well as procurement of conventional and other preferred resources. Shults also oversees resource planning, economic dispatch of power plants, power trading, risk control and settlements.

Prior to this role, Shults has held numerous management positions at Sempra Energy.

Before joining Sempra Energy, Shults worked with the John Zink Company, Williams Energy Marketing & Trading and Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Shults holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Tulsa.

Shults serves on the Board of Walden Family Services, a nationally-recognized foster care, adoption, and youth services agency founded in 1976.
Jason Zyskowski
Jason Zyskowski
Substation Engineering Manager
Snohomish County Public Utility District
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Jason Zyskowski
Jason Zyskowski
Substation Engineering Manager
Snohomish County Public Utility District
Jason Zyskowski received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. He has worked for Snohomish County PUD since 2004. As manager of substation engineering, his expertise includes transmission, protection, substation engineering and battery storage systems. He is a member of IEEE and registered professional engineer in the state of Washington. He lectures frequently before energy industry trade associations and other regional groups.

ENERGY PLANNER/USER

Leslie Cole-Brooks
Leslie Cole-Brooks
Executive Director
Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii
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Leslie Cole-Brooks
Leslie Cole-Brooks
Executive Director
Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii
Leslie Cole-Brooks is the Executive Director of the Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii, a non-profit trade organization dedicated to a sustainable Hawaii. Ms. Cole-Brooks advocates for the DER Council both at the Hawaii state legislature and the Hawaii public utilities commission, and her work has included significant involvement in Integrated Resource Planning, Feed in Tariffs, Decoupling, On-Bill Financing, Green Energy Market Securitization, the Reliability Standards Working Group, 14H Storage and Interconnection Rules, Distributed Energy Resources, the Power Supply Improvement Plan, Community Solar, the Utilities’ Demand Response application, and the State Renewable Energy Investment Tax Incentive Program. Prior to her work with the DER Council, Ms. Cole-Brooks worked as the Executive Director for the Hawaii Solar Energy Association. Cole-Brooks is trained as a geologist, and is a graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law. She is a current member of the California and Hawaii State Bar Associations.
Rebecca Feuerlicht
Rebecca Feuerlicht
Senior Project Manager of SGIP
Center for Sustainable Energy
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Rebecca Feuerlicht
Rebecca Feuerlicht
Senior Project Manager of SGIP
Center for Sustainable Energy
Rebecca Feuerlicht of the Center for Sustainable Energy (San Diego, Calif.) is the senior project manager of the $11 million Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) in the San Diego Gas and Electric utility service territory, a program critically important to the successful deployment of customer-sited energy storage applications in Southern California. Over the past 15 years, the center has awarded more than $100 million in incentives yielding 60 MW of clean energy.

Rebecca has extensive experience supporting and managing local and statewide education and incentive programs with a focus on environmental sustainability.

As a regional SGIP project manager, Rebecca collaborates with the California Public Utilities Commission and California’s investor-owned utilities to advise and implement program design fostering adoption of clean and efficient distributed energy projects and helping to solve related challenges related to the electric grid. She works with engineering staff, utility customers, project developers and manufacturers representing a broad range of distributed generation technologies including combined heat and power turbines and engines, stationary fuel cells, wind turbines and advanced energy storage.

Rebecca manages the SGIP customer incentive application processes, overseeing marketing, education and outreach efforts; coordinates with statewide program administrators and industry stakeholders to improve policies and reach program goals; and assists in measurement and evaluation activities.

Rebecca graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a bachelor of arts in economics and environmental studies and has a certificate in sustainable business practices from the University of California, San Diego Extension Program.

INDUSTRY

Ellen Anderson
Ellen Anderson
Executive Director
University of Minnesota, Energy Transition Lab
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Ellen Anderson
Ellen Anderson
Executive Director
University of Minnesota, Energy Transition Lab
From 2012 to 2014, Anderson was senior advisor on energy and environment to Gov. Mark Dayton and assisted the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board on energy and environmental issues. Anderson helped coordinate state climate change planning, led the implementation of Gov. Dayton’s Executive Order 11-32, including organizing the EQB’s Minnesota Environmental Congress, issuing Minnesota’s Environment and Energy Report Card, and initiating and drafting the EQB’s Minnesota and Climate Change: Our Tomorrow Starts Today report.

In March 2011 Gov. Dayton appointed Anderson chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, where she served until early 2012.

Anderson served in the Minnesota Senate from 1993 to 2011 and was re-elected five times, representing several neighborhoods of St. Paul and the city of Falcon Heights. She chaired the Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee; the Commerce Committee; the Energy and Telecommunications Committee; and the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Finance Committee. Her signature legislation includes the Renewable Energy Standard, the Community Based Energy Development law, the Next Generation Energy Act, and many other energy and consumer protection laws, including a law raising the minimum wage; the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment (co-author); the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Act; and the first law in the nation, now in federal law, protecting nursing mothers in the workplace.

Anderson holds a B.A. from Carleton College and J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. Most recently, Anderson received the 2013 Ecological Society of America Regional Policy Award for Informing Policy with Ecological Science and served on the advisory committee for the 2014 Midwest Innovation Summit. She currently serves as a member of the Citizens League Electrical Energy Study Committee, an observer to the e21 project on new utility business models, and the advisory boards for the U of MN Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology and the Will Steger Foundation.
Gavin Bade
Gavin Bade
Editor
Utility Dive
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Gavin Bade
Gavin Bade
Editor
Utility Dive
Gavin is editor of Utility Dive. Before that, he was the editor-in-chief of Georgetown’s alt-weekly newspaper, The Georgetown Voice, and worked for a number of media publishers, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU. He has a BS in Culture and Politics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Sara Baldwin Auck
Sara Baldwin Auck
Director, Regulatory Program
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
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Sara Baldwin Auck
Sara Baldwin Auck
Director, Regulatory Program
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
As the Director of IREC’s Regulatory Program, Sara Baldwin Auck develops and oversees IREC’s national regulatory engagement strategy on distributed energy resource policies, in coordination with IREC’s Regulatory Team.  Sara is a co-author of IREC’s latest publication, Charging Ahead: An Energy Storage Guide for State Policymakers (April 2017) and oversaw the development of the National Scorecard for State Shared Renewable Energy. Prior to joining IREC, Sara was a Senior Policy Associate for Utah Clean Energy, where she directed and implemented strategic clean energy policy and regulatory efforts in Utah and the West. During her 10-year tenure, Sara served on Utah Governor’s 10-Year Energy Initiative, Energy & Environment Subcommittee and contributed to Utah’s 10-year Energy Plan (2011). Sara was named one of “Utah’s Enlightened 50″ by the Community Foundation of Utah in 2012 and served as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance.  
Mike Berlinski
Mike Berlinski
Director of Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions
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Mike Berlinski
Mike Berlinski
Director of Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions
Mike joined Customized in 2014. Mike assists clients with market intelligence, analysis, and consulting on energy storage and emerging technologies. He has experience in bringing new energy storage projects online, including developing operating strategies, and has assisted with the operational and financial management of projects.

Previously, Mike was Manager of Regulatory Affairs at a leading energy storage developer and was very active in promoting rules for energy storage. Prior to that, Mike held various energy consulting positions in the private and public sectors. Mike holds an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Wesleyan University.
Rick Brown, PhD
Rick Brown, PhD
Executive Vice President
TerraVerde Renewable Partners, LLC
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Rick Brown, PhD
Rick Brown, PhD
Executive Vice President
TerraVerde Renewable Partners, LLC
Dr. Brown launched TerraVerde Renewable Partners, an energy and solar advisory firm in 2009. As President of TerraVerde, over the past seven years the TerraVerde team has developed $327 Million of DERs, including, 70 MWs of solar, 13 MWs storage and energy conservation measures in over 300 buildings on behalf of Schools, Cities, Transit Agencies and Water Districts throughout California; including over $40 Million in Prop 39 projects. Using these and other assets, he leads a company that is now developing programs that will create new revenue streams and reduce power and resource adequacy costs for Load Serving Entities (LSEs) through deployment of DER/non-wire strategies. Dr. Brown has been deeply involved in California legislation and regulation regarding clean energy, including crafting of SB 73, legislation guiding development of California's Prop 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act. He has continued to work closely with the Prop 39 Citizen Oversight Board and CEC Staff to refine and improve the Prop 39 program guidelines. He was involved in the passage of SB 585 in 2012, legislation that filled a $400 Million gap in solar rebate funding. He also led the effort to have the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) select TerraVerde as its energy strategic partner in 2013. More recently, he has been invited by the CPUC to provide testimony on the SGIP program. Previously, in 2006 he successfully helped start-up, build and eventually sell MMA Renewable Ventures (MMARV), one of the very early providers of solar PPA financing, to an international solar company.
Ed Burgess
Ed Burgess
Senior Manager
Strategen Consulting
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Ed Burgess
Ed Burgess
Senior Manager
Strategen Consulting
Edward Burgess is a Senior Manager in Strategen's Government and Utility Practice. Prior to joining Strategen, Ed worked as an independent consultant for Kris Mayes Law Firm and Schlegel & Associates where he served clients in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, including several Fortune 500 companies, major project developers, trade associations, utilities, government agencies, and foundations. His analysis has helped to shape state regulations and policies related to energy portfolio standards, distributed generation, and transmission planning. In addition to his consulting work, Ed also played a lead role in two major initiatives at Arizona State University: the Utility of the Future Center and the Energy Policy Innovation Council where he conducted research and policy analysis for the Governor's Office of Energy Policy, the Department of Environmental Quality, and other major stakeholders in Arizona. Ed began his career working on environmental policy at the Environmental Defense Fund in New York. He earned his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Princeton University and two degrees from Arizona State University - Master of Science (M.S.) in Sustainability and Professional Science Master (P.S.M.) of Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization.
Jason Burwen
Jason Burwen
Policy & Advocacy Director
Energy Storage Association
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Jason Burwen
Jason Burwen
Policy & Advocacy Director
Energy Storage Association
Jason Burwen is the Policy & Advocacy Director of the Energy Storage Association. Previously, Jason was the Associate Director for Energy Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington DC, where he was also staff director for the American Energy Innovation Council, a group of CEOs led by Bill Gates advocating for federal investments in clean energy technology development. Jason has also previously consulted to utilities on demand response program design and evaluation and worked at the California Public Utilities Commission on renewable energy procurement. Jason is an alumnus of the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Energy and Resources Group, both at the University of California, Berkeley. As a native Californian, he's thrilled that the energy storage industry gives him ample opportunities to return to the West Coast.
Tria Case
Tria Case
University Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation
City University of New York
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Tria Case
Tria Case
University Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation
City University of New York
H.G. Chissell
H.G. Chissell
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Energy Group
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H.G. Chissell
H.G. Chissell
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Energy Group
As CEO of Advanced Energy Group, H.G. Chissell focuses on curating the right collection of top energy leaders in Chicago, New York and Washington D.C. to facilitate an ongoing stakeholder dialogue that expedites real progress towards city and state energy goals. Select stakeholders include the DOD, city governments, portfolio real estate owner/managers, national accounts, transit agencies, regional grid operators, distribution utilities and energy solution providers.

Previously, H.G. Chissell served as SVP of Strategic Accounts for Viridity Energy, a demand response software/service firm focused on consumer-sided virtual power enablement. Chissell was with Viridity Energy from its beginning in 2009 and led the company’s growth of MWs under management and strategic expansion throughout PJM, NYISO and ERCOT across all key verticals, including DOD, C&I, and Healthcare. Key accomplishments include the 1st behind-the-meter freq. reg. battery project in PJM, 1st 1 MW behind-the-meter battery project in Chicago, 1st full spectrum DR battery project in NYC and 1st multi-site EV2Grid project w/ the Pentagon in PJM and ERCOT.
Giovanni Damato
Giovanni Damato
Senior Project Manager
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
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Giovanni Damato
Giovanni Damato
Senior Project Manager
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Giovanni Damato serves as a Senior Project Manager in the Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources Program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Giovanni has over a decade of professional experience leading the exploration of distributed energy resources, including grid-connected energy storage. Giovanni provides leading-edge grid storage techno-economic analyses and strategic recommendations to energy industry stakeholders, while cultivating energy storage frameworks for EPRI’s distribution and customer-sited energy storage practice areas, leading collaborative efforts to support the Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), and is currently the product manager for StorageVET™ (www.storagevet.com). Giovanni holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Jacqueline DeRosa
Jacqueline DeRosa
Vice President of Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions
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Jacqueline DeRosa
Jacqueline DeRosa
Vice President of Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions
Jacqueline DeRosa is the Vice President of Emerging Technologies for Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd. (CES). She works with clients that are integrating emerging technologies into the wholesale and retail energy markets. Jacquie is an expert in issues impacting the storage community including changes in the resource adequacy construct, demand response, interconnection requirements, energy and ancillary service market design, renewable integration, and data acquisition technologies. She has also advised clients on the complex issues impacting behind the meter storage and micro-grids, including the rule changes needed for participation at the wholesale level. She is a frequent speaker on cutting edge subjects impacting the storage industry at both domestic and international venues. Jacquie has also served as an peer evaluator for the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) smart grid and storage projects. Jacquie has over twenty five years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining Customized Energy Solutions in 2007, she worked directly for the California ISO in the areas of policy, market design, and account management. Jacquie’s experience also includes work in the international arena on energy sector regulatory reform and restructuring matters for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She has also worked in project development for an independent power producer, and she began her career at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Jacquie has a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.
Rebecca Franklin
Rebecca Franklin
Senior Regulatory Advocate
Association of California Water Agencies
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Rebecca Franklin
Rebecca Franklin
Senior Regulatory Advocate
Association of California Water Agencies
Rebecca Franklin joined the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) as a Regulatory Advocate in June 2015. Her areas of focus for ACWA include energy, climate change, water quality, the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta, and aquatic resources.

Ms. Franklin previously worked as the Environmental Supervisor for the City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department in San Bernardino, CA, where she not only worked on various water and wastewater regulatory issues, but also had the opportunity to serve as vice-chair for the water committee of the Southern California Alliance of Publicly- Owned Treatment Works, and the vice chair for the Santa Ana River Dischargers’ Association.


Ms. Franklin received her bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, and her Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences from California State University, San Bernardino.
Tad Glauthier
Tad Glauthier
VP Hawai'i Operations
Stem Inc.
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Tad Glauthier
Tad Glauthier
VP Hawai'i Operations
Stem Inc.
As Vice President of Hawaii Operations, Tad is responsible for executing on Stem's market development activities in Hawaii including business development, marketing, regulatory affairs and utility programs. Tad is part of the founding team at Stem and has been with the company since 2009. Prior to joining Stem, Tad worked at the Boston Consulting Group, where he specialized in growth strategies for Fortune 500 Companies. Tad is Vice President of the Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii, and he holds an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Mark Hardin
Mark Hardin
Senior Sales Engineer
NEC Energy Solutions
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Mark Hardin
Mark Hardin
Senior Sales Engineer
NEC Energy Solutions
Mark Hardin (BSME, MBA) has been working in the grid scale energy storage industry for over six years since joining Xtreme Power (now Younicos) in the spring of 2009. After spending five years in various marketing and business development roles with Xtreme Power/Younicos, Mark joined NEC Energy Solutions as a Senior Sales Engineer in October of 2014 where he helps evaluate market opportunities for storage, works with engineering and product development to help define storage system market requirements, and interfaces with the sales organization to communicate product capabilities and value to customers. His roles, experience, and blend of technical and commercial degrees have allowed Mark to gain an in depth understanding on a wide range of topics in the energy storage industry. Mark has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jim Hoelscher
Jim Hoelscher
General Manager, Global Energy Grid Tie div
Parker Hannifin
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Jim Hoelscher
Jim Hoelscher
General Manager, Global Energy Grid Tie div
Parker Hannifin
Electrical Engineer with almost 30 years of experience in power conversion and motor control technologies and systems. Created a diversified growth business unit for applications in the Energy markets in 2007. Since 2008 I have led our Energy Grid Tie team in the design and deployment of over 350 MWs of battery energy storage systems worldwide
Mike Hopkins
Mike Hopkins
Chief Executive Officer
Ice Energy
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Mike Hopkins
Mike Hopkins
Chief Executive Officer
Ice Energy
Mike Hopkins serves as Ice Energy’s CEO. Prior to joining the company in 2009, Mike practiced law for 18 years as a partner with Bennett Jones LLP, a pre-eminent Canadian law firm and global leader in energy and climate change. He specialized in the development and financing of oil and gas fields and power projects, served on the firm’s executive committee and led its utilities, international, and independent power groups. He left Bennett Jones in 2003 to lead the workout of a private data center developer that resulted in its sale. Next, Mike co-founded a geospatial information services company and assisted several other startups. He was honored with a 2014 Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mike earned BA and LLB degrees from the University of Ottawa, an M.A. (Law and Economics) from the University of Miami, and an MBA from the University of Alberta.
Anne Hoskins
Anne Hoskins
Chief Policy Officer
Sunrun
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Anne Hoskins
Anne Hoskins
Chief Policy Officer
Sunrun
Prior to joining Sunrun as Chief Policy Officer, Anne Hoskins was a commissioner on the Maryland public service commission and was previously Senior Vice President at PSEG for six years.
Lon Huber
Lon Huber
Senior Director
Strategen Consulting
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Lon Huber
Lon Huber
Senior Director
Strategen Consulting
Lon Huber is a Senior Director in Strategen’s utility and government practice. He is currently involved in numerous public proceedings across the US, covering such topics as rate design, community solar, energy storage policy, and the designing of new DER market structures. Prior to joining Strategen, Lon worked for the consumer advocate office in Arizona, in the private sector for clean technology firms and in academia at a solar energy focused research institute. He received a congressional recognition award for his work in educating citizens about solar energy. During this time, he was also recognized as an Arizona Daily Star “40 under 40” winner for leadership, community impact, and professional accomplishment. Lon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Management and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Marissa Hummon
Dr. Marissa Hummon
Head of Demand Management Solutions and Senior Energy Scientist
Tendril
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Dr. Marissa Hummon
Dr. Marissa Hummon
Head of Demand Management Solutions and Senior Energy Scientist
Tendril
Marissa Hummon leads demand management solutions and is a senior energy scientist at Tendril, a provider of customer-facing software to the energy industry, based in Boulder, Colorado. In her current role, Marissa leads the market analysis and technology architecture for Tendril’s connected home demand management solutions, Orchestrated Energy, at Tendril. Previously, she led demand response and distributed energy grid modeling at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the Energy Analysis group. Marissa started her career in grid integration of renewables by looking at some of the core problems with modeling the intermittency and variability of renewable technologies. Before joining Tendril, she worked on quantifying the value of demand response and storage technologies in wholesale electricity markets. She earned her BA in Physics from Colorado College and her PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University.
John Jung
John Jung
President & CEO
Greensmith Energy
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John Jung
John Jung
President & CEO
Greensmith Energy
As President and CEO of Greensmith, John has led the company from concept to the recognized technology leader in energy storage market since joining in 2009. John was twice awarded Smart Grid Pioneer by SmartGrid Today and the company was selected as the industry’s fastest growing company by Deloitte Fast 500. Greensmith is reaching 200MW of energy storage deployments globally with both grid-scale and behind-the-meter installations.
Hailing from the B2B data analytics and software space – John firmly believed that grid congestion was more of an IT problem than one solved simply by more or different generation and distribution investments - that energy storage could be the first truly programmable, multi-application appliance available to grid operators. With that vision and now an industry-leading software platform called GEMS, Greensmith is enabling a growing number of the largest power companies globally, including AEP and E.ON who invested in the company, looking to succeed in energy storage.
Prior to Greensmith, John held C-level roles at a number of venture-backed technology companies operating in North America, Europe and Asia, including a software and solutions startup that served 21 of the 25 largest electric utilities in North America. John also served as a strategy practice leader for A.T. Kearney and Braxton Associates and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He currently resides in the Bay Area.
Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Principal
Northbridge Energy Partners
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Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Principal
Northbridge Energy Partners
Peter Kelly-Detwiler is a Principal and Co-Founder of NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC, a consulting group helping companies navigate the challenges and opportunities of the smart grid. He provides strategic advice to customers concerning dynamic load management, emerging technologies, business models, market trends, and regulatory developments. He also frequently writes about a wide variety of energy-related issues for Forbes.com. Mr. Kelly-Detwiler has been active in the field of energy for 25 years, both in the United States and overseas, with 15 of those years in competitive power markets. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Kelly-Detwiler was an executive at Constellation Energy, and created and led the company’s Load Response business unit. Under his oversight, that team developed VirtuWatt – an industry-leading dynamic energy management platform. The group also developed the capability to dispatch 1,700 megawatts of customer load in U.S. power markets.
Jake Levine
Jake Levine
Policy Advisor and Associate
Covington & Burling LLP
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Jake Levine
Jake Levine
Policy Advisor and Associate
Covington & Burling LLP
Jake Levine is an associate and policy advisor in the Los Angeles office of Covington & Burling LLP. His practice focuses on energy, climate, technology, and public policy. Prior to joining Covington, Levine served as Senior Counsel and Principal Consultant to California State Senator Fran Pavley, where he led the successful campaign to enact new climate and environmental justice legislation (SB 32 and AB 197) in California. Levine was Chief of Staff to the President at Opower, a software firm that used big data, behavioral science technology to help consumers take control of their energy use. At Opower, Levine developed business in emerging markets, launching Opower's presence in Brazil, and laying the foundation for new business in China and Mexico. Prior to his work at Opower, Levine served in the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change, where he worked on innovative energy policies, including the most stringent fuel economy standards ever set -- and the first-ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and trucks. Levine served as a member of President Obama's delegation to the U.N. Conference of Parties in Copenhagen, as a member of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee, and during the 2008 presidential campaign, traveled with Senator Obama to more than 20 states and Europe, managing the national press corps. Levine graduated cum laude from Harvard College and received his law degree from Harvard Law School.
Thomas Leyden
Thomas Leyden
Senior Director of Distributed Electricity & Storage
EDF Renewable Energy
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Thomas Leyden
Thomas Leyden
Senior Director of Distributed Electricity & Storage
EDF Renewable Energy
One of the early solar pioneers, Tom began his solar career in 1980 and over the years has held a number of executive management positions. He was VP of Sales and Marketing at EPV, a thin-film PV manufacturer, and at WorldWater, a remote-power and solar-water pumping company that installed solar projects in Africa and Asia. He served as VP of East Coast Operations for PowerLight, the commercial PV pioneer bought by SunPower, where he ran SunPower's East Coast office in Trenton, and later was VP of Commercial Development at SolarCity. In 2012 he became CEO of the energy storage start-up Solar Grid Storage that was acquired by Sunedison in 2015, and recently joined EDF Renewable Energy to help lead its solar plus storage group. Tom has served the industry in various other roles, including President of the Maryland Solar Industry Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Solar Industry Association, board member of national SEIA and PV Now, and advisor to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. He holds a BA from Princeton University. His daughter is in the solar industry with Sol Systems of Washington, DC.
Roger Lin
Roger Lin
Senior Director, Products and Marketing
NEC Energy Solutions
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Roger Lin
Roger Lin
Senior Director, Products and Marketing
NEC Energy Solutions
Roger Lin is Senior Director of Product Marketing at NEC Energy Solutions, where he leads all product management and marketing activities for the company. Focusing on grid energy storage solutions as well as battery systems for commercial and industrial applications, he has over ten years of experience in energy storage technologies and applications. In past roles he was responsible for several successful development efforts ranging from high power energy storage systems for hybrid buses to lithium ion cell technologies at A123 Systems. Prior to joining NEC, he held roles in venture capital fund YankeeTek Ventures, and business development and materials science R&D at Saint-Gobain. Roger received his Master of Engineering degree in Materials Science from MIT, his Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University, and is an inventor on nine United States patents.
Chet Lyons
Chet Lyons
Director, Energy Storage & Related Markets - Energy Group
Canadian Solar
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Chet Lyons
Chet Lyons
Director, Energy Storage & Related Markets - Energy Group
Canadian Solar
Chet Lyons is Canadian Solar's Director, Energy Storage & Related Markets, where his global responsibilities include development of hybrid solar PV + energy storage projects, microgrids, and storage-only projects. He has over 30 years of experience developing and commercializing advanced energy technologies, including more than 40 megawatts of merchant energy storage in North America for frequency regulation. His understanding of the energy storage industry spans technical, market, regulatory and project finance knowledge domains. He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA in Finance from Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Ravi Manghani
Ravi Manghani
Director, Energy Storage
GTM Research
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Ravi Manghani
Ravi Manghani
Director, Energy Storage
GTM Research
Ravi is the Director of Energy Storage at GTM Research, where he focuses on U.S. energy storage markets and value chain analysis. As an industry expert, Ravi has been quoted in various publications including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, Wired, and Verge.

Ravi has over 8 years of experience in energy storage as a consultant, analyst and engineer. Ravi holds a Master of International Business degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from University of Washington, Seattle and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.
Valery Miftakhov
Valery Miftakhov
Founder and CEO
Electric Motor Werks, Inc.
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Valery Miftakhov
Valery Miftakhov
Founder and CEO
Electric Motor Werks, Inc.
Val Miftakhov is the Founder of eMotorWerks. Over the last dozen years, Val held executive business strategy & operations positions at Google, McKinsey & Company, and Nielsen. He also launched and managed three startup companies, in all of which he held the CTO position. Prior to his industry experience, Val was a high energy physics researcher at Stanford Linear Accelerator, a Department of Energy facility. Val received his PhD in Physics from Princeton University and his MS in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He was a two-time winner of the Nationwide Russian Physics Competitions. In whatever spare time he gets, Val tries to get good use out of his airplane and helicopter pilot licenses.
Margaret Miller
Margaret Miller
Director of Market Intelligence
Customized Energy Solutions
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Margaret Miller
Margaret Miller
Director of Market Intelligence
Customized Energy Solutions
Margaret has seventeen-years of experience in the electric power business. Margaret previously worked for Trimark Associates Inc. as Director of Business Development where she was responsible for leading the development and growth of new business focusing on the solar, storage and microgrid sectors. Prior to joining Trimark, Margaret worked for 3 years at Brookfield Renewable Energy group as Director of Regulatory Affairs where she advised the business on regulatory and compliance matters in organized and bilateral electricity markets in the Western United States. Prior to Brookfield, Margaret worked for eight years at the California ISO where she held various positions and was responsible for managing regulatory affairs, market design and other policy related programs.
Alex Morris
Alex Morris
Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs
California Energy Storage Alliance
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Alex Morris
Alex Morris
Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs
California Energy Storage Alliance
Alex Morris is CESA's Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Alex promotes CESA interests through education and advocacy, ensuring energy storage solutions can support grid reliability and clean energy efforts. Alex directs CESA's engagement in an array of California and Federal agencies, workgroups, and associations. Alex brings a broad spectrum of energy industry, regulatory, and policy expertise to CESA. Alex has nearly 10 years of strategic consulting practice at both Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and at Southern California Edison (SCE), focusing on cutting-edge topics such as AB 2514 Storage Legislation, Electric Market Design, Renewables Integration, FERC Policy, Smartgrid, Electric Transportation and Plug-in Vehicles, Rate Design, and the California Solar Initiative, and more. Alex began his work on energy storage by leading SCE's Tehachapi Storage Project in 2009, a federally funded R&D pilot for wind-energy storage and integration. Most recently, Alex oversaw market affairs and relations for PG&E. Alex has an M.B.A. from U.C. Davis and a B.A. from UCLA in Environmental Studies. Alex also serves as the California State Director for a non-profit paddle-sports and water-way stewardship non-profit, the American Canoe Association.
Sima Seidi
Sima Seidi
Subject Matter Expert, Microgrids, Smart Grid and Distributed Generation
Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
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Sima Seidi
Sima Seidi
Subject Matter Expert, Microgrids, Smart Grid and Distributed Generation
Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
Sima Seidi is an energy specialist with Tetra Tech Power Group in Mississauga, Ontario, specialized in modeling, control and financial analysis of Microgrids and Distributed Energy Resources. Sima provides technical advisory to Tetra Tech clients, conducts market assessment for consulting and engineering services and works toward establishing external collaborations with utilities, OEMs and IT services. She currently leads the feasibility study and initial design of a solar/storage community microgrid in Ontario, and has provided technical advisory to the New York Governor's Office of Storm Recovery on Resilient Community Microgrids. Sima received her Ph.D. on Intelligent Control of Power Electronic-based Microgrid Systems from Queen's University, Canada, and during her career has published several papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences.
Vic Shao
Vic Shao
CEO
Green Charge Networks
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Vic Shao
Vic Shao
CEO
Green Charge Networks
Vic Shao is the founder and CEO of Green Charge Networks, leading the development and growth of its award-winning intelligent energy storage solutions. Vic has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Energy, utilities and Fortune 500 companies to develop the industry’s first intelligent energy storage solution specifically engineered to dramatically reduce demand charges and help businesses save money on their electric bills. Prior to Green Charge Networks, Vic held management and engineering positions at several cloud computing software companies including Oracle and MobileAria. With more than 15 years of experience in software development and complex system implementation, Vic is passionate in applying software to improve power efficiency. He holds more than 12 published and granted patents in cloud computing and power efficiency. Vic earned a Master of Business Administration from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Virginia graduating magna cum laude.
Jose Torre-Bueno
Jose Torre-Bueno
Vice President of R&D, CTO
Empowered Energy Solutions
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Jose Torre-Bueno
Jose Torre-Bueno
Vice President of R&D, CTO
Empowered Energy Solutions
A prolific inventor with over 40 patents, Dr. Torre-Bueno's latest work focuses on using advanced mathematics from the biomedical field to optimize energy improvements to a building. His remarks will focus on the role of energy storage in this optimization, and look specifically at the ways in which implementing storage via a Community Choice program can increase those benefits to the customer.
Patrick Verdonck
Patrick Verdonck
Principal
Starwood Energy
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Patrick Verdonck
Patrick Verdonck
Principal
Starwood Energy
Mr. Verdonck is a Principal at Starwood Energy and is responsible for making principal investments in the power sector. He led the establishment of a $100 million storage financing vehicle with Stem, Inc. and was actively involved in the acquisition of Quail Run and Berlin Station. In addition, Mr. Verdonck held an observer role on the board of Nautilus Solar Energy and has worked on several transmission development projects. Prior to joining Starwood Energy, Mr. Verdonck was an investment banker with Citigroup in London and before that worked in corporate strategy with Tractebel EGI (Engie). Mr. Verdonck started his career as an oil & gas lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. Mr. Verdonck holds an M.B.A from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven.
Boris von Bormann
Boris von Bormann
CEO, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas
Mercedes-Benz Energy
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Boris von Bormann
Boris von Bormann
CEO, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas
Mercedes-Benz Energy
Boris von Bormann is CEO of the newly established Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, LLC responsible for the development and sale of stationary energy storage systems for residential, commercial and utility applications for the North American market. Prior to joining Mercedes-Benz Energy, he was CEO for the U.S. headquarters of Sonnen Inc., a German-based manufacturer of energy storage solutions. Boris von Bormann has been in the international trade industry for over 18 years and in the solar industry for over 9 years. He currently lives in Los Angeles.??Mr. von Bormann has been a speaker at many energy conferences, including Energy Storage North America, the Energy Storage Association Annual Conference, Intersolar San Francisco, Greentech Media's Energy Storage Summit, the California Distributed Energy Summit, the Maui Energy Conference, and more.
Richard Walje
Richard Walje
Chief Executive Officer
Magnum CAES
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Richard Walje
Richard Walje
Chief Executive Officer
Magnum CAES
Jennifer Worrall
Jennifer Worrall
Co-Founder, President, and CEO
Iteros
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Jennifer Worrall
Jennifer Worrall
Co-Founder, President, and CEO
Iteros
Jennifer has over a dozen years of experience in the energy sector. Most recently, she served as the Director of Information Engineering for a microgrid company, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of their solutions architecture, cyber-physical integration, and cybersecurity policies and procedures. At her prior position at Southern Company Transmission, she was a Senior Technical Architect for their Energy Management System and related applications. Jennifer designed and implemented the patent-pending FractalGrid architecture which is the blueprint for Camp Pendleton's FractalGrid Demonstration.
John Zahurancik
John Zahurancik
President
AES Energy Storage
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John Zahurancik
John Zahurancik
President
AES Energy Storage
John Zahurancik leads the energy storage group at The AES Corporation, operating the world’s largest fleet of grid connected batteries. As a co-founder of the AES storage team, he has developed advanced, grid scale storage projects in Chile, the United States, and across the AES footprint. This includes the first power purchase agreement for a storage project for Southern California Edison, the largest existing grid connected lithium ion battery system in West Virginia, and the first commercial battery classified as a wholesale generator. Working with leading utility partners, John’s team manages a portfolio of more than 1,000 MW of storage projects in development and the industry leading Advancion energy storage platform as an alternative for firm, flexible power. John is a frequent industry speaker on energy storage, smart grids, and innovation.