ESNA Conference and Exhibition | November 6-8, 2018 in Pasadena, California

2018 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.

2018 Featured Speakers

KEYNOTE

Julie Furber
Julie Furber
Executive Director, Electrification
Cummins Inc.
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Julie Furber
Julie Furber
Executive Director, Electrification
Cummins Inc.
Julie Furber is the Executive Director of the Electrified Power segment at Cummins. She is responsible for overseeing the development and acceleration of Cummins knowledge and capability in electrification, positioning the company to be the leading provider of electrified powertrains in commercial and industrial markets.
A disruptor at heart, Julie has been at the forefront of identifying the products and solutions critical to the success of Cummins customers. Prior to leading the Electrification business, Julie was responsible for product planning and product management across the company’s $8-billion Engine Business, the largest of Cummins’ four business segments. This included all new product programs, market-based innovation and new business incubation.
Julie joined Cummins in 2005 as the Global Finance Director for Cummins Generator Solutions, based in Stamford, England. She then moved to the United States where she has held a variety of key commercial roles, which included leading the global off-highway business for Cummins Emission Solutions, serving as the Global Integrated Account Management leader for PACCAR, Cummins’ largest customer, and leading the entire North American Truck team.
Prior to joining Cummins, Julie had more than 15 years of business leadership experience in sales, operations and finance in diverse industries, including security printing, glass and food.
A native of the United Kingdom, Julie is a qualified accountant and holds bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics from Oxford University. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children. Julie and her husband, Paul, have two daughters, Megan and Ella, and reside in Columbus, Indiana.
Stella Li
Stella Li
Senior Vice President of BYD Company Limited & President of BYD Motors Inc.
BYD Motors LLC
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Stella Li
Stella Li
Senior Vice President of BYD Company Limited & President of BYD Motors Inc.
BYD Motors LLC
Stella Li is Senior Vice President of BYD Company Limited and President of BYD Motors Inc. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning for BYD’s North American and Latin American operations. Under Stella’s leadership, BYD has achieved exponential international market growth and became a dominant global force in clean technology and consumer electronics. BYD Motors Inc. is an American manufacturing company and a wholly owned subsidiary of BYD Company Ltd, a global technology company with over $15B in revenue annually and over 220,000 employees across the globe. BYD was founded in 1995 as a battery manufacturer and advanced consumer electronics company. In 2003, BYD entered the
automotive market and began to apply its battery expertise to the challenge of transportation, becoming the largest domestic car manufacturer in China. BYD’s unique combination of battery and automotive experience is now revolutionizing every aspect of clean transportation, with a product line of 100% electric buses, trucks, forklifts, passenger vehicles, and monorail systems. BYD’s clean energy division also produces energy storage systems, solar panels, and LED lights.
Penni McLean-Conner
Penni McLean-Conner
SVP & Chief Customer Officer
Eversource Energy
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Penni McLean-Conner
Penni McLean-Conner
SVP & Chief Customer Officer
Eversource Energy
Penni McLean-Conner is Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Group for Eversource Energy. She is responsible for providing Eversource’s 3.5 million electric and gas customers with high quality customer service and delivering a cost-effective portfolio of electric and gas energy efficiency programs.

Penni is a recognized thought leader in the utility industry with over 25 years of experience implementing positive change, particularly in the areas of leadership, superior customer service and energy efficiency programs. In her current role, Penni leads an integrated team of customer service employees, charged with delivering consistent, positive customer experiences across multiple platforms. This also includes management of an energy efficiency portfolio of programs that tops $500 million annually and provides Eversource customers with highly-valued energy efficiency services ranked number one in the nation.

She is a published author and the customer service columnist for Electric Light and Power Magazine. Penni’s most recent book “Profiles in Excellence: Utility Chief Customer Officers,” shares the stories of eight all-star chief customer officers who have demonstrated success in creating a customer- focused culture. Penni has also published “Customer Service: Utility Style,” and “Energy Efficiency: Principles and Practices.”

Penni is a 2016 recipient of the New England Women in Energy and the Environment Achievement Award. She was also honored in 2017 with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award for Achievement in Management.

Penni holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University and is a registered Professional Engineer. She is active in the industry and her community, serving on several organizations including the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, CS Week, and the Boston Green Ribbon Commission among others.
Carla Peterman
Carla Peterman
Commissioner
California Public Utilities Commission
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Carla Peterman
Carla Peterman
Commissioner
California Public Utilities Commission
Carla J. Peterman is the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) assigned Commissioner for a number of proceedings including energy efficiency, alternative transportation, energy storage, and several rate cases. She was previously a Commissioner with the California Energy Commission where she was lead Commissioner for renewables, transportation, and natural gas. Commissioner Peterman holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Energy and Resources from The University of California Berkeley. She also earned a Master of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Commissioner Peterman holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Howard University.
Mary Powell
Mary Powell
President & CEO
Green Mountain Power
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Mary Powell
Mary Powell
President & CEO
Green Mountain Power
Mary Powell is nationally recognized as an energy visionary, positioning Green Mountain Power as a leading energy transformation company. Delivering clean, cost-effective and highly reliable power to customers all across Vermont, GMP offers cutting-edge products and service to reduce costs and carbon. In 2017, GMP was named one of the top 10 energy companies in the world by Fast Company. GMP has also achieved one of the top scores for mid-sized utilities in the East Region in J.D. Power’s 2017 electric utility residential customer satisfaction study.

Mary has served as president and chief executive officer for GMP since 2008. She initiated and implemented a strategic and comprehensive restructuring of the company that dramatically transformed GMP, and she has been the backbone of a cultural transformation and service quality improvement. Fast, fun, and effective is her motto. Under Mary’s leadership, GMP became the first utility in the world to become a member of B Corp, showing a commitment to use energy as a force for good.

Mary has delivered on an ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost and highly reliable power to Vermonters. As a result, GMP became the first utility to offer to help customers go off-grid, built Vermont’s largest wind farm, made Rutland, Vermont, the Solar Generation Capital of New England, and installed smart grid technology across GMP’s service territory.
Maria Rigatti
Maria Rigatti
EVP & CFO
Edison International
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Maria Rigatti
Maria Rigatti
EVP & CFO
Edison International
Maria Rigatti is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and Edison Energy Group, a portfolio of competitive businesses engaged in renewable generation, energy services for commercial and industrial customers, and delivery or use of electricity.

Prior to her current role, Rigatti was senior vice president and chief financial officer at SCE. She was responsible for the utility company’s financial management and fiscal integrity, directing both corporate and business unit financial planning and budgeting, treasury, accounting, tax and risk management.

Previously, Rigatti was senior vice president and chief financial officer at Edison Mission Energy (EME), a competitive generation subsidiary of Edison International at the time. She served in a variety of positions at EME during her 15 years with the company, including vice president and treasurer and vice president, project structuring and valuation, and was actively involved in the sale of substantially all of the assets of EME to NRG Energy in 2014.

Before joining EME, Rigatti held positions at PIRA Energy Group, an energy consulting firm, and at Gas Energy Inc., a subsidiary of the former KeySpan Corp., a group of regulated natural gas and electric utilities with unregulated subsidiaries, which is now part of National Grid. She also worked at The Chase Manhattan Bank.

Rigatti graduated with honors from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in finance, and she earned an MBA in finance from New York University.
Sarah Van Cleve
Sarah Van Cleve
Senior Policy Advisor
Tesla
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Sarah Van Cleve
Sarah Van Cleve
Senior Policy Advisor
Tesla
Sarah manages Tesla’s state-level energy policy development, collaborating with regulators and legislators on policies affecting the development of energy storage and solar systems, predominantly in the United States. She leads Tesla’s policy on various energy policy issues related to utility-scale and customer-sited systems, including resource planning, procurement, and interconnection. Prior to working at Tesla, Sarah managed energy storage policy at Southern California Edison where she helped guide the utility’s groundbreaking procurement of more than a gigawatt-hour of energy storage systems. Sarah started her career as a financial analyst in electricity and emissions markets working in operations, trading, and market design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA.

PRESENTERS

Dr. William Acker
Dr. William Acker
Executive Director
New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium
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Dr. William Acker
Dr. William Acker
Executive Director
New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium
Dr. William Acker is a well known and highly regarded scientist and entrepreneur in the field of Energy. He currently serves as the first Executive Director of NY-BEST, the New York Battery and Energy Storage Consortium. Under his leadership, NY-BEST has grown to more than 150 member companies, created the BEST Test and Commercialization Center and new battery prototyping capabilities, and performed pioneering work in advancing markets, policy, technology and product development. Dr. Acker's more than 25-year career in energy includes management and leadership roles with Optiwind, MTI and MTI MicroFuel Cells, Plug Power, and Texaco. He received a B.S in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Yale University.
Timothy Allen
Timothy Allen
Senior Director - Energy Storage
Sempra Energy
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Timothy Allen
Timothy Allen
Senior Director - Energy Storage
Sempra Energy
Timothy Allen is Senior Director – Energy Storage & Business Development. Mr. Allen is responsible for development and growth of Sempra’s in-front of and behind-the-meter energy storage business. He has previously held positions of Director – Project Development, Director of Engineering & Construction and Senior Director of Construction & Operations for Sempra Renewables. Mr. Allen began his career in the power industry with San Diego Gas and Electric in 2000 where he worked in various engineering and supervisory roles. Mr. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and is a registered Electrical Engineer in the state of California.
Mr. Allen is also a member of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board.
Stefan Alwers
Stefan Alwers
Senior Solutions Expert
Siemens
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Stefan Alwers
Stefan Alwers
Senior Solutions Expert
Siemens
SIESTART Hybrid solutions, Business Owner, SIEMENS AG, Power & Gas, Diversified Power Solutions Professional background: More than twenty years in charge for power plant business in few companies, experienced at several positions within engineering, project & quality management and sales & tendering.
Ani Backa
Ani Backa
Director of Regulatory Strategy
Sonnen
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Ani Backa
Ani Backa
Director of Regulatory Strategy
Sonnen
Ani Backa is the Director of Regulatory Strategy and Utility Initiatives at Sonnen, world’s premier leader in residential battery storage, where she leads sonnen's US regulatory strategy and utility strategic partnerships. A senior renewable energy attorney by vocation, prior to joining sonnen, Ani managed business and government affairs for Xcel Energy, one of the largest and most progressive Investor Owned Utilities(IOUs). Ani’s experience combines in-depth understanding of micro and macro market and technology applications of residential battery storage and the role of utility strategic partnerships.
Matthew Barnett
Matthew Barnett
Business Development Director
Highview Power
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Matthew Barnett
Matthew Barnett
Business Development Director
Highview Power
Matthew Barnett joined Highview in 2012 from GE Energy, where he played a key role in the commercialization of a novel waste heat to power technology. The business was acquired in 2010 from a Californian based technology company, where Matthew led the transition into the GE European business. Qualified in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Matthew started his career in the Oil & Gas industry as a Manufacturing Engineer for ABB on the first deepwater project for Shell Nigeria and also Statoil’s first offshore LNG development on the Norwegian continental shelf. Matthew has a broad technical and commercial background in technology, project and business development in the energy sector, including a top 10 Fast Track 100 UK Company and global blue chip corporations. He brings over 15 years experience to his role as Business Development Director for Highview.
Mike Berlinski
Mike Berlinski
Director, Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions
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Mike Berlinski
Mike Berlinski
Director, Emerging Technologies
Customized Energy Solutions
Mike joined Customized Energy Solutions 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. Mike holds an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Wesleyan University.
Julie Blunden
Julie Blunden
Executive Vice President, Business Development
EVgo
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Julie Blunden
Julie Blunden
Executive Vice President, Business Development
EVgo
Julie Blunden is the Executive Vice President of Business Development of EVgo. Blunden brings more than three decades of executive experience to EVgo, including growing rapidly expanding companies in new energy markets, including senior roles at SunPower, Green Mountain Energy, KEMA Xenergy, and SunEdison, as well as serving as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of ClimateWorks Foundation. She is Board Chair of CalCEF Catalyst and Board Member of CalCEF Ventures, as well as founder of her own consulting practice, and former Executive in Residence for the Global Energy Management Program at the University of Colorado Denver’s Business School.

Blunden has an engineering and environmental studies degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
John Boesel
John Boesel
President and CEO
CALSTART
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John Boesel
John Boesel
President and CEO
CALSTART
John Boesel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CALSTART. The public/private nature of CALSTART is reflected in John's background. Upon graduating from the University of California, Davis, in 1982, John worked in the California legislature as a legislative aide to then Assemblyman (now Congressman) Sam Farr. In that position he managed energy and environmental legislation for nearly four years.

He received his MBA from the Haas School at UC Berkeley in 1989. After graduating from business school he worked as a commercial banker in Wells Fargo's Corporate Headquarters building in San Francisco. In 1993 John joined CALSTART as the Vice President of Technology Programs. In 2001 the Board of Directors promoted him to the position of President and CEO.

John serves on the Advisory Board for the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) at Stanford University and is also a board member of the Clean Vehicle Foundation.
Avi Brenmiller
Avi Brenmiller
Chairman & CEO
Brenmiller Energy
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Avi Brenmiller
Avi Brenmiller
Chairman & CEO
Brenmiller Energy
Avi Brenmiller Chairman & CEO Mr. Brenmiller has founded Brenmiller Energy in 2012, an innovation oriented company with vast experience in developing groundbreaking technologies. Brenmiller Energy has developed a new way to handle energy storage in a cost efficient and environmentally friendly way by utilizing its thermal storage generation unit – the bGen™. Mr. Brenmiller studied at the Technikum, Israel and earned a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University. He directed key projects in engineering and operational departments at Luz Industries from 1988 and later became the CEO of its predecessor, Solel solar systems. In 2009 Solel was acquired by Siemens and Avi was appointed to head Siemens STE business unit, where he remained until 2011. Mr. Brenmiller has the experience of speaking at various of the Energy, Renewable Energy and Energy Storage conferences.
Bjoern Christensen
Bjoern Christensen
Chief Strategy Officer
Nuvve
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Bjoern Christensen
Bjoern Christensen
Chief Strategy Officer
Nuvve
Bjoern joined Nuvve in 2011 as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and is responsible for developing and implement strategies for Nuvve’s expansion into the world market.

He brings more than 30 years of international experience in Technology, Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Venture Capital.

Prior to Nuvve, Bjoern co-founded the Corporate Venture fund Siemens Mustang Ventures in Silicon Valley in 1998 and was named President & CEO.

Mustang Ventures invested in some of the most successful IT/Networking startups of the time and helped them towards successful IPOs (COM21, Efficient Networks, Extreme Networks, Phone.Com, Virata, Sycamore Networks, Cambridge Silicon Radio). Through these investments Siemens gained access to best in class technologies on favorable conditions. Furthermore, he facilitated a number of M&A transactions, where Siemens acquired the portfolio companies.

From 2001 - 2005 Bjoern was named President & CEO of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), with worldwide responsibility for all Siemens AG venture investments. SVC had over 660M Euro under management in five funds: Energy, Industry, Healthcare , IT/Networking and Fund-in-Funds. Bjoern helped SVC to become one of the worlds most prominent and successful Corporate Venture Groups with 70+ direct investments and 30+ fund investments and with offices in San Jose, Boston, Munich, Beijing and Tel Aviv.

Bjoern holds a Master of Science from the Technical University of Denmark and has lived in Silicon Valley since 1997.





Dan Cohee
Dan Cohee
Vice President
PDE Total Energy Solutions
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Dan Cohee
Dan Cohee
Vice President
PDE Total Energy Solutions
Dan leads the design, implementation, integration and construction of advanced energy storage and distributed generation projects for PDE. He led groundbreaking projects of grid tied lithium ion energy storage for a California Municipal Utility and completed a microgrid installation which combined solar, fuel cell, clean burning generator, and energy storage. He has managed design-build of over 30 MW in DC energy storage projects. Dan also is the Principal Investigator for the ESTCP 2012 Sodium-Metal-Halide Battery Energy Storage project at 29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Forbes Online recognized this project as a “Top 12 Energy Project in 2012” and is the largest military type 2B microgrid in the US. Dan led the team on PDE’s leading-edge, Smart Microgrid project at the Electrical Training Institute. The system is a first of its kind, combining energy storage, solar generation, electrical vehicle charging and building load management in one unit. This project was awarded the 2013 Los Angeles National Electrical Contractor’s Excellence Award. Dan is currently leading the design efforts for a smart microgrid project for Penn State University and recently completed the Cuisinart microgrid in the Caribbean. This microgrid powers a reverse osmosis plant which produces between 250,000 to 300,000 gallons of water each day with solar being the sole generation source. This is the largest installation of its kind in the region and is a potential game changer for energy policy and delivery in the region. PDE was recently selected as EPC for the largest privately owned Net Zero Energy retrofit in the U.S. This project features a microgrid, advanced electronics, battery storage, solar, lighting controls and a high efficiency mechanical system. Dan has just completed the Port Hueneme off grid photo voltaic and flow battery micro grid for the CEC to demonstrate how flow batteries can provide: demand charge savings, increased renewable generation on military micro grids through ramp rate control, and provide reliable power during utility outages. Currently Dan is heading the engineering, procurement, and construction for the micro grid Test Bed for NAVFAC at the Port of Ventura. This project will build the AC and DC backbone for NAVFAC to test and integrate technologies of today and of the future to facilitate deployments of micro grids around the world. This project will be both grid connected and designed to island and will support Naval operations during power outages.

Prior to joining PDE, Dan was responsible for 5 western states at MCI Telecommunications (now Verizon) and successfully managed over 60 million dollars in electrical, mechanical, and control construction projects.
Paul De Martini
Paul De Martini
Managing Director
Newport Consulting Group,LLC
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Paul De Martini
Paul De Martini
Managing Director
Newport Consulting Group,LLC
Paul De Martini provides advisory services on the business, policy and technology dimensions of a more distributed power system. In addition to his industry clients, he is co-project manager for DOE’s distribution system platform (DSPx) initiative. Paul has played a leading role in California, Hawaii and New York’s DER market development, integrated grid planning and grid modernization efforts. He has also authored and co-authored several seminal papers and reports that are shaping the development of a more distributed power system globally.

Paul is a visiting scholar at Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute and emeritus member of the National Academy of Sciences committee on T&D reliability. Prior to Newport, he was Chief Technology & Strategy Officer for Cisco’s Energy Internet of Things business unit and earlier VP, Advanced Technology at Southern California Edison responsible for grid modernization, energy storage and transportation electrification. Paul holds an MBA from the Univ. of Southern California and BS, Applied Economics from the Univ. of San Francisco. He is a California State Certified Electric System Operator.
Michael DeSocio
Michael DeSocio
Senior Manager – Market Design
New York Independent System Operator
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Michael DeSocio
Michael DeSocio
Senior Manager – Market Design
New York Independent System Operator
Michael DeSocio has been involved in the evaluation, design, implementation, and operation of wholesale electricity markets at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) for nearly 20 years. His tenure at the NYISO includes work in Market Operations, Market Design, Information Technology and Project Management.
Mr. DeSocio is currently responsible for the evolution of the NYISO wholesale electricity markets, improving market signals and incentives that support reliability needs and/or policy objectives. He also leads the NYISO’s efforts with integrating distributed energy and storage resources into New York’s wholesale markets as well as carbon pricing approaches that harmonize New York State’s REV and CES public policy objectives and competitive wholesale markets.
Mr. DeSocio has been involved in a diverse array of projects at the NYISO, including the integrating renewable technologies into the marketplace, working with emerging storage and generation technologies, enhancing interregional trade, minimizing regional congestion, and improving overall market efficiency.
Previously, Mr. DeSocio worked at Central Hudson Gas & Electric in the Engineering Group with responsibilities for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) standards, system protection studies and substation design.
He earned a Masters of Engineering degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.
Mihir Desu
Mihir Desu
Manager
Strategen
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Mihir Desu
Mihir Desu
Manager
Strategen
Mihir Desu is a Manager in Strategen’s consulting practice. He is currently involved in corporate strategy work and public proceeding support across the US, covering such topics as rate design, electric vehicle and energy storage policy, project development strategy, and designing new market structures that accurately value and compensate distributed energy resources (DERs). Prior to joining Strategen, Mihir worked for Portland General Electric, an investor-owned electrical utility in Oregon, where he supported DER rate design and policy proceedings and developed models to value qualifying facilities, demand response, and electric vehicles. He has also worked as a consultant for The Cadmus Group evaluating demand-side management programs for utilities and government organizations. He started his career analyzing ISO markets for energy traders and developers with EnergyGPS. Mihir holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Binghamton University.
Eva Diess
Eva Diess
Vice President
The Mobility House
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Eva Diess
Eva Diess
Vice President
The Mobility House
Eva Diess is VP of Vehicle-Grid integration at The Mobility House LLC, a company offering services for electric mobility. Before that she was project manager for stationary energy storage projects at Mobility House in Germany working on site development for first- as well as second-use battery storage systems. She previously also researched Second-Life applications for EV batteries as part of her Master’s program in industrial engineering. Eva has spoken at the 1st CharIN North America Conference on March 19th, 2018, at Intersolar 2018 and several other CleanTech events.
Jake Edie
Jake Edie
Business Development Director
S&C Electric Company
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Jake Edie
Jake Edie
Business Development Director
S&C Electric Company
Jake Edie is the Manager-EPC Proposals in the U.S. Power System Solutions group of the S&C Electric Company. He currently leads S&C'ss relationships with the company's energy storage supplier partners, evaluating each supplier from a commercial, technical, and safety perspective. During his career at S&C, he has also held the roles of Energy Storage Solutions Architect and Business Development Director. Prior to joining S&C, Mr. Edie served as Vice President, Business Development for lithium-ion battery integrator AllCell Technologies where he had responsibility for sales and marketing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Edie held leadership positions in the professional services organization of analytical software start-up DemandTec, Inc. where his contributions supported the company's rapid growth and IPO in 2007. Mr. Edie also spent time as a management consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Edie received an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University and a Master's of Science in environmental science and policy from the University of Chicago.
Gianluca Gigliucci
Gianluca Gigliucci
Head of Energy Storage Innovation
Enel Green Power
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Gianluca Gigliucci
Gianluca Gigliucci
Head of Energy Storage Innovation
Enel Green Power
Gianluca Gigliucci has bee with Enel since 2001, lucky enough to be able to focus his activities towards almost all Enel group business lines, from thermal generation, to renewable generation, from large centralized plants to distributed generation, storage, smart grids, microgrids and and new services to customers.
I had the chance to lead the creation of research labs on Photovoltaics (Catania), on Energy storage and microgrids (Livorno) and on Domotic applications (Pisa).

After a couple of years devoted to innovation of our hydro fleet, I am back to energy storage, in the moment in which we are trying to make it another pillar of our growth strategy. Glad to be here!
Marissa Gillett
Marissa Gillett
Vice President
Energy Storage Association
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Marissa Gillett
Marissa Gillett
Vice President
Energy Storage Association
Marissa Paslick Gillett is the Vice President of External Relations for the Energy Storage Association (ESA). In this capacity, Marissa is responsible for providing the strategic vision and leadership regarding ESA’s overall brand, as well as providing leadership of the events, marketing, and communications teams. Previously, Marissa served as the Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission, providing legal, policy, and technical support to the chairman and other commissioners. In her role at the Maryland Commission, Marissa advised on matters such as: the State’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; the implementation of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act; and the advancement of non-wires alternatives in energy sector planning. Marissa also chaired the Maryland Commission’s electric vehicle work group, initiated as part of the Maryland grid modernization proceeding.

Marissa holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from Clemson University, and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Logan Goldie-Scot
Logan Goldie-Scot
Team Leader, Energy Storage Insight
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
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Logan Goldie-Scot
Logan Goldie-Scot
Team Leader, Energy Storage Insight
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Logan heads up the Energy Storage insight team at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He leads the company’s analysis on the global energy storage markets, providing insight on technology, markets, policies and regulation, and the competitive landscape.
He advises utilities, technology companies, investors and policymakers across these fields. He has authored numerous research papers and regularly speaks at international conferences and in the mainstream media. He was previously a Senior Associate within the Energy Smart Technologies team and regularly works on consulting projects for clients, such as the Zayed Future Energy Prize where he was the Project Manager from 2011 to 2013. He joined the company in 2009 as an analyst focused on the wind and solar sectors across the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to joining the company, he has previously worked at the Next Century Foundation which is a nonprofit political think tank focused on conflict resolution. He holds an MA (Hons) from Edinburgh University in Arabic.
Jay Goldin
Jay Goldin
Vice President, Green Tech Solutions
Munich RE
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Jay Goldin
Jay Goldin
Vice President, Green Tech Solutions
Munich RE
Mark Hardin
Mark Hardin
Manager, Opportunity Development
NEC Solutions
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Mark Hardin
Mark Hardin
Manager, Opportunity Development
NEC Solutions
Mark Hardin started his career in grid scale energy storage in 2009 with Xtreme Power (now Younicos) in Austin, Texas. During his five-year- tenure there, Mark worked to size and optimize energy storage systems for specific applications comparing a variety of battery technologies, developed valuation tools and proformas to assess grid storage project business cases, and led the proposal management team and product marketing teams. In the fall of2014, Mark joined NEC Energy Solutions as a Sales Engineer and helped NEC double its grid scale energy storage system installation base in 2016-2017. Mark is currently Manager of Opportunity Development at NEC ES and part of the proposal management team where he is able to continue to help NEC ES customers find the optimal grid storage solution for their project. Mark has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from University of Texas at Austin.
Joseph Heinzmann
Joseph Heinzmann
Senior Account Manager
General Electric
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Joseph Heinzmann
Joseph Heinzmann
Senior Account Manager
General Electric
Joe Heinzmann is the Senior Account Manager for GE Power’s Energy Storage Business.
In this role, Joe is responsible for developing cost effective technical solutions for GE’s customers around the world that maximizes the economics and sustainability of our customer’s energy Grid’s.
Joe has led directly to the placement of large scale Battery Energy Storage Systems in various applications such as: Hybrid Electric Gas Turbines, Balancing Reserves, Load management for Industrial customers, and renewable integration applications worldwide.
Joe has been a Board Member of the Ca Energy Storage Alliance since 2009

Joe holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the California Maritime Academy.
Austin Heyworth
Austin Heyworth
Public Affairs Manager in California
Uber
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Austin Heyworth
Austin Heyworth
Public Affairs Manager in California
Uber
Austin Heyworth is the Public Affairs Manager in California for Uber Technologies, representing the company on state policy and regulatory issues. At Uber, he has led policy work on autonomous vehicles, electric vehicle programs, and the transition to a multi-modal platform including the launch of JUMP bikes in California markets. Before Uber, he worked in the State Assembly for six years, as a Special Assistant to Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, and most recently for Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin. His policy work focused on the issues of higher education, technology and privacy, emergency services; and as the primary staffer for the Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee. He has also built experience running state-level political campaigns, as well as Speaker Perez's statewide campaign for Controller. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in Economics and Political Science and played quarterback on the football team.
Mark Higgins
Mark Higgins
Chief Operating Officer
Strategen
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Mark Higgins
Mark Higgins
Chief Operating Officer
Strategen
Mark is the COO of Strategen, and oversees the company’s strategy and day-to-day operations. Mark’s broad energy sector experience prior to Strategen includes serving as the Director of Utility West at SunEdison, where he led a portfolio of more than a gigawatt of renewable energy development assets in California. Mark also held the role of Vice President of Finance of Hu Honua Bioenergy, a 21.5 MW biomass power redevelopment project in Hawaii. In addition, Mark led Pacific Gas & Electric Company's work in key policy areas including interconnection and transmission planning, and dealt with technologies ranging from distributed energy storage and demand response to large scale renewables developments. Mark has a strong private equity, venture capital and investment banking background, including placing more than $125 million in equity for publicly traded companies and managing the launch of a $70 million Pacific-rim venture fund investing in the agricultural biotech and medical devices sectors. Mark holds a Master of Pacific International Affairs from UC-San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Notre Dame.
Davion Hill
Davion Hill
Energy Storage Leader, Americas
DNV GL
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Davion Hill
Davion Hill
Energy Storage Leader, Americas
DNV GL
Dr. Davion Hill is former President and Chairman of NAATBatt International and continues to serve on the Executive Board. Dr. Hill is also Vice Chair of the NYBEST Board of Directors. Dr. Hill leads DNV GL's energy storage business in the Americas region and has led or managed nationally significant programs related to battery testing for safety and performance, integration of batteries into marine and aviation applications, and more transparent evaluation metrics for energy storage during the technical due diligence process in energy project finance.
William Holmes
William Holmes
Partner
K&L Gates
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William Holmes
William Holmes
Partner
K&L Gates
William (Bill) Holmes is a partner in the Portland office of K&L Gates. He focuses his practice in the area of energy and infrastructure projects and transactions with an emphasis on wind energy, solar energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal, biomass, natural gas, carbon offsets, and energy storage. His experience extends into corporate transactions, water law, and real estate law. Bill also advises clients in negotiating major power purchase agreements, acquisition and sale of energy projects, EPC agreements, O&M agreements, fuel supply, and energy project development agreements. Bill has worked in conjunction with numerous energy storage clients, the representative work for which is as follows: - Represented energy storage developers in the negotiation of energy storage agreements with Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric; - Represented an energy storage developer in commenting on a utility's proposed form of agreement in a Hawaii-based energy storage RFP; - Represented the National Hydropower Association in the preparation of comments filed by NHA in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's notice of intent and subsequent notice of proposed rulemaking on the treatment of energy storage facilities (including pumped storage hydro) in certain markets (Order 784); and - Represented the developer of a grid-scale pumped storage hydropower facility in California in preparing a white paper entitled "White Paper on Removing Federal Barriers to Grid-Scale Energy Storage". Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Holmes was a partner in the Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP. Bill currently sits on the board of directors of the Energy Storage Association (ESA).
Matt Horton
Matt Horton
Chief Commercial Officer
Proterra
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Matt Horton
Matt Horton
Chief Commercial Officer
Proterra
Horton brings a broad range of experience in transportation, operations, and finance to his role as Chief Commercial Officer. For Proterra, he oversees the end-to-end customer lifecycle for the rapidly growing number of municipal, university and commercial transit agencies deploying Proterra's battery-electric buses throughout North America. Since joining in 2014, Horton has helped establish the company as the leading innovator in the electric mass transportation industry. In 2016 alone, Horton helped Proterra achieve more than 225% sales growth, a number that has continued to grow in 2017 as the company expands in different infrastructure categories like airports, universities, corporate enterprises, national parks and ski resorts.

Prior to joining Proterra, Horton most recently served as CEO of Propel Fuels, Inc., a leading clean transportation company. Matt led Propel through a period of high growth, earning Propel a spot on the Inc 500 as one of America’s fastest growing companies. While there he was responsible for strategy and planning, government relations, operational execution, financial management, investor relations, communications, partnerships, and corporate development. Horton is an experienced company builder with a passion for growing sustainable businesses.
Suresh Jayanthi
Suresh Jayanthi
Vice President Energy Services
Chanje
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Suresh Jayanthi
Suresh Jayanthi
Vice President Energy Services
Chanje
Suresh's team finds new ways to integrate a suite of renewable energy solutions for Chanje’s customers. Through sustainable generation, EV charging, storage, and micro grid systems, the delivery and transportation industries are making radical advancements to reduce impact on the communities they serve.

Chanje is a California-based OEM delivering medium duty electric vehicles and turnkey energy infrastructure services for the last mile industry. Our vision is to create sustainable urban solutions that improve the last mile and positively impact people, businesses, and communities.
John Jung
John Jung
President & CEO
Greensmith Energy Management Systems, a Wärtsilä Company
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John Jung
John Jung
President & CEO
Greensmith Energy Management Systems, a Wärtsilä Company
As President and CEO of Greensmith Energy, John has led the company from concept to the recognized technology leader in the US energy storage market over the past decade. John was twice awarded Smart Grid Pioneer by SmartGrid Today and selected New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg. Greensmith was awarded as the industry’s fastest growing company by Deloitte Fast500 and was elected a member of World-Gen’s Class of 2018. Greensmith Energy was acquired by Wärtsilä in July of 2017. Having built multiple VC-backed startups in B2B software, data analytics and
distributed computing, John firmly believes that intelligent energy storage represents the first programmable, multi-application appliance available to all grid operators to solve a multitude of grid congestion problems, ideally integrated with multiple power generation and network assets. With that vision - the company serves and partners with some of the largest power companies and developers globally and has installed
over 70 grid-scale deployments in nine countries to-date.
Prior to his startup career, John 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 San Francisco Area.
Haresh Kamath
Haresh Kamath
Senior Program Manager for Distributed Energy Resources
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
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Haresh Kamath
Haresh Kamath
Senior Program Manager for Distributed Energy Resources
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Haresh Kamath is Senior Program Manager for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), managing the Institute’s research into the development, assessment, and application of energy storage technologies for grid storage applications as well as the implementation and integration of storage, distributed generation, smart inverters, microgrids, and other distributed resources into the grid.

Kamath joined EPRI in 2002 as a project engineer in energy storage and distributed generation. He was an author for the first edition of the EPRI-DOE Handbook of Energy Storage and served on the board of directors of the Energy Storage Association from 2005 to 2013. After taking the role of Program Manager in 2011, Kamath took steps to create the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), a technical forum to facilitate the deployment and use of utility-scale energy storage systems.

Before joining EPRI, Kamath worked at Lockheed Martin Space Systems as a product engineer responsible for spacecraft batteries. He also served as an applications engineering and business development manager at a startup energy storage company.

Kamath received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Principal
NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC
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Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Principal
NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC
Danny Kennedy
Danny Kennedy
Managing Director
California Clean Energy Fund
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Danny Kennedy
Danny Kennedy
Managing Director
California Clean Energy Fund
Danny Kennedy leads the California Clean Energy Fund, connecting entrepreneurs everywhere to capital to build an abundant clean energy economy that benefits all. This includes overseeing the CalSEED.fund of $25m for very early stage companies driving innovation and building equity in the California economy. Additionally, CalCEF runs a network of incubators and accelerators globally called New Energy Nexus. Kennedy is also the President of CalCharge, a public-private partnership with DoE National Labs and universities in California, unions and companies, working to advance energy storage.

Kennedy co-founded Sungevity in 2007, the company that created remote solar design, and Powerhouse, a smart energy incubator and accelerator. He was the first backer of Mosaic in 2011, the $2B solar loan provider, and remains on the Board of Powerhive, a solar mini-utility in Kenya and Sunergise, a solar-as-a-service business out of Fiji and the EnergyLabAustralia. He is also a Director of the organizations VoteSolar, Power for All and Confluence Philanthropy and adviser to SolarPhilippines. Kennedy authored the book Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy – and Our Planet – from Dirty Energy in 2012. Prior to being an entrepreneur, he worked at Greenpeace and other NGOs on climate and energy issues for 20+ years.

Jagmeet Khangura
Jagmeet Khangura
Western Region Microgrid Solution Lead
Black & Veatch
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Jagmeet Khangura
Jagmeet Khangura
Western Region Microgrid Solution Lead
Black & Veatch
Jagmeet Khangura currently supports the Distributed Generation/Microgrid Program at Black & Veatch's. Her experience includes resource assessments, technical feasibility analysis and integration of microgrids and renewable energy resources. She has evaluated renewable installations and microgrids at commercial building, industrial facilities, as well as the utility distribution system. Prior to joining the Microgrid group, Jagmeet was a Renewable Energy Consultant in Consulting Engineering Services / Renewable Services within Black & Veatch's global energy business. She was active in many renewable energy projects, including resource assessments, feasibility studies, due diligence (technical and economic analysis) of specific technologies, optimization of solar plant design, and economic analyses of renewable energy projects.
Bernie Kotlier
Bernie Kotlier
Executive Director
IBEW-NECA California & Nevada
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Bernie Kotlier
Bernie Kotlier
Executive Director
IBEW-NECA California & Nevada
Bernie Kotlier directs the development, promotion, and delivery of sustainable energy business development programs, education, and training for electrical contractors who are members of the National Electrical Contractors Association (http://www.necanet.org/), and IBEW electricians, in California and Nevada including energy auditing, energy efficiency, photovoltaics, zero net energy buildings, electric vehicles, energy storage, and micro-grids.

Bernie has been a member of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency Workforce Development, the CPUC Working Group on Lighting, the State of California Schools of the Future Initiative Advisory Committee, and the California Air Resources Board advisory committee on Zero Emission Buses. He currently serves on a number of boards and commissions in these capacities: co-chair of the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (www.CALCTP.org), national co-chair of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program / EVITP (http://evitp.org/), member of the CPUC Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee, and member of the boards of directors of the California Clean Energy Fund / CalCEF (www.calcef.org), CalCharge (www.calcharge.org), and NAATBatt (http://naatbatt.org/about/board-of-directors/).

Prior to his work with the electrical contracting industry, Bernie directed business development for Solectria Renewables in the Western U.S., was President of Brunswick Bicycles International, President of Bell Sports Specialty Retail Division, and President of Service Cycle/Mongoose. He has also been a published contributor to the Harvard Business Review.
Lorenzo Kristov, PHD
Lorenzo Kristov, PHD
Independent Consultant
Former Principal, Market Design, California ISO
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Lorenzo Kristov, PHD
Lorenzo Kristov, PHD
Independent Consultant
Former Principal, Market Design, California ISO
Lorenzo Kristov is an independent consultant focusing on power system evolution toward high levels of renewable generation and distribution-connected energy resources (DER), and a more decentralized structure. Areas of expertise include: wholesale market design; DER participation in wholesale markets; coordination of transmission-distribution operations, markets and planning; distribution system operator (DSO) platforms and distribution-level markets; microgrids and energy resilience strategies; whole-system grid architecture.
From 1999 to 2017 Lorenzo worked at California ISO as a principal in market design and infrastructure policy. In that position he was a lead designer of the locational marginal pricing (LMP) market system the ISO implemented in 2009. He later led initiatives to redesign the transmission planning and new generator interconnection processes to accommodate rapid growth of renewable energy projects triggered by California’s renewable portfolio standards. Over the past several years he worked on initiatives to integrate DERs into markets, operations and planning, to advance transmission-distribution coordination between the distribution utilities and the ISO, and has written papers and participated in national and international forums on power system evolution and architecture.
Prior to joining the California ISO Lorenzo was Energy Economist at the California Energy Commission (1995-9) and Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia (1993-4). He has a BS in mathematics from Manhattan College, MS in Statistics from North Carolina State University, and PhD in Economics from University of California Davis.
Kiran Kumaraswamy
Kiran Kumaraswamy
Market Applications Director
Fluence
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Kiran Kumaraswamy
Kiran Kumaraswamy
Market Applications Director
Fluence
Mr. Kiran Kumaraswamy is a Market Applications Director at Fluence. In this role, he works on identifying applications that are attractive for energy storage development and educating potential customers on the benefits of energy storage. His work involves implementing regulatory and policy solutions that create access to key markets. Kiran is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on policy issues that impact energy storage development and has testified multiple times at the U.S Congress and FERC on a range of subjects including wholesale market reforms and multiple use-cases for energy storage. Kiran works closely with electricity industry stakeholders, NGO’s, trade associations and state regulators to develop policy priorities and market action plans. Prior to joining Fluence, he worked as a Senior Manager in ICF International advising private sector clients on wholesale power market and transmission issues. He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras, India.
Megha Lakhchaura
Megha Lakhchaura
Director of Policy
EVBox
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Megha Lakhchaura
Megha Lakhchaura
Director of Policy
EVBox
Megha Lakhchaura is the Director of Policy and Utility Programs for EVBox, North America. EVBox is the global market leader in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and related cloud-based services, with an installed base of over 50,000 charging points over 32 countries. Prior to joining EVBox, Megha was Policy Director at Sunrun Inc. and drove the the company’s market and regulatory policy in California. Before working at Sunrun Inc., Megha was with the California Public Utilities Commission for over seven years working on wholesale electricity market issues including power planning and procurement, Resource Adequacy and Renewable Portfolio Standards. She has an MPP from University of California Los Angeles and an MBA from the Symbiosis University, India.
Gene Larson
Gene Larson
Vice President, Energy Storage
SNC-Lavalin Clean Power
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Gene Larson
Gene Larson
Vice President, Energy Storage
SNC-Lavalin Clean Power
Mr. Larson has 30+ years of experience in the Power Generation Industry including senior positions in engineering, project management, sales and project development. He currently leads SNCL’s deployment of utility scale energy storage technologies. He has worked with SNCL Capital supporting early stage investment decisions in renewable and fossil fueled power projects. He reviews new technology development related to the Power Industry with the Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) of SNCL’s power sector business units looking for those technologies where SNCL can assist them on the path to commercial products.
Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee
CEO/Founder
PXiSE
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Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee
CEO/Founder
PXiSE
Patrick Lee is vice president of infrastructure and technology at Sempra Infrastructure, LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. In his current role, Lee founded and now leads the Sempra Energy investment in PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC. Lee is a proven executive with a successful track record. He completed a $1.8B, infrastructure project with 19 awards and has led numerous business operations with significant financial outcomes. He has over 30 years of energy industry experience in electric system planning, design, construction, operations, energy markets, renewables, and technology RD&D. Lee graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University and holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Sacramento. He is also a registered professional electrical engineer in California and serves as treasurer and finance committee chair of IEEE Smart Village and on the council of advisors for the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.
Steven Lichtin
Steven Lichtin
Director of Business Development
Go Electric Inc.
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Steven Lichtin
Steven Lichtin
Director of Business Development
Go Electric Inc.
Steven Lichtin is the Director of Business Development at Go Electric Inc., which develops customer side of the meter energy solutions that help facilities, communities, and military bases be energy resilient and sustainable. Steven has a been building and developing clean and resilient energy projects for nearly a decade, and previously worked in finance after completing his undergraduate degree. He holds an MBA in Sustainability from Bard College, and a BA in Economics, with a minor in Finance, from Vanderbilt University.
Janice Lin
Janice Lin
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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Janice Lin
Janice Lin
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Janice Lin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategen. She brings more than two decades of experience in clean energy strategy, market development, and corporate strategy to Strategen. During this time she has advised a diverse range of clients including renewable energy equipment manufacturers and service providers, large corporations diversifying into clean energy, and real estate developers building sustainable communities.

In 2014 Janice co-founded the Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA), an international non-profit organization, and currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Executive Committee. Prior to that Janice co-founded the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) in 2009, and remains Executive Director. Janice has also served on the Electricity Advisory Council of the US Department of Energy, the Board of Advisors for the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) and the Energy Storage Committee of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. Janice is also a Member of the Advisory Council of the German American Chamber of Commerce, the UCSD Strategic Energy Initiatives Advisory Council, and Co-Founder and Chair of the annual Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference.

Prior to founding Strategen in 2005, Janice held several senior management positions with PowerLight Corporation (now SunPower Corporation), including Vice President of Product Strategy and Vice President of Business Development. During her tenure at PowerLight, Janice led initiatives in product and new market strategies, business development, regulatory affairs, strategic partnerships, investor relations, and customer finance.

Janice holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a BS from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is the winner of ESA's 2013 Phil Symons Energy Storage Award, and NAATBATT’s 2014 Market Development Award.
Mark MacCracken
Mark MacCracken
Vice President
TRANE
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Mark MacCracken
Mark MacCracken
Vice President
TRANE
In November 2017, Mark MacCracken became the VP, CALMAC Portfolio for TRANE. Prior to CALMAC’s purchase by Ingersoll Rand, he was CEO of CALMAC, which is one of the largest manufacturers of Thermal Energy Storage equipment in the world, with over 4,500 installations in 60 countries. In his 40 years with the firm, he has assisted in the design of hundreds of Ice Storage systems around the world. Some of the recent installations in New York City where for Rockefeller Center, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and the Bank of America Tower.

He was the Principal Investigator on research projects with Oak Ridge National Labs, NASA and National Renewable Energy Research Lab. He has his BS in Mechanical Engineering, three U.S. Patents, is a Professional Engineer and LEED® Fellow.
He is, or recently has served as:
• USGBC’s 2011 Chairman of the Board of Directors,
• AEE’s Energy Engineer of the Year,
• ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.
• Board of Directors of
o Urban Green,
o New Buildings Institute and
o AHRI
Ben Mandel
Ben Mandel
Northeast Regional Director
CALSTART
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Ben Mandel
Ben Mandel
Northeast Regional Director
CALSTART
Ben Mandel is Northeast Regional Director at CALSTART, where he works with private and public fleets to integrate cleaner, more efficient vehicle technologies. Ben leads CALSTART’s work on market acceleration and policy development in the Northeast, including administration of workplace electric vehicle charging and truck voucher incentive programs. Ben also works with regional partners on multi-state, market-driven policy solutions to reduce transportation emissions and elevate advanced technologies.

Prior to joining CALSTART, Ben worked under Mayor Bill de Blasio at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, where he led policy development and implementation activities with City agencies on transportation and energy supply initiatives in pursuit of New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. He also previously worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and was a fellow at NYU School of Law.

Ben holds Masters degrees in Public Policy and Energy & Resources from UC-Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Mathematical Economics and Hispanic Literature & Culture.
Florian Mayr
Florian Mayr
Partner
Apricum
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Florian Mayr
Florian Mayr
Partner
Apricum
Florian Mayr, partner at Apricum, is an expert on strategy, business development and transaction advisory in the global renewable energy markets, including energy storage.

Florian leads Apricum’s energy storage practice and is responsible for the company’s international activities in this field. In particular, he supports Apricum’s clients in successfully accessing new markets and seizing attractive business opportunities. He is also active in advising cleantech companies on corporate and project financing, including M&A, fund raising and due diligence. In addition, he is a regular contributor to external publications and a frequently booked speaker on the topic of energy storage.
Erika Meyers
Erika Meyers
Director of Research
Smart Electric Power Alliance
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Erika Meyers
Erika Meyers
Director of Research
Smart Electric Power Alliance
Erika Myers is the Director of Research for the Smart Electric Power Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on working with electric utilities and the broader industry to integrate clean energy and distributed energy resources, including energy storage, demand response, and solar energy. She specializes in electric vehicle infrastructure and staffs SEPA’s Electric Vehicle Working Group. She has authored and co-authored numerous reports, briefs, and articles while at SEPA and regularly speaks at events around the country.
Prior to joining SEPA, Erika spent nearly four years as a consultant with ICF International and five years as the Renewable Energy Manager with the South Carolina Energy Office, specializing in renewable energy and alternative transportation fuel policy and regulatory planning and development.
Erika has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Clemson University and a master’s degree in earth and environmental resources from the University of South Carolina.
Alex Morris
Alex Morris
Vice President Advocacy
Strategen
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Alex Morris
Alex Morris
Vice President Advocacy
Strategen
Alex Morris is Vice President of Strategen’s consulting and advocacy practice. He is responsible for policy and regulatory affairs, and leads strategic policy consulting for businesses and government groups. Alex is also the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the California Energy Storage Alliance, where he directs CESA’s engagements in a range of California and Federal agencies, workgroups and associations.

Alex has more than 10 years of experience in policy and regulatory work, leading major efforts to shape and promote policy or regulatory outcomes at the California legislature, the CAISO, FERC, and other agencies. Alex also brings years of utility-focused strategic consulting experience to Strategen, and has worked closely with utility, private, and trade groups to shape and execute on strategic business plans. Alex has focused on a broad range of cutting-edge topics such as Storage Legislation, Electric Market Design, Renewables Integration, FERC Policy, Smartgrid, Electric Transportation and Plug-in Vehicles, Rate Design, the California Solar Initiative, and more. Alex joined Strategen in 2015 and previously worked for electric utilities PG&E and SCE after receiving his MBA from the University of California, Davis.
Stephen Mushegan
Stephen Mushegan
Associate Director
Clinton Foundation
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Stephen Mushegan
Stephen Mushegan
Associate Director
Clinton Foundation
Stephen Mushegan is the Associate Director of the Clinton Foundation's Islands Energy Program, focused on assisting Caribbean small island developing states in their transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. He leads a team of country project managers supporting governments and utilities in the development of solar, wind, geothermal, and microgrid projects. As a prior project manager for the team, Stephen oversaw the procurement and contract negotiations for Saint Lucia’s first ever utility-scale renewable energy project, a 3 megawatt (MW) solar farm, and assisted the development and procurement for 1 MW solar PV in Turks and Caicos, distributed across 5 islands. He has supported technical and economic analysis for Saint Lucia’s National Energy Transition Strategy, and is overseeing a long-term Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan in Dominica, in partnership with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Prior to joining the Clinton Foundation, Stephen was an energy engineer focused on the commercial and industrial sector, specializing in combined heat and power, heat recovery, and electrical energy efficiency. He is experienced in feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, and project implementation.

Stephen brings a passion for clean energy and social impact, and balances a high-level understanding of energy systems and stakeholders with the ability to conduct deep technical and economic analysis. He holds an M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (and Minor in International Studies) from the University of California, San Diego.
Jon Norman
Jon Norman
President & Chief Operating Officer
Hydrostor
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Jon Norman
Jon Norman
President & Chief Operating Officer
Hydrostor
Jon Norman is President & COO of Hydrostor Inc. Jon is a professional engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in the power industry, environmental sector, management consulting and government. Jon previously held senior roles at Brookfield Asset Management, most recently as VP responsible for regulatory policy and government relations across North America for the power and utilities business. In earlier roles he served as project manager for environmental operations and held senior roles in government, where he led grid networks policy development in Ontario as well as interjurisdictional negotiations. Jon holds an interdisciplinary master’s degree in engineering and economics from the University of Toronto. Jon has been a regular speaker on the International power sector conference circuit, appearing on 5-10 panels per year including ESA Boston (April 2018), Energy Storage Europe Dusseldorf (March 2018), IESO 2018 Electricity Summit, ESA Energy Storage Studio (November 2017), S&P Global Power Markets Conference (April 2017), and most recently the Australian Energy Storage Conference (May 2018).
Hasan Oezdem
Hasan Oezdem
Head of Technology Management
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
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Hasan Oezdem
Hasan Oezdem
Head of Technology Management
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Hasan Oezdem started his career in the research field at the Technical University Berlin, holding a master degree in medical physics. He has now more than 15 years’ experience in the private sector, mainly managing and leading innovative topics and technologies. Hasan spent most of his career in the transportation sector creating a network of engineering and innovation sites across the globe. Since 2016, working in the wind energy sector, he is leading the Technology Management function, responsible for future products like large storage and hybrid. Next to his responsibilities he is the chairman of the executive council and also an advisor to the executive committee regarding digitalization.
Matthew Paiss
Matthew Paiss
Captain
San Jose Fire Department
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Matthew Paiss
Matthew Paiss
Captain
San Jose Fire Department
Fire Captain Matthew Paiss is a 22 year veteran of the San Jose Fire Department. He is the IAFF primary representative to NFPA 70 (NEC) and NFPA 855 Energy Storage Systems standards. He is a subject matter expert for the National Fire Protection Association on energy storage, President of Energy Response Solutions, Inc. and has contributed to the IFC & NFPA1 fire code sections on PV & ESS.  CA Paiss has delivered PV Safety training to over 7000 firefighters nationwide including the FDIC and the National Fire Academy.  He has spoken in Europe on fire safety and PV design and holds certificates as a credentialed California Technical Education Teacher, Registered State Fire Instructor, Certified State Fire Officer, and is a member of UL Standards Technical Panels 1703 & 1741.
Anastasia Palivos
Anastasia Palivos
Acting Commissioner
Illinois Commerce Commission
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Anastasia Palivos
Anastasia Palivos
Acting Commissioner
Illinois Commerce Commission
Anastasia Palivos was appointed to the Illinois Commerce Commission by Governor Bruce Rauner on January 19, 2018, to a five year term. An Illinois native, Palivos is the first Greek-American woman appointed to the Commission and, at 28, the youngest-ever appointed commissioner. Prior to her appointment, she was a legal and policy advisor to the chairman at the ICC from April 2015 to July 2016. During that time, Palivos planned, organized, and moderated policy sessions on important and emerging industry issues, such as business and IT investments in cloud computing arrangements, energy efficiency in affordable housing, smart cities, and solutions to resource adequacy. Palivos also led a Commission-adopted Notice of Inquiry to explore the prudency of utility investment in cloud computing by evaluating issues such as cybersecurity and customer rate impacts of such investments. She most recently worked as a business development strategy analyst for a Chicago-based health intelligence firm. Palivos graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and later earned her Juris Doctor degree at DePaul University College of Law. During her studies, she engaged in a number of volunteer opportunities, including volunteering at the Domestic Violence Courthouse, and received the Chancellor’s Service Award. Palivos is a founding board member of the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation, which provides philanthropic support for cancer research teams at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
Mark Paterson
Mark Paterson
General Manager
Horizon Power
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Mark Paterson
Mark Paterson
General Manager
Horizon Power
Mark Paterson is the General Manager of Horizon Power’s Consumer Energy division. Horizon Power is responsible for providing electricity across regional Western Australia, which is the world’s largest service territory served by a single utility. Covering diverse terrain, various climate zones and a wide range of demographic groups, including a significant indigenous population, this is also one of the most sparsely populated areas of the world with only one customer per 50km².

Before joining Horizon Power in late 2016, Mark led the Electricity Grids & Renewable Energy Integration research stream at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. During this time he chaired the national Future Grid Forum and was Program Director for the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap. In his new role with Horizon Power, Mark draws upon his international experience to lead the development of innovative new energy solutions for customers in regional WA and beyond.
Ted Reguly
Ted Reguly
Director of Growth and Technology Integration
San Diego Gas and Electric
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Ted Reguly
Ted Reguly
Director of Growth and Technology Integration
San Diego Gas and Electric
Ted Reguly is the Director of Growth and Technology Integration at San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E). He is responsible for overseeing SDG&E’s Growth in non-traditional Utility areas, including Energy Storage, Microgrids and other areas as it relates to SDG&E’s leadership in clean, safe, and reliable energy delivery.

Reguly’ s previous director positions were at Sempra Renewables Operations, SDG&E’s Substation and Transmission Operations and Maintenance, Customer Programs, Smart Meter, and Customer Services Organizations.

Reguly is a registered California Mechanical Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State, Long Beach and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from San Diego State University.
John Schaaf Jr.
John Schaaf Jr.
VP & GM, Distributed Energy Storage
Johnson Controls
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John Schaaf Jr.
John Schaaf Jr.
VP & GM, Distributed Energy Storage
Johnson Controls
John Schaaf is vice president and general manager of Distributed Energy Storage at Johnson Controls International, a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. His areas of expertise include distributed energy resources, building technology, and corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. In his 27 years with Johnson Controls, John has held leadership roles in all of the company’s businesses. He has led the Distributed Energy Storage startup from its inception in 2014 to its current status as a standalone business. He previously led market development for the Power Solutions advanced battery technology group, and federal government marketing for Building Technologies & Solutions. John began his career serving on active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1985 to 1990 as a contracting officer working in systems acquisition and manufacturing. He is a 1984 graduate of Clemson University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
Ryan Schuchard
Ryan Schuchard
Policy Director
CALSTART
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Ryan Schuchard
Ryan Schuchard
Policy Director
CALSTART
Ryan Schuchard is Policy Director for CALSTART. He is responsible for developing and passing new laws, regulations, and appropriations for sustainable transportation; assisting state and national governments to achieve air quality and climate protection targets; and helping companies interested in sustainable transportation to engage in climate policy for vehicles and fuels.

Prior to CALSTART, Ryan spent eight years at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), where he launched and led a diverse portfolio of research, consulting, and cross-sector collaboration including the overall climate change program, Future of Fuels working group, and numerous sustainable supply chain and logistics initiatives. Ryan has been a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Commercial Driver (CDL) and has authored dozens of articles on sustainable energy and transportation. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan, where he learned Russian.

Ryan has a B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University and M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Kevin Schwain
Kevin Schwain
Electric Vehicle Program Lead
Xcel Energy
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Kevin Schwain
Kevin Schwain
Electric Vehicle Program Lead
Xcel Energy
Kevin Schwain is the Electric Vehicle Program Lead at Xcel Energy. He is responsible for the development and delivery of electric vehicle services Xcel Energy offers across its service territory. Kevin has been with Xcel Energy since 2008 developing pilots and programs that help customers save money and reduce the impact of their energy usage. He previously held leadership positions with Target Corporation, Advanced Technology Materials, and Hewlett Packard. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Anthony Seipolt
Anthony Seipolt
Advisor
Australian Energy Regulator
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Anthony Seipolt
Anthony Seipolt
Advisor
Australian Energy Regulator
Anthony is an expert energy consultant and strategic thinker with a passion for improving outcomes at the interface between the technical, commercial and regulatory spheres.

Over a 30 year career, Anthony has advised governments, industry and consumers across a range of energy topics. Coming from a technical background, Anthony has worked around the globe pursuing energy reform and consumer outcomes. He has worked with over 200 electricity, water and gas companies in relation to business performance and improvement.

In recent years, Anthony has worked extensively in the area of energy regulation – both application and policy design. Anthony also sits on a number of industry and commercial panels with a focus on emerging technology and industry reform.

He has a Master of Business Administration and is a former National Manager and Director of Parsons Brinckerhoff Associates.
Yayoi Sekine
Yayoi Sekine
Energy Storage Analyst
Bloomberg NEF
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Yayoi Sekine
Yayoi Sekine
Energy Storage Analyst
Bloomberg NEF
Yayoi Sekine leads the Americas coverage for Energy Storage practice at Bloomberg NEF based out of New York. Yayoi's research focuses on US energy storage markets, providing insight on technology, markets, policies and regulation, and the competitive landscape. She advises utilities, technology companies, investors and policymakers across these fields. She has authored numerous research papers and regularly speaks at international conferences and in the mainstream media. She was previously Research Analyst based in Sao Paulo having spent four years covering Latin American renewable energy market development through Bloomberg NEF. Her specialization includes expertise on energy storage, renewable energy projects and financing, knowledge of policy framework for project development in key markets in the US and Latin American region. Yayoi holds a BSc in Global Resource Systems with focus on Latin America from the University of British Columbia (Canada). Recent prior speaking engagements: - Bloomberg NEF Future of Energy Summit 2018 - Speaker and Moderator - "Will Renewables Plus Energy Storage Compete Against Gas?" panel - ESA 28th Annual Conference 2018 - Speaker - "Global Analyst Perspectives" panel - NY-BEST Capture the Energy 2018 - Featured Speaker - "The Changing Grid: Rise of Renewables, Electric Vehicles, and the Role of Energy Storage" presentation
Patrick Shoop
Patrick Shoop
Manager, Emerging Technology
Customized Energy Solutions
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Patrick Shoop
Patrick Shoop
Manager, Emerging Technology
Customized Energy Solutions
Patrick joined Customized Energy Solutions in 2015 and is a manager within the Emerging Technology group, where he provides market intelligence and technical expertise on energy storage and other emerging energy technologies to clients. He also manages the production of regional reports on energy storage in each U.S. wholesale electricity market for the StorageIQ subscription service and serves as the lead consultant on energy storage in New York State, as well as a supporting consultant in other regions such as PJM. His background is diverse, covering technology monitoring, market assessment, and strategy consulting in energy and other technical industries. Patrick holds a BS in Engineering – Product Design from Stanford University’s Mechanical Engineering department.
Lilly Shoup
Lilly Shoup
Senior Director of Transportation Policy
Lyft
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Lilly Shoup
Lilly Shoup
Senior Director of Transportation Policy
Lyft
Lilly Shoup is Senior Director of Transportation Policy at Lyft. With a background in multimodal planning, performance management, and transit operations, she focuses on national transportation policy and planning to re-connect communities through better transportation. Prior to joining Lyft, Lilly was a Principal at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting and served in the Office of Transportation Policy at the US Department of Transportation in Washington, DC where she managed the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and related livability initiatives. She is author of national publications including “Dangerous by Design” and “The Fix We’re In For: National Bridge Assessment”. Lilly holds a Master in City and Regional Planning from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Fred Silver
Fred Silver
Vice President
CALSTART
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Fred Silver
Fred Silver
Vice President
CALSTART
As Vice President at CALSTART, Fred Silver provides executive oversight on the Low Carbon Bus Program. He has worked with the Federal Transit Agency for more than eighteen years focusing on the commercialization of new bus technologies including Zero Emission Fuel Cell and Battery Buses, Hybrid Vehicles and Advanced Bus Rapid Transit Vehicles.

Fred also acted as the Director of the California Hybrid and Efficient Advanced Truck Research Center administered by CALSTART. The CalHEAT Truck Research Center developed a Technology and Market Transformation Roadmap which illustrated a pathway for California to meet their emissions and environmental policies as they relate to medium and heavy duty trucks.

Fred also provides executive oversight on CALSTART's First Mile Program with a focus of encouraging a modal shift to cleaner mobility, especially as it relates to transit connections, as well as fostering the integration of small electric vehicles and bicycles into the low carbon transportation plans for cities and regions.

Fred has a background in power electronics including a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Harmeet Singh
Harmeet Singh
Chief Technology Officer
Greenlots
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Harmeet Singh
Harmeet Singh
Chief Technology Officer
Greenlots
Harmeet Singh has nearly two decades of experience leading technology teams that have built scalable, reliable and high-performance software systems in energy, transportation and telecommunications industries. As Chief Technology Officer at Greenlots, Singh has been at the forefront of designing interoperable system architecture for Greenlots’ award winning SKY™ EV charging network software. This platform has been adopted by global automakers like BMW and utilities including BC Hydro, SCE, Avista, Southern Company and many others to economically manage electric vehicle fleets. Prior to joining Greenlots in 2012, Harmeet was Blackberry’s Lead Engineer and product manager, where he brought his technical background to business operations and product development. During his tenure at Blackberry, Harmeet was key in setting the product vision both internally and externally by identifying new potential products, generating product requirements, and gathering market research for product innovation. Harmeet also served as a Technical Architect and Senior Software Engineer for Pillar Data Systems, as a Senior Consultant at Burntsand, and as an analyst at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which is part of India’s largest industrial conglomerate. Singh holds a Master of Science degree in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Douglas Staker
Douglas Staker
Vice President
Enernoc
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Douglas Staker
Douglas Staker
Vice President
Enernoc
Doug Staker is an energy professional that has worked globally for 27 years. He has been a pioneer in the world of smart grid technologies with a focus on smart metering and intelligent energy storage. He is currently Vice President of Utility Business Development at Enernoc, a distributed energy management and storage company and is a subsidiary of Enel, a leader in the global utility market.
Enel/Enernoc is a thought leader in the development of both delivery and supply rate structures that align the goals of utility load management with commercial power and energy savings. Enernoc has led the growth of Behind-The-Meter energy storage in New York City and has been collaborative with the local approval agencies in developing the permitting process for in building installations.
Matt Stedl
Matt Stedl
Development Director - Energy Storage
Tradewind Energy
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Matt Stedl
Matt Stedl
Development Director - Energy Storage
Tradewind Energy
Currently leading energy storage development at Tradewind Energy, Matt has over two decades of multidisciplinary experience as a project developer, energy consultant, policy advisor, and project manager. In his most recent roles, Matt has directed the development of utility-scale energy storage projects in multiple US Markets, with extensive energy storage technical and market analysis, strategy, and procurement experience. Prior roles include directing the development of domestic and international renewable energy and conventional power generation projects, and advising some of the nation's top firms on energy policy and market strategy.

Matt received his Master of Public Policy from The University of Chicago with concentration in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Policy; and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Matt is also an active member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and is committed to promoting policies and technologies that are good for the environment and the economy.
Bert Taube
Bert Taube
Energy Storage and Solar PV Manager
Southern Research
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Bert Taube
Bert Taube
Energy Storage and Solar PV Manager
Southern Research
Dr. Taube is an innovative strategy and technology leader who drives sustainable growth in clean technology, energy/automation, software/Big Data, and electronic manufacturing industries by leveraging deep expertise in strategy, business, technology, marketing, and operations. His core competencies include corporate strategy and execution, merger integration, marketing, sales and business development, product and program management, and accounting and finance. He generated +$55M in new sales to utility markets for Siemens Energy. Recent positions with Versant and HV ASIC focused provided experience in big data, revenue development, and capital reduction.
Jasna Tomic
Jasna Tomic
Research Director
CALSTART
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Jasna Tomic
Jasna Tomic
Research Director
CALSTART
Jasna Tomic is Research Director at CALSTART where she leads the vehicle and technology assessment end evaluation activities. She works with fleets, OEMs, suppliers and manufacturers to conduct in-use field testing and deliver results-driven reports to inform the marketplace and support the business case of alternative vehicles. Her expertise includes research in vehicle-grid integration (VGI). She holds a Ph.D. in Fuel Science from Pennsylvania State University and a BS in Chemical Engineering. jtomic@calstart.org
Megan Vidal
Megan Vidal
Business Development
UL
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Megan Vidal
Megan Vidal
Business Development
UL
Megan Vidal has been with UL since 2012 and has served as both a Sales Executive and Business Development for Energy Systems & e-Mobility. Her role includes developing new programs and services for the Energy Systems & e-Mobility group focusing on Energy Storage Systems, Batteries, Chargers, Drones and Personal e-Mobility. Megan is responsible for business development engagements with manufacturers and system integrators for the UL 9540A Test Method. She is part of team that launched UL safety standards such as UL 1973 - Stationary Batteries and UL 9540 - ESS as well as related e-mobility safety standards such UL 3030 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems and UL 3100 - Automated Guided Vehicles. Megan resides in California and primarily supports the North American market.
Laura Walter
Laura Walter
Senior Lead Economist
PJM
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Laura Walter
Laura Walter
Senior Lead Economist
PJM
Ms. Walter evaluates strategic market design and economic issues for PJM, including quantitative and qualitative analytical support on topics that impact PJM strategy, including state and federal policy initiatives, technological advances and broader economic trends. Ms. Walter focuses on market design and economic trends in electricity markets and grid operations. Currently, Laura is leading a team to implement FERC Order 841: Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by RTOs and ISOs in PJM.
 
Previous roles at PJM included stints in Performance Compliance, Market Analysis, Finance and Emerging Markets. Prior to joining PJM in 2008, Ms. Walter worked in Commodity Supply Planning at FirstEnergy Solutions and Rates and Regulatory Affairs at FirstEnergy Corp. Ms. Walter earned a Master’s degree in economics from Kent State University.
Caleb Waugh
Caleb Waugh
Head of Business Analytics
Lockheed Martin Energy
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Caleb Waugh
Caleb Waugh
Head of Business Analytics
Lockheed Martin Energy
Caleb Waugh leads energy storage business analytics at Lockheed Martin Energy where he applies advanced analytics to guide market strategy, business development and product design. As part of his role he oversees the design and implementation of high-fidelity techno-economic-financial models and algorithms to evaluate emerging energy technologies and business opportunities in distributed, wholesale market and microgrid applications. Key focus areas include project financial valuation, renewables integration, distributed asset integration, value stacking optimization, risk assessment and total cost of ownership benchmarking for Lockheed Martin's GridStar™ Lithium and Flow battery products. Previously, Caleb held an internal advisory role with Lockheed Martin’s CTO’s office supporting the VP of Technology and Innovation incubating and developing early-stage technology investments to drive new growth opportunities for the corporation. Caleb holds dual graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Plasma Physics and Technology and Policy and has published/presented in many leading journals and conferences. Recent Storage Speaking Engagements: -ACORE REFF Executive Lunch, 6/2018 -Australia Energy Storage Conference, 5/2018 -Energy Storage Association Conference, 4/2018 -ESA Webinar, 4/2018 -MIT Energy Conference, 3/2018 -ESNA Solar + Storage Summit, 3/2018
Karim Wazni
Karim Wazni
Managing Director
Younicos
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Karim Wazni
Karim Wazni
Managing Director
Younicos
As the Managing Director of Younicos, Karim Wazni is driving the integration of the energy storage pioneer's solutions into Aggreko's product line. After an early career in the aerospace sector, Karim expanded his business education working for the Boston Consulting Group in Paris. For the last decade, he has worked in the energy sector focusing on renewables and energy storage. He joined Aggreko in 2016 to establish the go-to-market strategy for the company's solar-diesel hybrid offering and grow the business. Karim holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole des Ponts et ChaussÃes (ParisTech).
Urban Windelen
Urban Windelen
Executive Director
BVES E.V. - GERMAN ENERGY STORAGE ASSOCIATION
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Urban Windelen
Urban Windelen
Executive Director
BVES E.V. - GERMAN ENERGY STORAGE ASSOCIATION
Urban Windelen is Executive Director of BVES Bundesverband Energiespeicher, the German Energy Storage Association. Preceding this position, he worked as political and strategic advisor for companies and associations such as Royal Dutch Shell and BDE, the Association of German Recycling Industry - always with a strong focus on energy and environmental politics and law. Mr. Windelen studied at the University of Bonn and the University of Trier and holds a degree in law.
Rudolf Zauner
Rudolf Zauner
Head of Hydrogen Center
VERBUND
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Rudolf Zauner
Rudolf Zauner
Head of Hydrogen Center
VERBUND
Rudolf Zauner
Rudolf Zauner studied process engineering at the Technical University of Graz, Austria and obtained a PhD in chemical engineering from University College London, UK.
He subsequently worked in technical process development and scale-up at BASF AG in Ludwigshafen, Germany, followed by a placement at the Center for Innovative Sintered Products in State College, Pennsylvania, US (2001-2003). From 2003 to 2008 he worked for Austrian Research Centers, developing a powder technology business unit and managing both industry and EU-funded projects.
Since 2008 he has been working at VERBUND. He has formerly been responsible for operation of the 420 MW VERBUND wind fleet in Austria, Germany, Romania and Bulgaria, for renewables R&D and for plant optimization before becoming Head of Hydrogen Center at Verbund Solutions GmbH.