Featured Keynotes James Avery San Diego Gas & Electric James AveryChief Development OfficerSan Diego Gas & Electric James P. Avery is the chief development officer for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s California regulated utilities. As chief development officer, Avery is responsible for new strategic initiatives to serve SDG&E customers, including clean transportation, advanced technology programs and the expansion of distributed energy resources and services. Previously, Avery was senior vice president of power supply, overseeing the company’s generation, system planning, project development and electric procurement business unit operations. Prior to joining SDG&E, Avery was a consultant with R.J. Rudden Associates, one of the nation’s leading management and economic consulting firms specializing in energy and utility matters. Avery has extensive experience in utility operations and management. He was the chief executive officer of the electric and gas operations at Citizens Utilities Company, a multi-service organization that provided electric, gas, telecom, water and wastewater services in 21 states across the nation. He also held various positions at American Electric Power. Avery is a senior member of the Association of Energy Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and American Mensa. He has previously served on the board of directors of the California Power Exchange, Vermont Electric Power Company and R.J. Rudden Associates. Avery is a graduate of the executive management program at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Manhattan College, N.Y. He is an expert in energy markets, electric production, transmission and distribution operations. Stephen Berberich California Independent System Operator Stephen BerberichPresident and Chief Executive OfficerCalifornia Independent System Operator Steve Berberich is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Independent System Operator (ISO). The ISO is one of the world’s largest transmission organizations, managing the electric grid and wholesale power markets for 30 million Californians. 2015 marks Mr. Berberich’s 10th yearwith the ISO and his fourth year as CEO. During his tenure, he has navigated the ISO through a series of major changes underway in the energy industry. He is a key voice in transforming the power grid to lower its reliance on fossil fuels, and driving energy policy to foster new ways to produce and consume electricity. Recognized as one of the nation’s 10 most influential energy leaders, Mr. Berberich has overseen the integration of more renewable energy than any other region in the world. Most recently, Mr. Berberich directed the deployment of the nation’s first Energy Imbalance Market, which welcomed five additional western states into the ISO’s bulk power markets. He has served in a series of executive capacities at the ISO, including Vice President of Technology, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Berberich brings more than 25 years of experience from fields such as utility leadership, business consulting, financial services, banking and finance. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa. Kevin de León California State Senate Kevin de LeónSenator and President pro TemporeCalifornia State Senate The first Latino elected President pro Tempore of the California State Senate in more than 130 years, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) is setting a bold agenda to give every kid a fair shot at a higher education, and to combat climate change while building a new, low-carbon economy with opportunities for all Californians. Leading the Senate of the largest state in the union, Senator de León takes on challenging issues that strengthen the national reach of California’s policy-making. As co-chair of Proposition 39 – the California Clean Energy Jobs Act — Senator De León convinced voters to close a corporate tax loophole to generate billions of dollars and fund more than 40,000 California jobs that improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools. This year, Senator De León’s Democratic caucus has introduced legislation to strengthen California’s climate leadership by pursuing standards that will reduce petroleum use by 50 percent, set a 50 percent renewable energy standard for the state’s utilities and increase building energy efficiency by 50 percent, all by 2030. Senator De León also has introduced a bill to require the state’s public employee pension funds to divest from coal and, by 2050, increase the state’s overall climate pollution reduction target to 80 percent below 1990 levels. Senator de León was elected to the State Assembly in 2006 and elected to the State Senate in 2010. In 2012, Senator De León authored Senate Bill 1234 “Secure Choice Act” which created a first-in-the-nation retirement savings program for over 6.3 million workers in California’s private sector. The New York Times called his efforts to provide retirement security to millions of low-income workers “a model for addressing a national problem.” Other legislative accomplishments include trailblazing authorship of the 'Yes Means Yes' bill to protect college students against violence and sexual abuse; Assembly Bill 31 which allocated local park assistance funds to communities lacking parks and green space, resulting in 126 park projects across the state; Workers’ Compensation reform that lowered insurance costs for businesses, while increasing workers’ benefits; and lead negotiator for the expansion of California’s Film and Television Tax Credit to keep Hollywood’s production jobs at home in the Golden State. Long before being arriving at the Legislature, de León dedicated himself to public service and served immigrant communities through teaching U.S. citizenship courses. The work led him to community organizing and taking a stand against 1994’s Proposition 187, a voter-approved statewide initiative that denied government services to undocumented immigrants. In response, Senator de León organized the largest civil rights march in California history. Twenty years later, Senator De León continues to fight for immigrants’ rights. He authored Senate Bill 396 erased the language of Prop 187 from California law in addition to first-in-the-nation legislation to prevent the unnecessary separation of families, protecting them from legal complications due to differences in immigration status. In 2013, he brokered a compromise with Governor Jerry Brown to ensure signage of Assembly Bill 60, a law which allowed undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses so they could drive to work, maintain insurance and step out of the shadow economy. De Leon credits his immigrant mother for teaching him the nobility of a hard day’s work and our shared obligation to build a brighter future for the next generation. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school, later earning a degree with Honors from Pitzer College. He is a Rodel Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California. His daughter is a student in college. James T. Gallagher New York State Smart Grid Consortium James T. GallagherExecutive DirectorNew York State Smart Grid Consortium Named Executive Director of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC) in April 2013, James T. Gallagher brings over 35 years of energy policy and industry experience to his role. As Executive Director, Gallagher oversees the Consortium and its members as they work toward broad statewide implementation of a safe, secure, and reliable smart grid to modernize New York’s energy infrastructure. Gallagher is the architect of the NYSSGC’s priority initiatives, which are designed to modernize New York’s electrical grid to improve reliability and resiliency, lower long-term costs, and identify best practices for meeting the evolving energy service needs of consumers. He recently co-facilitated the stakeholder process for Market Design and Platform Technologies for the NY Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Proceeding. Prior to joining the NYSSGC, Gallagher served as Senior Manager for Strategic Planning at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), where he was responsible for establishing the long term strategic direction for the NYISO, which operates New York’s electric transmission system and wholesale power markets. Before joining the NYISO in 2011, Gallagher served as Director of Energy Policy for the City of New York, and he was the lead energy advisor to the Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Prior to working with the City, he was Director of the Office of Electricity and Environment for the New York Public Service Commission, where he enjoyed a 21 year career, and held senior energy policy positions at Northeast Utilities, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Energy Council, and in the late 1970’s, the Tennessee Valley Authority. At TVA he developed and led the organization’s pioneering “Solar Homes for the Valley” program. Gallagher is a member of the Advisory Board of Grid4EU, the largest smart grid project funded by the European Commission. Through this effort, Gallagher collaborates with international energy and technology experts to learn and create best practices and technological solutions for grid modernization. Gallagher also serves on the EPRI Grid Modernization Advisory Group and sits on the Board of Directors for the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. He is on the Executive Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Energy’s State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network. He earned a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, and an M.S. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. Stuart Hemphill Southern California Edison Stuart HemphillSenior Vice President, Power Supply and Operational ServicesSouthern California Edison As senior vice president of Power Supply and Operational Services at Southern California Edison (SCE), Hemphill is responsible for overseeing the development and operation of the company’s hydroelectric, solar, and natural gas generating plants; the procurement of conventional and renewable power contracts; and the planning, management, and dispatch of SCE’s overall resource portfolio. He is also responsible for supply chain, supplier diversity, corporate real estate, logistics, warehousing, and transportation services. Previously, Hemphill was acting chief financial officer of SCE in addition to these duties. He also held positions of senior vice president of Power Supply, senior vice president of Power Procurement, and vice president of Renewable and Alternative Power. He held management positions at Edison International and SCE in the strategic planning, resource planning, and business development organizations. Hemphill serves on the Boards of the California Power Exchange, The Huntington Library, AbilityFirst, and the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. Hemphill earned an MBA at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at California State University, Fullerton. Ben Hueso California State Senate Ben HuesoSenator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsCalifornia State Senate Ben Hueso was elected as California State Senator for the 40th District in March of 2013. He represents the cities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City, portions of the City of San Diego and the Imperial County. In January 2015, Senator Hueso was appointed by the Senate Pro Tempore Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications and Vice-Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Moreover, Hueso was appointed to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions, Natural Resources and Water and Governmental Organization Committees. Since assuming office, he has worked extensively on initiatives regarding water quality, consumer protection, public safety, and job creation. He is also a strong advocate for education, environmental issues and bi-national affairs, most recently serving as Chair of the Select Committee on California- Mexico Cooperation. Prior to being elected as Senator, Hueso served in Assembly from 2010-2013 where he championed legislation helping small business, protecting victims of domestic violence, prohibiting the sale of synthetic drugs, securing clean and reliable water resources and stimulating the economy. Hueso held his first elected position as the San Diego City Councilmember for the 8th District from 2006-2010. During his tenure, he was appointed Council President from 2008-2010 due to his strong leadership and consensus building skills. He served as Commissioner for the California Coastal Commission where he worked to protect California’s beautiful coastlines. In addition, he served as a board member for San Diego’s Association of Governments and the California League of Cities. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from UCLA and lives in Logan Heights with his four sons. Pratima Rangarajan Current, Powered by GE Pratima RangarajanGeneral Manager, Product & Engineering for StorageCurrent, Powered by GE Dr. Pratima Rangarajan is the General Manager for Energy Storage for Current, Powered by GE. Pratima has 15 years of experience with GE in leadership and technology roles at GE’s Power & Water, NBC Universal and Global Research divisions. Prior to re-joining GE she served as the Senior Vice President of Research and Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Vestas Wind Systems. Pratima has a BS from MIT and a PhD from Princeton University, both in Chemical Engineering. Clifford Rechtschaffen Office of California Governor Jerry Brown Clifford RechtschaffenSenior AdvisorOffice of California Governor Jerry Brown Clifford Rechtschaffen is a senior advisor in the Office of California Governor Jerry Brown, working on energy, environmental and agricultural issues. In 2011 he served as acting director of the California Department of Conservation. From 2007 to 2010 he was a special assistant attorney general for Attorney General Jerry Brown. He currently is on leave from Golden Gate University School of Law, where he taught environmental law and directed the environmental law program from 1993 to 2007. He is the author or co-author of five books and numerous articles about environmental law and policy. Prior to becoming a professor at Golden Gate, he worked in the Environment Section of the California Attorney General’s Office from 1986 to 1993. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. Nancy Skinner UC Davis & California State Assembly Nancy SkinnerSenior Policy Fellow & Former AssemblymemberUC Davis & California State Assembly Jon Wellinghoff Stoel Rives LLP Jon WellinghoffPartnerStoel Rives LLP Jon Wellinghoff is a partner in the law firm of Stoel Rives and is co-chair of the Stoel Rives energy team. Immediate past Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Jon is an internationally recognized energy law attorney, who focuses his practice on clean energy technology and energy policy. He consults internationally to energy policy leaders in the U.S., China, Australia, and Europe, and has clients with interests worldwide. He also advises emerging energy technology companies. Clients include distributed solar PV manufacturers and developers, transmission technology companies, and advanced battery manufacturers. Domestically he is participating in the New York REV process initiated to reform the electric utility distribution model. Jon recently co-authored an article published in the Public Utilities Fortnightly describing a new structure for operating an electric distribution utility incorporating an independent system operator to better allow for the deployment of distributed energy resources like solar PV, energy efficiency and demand response to end use consumers John Zahurancik AES Energy Storage John ZahurancikPresidentAES Energy Storage John Zahurancik leads the energy storage group at The AES Corporation, operating the world’s largest fleet of grid connected batteries. As a co-founder of the AES storage team, he has developed advanced, grid scale storage projects in Chile, the United States, and across the AES footprint. This includes the first power purchase agreement for a storage project for Southern California Edison, the largest existing grid connected lithium ion battery system in West Virginia, and the first commercial battery classified as a wholesale generator. Working with leading utility partners, John’s team manages a portfolio of more than 1,000 MW of storage projects in development and the industry leading Advancion energy storage platform as an alternative for firm, flexible power. John is a frequent industry speaker on energy storage, smart grids, and innovation. Featured Utility Representatives & Policy Makers Sue Babinec Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Sue BabinecSenior Commercialization AdvisorAdvanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Sue Babinec is presently a Senior Commercialization Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). She helps lead ARPA-E's Technology-to-Market effort, which provides the commercial discipline required to prepare breakthrough energy technologies for the transition into market. Sue has spent her career focused on research and commercial programs in materials, electro-active materials, displays, sensors, and electrochemistry, with extensive experience in Li-Ion batteries and advanced electrochemical devices. Prior to ARPA-E, Babinec served as Technical Director for A123 Systems, Inc., where she led research groups innovating in and scaling up Li-Ion materials and cell technologies and also developed an analytical organization in support of the company’s global business. Babinec spent the first 20+ years of her career at The Dow Chemical Corporation, where she was the company’s first woman Corporate Fellow as well as the Inventor of the Year. Her role additionally included (Scientist) Partner in the Dow Venture Capital Organization, leading technical analysis of investment opportunities and hands-on partnering in start-up investments. Babinec also co-invented a low-cost display technology that was spun out as the venture-funded Aveso Displays. Babinec received her M.S. in Physical Science from Michigan State University and B.S. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. She holds 40+ patents and has authored or co-authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters on her areas of expertise. She is an active member of The American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society and The Electrochemical Society. Scott Baker PJM Interconnection Scott BakerSr. Business Solutions AnalystPJM Interconnection Scott Baker is a Sr. Business Solutions Analyst in the Applied Solutions department at PJM and leads PJM’s Advanced Technology Pilot program, where he evaluates emerging technology and policy issues in the electric power sector, and administers technology demonstration projects with PJM members, research institutions, and the industry at large. Recently, his work has focused on market evolution initiatives related to Demand Response and Energy Storage technologies participating in the PJM Capacity and Ancillary Services markets. Prior to joining PJM, Scott worked as a research analyst and project manager at the University of Delaware’s Center for Carbon-free Power Integration on Vehicle-to-Grid technology, helping to successfully deploy the first electric vehicles to provide ancillary services to the electric system in October 2007. While at the University of Delaware, he also obtained a Master’s degree studying large-scale offshore wind power resource assessments in the Atlantic Ocean and the related electric system integration issues. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Science from Ithaca College in upstate New York. Clarence Bell Midcontinent Independent System Operator Clarence BellPolicy Studies EngineerMidcontinent Independent System Operator Clarence Bell, P.E. is a Senior Policy Studies Engineer at the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) in Metairie, Louisiana. His work consist of identifying and analyzing impacts of future regulatory and economic conditions on the operation of the generation and transmission infrastructure, and has included technical analysis on regional resource forecasting, distributed generation, and grid-scale energy storage. Prior to working for MISO, Clarence worked at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the Office of Electric Reliability on the evaluation of rate case filings and their reliability implications. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University and currently is a licensed Professional Engineer. Erin Boyd Snohomish County PUD Erin BoydSenior Manager Rates, Economics and Energy Risk ManagementSnohomish County PUD Jesse Bryson Southern California Edison Jesse BrysonPrincipal Manager, Contract OriginationSouthern California Edison Jesse Bryson is responsible for managing competitive solicitations and overseeing negotiations for the development of SCE’s portfolio of contracted energy resources. Jesse was the lead for SCE’s LCR RFO and will oversee SCE’s Energy Storage RFO. He also plays an active role is the company’s efforts to shape energy procurement policy. He has a broad experience in energy procurement and has held a variety of management and individual contributor positions at Southern California Edison, including manager, originator, and energy operations specialist. Jesse began his career in the energy industry at Enron, where he worked on a renewable power desk, managed real time trading, traded west power, and worked on a small direct access business. Jeff Burke Arizona Public Service Jeff BurkeManager of Resource Planning and AnalysisArizona Public Service Jeff has been in the energy industry for over 15 years and has held various technical and leadership roles. His background includes resource planning, economic and market analysis, ratemaking, forecasting, and regulatory policy. In his current role as Manager of Resource Planning and Analysis, Jeff is responsible for developing future Integrated Resource Plans and evaluating resource additions to maintain reliable electric service in APS's service territory. Prior to his role in Resource Planning at APS, Jeff held leadership positions in Resource Planning and Load Forecasting at Dominion Resources. Jeff holds undergraduate degrees in Physics and Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University, a Masters of Science degree in Economics from Illinois State University, and has completed all coursework for a Ph.D. in Economics at Louisiana State University. Babu Chalamala Sandia National Laboratories Babu ChalamalaEnergy Storage Program ManagerSandia National Laboratories Patrick Charles San Diego Gas & Electric Patrick CharlesOrigination Analytics ManagerSan Diego Gas & Electric Pat has been with San Diego Gas & Electric for 16 years and currently holds the title of Origination and Analytics Manager within the Electric & Fuel Procurement (E&FP;) group. Previously with the utility, Pat was the Smart Grid Customer Solutions Manager within what is now the Advanced Technology team at SDG&E, an Energy Contracts Originator within E&FP; and was the Customer Service Support Manager in the Federal Accounts department. Pat has worked directly on SDG&Eís Energy Storage, Smart Grid, Smart Meter and Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) efforts. In his current job, Pat is responsible for management of the energy and capacity related RFO efforts at the utility, evaluating offers and any other analyses related to energy, capacity or other procurement efforts within E&FP;. Pat is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder (bachelorís degree - Marketing) and the University of Missouri at Kansas City (MBA - Finance). Additionally, Pat retired as a Commander in the United States Navy in December, 2010 after having served as a Surface Warfare Officer on active duty for ten years and in the reserve component for eleven years. Jana Corey Pacific Gas and Electric Jana CoreyDirector, Electrification and Alternative FuelsPacific Gas and Electric Jana Corey Director, Electrification and Alternative Fuels Customer Energy Solutions Pacific Gas and Electric Company Jana Corey is the Director of PG&E’s Electrification and Alternative Fuels Department, part of the company’s Customer Care organization. Ms. Corey’s team is responsible for promoting electric vehicle adoption and exploring other electrification opportunities as well as alternative fuels for medium and heavy duty applications, with the express objective to support California climate and environmental policy goals. The organization also identifies emerging trends in electrification that can provide long-term strategic value for grid support while advancing the interests of PG&E’s key stakeholders – customers, regulators, shareholders, and the communities of Northern and Central California. Prior to her current position, Ms. Corey served as Director of Energy Efficiency Strategy and Director for PG&E’s SmartMeter™ Advanced Metering Infrastructure project, now the largest deployment of smart metering technology in North America. Ms. Corey has previous experience in PG&E’s corporate strategic planning, regulatory relations, and field operations groups. Ms. Corey has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Rebecca Craft Consolidated Edison Company of New York Rebecca CraftDirector of Energy Efficiency and Demand ManagementConsolidated Edison Company of New York Rebecca Craft is Director of Energy Efficiency and Demand Management at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., where she is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of energy-efficiency, demand-response and peak demand management programs for the Company’s electric and gas systems. Ms. Craft also manages the Company’s account executives and market research. Prior to her current position, Ms. Craft was Assistant to the Chairman of Consolidated Edison and prior to that, Director of the Energy Markets Policy Group (where she developed the company’s policies regarding the wholesale electric and gas markets). Before joining Con Edison, Ms. Craft spent more than 11 years at Prudential Financial in a variety of positions in international managed assets, retirement services; corporate strategy and assistant general counsel, Law Department. Ms. Craft serves on the Department of Energy’s State Energy Efficiency Action Network, the New York Investment Fund CleanTech Advisory Committee, and the board of Green Light New York. She earned a JD from Indiana University in Bloomington and a BA in Economics from Wellesley College. Ms. Craft is a resident of New York City. Shawn Cronkwright PMP, P. Eng. IESO Shawn Cronkwright PMP, P. Eng.Director, Renewables ProcurementIESO Shawn Cronkwright is the Director of Renewables Procurement in the Market and Resource Development group of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario, Canada. In this role, he is responsible for all procurement activities related to renewable generation resources, including the standard offer Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and microFIT programs, hydroelectric initiatives, competitive procurement for large-scale renewables, as well as energy storage. Previously he has managed procurement processes for new natural gas-fired simple- and combined-cycle facilities and combined heat and power projects as part of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). On January 1, 2015, the OPA amalgamated with the IESO to create a united organization that combines the mandates of both. The new IESO manages the province's power system so that Ontarians receive power when and where they need it. It plans and prepares for future electricity needs and works with its partners to guide conservation efforts. Shawn is a professional engineer and project manager with over 15 years’ experience in various roles in both the private and public sectors. Michael DeSocio New York Independent System Operator Michael DeSocioManager, Energy Market DesignNew 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 over 15 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 closely align with reliability needs and/or policy objectives. He also leads the NYISO’s efforts with integrating distributed energy resources and aligning the New York wholesale electricity market with a strategic public policy objective for New York State called Reforming the Energy Vision. Mr. DeSocio has been involved in a diverse array of projects at the NYISO, including 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 coordination 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. Jason Doling NYSERDA Jason DolingProgram Manager, Energy StorageNYSERDA Jason Doling is Program Manager for Energy Storage at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). At NYSERDA, he led the establishment of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) which now numbers more than 150 members, and plays a key role in advancing energy storage technologies. At NYSERDA, Jason is helping to implement a robust strategy that removes the most impactful barriers preventing energy storage adoption in the electric grid, buildings, and transportation sectors. This will enable renewable generation to be used as “flexible resources,” increase electric system utilization and resiliency, flatten peak demand, and reduce petroleum dependence. Jason began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and joined NYSERDA from the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology & Innovation where he was Director of Business Development. Tom Flynn California ISO Tom FlynnInfrastructure Policy Development ManagerCalifornia ISO Over the last couple years at the California ISO, Tom has led numerous initiatives to develop infrastructure policy solutions to address generator and energy storage interconnection issues. He has previously held positions with Navigant Consulting, Southern California Edison, and all of the California's energy agencies including the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Electricity Oversight Board, and California Power Authority. John Goodin California Independent System Operator John GoodinCalifornia Independent System Operator Imre Gyuk U.S. Department of Energy Imre GyukEnergy Storage Program ManagerU.S. Department of Energy Imre Gyuk directs the energy storage research program at the U.S. Department of Energy, which funds work on a wide variety of technologies such as advanced batteries, flywheels, super-capacitors, and compressed air energy storage. Applications include seamless continuity of power supply for high-tech industry during outages, making renewables dispatchable, and helping to increase the capacity factor and ease congested distribution lines. Gyuk has a B.S. from Fordham University and he did graduate work at Brown University, where he was a research assistant to Nobel Laureate Leon Cooper. He has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Purdue University and became a research associate at Syracuse. Gyuk has taught Physics, Civil Engineering, and Architecture at the University of Wisconsin and Kuwait University. Dr. Gyuk joined the Department of Energy to manage the Thermal and Physical Storage program. For the past decade he has directed the Energy Storage research program and currently he also supervises the highly leveraged $185M stimulus funding for Grid Scale Energy Storage Demonstrations developing a portfolio of field tested storage technologies. Jin Jin Huang LEED AP, CEM Con Edison Jin Jin Huang LEED AP, CEMSr. EngineerCon Edison Jin Jin Huang graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 and from Columbia University with a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy in 2011. Prior to joining Con Edison, Jin Jin worked 10 years in HVAC consulting at various engineering firms in New York City. At Con Edison, Jin Jin managed the building engineers group that provides technical support for the implementation of all of the energy efficiency programs. She was the technical advisor for the implementation of the Demand Management Program with NYSERDA. Her current role is senior engineer in the Distribution Engineering group. She is currently project managing the conservation voltage optimization project for the Brooklyn Queens program. She has served as the co-chair for the Nature Conservancy’s Young Professionals Board and she is currently on the Board of Governors for the ASHRAE New York Chapter. She is the vice chair for the Publications Committee for the ASHRAE national chapter. Lupe Jimenez Sacramento Municipal Utility District Lupe JimenezSenior Project Manager, Smart Grid Research and DevelopmentSacramento Municipal Utility District Lupe Jimenez is currently the Program Manager for SMUD’s Energy Research and Development Demand Response programs. The program portfolio includes research pilots for dynamic pricing, electric vehicle demand response, and enabling technology that encourage behavior changes, automation and control for residential customers. Prior to joining the SMUD team, her career in market intelligence included green and energy efficiency utility programs, real estate development, marketing, and public policy as a research professional. Ruud Kempener International Renewable Energy Agency Ruud KempenerEnergy Storage Roadmap AnalystInternational Renewable Energy Agency Ruud Kempener is the technology roadmap analyst for IRENA’s global renewable energy roadmap (REmap 2030), its associated sectoral technology roadmaps for cities, manufacturing, renewable energy grid integration, and electricity storage, and its associated technology briefs. Before joining IRENA in 2011, Ruud spend two years as a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, UK. Ruud received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia and an MSc in Technology & Society from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Barbara Lockwood Arizona Public Service Barbara LockwoodGM, Regulatory Affairs and ComplianceArizona Public Service Barbara Lockwood is the General Manager of Regulatory Policy and Compliance for Arizona Public Service (APS) where she manages APS’ federal and state regulatory activities. Prior to her current role, Ms. Lockwood held the title of General Manager of Energy Innovation where she managed technology and renewable energy programs including the operation and maintenance of APS’ solar generation fleet. Ms. Lockwood’s policy and regulatory experience includes 2008 testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming as well as a field hearing with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on the Federal Investment Tax Credit and its effect on solar development in the Southwest. She also served on the Western Governors’ Association Solar Task Force. Ms. Lockwood’s technical credentials include developing and implementing numerous advanced technology programs including a self-healing grid program, energy storage systems, home energy management and electric vehicle programs. Ms. Lockwood currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Arizona Science Center. Ms. Lockwood has previously served on the Solar Technical Advisory Board for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Research Advisory Committee for the Electric Power Research Institute, as well as the Board of Directors for the GridWise Alliance. Ms. Lockwood joined APS in 1999. She began her career at DuPont in chemical engineering and management roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Ms. Lockwood is a registered professional chemical engineer in Arizona. Stephen Muscato Luminant Energy Stephen MuscatoChief Commercial OfficerLuminant Energy Steve Muscato is chief commerical officer of Luminant, the competitive power generation subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp. Steve has 18 years of experience in deregulated energy markets, obtained in various trading and asset mangement roles at Luminant and in the industry.His goal is to leverage the skills and assets used to serve the generation fleet into a lean and highly profitable commercial business model. Prior to joining Luminant,Steve worked for National Fuel Gas and PacifiCorp. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester, with several published papers on microprocessor design. Mark Nelson Southern California Edison Mark NelsonDirector, Integrated Planning & StrategySouthern California Edison Mark Nelson is currently the Director of Integrated Planning and Strategy for Southern California Edison (SCE). Integrated Planning provides analysis, planning, and strategy development needed by SCE for effectively planning and integrating generation, distribution, and transmission assets to provide a safe and reliable power grid for SCE’s 5 million customers. Nelson previously was the Director of Generation Planning & Strategy responsible for the broad support of generation initiatives and regulatory efforts at SCE and the management of the Project Development Division. He was also Director of Retail Energy Operations for Edison Source, a deregulated affiliate. Prior to joining Edison, Nelson held management and analysis positions with subsidiaries of MidAmerican Energy. A published author of energy-related books, he has also served as an adjunct professor of economics. Steven Ng Pacific Gas and Electric Steven NgManager, Substation EngineeringPacific Gas and Electric Steven Ng has 29 years of utility experience at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and is currently the senior manager of substation engineering. He has led teams in various groups including System Protection, Substation Engineering, Transmission Planning, Transmission Operations Engineering, Distribution Planning, Energy Procurement, and Renewable Resource Development. Steven led a team of transmission planning engineers and conducted over 200 generator interconnection studies within a short 3-year time frame during the California power crisis in early 2000s. Steven spent bulk of his career at PG&E in System Protection organization and was the manager there from 2004 to 2009. He championed and successfully deployed the Modular Protection, Automation Control (MPAC) program. He also created the business case for the 500 kV relay replacement program. In 2009, Steven joined PG&E’s renewable resource development to assist PG&E to develop utility-owned renewable projects (solar, wind, wave, etc.). He managed the engineering team and the EPC contractors to complete nine (9) utility owned photovoltaic projects, totaling 150 MW, in 3 years. In 2014, he joined PG&E’s Electric Asset Management to develop and implement the utility-owned portion of the CPUC energy storage decision D.13.10.040. Steven oversees the two (2) sodium sulfur (NaS) battery energy storage facilities at PG&E: one is 2 MW, 7 hours at Vaca Dixon, and the other one is 4 MW, 7 hours at South San Jose. Steven also led a cross functional team in most of 2014 to formulate the distribution resources plan proposal under the California AB 327, PUC 769. Steven received his BSEE degree with cum laude from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA and his MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California since 1988. Mark Paterson CSIRO Energy Flagship Mark PatersonDomain Leader – Grids + Renewable Energy IntegrationCSIRO Energy Flagship Mark is the Domain Leader for Electricity Grids & Renewable Energy Integration research at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. His multidisciplinary team of over 30 researchers brings together strategic futures, energy economics, behavioural sciences and advanced engineering and forecasting capabilities. With three decades professional experience, Mark holds Business and Engineering qualifications together with a Master of Enterprise from the University of Melbourne. He chaired Australia’s Future Grid Forum process in 2012/13 and now directs the Network Transformation Roadmap program. He is Australia’s intergovernmental representative to the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and an associate of the Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC) in the North America. Charles Post Pacific Gas & Electric Charles PostEnergy Storage Program ManagerPacific Gas & Electric Charles Post is Energy Storage Program Manager at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). In this role, Charlie is responsible for implementing PG&E’s energy storage program. This includes all aspects of energy storage; Policy, Regulatory and Commercial. Charlie began his career at PG&E in 2000, working in electric transmission rates. In 2004, just as the RPS requirements were being finalized, Charlie moved to Energy Procurement and managed its 2004 and 2005 RPS RFOs. Charlie remained in Energy Procurement until 2014, primarily negotiating RPS PPAs and evaluating potential ownership opportunities for PG&E. Charlie led structuring and negotiations for transactions with a combined value of over $3B. He also managed large transaction teams and procurement process for hundreds of MWs of renewable energy, successfully closing deals negotiated over multiple years. In 2014, Charlie transitioned to the role of Energy Storage Program Manager and became PG&E’s first employee dedicated 100% to Energy Storage. Michael Quinn Oncor Electric Delivery Michael QuinnVice President Strategy and Chief Technology OfficerOncor Electric Delivery Michael Quinn is Vice President Strategy and Chief Technology Officer for Oncor Electric Delivery. He has been charged with setting the company’s course in transforming the value of the electric grid through innovative, technology-driven and customer focused solutions that meet the growing and changing needs of the market. His work impacts system performance and capital spending, legislative and regulatory efforts, customer engagement, and future business model evolutions. He joined Texas Utilities, Oncor’s predecessor company, in 1988 and has had assignments in Nuclear Generation, Fossil Generation, System Protection, Asset Management, Grid Operations, Business Development, Federal Advocacy and Corporate Strategy. Over the last nineteen years, he has held numerous management and leadership positions within these organizations. Michael is a 1988 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He is active on numerous trade associations and industry boards including energy storage, communications, transmission development and NERC compliance. Michael and his wife Stephanie live in Flower Mound, Texas with their three children, Lexi, McKenna and Hunter. Kenneth Ragsdale ERCOT Kenneth RagsdalePrincipal, Market Design and DevelopmentERCOT Kenneth Ragsdale P.E., Principal - Market Design and Development, ERCOT Kenneth Ragsdale is a Principal at ERCOT and has over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry, including experience in Market Design and Implementation, Settlements and Billing, Market and Utility Operations, Power Marketing, Resource Planning and Alternative Energy. He has been at ERCOT since 2000 and was part of the start-up teams for the ERCOT Zonal Market and the ERCOT Nodal Market. Prior to joining ERCOT, he worked at Austin Energy and at the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Kenneth Ragsdale is a Registered Professional Engineer and earned his bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Johannes Remmel State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Johannes RemmelMinister for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer ProtectionState of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Johannes Remmel is Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. He joined the Green Party in 1983 and became involved in local governance as a citizen member of the Siegen city education and transportation committees. From 1988 to 1995, he led the Green caucus in the Siegen city council. In 1995, he was elected a member of the NRW state legislature representing BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN. He served in the state legislature until 2012. In 2010, he was appointed to lead MKULNV. In December 2013, he signed an agreement with Minnesota on enhanced cooperation on issues of renewable energy. In October 2015, he will travel to California and Minnesota with a delegation of business leaders in the renewable energy sector. He is a strong advocate for climate protection. [ Rosalie Roth Southern California Edison Rosalie RothSenior Originator, Energy ContractsSouthern California Edison ROSALIE ROTH is a senior energy contracts originator at Southern California Edison. In this role, she negotiates structured transactions for energy storage, capacity, conventional and renewable energy, and financial call options. Rosalie led the development of SCE’s Energy Storage Master Agreement, was a lead negotiator in SCE’s Local Capacity Reliability (“LCR”) RFO and is now leading the SCE 2014 Energy Storage RFO. Rosalie has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry, with extensive involvement in electricity as well as, natural gas, crude oil and petroleum products. Prior to joining Edison she spent 12 years leading Roth Energy, her own private consulting practice. Engagements primarily focused on procurement and energy risk management for large and mid-sized industrial clients. Rosalie’s corporate experience includes 14 years with Sempra Energy in natural gas trading and risk management both within Southern California Gas Company and Sempra’s unregulated marketing affiliate. Rosalie holds a MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business. Heather Sanders Southern California Edison Heather SandersPrincipal Manager, Electric System Planning Strategy and EngagementSouthern California Edison Angela Strickland Southern Company Angela StricklandDirector, Energy Innovation CenterSouthern Company Angela Strickland is the Director of Product Development for Southern Company’s Energy Innovation Center. In this role, Ms. Strickland is responsible for the development of products, services and channels for customers with an emphasis on electric transportation, distributed generation and energy storage. Prior to her current position, Ms. Strickland served as the General Manager of Marketing and Sales for Gulf Power where she was responsible for customer programs including electric transportation, outdoor lighting, energy efficiency, renewables, as well as market analytics and research. In addition, she was responsible for certain regulatory filings and served as a witness during the company’s 2013 rate proceeding. Ms. Strickland has previous experience with Georgia Power’s Energy Efficiency, Marketing Regulatory, and Customer Service and Sales organizations as well as National Accounts and Southern Wholesale Energy. Prior to joining Southern Company, Strickland held various positions in engineering, economic development and marketing with Atlanta Gas Light Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgia State University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia. Bruce L. Townsend Imperial Irrigation District Bruce L. TownsendSuperintendent Alternative EnergyImperial Irrigation District Bruce L. Townsend serves as the superintendent of alternative energy at the Imperial Irrigation District. In this role, he is responsible for alternative energy development within the IID service territory and also serves as the project leader for the district's battery energy storage project expected to come online in December 2016. Prior to this, Townsend was a senior project manager in IID's portfolio management office where he oversaw high profile projects including siting for potential geothermal projects in the Salton Sea region and IID's integration with the SunPeak Solar facility, a 23-megawatt utility-grade photovoltaic plant that was one of the first of its kind. Townsend joined the district in May 1988 and has served in multiple areas of the Energy Department including the El Centro Generation Station where he served as a control operator, a plant technician and a lab director. Townsend also played a key role in IID]s phase II compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's Acid Rain Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology/chemistry from the University of South Carolina. He serves as an adjunct professor in IID's apprentice program. Candice Tsay Consolidated Edison Company of New York Candice TsaySenior Planning AnalystConsolidated Edison Company of New York Linda Wright California ISO Linda WrightSenior Interconnection SpecialistCalifornia ISO Featured Industry Leaders Del Allison ViZn Energy Systems Inc. Del AllisonVP World Wide SalesViZn Energy Systems Inc. Del Allison is a senior executive with ViZn Energy (www.Viznenergy.com) with over 30 years of experience in microelectronics, telecommunications and cutting edge solutions for the renewable and energy storage sector. He has extensive domestic and international experience with major equipment OEM’s, EPC’s, developers, channel partners and Utilities in the energy space. Mr. Allison has spoken at domestic and international forums on technology and trends in renewable energy as well as the American Electronics Association financial conference. Mr. Allison has served on boards in the United States, Canada and China and was formally a Vice President and senior executive at Lucent Microelectronics and SolarBridge Technologies. Gavin Bade Utility Dive Gavin BadeAssociate EditorUtility Dive Gavin is associate editor of Utility Dive. Before that, he was the editor-in-chief of Georgetown’s alt-weekly newspaper, The Georgetown Voice, and worked for a number of media publishers, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU. He has a BS in Culture and Politics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Hala N. Ballouz PE, M.Sc Electric Power Engineers, Inc. Hala N. Ballouz PE, M.ScPresidentElectric Power Engineers, Inc. Hala N. Ballouz, the President and Owner of Electric Power Engineers, with multiple offices in the U.S. and internationally, is a lead consultant in the Electric Power Industry since 1991. She is an international expert in integration of renewable energy and national expert in market studies for generation development. She has over 20 years of experience in transmission system analysis, substation and distribution system design, resource and grid feasibility studies, renewable energy, generation development, and distribution system planning and operations. Ms. Ballouz is also founding partner and Director of the Institute of Geotechnics and Materials, International IGM, s.a.r.l. She also currently serves as President of the Texas Renewables Energy Association (TREIA). Before practicing professional engineering consulting, she earned her Bachelor of Science (1989) and Master of Science (1991) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. An Aggie at heart, Ms. Ballouz learned to also love the City of Austin where she resides and currently is the proud owner of the old Backyard concert venue which hosted Willy Nelson and other legendary bands throughout the 1990’s. She has extensive experience in renewable energy integration, power market analysis, and design of wind, solar, biomass, as well as energy storage, with numerous significant publications in the power industry. Ms. Ballouz has also served as expert witness on resource adequacy and transmission grid reliability in California and provides same expertise in Texas. An accomplished and published industry writer and presenter, Mrs. Ballouz backs her work with certifications in substation engineering and design as well as wind energy and wind turbines. She is a registered Professional Engineer in several States and other countries. Ms. Ballouz also serves as a board member of several organizations including Association of Women in Energy (AWE), and the Wind Coalition. Kevin Bell Imergy Power Systems Kevin BellDirector - US SalesImergy Power Systems Kevin Bell Director of Sales Imergy Power Systems Kevin is the Director of Sales for Imergy Power Systems, a leader in stationary energy storage solutions located in Silicon Valley. He has more than 20 years of proven experience in project development and implementation focusing on energy storage, renewable energy, and public infrastructure projects. He is adept at managing multi-stakeholder development processes and negotiations, including integrators, utilities, and regulators. His previous experience includes years in energy efficiency performance contracting, fuel cells, photovoltaics, and other renewable combined heat and power technologies. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Mike Berlinski Customized Energy Solutions Mike BerlinskiSenior Consultant - Emerging TechnologiesCustomized Energy Solutions Mike joined Customized Energy Solutions as a Senior Consultant 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 Beacon Power and was very active in promoting rules for energy storage. Prior to that, Mike supported Investment Strategy in GE Energy Financial Services and also held various energy consulting positions in the private and public sectors. Mike holds an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Wesleyan University. Chad Blevins The Butler Firm Chad BlevinsSenior ConsultantThe Butler Firm Chad Blevins, The Butler Firm Chad serves as the chief financial analyst and ERCOT market analyst for the Butler Firm, where he provides regulatory support to many of the world's most successful solar development companies. Chad has experience building financial models for more than a billion dollars worth of PV projects, is an Air Force trained GIS specialist, is Co-Founder and CFO of Smart Power Maps (a geospatial cash flow modeling software as a service company), and he is Chairman of the ERCOT Emerging Technologies Working Group, where he has authored several ERCOT Nodal Protocol Revision Requests, each of which he has marshalled through to passage by the ERCOT Board of Directors. He has worked at a 35,000 acre coal mine, the Energy Resources Division of the General Land Office, a vertically-integrated grid-scale battery storage company, and at the Austin Technology Incubator. Mr. Blevins served as the President of the Energy Resources Group at the University of Texas while he was a graduate student in the Energy & Earth Resources masters program. Chad is an Air Force Honors Graduate and Distinguished Graduate, and is a Summa Cum Laude alumnus of Saint Edward’s University. He has Chaired the ERCOT Emerging Technologies Working Group since 2013. John Boesel CALSTART John BoeselPresident and CEOCALSTART John Boesel is the President and CEO of CALSTART, a national organization with more than 150 member companies that is dedicated to the growth of the clean transportation technology industry. John joined the organization a Vice President and was promoted to his current position in 2001. Prior to joining CALSTART, John worked as a legislative aide in the California State Assembly as well as being a banker for Wells Fargo. John has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford University, a member of the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative, and a board member of the Clean Vehicle Foundation. Under John’s leadership at CALSTART, the organization has established itself as a leader of the clean transportation technology industry in California and natoinally. In 2007, CALSTART played a leadership role in sponsoring and supporting the passage of California Assembly Bill 118, a measure which generates nearly $200 million per year from various fees to support the development and deployment of a broad array of clean vehicles and fuels. While working to expand the industry in California, over the last decade CALSTART has also lead several key national initiatives, including efforts to advance the high-efficiency, clean commercial vehicle market. CALSTART presently has offices in California, Colorado, and Michigan and will soon be one in New York. Michael Breen Siemens Inc. Michael BreenEnergy StorageSiemens Inc. Active in Energy Storage for more than 10 years , including Co-Founder and CFO for Xtreme Power, CEO for GELI, and board member for two battery technology companies in Silicon Valley area. Recently started working for Siemens to help create an Energy Storage execution plan. Experienced and skilled in Raising, Investing, Preserving and Optimizing the capital companies need to grow. Leveraging 25+ years as an executive and capital markets focused professional in Energy, Clean Tech and across an array of other industries. With deep network within the Clean Energy Venture Capital Industry with broad knowledge of the market dynamics across the entire Clean Tech sector. Strong qualification in Finance. Member of several Boards for Non Profits, early stage companies and industry trade organizations. Discipline, Focused, Mature, Success Oriented. Prior to Xtreme Power, I was a middle-market Investment banker with scores of client-businesses, raising capital through IPO's, Private Equity and M&A transactions. Hugh Bromley Bloomberg New Energy Finance Hugh BromleySenior Research AssociateBloomberg New Energy Finance Hugh Bromley is a Senior Research Associate with Bloomberg New Energy Finance where he leads the firms’ analysis of distributed energy technologies, business models and financing vehicles. Hugh joined Bloomberg in New York in 2011, where he focused on US tax-equity financing models for small-scale PV. He later led Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s carbon and conventional power analysis in Sydney and has previously worked as an energy consultant specialising in smart-grid and distributed technology integration. Hugh holds a BE (Hons) in photovoltaic and solar energy engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Ed Burgess Strategen Consulting Ed BurgessManagerStrategen Consulting Edward Burgess is a Manager in Strategen's Government and Utility Practice. Prior to joining Strategen, Ed worked as an independent consultant for Kris Mayes Law Firm and Schlegel & Associates where he served clients in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, including several Fortune 500 companies, major project developers, trade associations, utilities, government agencies, and foundations. His analysis has helped to shape state regulations and policies related to energy portfolio standards, distributed generation, and transmission planning. In addition to his consulting work, Ed also played a lead role in two major initiatives at Arizona State University: the Utility of the Future Center and the Energy Policy Innovation Council where he conducted research and policy analysis for the Governor's Office of Energy Policy, the Department of Environmental Quality, and other major stakeholders in Arizona. Ed began his career working on environmental policy at the Environmental Defense Fund in New York. He earned his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Princeton University and two degrees from Arizona State University - Master of Science (M.S.) in Sustainability and Professional Science Master (P.S.M.) of Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization. Jason Burwen Energy Storage Association Jason BurwenPolicy & Advocacy DirectorEnergy Storage Association Douglass L. Campbell DC Systems Douglass L. CampbellPresident and CEODC Systems John Carrington Stem, Inc. John CarringtonCEOStem, Inc. John Carrington, CEO and Director, has a distinguished track record with over 25 years of proven leadership in technology, energy and industrial companies. John comes to Stem from thin film solar company MiaSole, the largest CIGS-based solar company globally with over $550 million of investment, where he was Chief Executive Officer. John executed on the sale of Miasole to Hanergy in December 2012. Prior to MiaSole, John was Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at First Solar where he grew the company revenue from $400 million to $2 billion, opening markets in the US, Asia and Europe. John also spent over 16 years at General Electric, most recently as General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer of the $7 billion GE Plastics global organization where he led global innovation, new technology efforts and product strategy for over 30,000 customers. John was part of a small executive team that executed on the $12 billion sale of GE Plastics to SABIC in 2007. While at GE, John led innovation efforts in the healthcare, electronics, business equipment, transportation and aviation, solar, wind, defense, telecommunications, security and media sectors. He is an alumnus of the University of Colorado. H.G. Chissell GridMarket H.G. ChissellChief Commercial Officer, CoFounderGridMarket H.G. Chissell is Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of GridMarket, accountable for the organization’s integrated commercial success in conjunction with property owners, solution providers, utilities and key stakeholders. H.G. Chissell is responsible for strategic direction and execution with regard to all commercial functions including sales, marketing, partnerships, business development and customer experience. Prior to GridMarket, H.G. Chissell was Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Viridity Energy, a software/service firm focused on virtual power generation and advanced energy optimization. Mr. Chissell was with Viridity Energy from its beginning in 2009, leading the company’s growth in MWs under management and regional expansion throughout PJM and NYISO across all verticals. Key accomplishments include the first behind-the-meter frequency regulation battery project in PJM, first 1 MW behind-the-meter battery project in Chicago, first full spectrum DR battery project in New York City and multi-site EV2Grid project with the Pentagon in PJM and ERCOT. Mr. Chissell graduated from Swarthmore College, studied architecture at Drexel University and received his accreditation as a LEED AP. Mr. Chissell began his commercial career at RDLA, a healthcare architecture firm in Philadelphia. H.G. Chissell is the Founder of the Chicago Advanced Energy Stakeholders Series and Advisory Board member for the Energy Storage Association and lead facilitator for the ConEdison Energy Storage Working Group. In 2014, Mr. Chissell received the Federal Energy and Water Management Award for his work with Fort Meade and American Water. Cedric Christensen Strategen Consulting Cedric ChristensenDirector – Origination and Portfolio DesignStrategen Consulting Cedric Christensen is a Director in Strategen’s Government and Public Sector practice. He manages projects with the U.S. Department of Energy and State Energy Agencies, including the DOE Global Energy Storage Database - the wikipedia of Energy Storage (goo.gl/xAbvxG). He leads policy and value proposition work on demand side management and serves a range of clients including renewable energy equipment manufacturers, developers, and service providers as well as corporations diversifying into clean energy. Cedric led CESA’s expansion in the midst of AB2514 implementation – the Energy Storage Assembly Bill. Since he joined the organization, he has worked on a number of strategic market development initiatives with key regulatory agencies (CPUC, CEC, CAISO, and the CA Governor’s Office). His work includes launching Energy Storage North America, the largest Energy Storage Conference in North America. Prior to CESA, he was General Manager for Agrion - a global network of Fortune 500 companies focused on Energy and Sustainability. Former United Nations Strategy Consultant with extensive international experience including managing sustainability and renewable energy projects with UNDP in Ecuador, the Global Environmental Fund and Ubifrance, French embassy trade office. Cedric received his Master's Degree in Policy & International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris. Frances Cleveland MESA Standards Alliance Frances ClevelandTechnical ConsultantMESA Standards Alliance Ms. Frances Cleveland is President of Xanthus Consulting International, consulting on Smart Grid projects. Her expertise has focused primarily on Smart Grid information interoperability standards, cyber security, resilience, and integration of systems, including distributed energy resources (DER), energy storage (ESS), electric vehicles, distribution automation, SCADA systems, and energy market operations. In California, she leads the Smart Inverter Working Group (SIWG), developing recommendations for DER smart inverter functions to update the CPUC’s Rule 21, including 40+ smart DER functions and their communications requirements. She is also leading the MESA Alliance Technical Working Group on communication specifications for energy storage systems. She is also participating in California’s Distribution Resource Planning (DRP) discussions for incorporating DER into utility planning. In the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), she is convenor of IEC TC57 WG15 for IEC 62351 cybersecurity standards and is editor for WG17 of IEC 61850-7-420 information standards for DER. In the IEEE she is participating in the updating of IEEE 1547 on the interconnection of DER systems. Jacqueline M. DeRosa Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd. Jacqueline M. DeRosaDirector of Emerging Technologies - USCustomized Energy Solutions, Ltd. Jacqueline DeRosa is the Director of Emerging Technologies - US for Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd. (CES). She works with clients that are integrating emerging technologies into the wholesale and retail energy markets. Jacquie is an expert in issues impacting the storage community including changes in the resource adequacy construct, demand response, interconnection requirements, energy and ancillary service market design, renewable integration, and data acquisition technologies. She has also advised clients on the complex issues impacting behind the meter storage and micro-grids, including the rule changes needed for participation at the wholesale level. She is a frequent speaker on cutting edge subjects impacting the storage industry at both domestic and international venues. Jacquie has also served as an peer evaluator for the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) smart grid and storage projects. Jacquie has over twenty five years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining Customized Energy Solutions in 2007, she worked directly for the California ISO in the areas of policy, market design, and account management. Jacquie’s experience also includes work in the international arena on energy sector regulatory reform and restructuring matters for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She has also worked in project development for an independent power producer, and she began her career at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Jacquie has a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from George Washington University. Tim Derrick SunEdison Tim DerrickGeneral Manager, SunEdison Advanced SolutionsSunEdison Tim leads the Advanced Solutions team at SunEdison where he leads the deployment of energy storage solutions and technologies complementary to solar and wind. Tim joined SunEdison in 2011 following the acquisition of his company Axio Power, where he was CEO and co-founder, a utility-scale project development company which delivered over 150 MW of solar PV projects in the US and Canada. Prior to leading Energy Storage at Advanced Solutions, Tim served as General Manager of SunEdison’s North American solar business and as Vice President of Global Services. Tim has 14 years of experience in wind and solar, serving in project development roles at Enron Wind, General Electric, and 3 Phases Energy. Tim holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and lives in Marin County, California. Jennifer Didlo AES Southland Jennifer DidloPresidentAES Southland Paul Douglas AerisWeather Paul DouglasPresident, Senior MeteorologistAerisWeather Kirk Drees Johnson Controls Kirk DreesDirector Energy Services, Research & ModelingJohnson Controls Kirk Drees is Director Energy Services, Research & Modeling for the Building Efficiency business of Johnson Controls. He holds 25 US patents and has 35 years of experience spanning research, advanced development and productization focused on delivering high customer value solutions into the commercial marketplace. He currently manages research and advanced development teams responsible for developing and demonstrating novel optimization and predictive optimal control technologies. Kirk has also managed and served as an individual contributor in analytic development and productization of several other technologies including: automated fault detection & diagnostics, measurement & verification, and predictive optimal control solutions. Kirk is a registered professional engineer with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Iowa State University and Purdue University. Joe Eberhardt EDF Renewable Energy Joe EberhardtDirector, Hydropower - WestEDF Renewable Energy JOE EBERHARDT, EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY Joe is the EDF Renewable Energy Director of Hydropower for the West Region in Portland, OR, and leads development of the proposed pumped storage hydropower Swan Lake North project near the Oregon-California border. EDF-RE is expanding into storage as a means to support renewable energy development. The Swan Lake North project is the one of the most advanced PSH projects in the West, featuring a closed loop system filled by private groundwater rights with minimal environmental impact and maximum flexibility. Joe has a 12 year background with PGE, the largest Oregon utility. His experiences range from trading & structuring transactions to utility procurement to renewable energy project development. He has two master’s degrees, one in economics and one in resource planning, and utilizes a cross discipline approach to developing pumped storage hydropower. Chris Edgette Strategen Consulting Chris EdgetteSenior AdvisorStrategen Consulting Chris Edgette has over a decade of experience in renewable energy strategy, policy, product development, and construction. For the last several years, Chris has specialized in grid storage market policy, application, and detailed value proposition analysis. Chris started his career in the clean energy industry in 2002 at PowerLight, then world’s largest photovoltaic system integrator. After the acquisition of PowerLight by SunPower, Chris became the first supervisor of SunPower’s global construction management group. In all, Chris directly managed or oversaw 25 MW of installations worldwide and participated in development of two rooftop PV systems and the SunPower tracker. Chris then served as Director of Commercial Projects at SolarCity, which is currently the largest U.S. solar system integrator. He founded SolarCity’s commercial projects division and developed processes and products for SolarCity installers nationwide. Now a Senior Director at Strategen Consulting, Chris works on behalf of the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), where he has been active across diverse California regulatory proceedings. He has been a key stakeholder at the California Independent System Operator and the California Public Utilities Commission. He was a key participant in the implementation of the Energy Storage Rulemaking, which was the first U.S. legislation specifically directed at grid storage. Robert H. Edwards JD/MBA Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Robert H. Edwards JD/MBAPartner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies PracticeKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Rob Edwards is a Partner and Co-Head of the Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies Practice at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Rob collaborates with attorneys across the Firm to bring innovative structuring and financing solutions to technology, developer and finance companies operating across the clean energy and traditional energy sectors. Rob is a recognized leader and domain expert in energy storage. In 2015 Rob was selected as one of 20 clean energy professionals nation wide to participate in the National Renewable Energy Lab's EnergyExecs Program. Rob has served as the Chairman of the Energy Storage North America Confernce for the last two years. Rob counsels developers, technology companies, financiers, private equity and utilities involved in deploying energy storage systems. Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Rob was a banker with the JP Morgan Global Commodities Group in NYC. Rob worked with clients in structuring financial and physical hedges in the power, oil and natural gas sectors and on structuring project financed deals. He advised the GCG Senior Management Team on energy policy developments in Washington, DC and how the same would impact U.S. and global commodities markets. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Rob served as the Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, a senior Presidential appointee from 2009-2011. During this time, Rob was one of the leaders at the DOE responsible for the deployment of more than $35 billion in Recovery Funds into the clean energy sector. Prior to his government service Rob practiced as a Partner on the Global Projects Team of two AM Law 100 firms where he advised IPP developers and utilities on a wide variety fo energy projects including inside the fence projects, M&A deals for power generating facilities and electric sector restructuring in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Simon Ellgas BMW of North America Simon EllgasSenior Engineer Sustainable MobilityBMW of North America Simon Ellgas is a Senior Engineer for Sustainable Mobility with BMW Group USA. In this role, he is leading the BMW i ChargeForward pilot program, aiming to lever the value of electric vehicles’ smart integration into the electricity grid as well as the value of EV battery 2nd life applications. Before joining the BMW Technology Office USA in Mountain View, CA, in 2013, Simon worked for BMW Germany as a R&D engineer. In this role, he was part of the BMW i3 and i8 development team. Simon has a background in Physics and finished his Ph.D. about cryogenic hydrogen combustion in 2007. Mike Ferry Center for Sustainable Energy Mike FerrySenior ManagerCenter for Sustainable Energy Brad Fiebig Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions Brad FiebigBusiness Development and Product Manager, Advanced Energy StorageLockheed Martin Energy Solutions Garrett Fitzgerald Rocky Mountain Institute Garrett FitzgeraldSenior AssociateRocky Mountain Institute Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald is an associate at Rocky Mountain Institute working on distribution scale dispatch modeling as well as balance of system work for behind-the-meter distributed energy storage. Garreett studied Mechanical engineering at Santa Clara University with a focus on sustainable energy engineering. At SCU he participated in the DOE sponsored solar decathlon, designing and building a stand alone solar home. Garrett completed his M.S. and Ph.D in Earth Resource Engineering at Columbia University, studying a novel method of producing natural gas while sequestering carbon dioxide in the arctic permafrost regions. During his doctoral work he co-founded Solar Journey USA, an education and outreach project focused on demonstrating the potential of PV and EV integration. The portable PV power station was then used for relief efforts during the months following hurricane Sandy in NYC and finally the system was disturbed to NYC schools as educational kits in collaboration with the WWF. Audrey Fogarty Younicos Audrey FogartyVice President Product ManagementYounicos Audrey Fogarty is Vice President of Product Management & Marketing at Younicos, a leading battery storage systems integrator. In her role Ms. Fogarty ensures that best-fit energy storage solutions are deployed for grid operators, wholesale market participants and energy end-users. Ms. Fogarty has been active in the storage industry since 2011, working with stakeholders in markets throughout the US as well as emerging storage markets in Europe. Prior to entering the storage industry, Ms. Fogarty spent ten years working in renewable energy markets in Europe and the US, serving as Vice President of Energy Dispatch at E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC and Trading Development Manager at the Irish renewable energy utility, Airtricity . Ms.Fogarty holds a BA degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, a MSc degree in Financial Mathematics from DCU, Ireland and received her MBA from INSEAD, France. Kevin Fok LG Chem Kevin FokSenior Project ManagerLG Chem Kevin Fok, Senior Project Manager, leads the LG Chem project management and execution in North America for electric grid energy storage ranging from residential systems up through large, utility-scale systems. He is responsible for end-to-end project management, which includes onsite project execution, installation, commissioning, field deployment, and ongoing deployment support. He was integral in the founding efforts to develop and grow the energy storage business at LG Chem and led sales and business development efforts in the US in both securing and managing several projects with major utility customers, including a large 8 MW/32 MWh turnkey project, a residential energy storage project, and other projects with key customers. He has over 19 years of sales, business development, marketing, engineering, and project management experience in renewable and alternative energy, including lithium-ion batteries, solar photovoltaics (PV), nickel-metal hydride batteries, fuel cells, and hydrogen storage. His customers have included the military, state governments, systems integrators, and utilities. Mr. Fok has presented at numerous conferences, moderated and served on several conference panels, and organized trade show exhibits. Mr. Fok has authored and co-authored numerous publications, including a magazine feature cover story. He has been acknowledged and cited in several technical publications and textbooks. Mr. Fok is a co-inventor of 13 U.S. patents. He has Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Spencer Gerber Olivine Inc. Spencer GerberSenior ConsultantOlivine Inc. Spence Gerber is an expert in wholesale market operations and demand response. Spence brings considerable experience to Olivine with over 25 years in the electric utility industry ranging from retail customer accounts to system operations and wholesale trading. At Olivine, Spence uses these experiences leading consulting projects, influencing strategy, and leading other corporate initiatives. Early in Spence’s career, he progressed through a variety of positions at Portland General Electric in Portland, Oregon before joining the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) in 1997. In addition to establishing the interchange scheduling group during CAISO start-up, he also held the roles of Director of Settlements and MRTU Program Director. He then worked at APX from 2006 to 2010 serving as MRTU Readiness Project Manager and as a management consultant on various APX client engagements including system operations, demand response and energy efficiency projects. Tad Glauthier Stem, Inc. Tad GlauthierVice President of Customer Development and OperationsStem, Inc. As VP of Hawaii Operations, Tad is responsible for executing on Stem’s customer and utility-facing market development activities in Hawaii including Business Development, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs and Utility Relations. Prior to joining Stem, Tad worked at the Boston Consulting Group, where he specialized in growth strategies for Fortune 500 Companies. Tad graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in English from Stanford University and received his MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Devi Glick Rocky Mountain Institute Devi GlickSenior AssociateRocky Mountain Institute Devi Glick is a Senior Associate in the Electricity Practice of the Rocky Mountain Institute. In the Electricity Practice, Devi splits her time between the Electricity Platform Program, where she works to develop new pricing structures and business models to transition the U.S. electricity sector towards a highly distributed and renewable energy future, and the Renewables Solutions Program, where she works with Solar PV, Battery Storage, and other distributed energy technologies to increase their integration with the grid. Devi works closely with electric utilities, solar developers, regulators, and other electricity sector players, and has co-authored two papers, that seek to better understand and effectively communicate the real benefits and costs of distributed energy resources as part of the electricity system. The first, The Benefits and Costs of Distributed PV was published in 2013 and lays out the categories and services of value that can be provided by, and are required for, distributed PV. The most recent, Rate Design for the Distribution Edge, picks up where the PV study left off in offering a framework and path for incorporating more accurate valuation into electricity pricing and rate design more broadly. Devi holds a Master of Public Policy and a Master of Environmental Science from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College. Vipul Gore Gridscape Solutions Vipul GorePresident and CEOGridscape Solutions Ryan Hanley SolarCity Ryan HanleySenior Director of Grid Engineering SolutionsSolarCity Ryan Hanley is the Senior Director of Grid Engineering Solutions at SolarCity. He leads SolarCity’s efforts to leverage distributed energy resources – including residential and commercial solar, batteries, load management systems, smart inverters and microgrids – to benefit the electric grid and its customers. Ryan and his team work collaboratively with utilities, regulators, vendors, national research laboratories and other industry stakeholders to leverage distributed energy resources to tackle some of the most challenging topics in grid design and operations. Ryan oversees SolarCity’s Power Systems Engineering, Advanced Grid Product Management, and Market Integration teams. Prior to SolarCity, Ryan managed the Pacific Gas & Electric’s emerging technology and smart grid portfolio for electric distribution where he directed $80M in pilot and demonstration projects. Ryan holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, an MS in Civil Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Mark Hardin NEC Energy Solutions Mark HardinSenior Sales EngineerNEC Energy Solutions Mark Hardin (BSME, MBA) has been working in the grid scale energy storage industry for over six years since joining Xtreme Power (now Younicos) in the spring of 2009. After spending five years in various marketing and business development roles with Xtreme Power/Younicos, Mark joined NEC Energy Solutions as a Senior Sales Engineer in October of 2014 where he helps evaluate market opportunities for storage, works with engineering and product development to help define storage system market requirements, and interfaces with the sales organization to communicate product capabilities and value to customers. His roles, experience, and blend of technical and commercial degrees have allowed Mark to gain an in depth understanding on a wide range of topics in the energy storage industry. Mark has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Eli Harland California Energy Commission Eli HarlandAssociate Energy SpecialistCalifornia Energy Commission Eli Harland is an Electric Generation System Specialist in the Energy Research and Development Division at the California Energy Commission. Eli implements the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) and focusses on energy system and renewable energy integration research with an emphasis on research initiatives that contribute to the commercialization of energy storage technologies and microgrid systems. Prior to working on RD&D activities, Eli served as an advisor to Energy Commissioner Karen Douglas and supported the Commissioner with power plant licensing decisions and with developing the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Eli earned a Master of Science in Urban Land Development from Sacramento State University. Rob Harvey Hydrogenics Rob HarveyDirector of Energy StorageHydrogenics Rob Harvey is the Director of Energy Storage at Hydrogenics. In this role he works closely with utilities, regulators and associations to identify market opportunities and refine the business case for Power-to-Gas. A former Principal with PHB Hagler Bailly and energy consultant with Oliver Wyman, Rob has worked with several leading North American electric utilities, as well as startup biogas and waste-to-energy ventures, in the areas of strategic analysis and business planning. Rob graduated from the University of Waterloo in Systems Design Engineering and has a MBA from Regent University in Virginia. He serves on the Board of Energy Storage Ontario. Pat Hayes ABB Inc Pat HayesBusiness Development Manager Energy Storage SolutionsABB Inc Pat Hayes is Business Development for Energy Storage Systems at ABB in North & South America. His experience includes more than 20 years of account management, project and technical consulting for the power industry. He has authored and presented technical presentations at many industry events such as IEEE, CIGRE, Minnesota Power Systems Conference, CEATI International and ABB Automation & Power World. He has taught metering classes at the Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and is an active IEEE member. Pat has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Dakota. Joseph Heinzmann General Electric Joseph HeinzmannGlobal Sales Engineer – Energy Storage Global Grid ConnectGeneral Electric Joe Heinzmann is the global sales engineer for General Electric’s energy storage business. In this role he is responsible for developing cost effective technical solutions for GE’s customers around the world in a manner that maximizes the sustainability, economics and efficiency of the power grid. Heinzmann has led directly to the placement of battery systems around the world to support customer value and grid stability in energy management and renewable integration applications. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the California Maritime Academy. Tim Hennessy Imergy Power Systems Tim HennessyPresident and Chief Operating OfficerImergy Power Systems TIMOTHY HENNESSY President and Chief Operating Officer Tim has over 25 years experience in the power industry, working in Africa, Europe, the USA and China. Over the last ten years he has been at the forefront of Energy Storage including in 2008, having developed the extension in the law to include energy storage for the California Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). He was President of Prudent Energy Inc. from 2009 until 2013. Tim pioneered megawatt scale, behind the meter energy storage in California using tax structured entities in 2011. Prior to Prudent Energy, he was CEO of VRB Power Systems Inc. which commercialized the VRB® technology. He has held several other positions in the energy field including Managing Director European Operations of LECTRIX (a Bechtel: AEP: Siemens JV), Vice President of PacifiCorp Energy Services, Quality of Supply Manager for ESKOM in South Africa and was a founder and Principal of Power Quality Technology. A published author and editor, Tim has published over 25 papers as well as editing of the Power Quality Blue Book. He has served on the boards of several public companies and holds a Master of Science & Engineering and a MDP. He is a registered professional engineer and holds 65 international patents. Mark Higgins Strategen Consulting, LLC Mark HigginsVice President and COOStrategen Consulting, LLC Mark Higgins brings deep wholesale energy market experience to Strategen. Mark’s career in the energy industry has focused on renewables project development and utility regulatory strategy. Mark most recently served as Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s lead on electric transmission policy work at the CAISO, where he worked on formulating PG&E policy on energy storage, demand response, generator interconnection and transmission planning issues. Prior to PG&E, Mark was Director, Utility West at SunEdison (by way of its acquisition of FRV and MMA Renewable Ventures). His responsibilities included management of California utility scale project development strategy and execution. Mark’s portfolio of projects included more than 1 GW of pipeline including SunEdison’s largest development asset, for which he secured 132 MW of PPAs with California utilities. Mark also served as Vice President of Finance of Hu Honua Bioenergy, a 22 MW biomass power redevelopment project in Hawaii with an $85 MM development and construction budget. Mark also has a strong private equity, venture capital and investment banking background, including placing over $125 million in equity for publicly traded companies while at Roth Capital Partners, and serving as the founding Associate at Finistere Partners, where he managed the launch of a $70 million Pacific-rim focused venture fund investing in the agricultural biotech and medical devices sectors. Mark has also worked for the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Auckland, New Zealand, and as a systems analyst at Deloitte Consulting's Chicago office. Mark holds a Master of Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Notre Dame. Cody Hill LS Power Development Cody HillManager, Energy Storage SystemsLS Power Development Cody Hill is the Manager of Energy Storage Systems development at LS Power , an independent power company that develops, owns, operates, and invests in power generation and electric transmission infrastructure throughout the United States. Since its inception in 1990, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed or acquired more than 31,000 MW of competitive power generation and 470 miles of transmission infrastructure, and has raised over $29 billion in debt and equity financing. Prior to joining LS Power, Cody was with Xtreme Power from 2010-2014, an Austin Texas based start-up that designed, built, and operated over 70 MW of grid-connected battery energy storage systems. He holds a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Lon Huber Strategen Consulting, LLC Lon HuberDirectorStrategen Consulting, LLC Lon Huber is a Director in Strategen’s Government and Utility Practice. Prior to joining Strategen, Lon worked for the ratepayer advocate office in Arizona where he was the staff lead on key issues facing the electric utilities in the state. In this position he shaped high profile decisions around net metering, resource procurement, and distributed generation. Lon got his start in the policy field at a University of Arizona based energy research institute. Subsequently, he worked in the private sector for several years in positions related to energy policy and economic development. His experience spans leading project finance for a solar integrator to managing regional policy efforts for a large solar panel manufacturer. Due to his efforts in the community, Mr. Huber received a congressional recognition award for his work in educating citizens about solar energy. During this time, he was also recognized as an Arizona Daily Star “40 under 40” winner for leadership, community impact, and professional accomplishment. Lon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Management and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Arizona Eugene Hunt Trevi Communications, Inc. Eugene HuntPrincipal and Co-FounderTrevi Communications, Inc. Gene Hunt is Principal and Co-founder of Trevi Communications, a specialty marketing communications and PR firm focused on advancing emerging technologies and related professional services. A marketing communications strategist and writer with more than 30 years of experience, Gene works with new and established technology companies and innovators. With particular expertise in the energy storage and renewable energy sectors, he combines a passion for sustainable solutions with journalistic insight to craft effective and compelling communications. Early in his career, Gene held communications management positions in both the U.S. and Europe for global B2B firms including Agfa-Gevaert, Bayer AG, Tyco Electronics, Raytheon and others. Since 2002, he has focused on energy storage and renewable energy, directing communications strategy and programs for clients covering a range of technologies including advanced batteries, flywheels, compressed air, power electronics and inverters. Gene is on the Advisory Boards of the California Energy Storage Alliance, Global Energy Storage Alliance, and Energy Storage North America. He holds a B.A. in communications from Suffolk University and speaks three languages. Mike Jacobs Union of Concerned Scientists Mike JacobsMarkets LeadUnion of Concerned Scientists Mike Jacobs is the lead on Electricity Markets and Regulatory efforts in the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) headquartered in Cambridge. He develops UCS policy to shape federal, regional and state electricity markets, regulation and policies to encourage demand-side and renewable energy resources in electricity markets and transmission planning. He has been directly involved in the interconnection of several hundred megawatts of wind and solar generation plants, as well as two battery storage facilities in Hawaii. Prior to coming to UCS, Mr. Jacobs worked as the markets and policy director at a number of renewable energy and energy storage companies, and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). While with AWEA, he led settlement efforts at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to streamline generator interconnection rules for wind and small distributed generation. Most recently, Mr. Jacobs was part of the Electricity Storage Association Advocacy Council. Prior to this work, Mr. Jacobs was liaison from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to FERC. Mr. Jacobs began his career on the staff of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. He has served on the boards of SolarGridStorage, Wind on the Wires, the Wind Coalition, Interwest Energy Alliance, Vineyard Power Co-operative and the Northern Maine Independent System Administrator. Mateo Jaramillo Tesla Motors Mateo JaramilloDirector of Powertrain Business DevelopmentTesla Motors Mateo Jaramillo Director of Powertrain Business Development Tesla Motors As Director of Powertrain Business Development at Tesla Motors, Mateo Jaramillo leads the efforts to commercialize and deploy the company's all electric powertrain products for applications outside of Tesla’s vehicles, as well as for external applications that support Tesla EVs. These products include Tesla’s industry leading battery systems, electric motors, power electronics modules, and charging systems. Mateo’s responsibilities include being commercial lead on development and production contracts with Daimler and Toyota, and worldwide site acquisition for supercharging, an effort he started. In addition, Mateo incubated the stationary storage project at Tesla and is responsible for its sales and product direction. Prior to Tesla, Mateo was Chief Operating Officer and part of the founding team at Gaia Power Technologies, an early distributed energy storage firm. Mateo began his career in the software industry as a product manager with Predictive Networks, an interactive TV software provider. He has an AB in Economics from Harvard and a Masters in Theology from Yale. Rick Jones The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. Rick JonesSenior Vice President, Engineering and ResearchThe Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. John Jung Greensmith Energy Management Systems John JungPresident & CEOGreensmith Energy Management Systems As CEO, John has led the company from concept to market leadership in grid-scale energy storage technology since joining in 2009. He set the commercial and strategic vision for Greensmith early on: to provide the energy storage technology platform of choice to customers and partners leveraging a battery-agnostic, software-optimized and distributed network approach. Prior to Greensmith, John spent over 20 years building high-growth, B2B technology companies and was a strategy consultant to a number of vertical sectors including the electric utility industry. John held C-level roles at four venture capital-backed technology companies operating globally, including a consortia-based electronic marketplace that served 21 of the 25 largest electric utilities in North America. John also served as a senior strategy consultant for A.T. Kearney and Braxton Associates in the areas of corporate/business unit strategy, enterprise transformation and portfolio/growth strategy. John holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. Shayle Kann Greentech Media Research Shayle KannSenior Vice PresidentGreentech Media Research Shayle Kann is the Senior Vice President of Research at Greentech Media, where he leads GTM Research, the market analysis and advisory arm of the company. An expert on the future of electricity, he has presented at conferences around the world, been featured in publications such as The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Financial Times, and spoken at Harvard, Yale, MIT and Columbia. He has also testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on the state and future of the U.S. solar market. Prior to joining GTM, Shayle was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Australia, studying the impacts of the global financial crisis on wind project finance. He has a Bachelor’s cum laude, phi beta kappa from Pomona College. Michael Katz Michael Katz Energy Consulting Michael KatzEnergy ConsultantMichael Katz Energy Consulting Mike Katz has over 30 years experience in electric and natural gas markets, risk management, strategic planning and operations of physical assets. He has been consulting for the last 9 years. His most recent work is being an Independent Evaluator for San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E’s) and Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) procurement RFOs. He worked at PG&E from 1983 through 2004 in various departments, including being the vice president of California Gas Transmission, Lead Director of Power Generation, Director of Generation Portfolio Management (Wholesale Energy Sales) and positions in various planning groups. Mike graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a registered Mechanical Engineer in California. Ben Kaun Electric Power Research Institute Ben KaunSenior Project ManagerElectric Power Research Institute Ben Kaun has over 10 years of professional experience in energy storage and is currently a Senior Project Manager in EPRI’s Energy Storage Program. He dedicates his career to advancing the application of energy storage to the electric power system. In 2013, Ben managed a public EPRI cost-benefit study to inform the stakeholders in the California PUC decision to set a 1.3 GW procurement target. He is currently leading a project to advance the model used in that study to provide a transparent storage valuation model to the public. Ben currently leads the Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), a technically focused collaborative initiative facilitated by EPRI to advance the integration and deployment of energy storage. Ben has served one term on the board of the ESA with and multiple leadership roles in the organization. These include membership chair, nominating committee chair, modeling tools task force chair, member of the governance committee. Prior to EPRI, Ben worked with multiple early stage electric vehicle and battery companies to develop novel technology, test, and commercialize advanced batteries for vehicle electrification. Ben earned a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University. Tim (TJ) Keating SunSpec Alliance Tim (TJ) KeatingDevelopment DirectorSunSpec Alliance Tim Keating is the SunSpec Alliance Development Director and Specialist on distributed energy resources (solar PV plus storage) plant finance, development and asset management. Current projects include solar PV plus energy storage specifications and field deployment trials, and the development of use models and cost models for solar plus storage operations and finance. As an industry consultant and an advisor to NREL’s Solar Access to Public Capital Initiative; he is coauthor of NREL’s O&M Financial Cost Model and Best Practices as well as SANDIA’s O&M Action Plan for 2014. Tim was Senior VP for the financial software platform company Mercatus Inc., where he drove strategic marketing, software product definition and the fund raising program during the company's launch and A-Round fund raising. Previous to this, he was VP of Marketing and Field Operations at Skyline Solar from Series A to C round funding; here he drove business development , certification and field operations delivering 7 solar grid connected projects in Italy, Qatar, Arizona, San Jose California, Mojave California, Hawaii, and Mexico. Before entering renewables, Tim was the COO at ZVUE from company turn around funding to NASDAQ exit. Tim was also at Intel Corporation as Managing Director of Intel Capital Europe where his team made 105 high tech investments over a four year period. Tim’s other roles at Intel included European General Business Manager for Processors and World Wide Director of Pentium Marketing during the development and rollout of Intel’s first branded microprocessor. Tim is an Alumnus of Harvard Business School (PMD 1990) and University of California where he receive a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Stephen Kelley Green Charge Networks Stephen KelleySenior Vice PresidentGreen Charge Networks Steve is Senior Vice President of Sales of Green Charge Networks and heads up our customer facing business units. Mr. Kelley brings more than twenty-five years of experience in growing companies in emerging markets. Steve comes to Green Charge Networks from the solar industry where he held leadership roles at SoCore Energy, DRI Energy and SunPower Corporation. Steve's prior management experience includes management positions at Solectron, Oracle, Visa, and IBM. Steve received his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. Peter Kelly-Detwiler Northbridge Energy Partners Peter Kelly-DetwilerPrincipalNorthbridge Energy Partners Peter Kelly-Detwiler is a Principal and Co-Founder of NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC, a consulting group helping companies navigate the challenges and opportunities of the smart grid. He provides strategic advice to customers concerning dynamic load management, emerging technologies, business models, market trends, and regulatory developments. He also frequently writes about a wide variety of energy-related issues for Forbes.com. Mr. Kelly-Detwiler has been active in the field of energy for 25 years, both in the United States and overseas, with 15 of those years in competitive power markets. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Kelly-Detwiler was an executive at Constellation Energy, and created and led the company’s Load Response business unit. Under his oversight, that team developed VirtuWatt – an industry-leading dynamic energy management platform. The group also developed the capability to dispatch 1,700 megawatts of customer load in U.S. power markets. Susan Kennedy Advanced Microgrid Solutions Susan KennedyFounder and Chief Executive OfficerAdvanced Microgrid Solutions Susan served for two decades at the highest levels of state and federal government, most recently as chief of staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, cabinet secretary to Governor Gray Davis and communications director for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. She served from 2003 - 2006 as Commissioner on California's Public Utilities Commission, regulating the state's investor-owned electric utilities, telecommunications providers and private water companies. Susan was at the center of many groundbreaking environmental policies, including California’s carbon reduction and cap‐and‐trade program (AB 32), the Low‐Carbon Fuel Standard, Green Building Standards and Renewable Portfolio Standard. She coordinated the State's emergency demand response efforts duringthe energy crisis of 2000‐2001 and as a member of the PUC she authored the largest energy efficiency program in utility history. She holds a B.A. in Management from Saint Mary's College of California. Alexander Keros General Motors Alexander KerosManager, Advanced Vehicle and Infrastructure PolicyGeneral Motors Alex Keros is a Manager at General Motors working on vehicle, fuels, and advanced technology policy. He is responsible for policy considerations and technical support for the commercialization of GM’s advanced vehicle portfolio and associated infrastructure. Alex is known for his collaborative work with across a variety of stakeholders, including automakers, utilities, suppliers, regulators, local officials, and non-governmental organizations. Through these efforts, he works to create complementary policies that enable sustainable market strategies for advanced technologies. Alex has a unique balance of backgrounds which include project management, energy policy, environmental engineering, and business strategy. He has spent his career at General Motors engaging a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders to enable broader perspective across various business functions. Whether leading the development of the California Fuel Cell Partnership’s Hydrogen Roadmap or working alongside Drive Oregon Steering Committee to ensure practical vehicle incentives, Alex remains focused on customer-enabling solutions. Alex began his career in environmental consulting where he managed the assessment and remediation of hazardous waste sites. He has extensive experience in environmental policy design and implementation. Alex also grew up learning the ropes in his family-owned restaurant, the American Coney Island. Founded in 1917, the restaurant is widely recognized as the creating the tradition of the Detroit’s chilidog. Alex earned a B.S. in Natural Resource Management and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Sean Kiernan SunEdison Sean KiernanVice President, Grid Connected Energy StorageSunEdison Ted Ko Stem, Inc. Ted KoDirector of PolicyStem, Inc. Ted is the Director of Policy for Stem, working towards building thriving markets for distributed energy storage nationwide. Prior to Stem, Ted was co-founder and Associate Executive Director of the Clean Coalition, where he wrote or influenced dozens of bills and regulatory decisions, across a range of distributed energy resources topics. To the smart energy space, Ted also brings extensive experience as a software engineer and product manager, helping start several Internet companies and managing millions of customers at Yahoo. Ted received his BS and MS in computer science from MIT and an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. Don Liddell Douglass & Liddell Don LiddellPrincipalDouglass & Liddell Don Liddell is a Principal of Douglass & Liddell, and specializes exclusively in energy business transactions and regulatory proceedings involving a broad array of energy-related products and services. He is also General Counsel for the California Energy Storage Alliance. Don has over 30 years of experience in the private and government sectors of the industry. Prior to joining with Dan Douglass to form Douglass & Liddell, Don was Assistant General Counsel for Sempra Energy. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Energy Producers Association from 1990 to 1997, including a term as Chairman. As an Adjunct Professor, he helped create and taught a course in Energy Law and Policy at the University of San Diego's School of Law. Prior to joining Sempra's predecessor companies in 1982, he was counsel to the United States Department of Energy's San Francisco office. He received an LL.M from the London School of Economics, a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and his B.A. with honors from San Diego State University. Janice Lin Strategen Consulting Janice LinFounder and Managing PartnerStrategen Consulting JANICE LIN FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER, STRATEGEN CONSULTING, LLC CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA ENERGY STORAGE ALLIANCE (CESA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CHAIR OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, GLOBAL ENERGY STORAGE ALLIANCE (GESA) Janice 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 currently serves on 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 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. Josh London Glenwood Management Corp. Josh LondonVice PresidentGlenwood Management Corp. Joshua London, Vice President of Management, Glenwood Management Corp. NYC Mr. London is the VP of Management at Glenwood. He has worked at Glenwood for 20 years. Mr. London supervises the day to day operation of all of the Glenwood properties. The properties are hi-rise residential rental buildings in New York City. Mr. London is also in charge of all energy efficiency programs, including all upgrades, demand response, energy storage, as well as energy purchasing. Mr. London has worked in real estate management for 7 years before joining Glenwood. Mr. London attended Johns Hopkins University for undergrad, and Brooklyn Law School after that. Neil Maguire JuiceBox Energy, Inc. Neil MaguireCEOJuiceBox Energy, Inc. Neil Maguire is Founder and CEO of JuiceBox Energy, a manufacturer of lithium-ion energy storage systems for solar. Neil previously ran Texas Instruments’ Automotive Battery Management System semiconductor business unit. Prior to TI, Neil was VP of Marketing and Business Development at Imara Corporation, a lithium-ion cell manufacturing start-up. Neil moved to Silicon Valley from the Detroit area 10 years ago after his software start-up was acquired by Agile Software (now Oracle). His career started in the automotive industry where he worked at GM on the first ethanol fuel system and at Ford on fuel cell developments and 42V power systems. Neil has degrees in Materials Science from Michigan State, Mechanical Engineering from Kettering and an MBA from Oakland University. Ravi Manghani GTM Research Ravi ManghaniSenior Analyst, Energy StorageGTM Research Ravi is a Senior Energy Storage Analyst at GTM Research, where he focuses on U.S. energy storage markets and value chain analysis. As an industry expert, Ravi has been quoted in various publications including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, Wired, and Verge. Before joining GTM Research, Ravi was a lead analyst at Photon Consulting where he covered downstream solar and started their energy storage practice. Prior to that, Ravi worked with Ecoult, helping with their US grid-scale energy storage market development. Ravi has over 8 years of experience in energy storage as a consultant, analyst and engineer. Ravi holds a Master of International Business degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from University of Washington, Seattle and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. Cheryl Martin Harwich Partners Cheryl MartinFounderHarwich Partners Dr. Cheryl Martin recently launched the consulting firm, Harwich Partners, to work with public and private sector entities to identify critical business, technology, finance, regulatory and policy drivers that would accelerate adoption of new technologies into key markets. She is a non-resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. Prior to this Dr. Martin served as the Acting Director of the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E). In addition, she was the Deputy Director for Commercialization at the agency where she developed ARPA-E’s Technology-to-Market program, which helps breakthrough energy technologies succeed in the marketplace. Sierra Martinez National Resources Defense Council Sierra MartinezLegal Director, California Energy Project, Energy & Transportation ProgramNational Resources Defense Council SIERRA MARTINEZ is the Legal Director of California Energy Projects in the San Francisco office of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Sierra advocates for clean energy solutions as a strategy to fight climate change. He focuses on regulating energy utilities and grid operators in the public interest to improve energy services for people. Sierra testifies on energy issues regularly before the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Legislature, and the California Independent System Operator. He has lectured on energy and environmental issues for a number of academic institutions, including UC Berkeley Law, Stanford University School of Engineering, and UC Davis Graduate School of Management. Mr. Martinez represents NRDC in press interviews and has been featured on NPR's California Report. Sierra sits on the Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric procurement review groups, and the California inter-agency Demand Analysis Working Group. Sierra holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from Stanford University. Jeff McAulay EnerNOC Jeff McAulaySenior Manager of Strategic PartnershipsEnerNOC Jeff is the Sr. Manager of Strategic Partnerships at EnerNOC, where he is developing a partner ecosystem to expand the company’s enterprise energy intelligence software platform. Jeff has led the strategy for EnerNOC's distributed generation efforts including the recently announced partnership with SunPower. Prior to EnerNOC, Jeff was the founding TechBridge Program Manager at Fraunhofer CSE, an applied R&D organization focusing on photovoltaic modules, building energy efficiency and electric grid control systems. Jeff built an international partnership program to validate early stage technologies and accelerate commercialization. TechBridge client technologies included advanced lighting systems, lightweight materials, energy data algorithms, and power electronics. Jeff has an interdisciplinary engineering background, having also worked on medical devices at Boston Scientific, and catalytic fuel reformation at Nuvera Fuel Cells. He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and a master's degree from the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. Suzi McClellan Good Company Associates Suzi McClellanState Affairs DirectorGood Company Associates Suzi McClellan brings over 20 years of Texas regulatory and legislative experience to her position as State Affairs Director at Good Company Associates in Austin, Texas. Ms. McClellan currently focuses on energy storage, renewable energy, and demand response policies in ERCOT. Ms. McClellan previously served as Public Counsel at the Office of Public Utility Counsel. She was first appointed in 1995 by then-Governor Bush and reappointed by Governor Perry to that position where she served for over 12 years. Ms. McClellan directed the agency during the transition to competition of both the electric and telecommunications industries. Ms. McClellan has worked extensively with the legislature on a variety of electric and telecommunications issues, including the electric restructuring legislation. Ms. McClellan served on the Board of Directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas from 1999-2007. During this time, ERCOT transitioned into the Independent System Operator that is responsible for operating the electric grid as well as managing the competitive wholesale and retail markets. Ms. McClellan, an attorney, received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Texas. Alexander McIsaac NRStor Inc. Alexander McIsaacManager, Business Development & ProjectsNRStor Inc. As a founding employee of NRStor, Alexander helped secure NRStor’s first round of funding and oversaw the planning, development and commissioning of Canada’s first contracted commercial flywheel energy storage facility. He was NRStor’s lead project manager overseeing the primary EPC contractor for the 2MW Flywheel energy storage Facility located in Minto, Ontario. The Facility was successfully commissioned on July 7th, 2014 and provides regulation service to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Alexander helped NRStor secure $3 million project debt financing from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and led the due diligence process and negotiations; the financing closed in July, 2014. Alexander is responsible for NRStor’s government advocacy efforts and represents NRStor who is an active member of Energy Storage Ontario and the Advocacy Council. Alexander holds Board positions on Energy Storage Ontario and CAMH Engage. He holds a Bachelors of Science Honors from Queens University and an Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Glen Merfeld GE Global Research Glen MerfeldPlatform leader Energy Storage TechnologiesGE Global Research Dr. Glen Merfeld Platform Leader - Energy Storage Technologies GE Global Research Niskayuna, New York Glen Merfeld is the GE Platform Leader for Energy Storage Technologies with a span that includes all forms of industrial scale energy storage. In this capacity, he is responsible for program activities and strategic developments across GE Global Research as well as for integration with GE Businesses. Additionally, Glen assesses emerging technologies in support of GE Venture investments. Glen is a Chemical Engineer with a B.S. from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin Valery Miftakhov Electric Motor Werks, Inc. Valery MiftakhovFounder and CEOElectric Motor Werks, Inc. Val Miftakhov is the Founder of eMotorWerks. Over the last dozen years, Val held executive business strategy & operations positions at Google, McKinsey & Company, and Nielsen. He also launched and managed three startup companies, in all of which he held the CTO position. Prior to his industry experience, Val was a high energy physics researcher at Stanford Linear Accelerator, a Department of Energy facility. Val received his PhD in Physics from Princeton University and his MS in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He was a two-time winner of the Nationwide Russian Physics Competitions. In whatever spare time he gets, Val tries to get good use out of his airplane and helicopter pilot licenses. Margaret Miller Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd. Margaret MillerDirector of Market IntelligenceCustomized Energy Solutions, Ltd. Margaret has seventeen-years of experience in the electric power business. Margaret previously worked for Trimark Associates Inc. as Director of Business Development where she was responsible for leading the development and growth of new business focusing on the solar, storage and microgrid sectors. Prior to joining Trimark, Margaret worked for 3 years at Brookfield Renewable Energy group as Director of Regulatory Affairs where she advised the business on regulatory and compliance matters in organized and bilateral electricity markets in the Western United States. Prior to Brookfield, Margaret worked for eight years at the California ISO where she held various positions and was responsible for managing regulatory affairs, market design and other policy related programs. Troy Miller S&C Electric Company Troy MillerSenior Manager – Business Development, Power Quality ProductsS&C Electric Company Troy Miller is the Manager of Business Development and Marketing in the Power Quality Division of the S&C Electric Company. He has over 24 years of experience in the Power Engineering industry. Mr. Miller has lengthy experience in the application and implementation of all aspects of power electronics and power quality. Mr. Miller is the Secretary of the Board of Directors at the Energy Storage Association (ESA), and a member of the board at the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt) and the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK). Mr. Miller is a speaker at industry events around the world covering market trends and economic benefit analysis. He has published numerous papers and articles in technical journals and media outlets. He is currently responsible for Power Quality activities at S&C Electric. These include: Energy Storage, VAR compensation and Uninterruptible Power Systems. Paul Mitchell Energy Systems Network Paul MitchellPresident and CEOEnergy Systems Network Paul J. Mitchell is President and CEO of Energy Systems Network (ESN), a consortium of companies and institutions focused on the development of Indiana’s energy technology sector. ESN provides project development and coordination for joint ventures and cooperative partnerships between network members who are seeking to commercialize new energy technologies in a diversity of markets. To date, ESN has launched four commercialization projects focused on dramatically reducing emissions/fuel consumption of heavy trucks (Hoosier Heavy Hybrid Partnership); allowing for an all-electric commute powered by a smart utility grid (Project Plug-IN); supplying our military bases with reliable homegrown energy (MicroGreen); and creating a single point of access for battery research, development, testing and commercialization (Battery Innovation Center). ESN member companies/institutions include, among others: Duke Energy, Cummins, Toshiba, ITOCHU, MISO, Vectren Corporation, Delphi, Toyota, Bollore Group, Indianapolis Power & Light, SAIC, Underwriters Laboratories, Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane. Prior to joining ESN, Mr. Mitchell served in the Office of Governor Mitch Daniels where he was Policy Director for Economic Development, Workforce, & Energy. In this capacity he oversaw legislation, policy, and program development for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and Indiana Department of Labor, and acted as Governor’s liaison to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Office of Utility Consumer Counselor. During his tenure with the Governor’s Office, Mr. Mitchell also led the formation of and directed the Indiana Office of Federal Grants and Procurement. A native of West Lafayette, Indiana he holds a Masters of Public Affairs from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington, Indiana where he graduated as valedictorian. Jesse Morris Rocky Mountain Institute Jesse MorrisManager, Transportation and ElectricityRocky Mountain Institute Alex Morris Strategen Consulting Alex MorrisDirector of PolicyStrategen Consulting Terry Murphy Hammond Group, Inc. Terry MurphyCEOHammond Group, Inc. Terrence Murphy is CEO of the Hammond Group (HGI), a well-established chemical manufacturing company specializing in the optimization of energy storage requirements for Lead-Acid batteries; with manufacturing facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Prior to joining HGI, he was the founding CEO of SolarReserve, which utilizes thermal energy storage technology (molten salt) to provide over 500,000 MW-hours/year of solar power “on-demand”. The first project, Crescent Dunes, is located in Nevada and expected to be on-line this year, will be the first utility-scale facility in the world to feature this advanced power tower energy storage capability. Mr. Murphy began his career and spent over 25 years in aerospace; attaining senior executive positions at The Boeing Company and United Technologies where his Advanced Programs organization produced rocket engines and power systems for deep space exploration. He also spearheaded initiatives to leverage these core competencies into clean, renewable and sustainable energy systems for terrestrial applications. Mr. Murphy has a degree in Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in System Management from the University of Southern California. Peder Norby County of San Diego Peder NorbySan Diego County Planning CommissionerCounty of San Diego Peder along with his wife Julie, are native Californians and residents of Carlsbad Ca. Peder is a public official, and a consultant in the fields of economic development, planning, and transportation. He is currently under contract with the City of Carlsbad and the The Leichtag Foundation. In 2008 Peder and his wife Julie, received the “Energy Excellence Award” given to one residential project a year, from the Center for Sustainable Energy, for the construction of Herons’ House, their Net Zero Energy home in Carlsbad Ca. Peder was also a "BMW Field Trial" driver from 2009 to 2014 in the BMW Mini-E and BMW ActiveE, logging a total of 130,000 miles in various electric vehicles. Their home, Herons’ House, generates 100% of the energy required for their home and their two electric BMW i3’s, via Solar PV with an excess annual bill credit of $700-$1000 per year. Regionally, Peder serves in the nations fifth largest county by population, as a San Diego County Planning Commissioner. He has held this post for eight years., Peder is currently serving as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that is drafting the “Renewable Energy Master Plan" for the County of San Diego. Peter Nortman Coda Energy Holdings Peter NortmanChief Operating Officer and Chief Technology OfficerCoda Energy Holdings Peter Nortman brings more than 20 years of automotive and battery engineering experience to CODA Energy Holdings. Nortman is responsible for the overall engineering and operations of the company’s core technology products. Pete is a recognized leader in the development of vehicle systems, engineering design, battery-traction system integration and renewable energy systems and his focuses include CODA’s battery management system (BMS), battery cell and pack development, and all high voltage software and hardware. Nortman also oversees the research and development for all energy storage related engineering. Prior to CODA, Nortman was the president and chief executive officer of EnergyCS, a leading BMS company acquired by CODA in 2011. Prior to Energy CS, Nortman worked for AeroVironment, US Electricar and DEMI. Nortman holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Christopher Orzel Invenergy Christopher OrzelManager, Energy Storage DevelopmentInvenergy Christopher Orzel Manager, Energy Storage Development Invenergy Christopher Orzel is responsible for managing a variety of aspects of Invenergy's storage business, including market creation and early stage development activities across all geographic regions. He also directs the company's regulatory activities across Western North America. Prior to joining Invenergy, Orzel held positions in finance, risk management, and regulatory affairs at NextEra Energy, PepsiCo, and Motorola. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Independent Power Producers of New York and the Association of Power Producers of Ontario. He previously served on the board of directors for the California Wind Energy Association. Orzel earned a BS in Business with a concentration in Finance from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Shana Patadia Strategen Consulting Shana PatadiaAssociateStrategen Consulting Shana Patadia is an Associate at Strategen Consulting. Prior to her role at Strategen, Shana worked on a range of federal consulting projects. She has developed several modeling methodologies and tools for valuing energy security, analyzing utility rate impact for renewables, and modeling large federal funds. Shana’s initial involvement in the energy sector was through green jobs analysis with UC Berkeley, the results of which were published in a widely cited paper in Energy Policy, “Putting Renewables and Energy Efficiency to Work.” Subsequently Shana has worked on a range of projects including electric vehicle to grid modeling for California, renewable energy project analysis, and the economics of carbon capture. Shana received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from UC Berkeley. She received her Masters of Environmental Management, focused on Energy and Environment, from Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment. Patricia Phillips Energy Storage Ontario Patricia PhillipsExecutive DirectorEnergy Storage Ontario Hank Price Abengoa Solar Hank PriceChief Technology OfficerAbengoa Solar Beth Reid Olivine, Inc. Beth ReidChief Executive OfficerOlivine, Inc. Beth Reid is a proven leader with over 15 years of experience in the energy industry including senior management positions at multi-national corporations such as ABB and VECTRA Technologies. Throughout her career she has specialized in creating and implementing customized solutions for clients in regulated and de-regulated markets that incorporate both technological and non-technological components. Most recently, she has been focusing on helping clients develop cost-effective solutions in the areas of demand response, renewable resource utilization, and other environmental topics. Beth is a results oriented professional with a record of implementing successful initiatives in the industry ranging from coordination of regulatory filings, to the development of innovative demand response programs to market entry for renewable generation resources. Having worked in both the retail and wholesale sectors, most recently as Managing Director at APX, responsible for the Demand Response and Professional Services group, the breadth of Beth’s experience enables her to bring a unique and valuable perspective to client collaborations. Through her leadership complex initiatives have come to life. Olivine provides Beth with an opportunity to leverage these skills and capabilities to contribute lasting value to the shift in our energy use and sources. Beth holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington and completed her undergraduate degree work with a specialty in Economics at the University of Michigan. Jason Rioux NrStor Inc. Jason RiouxVice PresidentNrStor Inc. Jason Rioux, Vice President, NRStor Inc. Jason Rioux has a proven track record in developing and operating all forms of energy projects, especially carving new paths through Ontario’s complex energy market, contracting, regulatory, and political environments. As Vice President of NRStor, Jason leads the operations and business development activities, and thrives on the challenge of marrying new storage technologies with new commercial business models -- a key success factor in developing energy storage projects. Previously the Director of Business Development for Thermal generation projects at OPG, Jason led a wide variety of business development initiatives, including the repowering of coal plants to natural gas and biomass, new gas fired generation development, combined heat and power development, partnership management of joint venture gas fired facilities – Brighton Beach and Portlands Energy Centre, advanced biomass research and development, and new technologies projects such as energy storage. Jason served as Commercial Manager of the Portlands Energy Centre, a 550 MW natural gas fired generation station located in downtown Toronto. He developed and led the commercial organization of this $730 million facility, with responsibility for all gas and power trading activities. Prior to these roles, Jason held many positions at OPG, in the areas of business development, strategic planning, and within hydroelectric, nuclear, and coal fired plant operations. Johannes Rittershausen Convergent Energy + Power Johannes RittershausenManaging DirectorConvergent Energy + Power Paul Rogers New York City Fire Department Paul RogersLieutenant, Hazardous Materials New York City Fire Department Marc Roper CODA Energy Marc RoperChief Commercial OfficerCODA Energy Marc Roper, Chief Commercial Officer at CODA Energy, is responsible for managing market growth, including sales and channel partnering, marketing, strategic product development and business development. A veteran in the industry, Marc Roper brings more than 20 years of experience developing emerging, distributed, renewable energy markets in the United States. Prior to CODA Energy, Marc served as Executive Vice President for solar power purchase agreement provider (PPA) Tioga Energy. At Tioga Energy, he led sales, marketing and project financing activities for the company and successfully developed more than 100 solar PPA projects around the United States. Marc previous experience includes running solar developer Sovereign Modular as CEO and managing member. Bob Rudd SolarCity Bob RuddDirector, Project Development - Energy StorageSolarCity Mavis Scanlon California Energy Markets Mavis ScanlonAssociate EditorCalifornia Energy Markets Mavis Scanlon is associate editor of California Energy Markets, where she covers the California Energy Commission, power plant development and energy and utility-related legislation, litigation and water issues. Before joining CEM, Mavis covered the banking and energy beats at the East Bay Business Times, where her work won several awards for business and investigative/enterprise reporting. She has also covered the energy and oilfield service sectors at TheStreet.com, and the cable TV industry for CableWorld magazine. Mavis earned an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from St. Francis University. A Long Island, N.Y. native, Mavis now lives in Oakland with her family. She volunteers on the board of the parent-faculty club at her daughter’s elementary school, and loves to read, practice yoga, and make jewelry. John Schaaf Johnson Controls John SchaafVP, Distributed Energy StorageJohnson Controls John Schaaf is Vice President and General Manager of Distributed Energy Storage for Johnson Controls, Inc., a Fortune 100 company and a global leader in advanced automotive batteries, automotive interiors, energy efficiency for buildings, and building technology and services. John’s areas of expertise include corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, new market development and scaling businesses. He also has experience with federal and state policy on energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy storage. During his 25 years with Johnson Controls, he has held leadership positions in the company’s various business units, including Building Efficiency, Power Solutions and the Corporate Office. From 2010 through 2014, he led Market Development for the Power Solutions business unit’s advanced battery technology group. From 2003 through 2009, he was head of the Building Efficiency business unit’s Federal Government vertical market for energy efficiency and security technologies and services. He has also held a number of positions in Building Efficiency’s field organization including regional and branch management. In the early 1990’s, John was a sales engineer with Servidyne Inc., a part of which was subsequently acquired by Johnson Controls. John started his career on active duty in the US Air Force from 1985 to 1990 as a Contracting Officer working in systems acquisition and manufacturing. John received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in 1984. Vic Shao Green Charge Networks Vic ShaoCEOGreen Charge Networks Vic Shao is the CEO of Green Charge Networks. Since 2009, he and his team have been collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy and a host of Fortune 500 companies on an energy storage appliance with economic ROI for the private sector, complementary to solar PV. This transformational product called the GreenStation is newly launched in 2013. Shao started his high tech career with Oracle Corporation, eventually leading engineering and product teams in Oracle’s middleware enterprise software division. He co-founded MobileAria, an enterprise cloud computing service provider, and built it into a profitable & sustainable business prior to founding Green Charge Networks. Shao holds numerous patents in cloud computing and power efficiency. He received his engineering degree from The University of Virginia and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Paul Siblerud ViZn Energy Systems Inc. Paul SiblerudEVPViZn Energy Systems Inc. Paul Siblerud is the executive vice president of the energy storage company ViZn Energy Systems Inc. in Montana. Siblerud is pioneering the development and market adoption of energy storage using flow battery technology for applications behind the meter and utility scale. Previous to joining ViZn in 2013, Siblerud worked at Semitool Inc. for 20 years in engineering, product management and marketing specializing in capital equipment for interconnect electroplating and advanced Wafer Level Packaging. As VP of Marketing and Electroplating he managed a division of more than $100M. In 2009, Applied Materials acquired Semitool and Siblerud assumed the position of CMO for the new division through 2012. During his tenure in semiconductor equipment industry, Siblerud started and managed two international consortiums promoting the technology of 3-D interconnect using Thru-Silicon-Via (TSV) and electroplated flip chip, EMC-3D™ and SECAP™ respectively. Prior to his semiconductor career, Siblerud worked at Biola University in LaMirada California as a system manager in the for the university computer center. Studies in Electrical Engineering and Bio-Medical Engineering at Pacific Lutheran University. Bradley Smith Nissan North America Bradley SmithGeneral Manager, US4RNissan North America Brad is leading the development of a new business utilizing used Nissan EV batteries in non-automotive (stationary) systems, so-called “second life” applications. He and his team work closely with Japan-based 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture between Nissan and Sumitomo. Additionally, as a dual-role Director, Brad serves as Nissan North America’s Overseas Program Director for EV – primarily LEAF. Prior to joining Nissan in 2012 Brad was Director Business Development at eVgo, a division of NRG Energy Inc, working with global auto makers, charging hardware manufacturers and others in the EV infrastructure industry. Prior to that, he was Global Asset Development and Operations Manager at Shell Hydrogen, working with auto makers and other stakeholders to develop several industry-first hydrogen fueling stations. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and earned a Professional Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston and his MS and PhD, both in Chemical Engineering, from University of Pittsburgh. Jan Smutny-Jones Independent Energy Producers Association Jan Smutny-JonesExecutive DirectorIndependent Energy Producers Association Jan Smutny-Jones is Executive Director of the Independent Energy Producers Association (IEP) located in Sacramento, California. He has represented IEP since 1987. Smutny-Jones has been a pivotal player in the California restructuring efforts, market reform, global climate change, and renewable energy policies. He served as chair of the Governing Board of the California Independent System Operator, was a member of the Governing Board of the California Power Exchange, and he served on the Board of Directors for the Renewable Certification Program, “Green-E”. He also served as a member of the California Air Resources Board’s Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee for Climate Change, and is an active member of the Yolo Basin Foundation. Smutny-Jones is a graduate of Loyola Law School and is a member of the American, California State and Sacramento County Bar Associations. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach, and he holds a certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Southern California. Dan Sowder 1Energy Systems Dan SowderDirector, Power System Integration1Energy Systems Dan Sowder is Director of Power System Integration for 1Energy Systems, responsible for the design, installation, and deployment of operational projects. 1Energy Systems delivers standards-based software for energy storage systems and other value-added assets of intelligent electric power systems and is involved in multiple energy storage projects across several utilities internationally. Prior to joining 1Energy Systems, Dan led the design, installation, and operations of multiple utility-scale energy storage systems while working in Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology Office. He led multiple grid technology deployments and business model initiatives designed to enhance the value of renewable energy on the grid. Prior to working at Duke Energy, Dan served as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy (2001), a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University (2008), and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on sustainability (2010). Dan is a certified Professional Engineer (NC) in Electrical Power Systems. Jeff St. John Greentech Media Jeff St. JohnReporterGreentech Media Jeff St. John is a reporter and analyst covering green technology, with a particular focus on smart grid, smart buildings, energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, green IT, renewable energy and technology to integrate distributed, intermittent green energy into the grid. A 2001 University of California, Berkeley Journalism School graduate, he worked as a newspaper reporter at the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska, the Tri-City Herald in Washington state and The Fresno Bee in California’s Central Valley, before joining Greentech Media as a reporter in 2008. St. John was named senior editor of smart grid in 2011, responsible for daily coverage and in-depth coverage of the utility and energy sector’s intersection with communications and information technology, from smart meters to synchrophasors. He has a particular interest in smart grid’s role in integrating renewable energy, demand-side energy management, electric vehicles, energy storage, and microgrid and virtual power plant technologies. Doug Staker Demand Energy Networks, Inc. Doug StakerVP, Business Development & International SalesDemand Energy Networks, Inc. Doug Staker is vice president of international sales and business development at Demand Energy Networks Inc., a distributed energy management and storage company based in Washington State. Involved in the energy business worldwide for 30 years, he joined Demand Energy in early 2009. Prior to joining Demand Energy, Staker was a vice president of Itron, a global leader in smart meter technology, where he held various executive positions and helped grow their revenue beyond $2 billion annually. His past experience in developing emerging energy technology solutions has helped Demand Energy to build a global platform for distributed energy storage. Staker’s firsthand knowledge of product line management and product development has been a key factor in advancing Demand Energy’s flagship product, Joule.System™, from the R&D stage to product launch as one of the first commercially available integrated energy management and storage systems available on the market today. Staker holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho. Tom Stepien Primus Power Tom StepienChief Executive OfficerPrimus Power Tom Stepien is CEO of Primus Power, a leader in grid-scale electrical energy storage. He helped launch Primus Power in 2009 and has raised over $80 million from venture capital sources, strategic investors and government grants. He has over 30 years of engineering, operations and general management experience at small and large companies. Prior to joining Primus, Tom was a Vice President and General Manager at Applied Materials, a Fortune 500 provider of semiconductor, solar and flat panel display equipment and services. He had P&L responsibility for a $500M business unit with complex set of systems, global customers, manufacturing and support. He holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Kirk Stokes Sharp Electronics Kirk StokesDirector of Sales, Energy Systems and Services GroupSharp Electronics Andrew Tanner Growing Energy Labs Inc (GELI) Andrew TannerVP Business DevelopmentGrowing Energy Labs Inc (GELI) A recipient of the 2014 Advance Global Australian of the Year in Clean Technology, Andrew is a professional engineer with over a decade of experience in developing and deploying renewable energy technologies. He is a graduate of the Global Executive MBA from the University of Sydney and his undergraduate mechanical engineering thesis was on energy storage for utility scale solar back in 2002. In early 2014 he commenced work at Growing Energy Labs Inc (otherwise known as Geli) in the role of VP of Business Development. Utilizing Geli’s world class analytics, he has been transitioning hundreds of solar developers to become solar + storage energy developers. The company has over 200 projects and 100MW of energy storage and microgrid projects in development with its partners which will utilize the Geli Energy Operating System (Geli EOS) as the software platform. Daniel Tobin US Department of Energy, Loan Program Office Daniel TobinSenior Investment OfficerUS Department of Energy, Loan Program Office William Torre University of California – San Diego William TorreDirectorUniversity of California – San Diego William Torre, PI, UCSD Program Director of Energy Storage William Torre serves as University of California San Diego Program Director of Energy Storage and Systems with oversight of power system research, development and testing of advanced energy storage systems, and integration of renewable energy systems. In November 2012, he retired from San Diego Gas and Electric Co. (SDG&E) after 30 years, and his last assignments from 2010-2012 were as SDG&E’s Manager of Research and Development, Manager of Technology Innovation and Development group in Transmission & Distribution Engineering division where he led the installation of several energy storage projects as part of the SDG&E smart grid program . From 2008 – 2010 held the position of Chief Engineer at SDG&E, and provided Engineering oversight and coordination for all engineering. Relevant to the value streams from distributed generation associated with the T&D issues from the decommissioning of SONGS, he served from 1996 to 2008 as SDG&E’s Manager of Transmission Engineering & Design where he managed 27 engineers and designers for engineering all overhead and underground transmission lines for the SDG&E’s service territory. From Jan, 1981 - June, 1988; Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Initiated the successful power engineering program at SDSU. Herman Trabish Utility Dive Herman TrabishJournalistUtility Dive Adam Tuck National Research Council Canada Adam TuckProgram Leader, Energy Storage for Grid Security and ModernizationNational Research Council Canada Adam Tuck, B.A.Sc., is the Program Leader for the National Research Council of Canada’s initiative on Energy Storage for Grid Security and Modernization. Adam completed his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with Professional Internship at Queen’s University. Upon graduation, Adam joined Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT), a start-up company based in Kingston, Ontario. He quickly progressed from junior design positions to Lead Engineer at FCT, working on commercializing both Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and Aluminum-Air battery products. In 2006 Adam moved to Vancouver to join NRC where he works with academic and industrial partners to deliver key projects and programs in the fields of Fuel Cells, Bio-Energy and Energy Storage. Swami Venkataraman Moody's Investors Service Swami VenkataramanVice President - Senior Credit OfficerMoody's Investors Service Swami Venkataraman is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in the Global Utilities & Infrastructure Finance Group at Moody’s, covering utilities, natural gas midstream and renewable energy companies. He is a member of Moody’s Global Environmental Risk Assessment group and represents Moody’s in the World Economic Forum’s “Future of Electricity” roundtable. Prior to joining Moody’s, Swami was a Director of Project & Export Finance at Standard Chartered Bank in Mumbai, India, responsible for business development and execution of project and export credit financing in India covering power, renewable energy, and other infrastructure sectors. One of his solar PV projects won the “PFI Asia-Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year” award in 2013. Over the last 15 years, Swami has developed broad expertise in energy, especially clean energy, across geographies and sectors. He has worked in New York, San Francisco, London, Mumbai and Mexico City and his expertise in the clean energy space includes creating project finance methodologies for the first solar PV projects financed in the US capital markets, evaluating commercially unproven technologies for the US Department of Energy loan guarantee program, and developing specialized financial products for the carbon markets. Swami is a CFA charterholder, with a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata. Boris von Bormann Sonnenbatterie, Inc. Boris von BormannCEOSonnenbatterie, Inc. Boris von Bormann, born in Hamburg, Germany, has been involved in the international trade industry for over 17 years and in the solar industry for over 8 years. Boris von Bormann is the CEO for Sonnenbatterie, Inc (www.sonnenbatterie.de) the North American operations of the lithium energy storage manufacturer from Bavaria, Germany, with its’ US headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. Boris also has ownership in SK Solar, Inc. a residential and commercial solar installation and engineering company with its headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to opening SK Solar, Boris von Bormann was the Director for Soltecture, Inc., US subsidiary for the German CIGS solar module manufacturer Soltecture GmbH. In 2002 Boris von Bormann also founded accessio an independent consulting company that focuses on the cross- cultural business aspects. Through his position with accessio, he was involved in various interim positions in IT, Film & Entertainment & Biotech industries. Boris also founded the German American Business Association - Southern California Chapter, a non- profit organization in Southern California. Boris von Bormann holds a dual-citizenship (German and USA), currently lives in Los Angeles, California and can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Ryan Wartena Growing Energy Labs, Inc. Ryan WartenaCEO and FounderGrowing Energy Labs, Inc. Ryan holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from UC San Diego and the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2001. As a post-doctoral researcher at the Naval Research Lab in Washington DC, Ryan set up a battery development & testing laboratory and worked on energy harvesting & microbattery technologies. His development of micro- and nano-batteries continued at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he co-led the engineering team that introduced the world’s first self-assembled battery. Byron Washom University of California, San Diego Byron WashomDirector of Strategic Energy InitiativesUniversity of California, San Diego Eric Wesoff Greentech Media Eric WesoffEditor in ChiefGreentech Media Prior to joining Greentech Media, Eric Wesoff founded Sage Marketing Partners in 2000 to provide sales and marketing-consulting services to venture-capital firms and their portfolio companies in the alternative energy and telecommunications sectors. He has become a well-known, respected authority and speaker in these fields. He also was the publisher of the Venture Power newsletter, a subscription-only newsletter covering venture-capital investment in renewable energy. Wesoff’s expertise covers solar power, fuel cells, biofuels and advanced batteries. His strengths are in market research and analysis, business development and due diligence for investors. He frequently consults for energy startups and Silicon Valley's premier venture capitalists. From 1988 to 1996, Wesoff served as product marketing manager for Siemens Optoelectronics, where he oversaw complex product lines and managed relationships with global customers. He then became the U.S. marketing and sales manger for Akzo Nobel Photonics, which was acquired by JDS Uniphase. Wesoff later served as the sales director for Dicon Fiber Optics, where he was responsible for selling millions of dollars of fiber-optic telecom-equipment. He has consulted for Merck, JDSU, Coherent, IBM and scores of other firms, governments and organizations. Clint Wilder Clean Edge Clint WilderSenior EditorClean Edge John Wood Ecoult John WoodCEOEcoult John Wood is the Chief Executive Officer of Ecoult. He joined the energy storage community in 2008 having previously launched technologies globally in Security, Identity, Payment Technology, and Telecommunications. As a technology CEO for more than 20 years, John has had the good fortune to have worked with excellent individuals and led excellent teams that have created businesses and numerous successful products and solutions from the ground up that are used and trusted by many of the world’s largest enterprises and governments, either directly or under license by many of the largest global technology enterprises. John is now leading the Ecoult effort to commercialize UltraBattery® storage solutions. Tim Zgonena Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Tim ZgonenaPrincipal EngineerUnderwriters Laboratories Inc. Timothy Zgonena - Principal Engineer for Distributed Energy Resources Equipment and Systems. Has worked for UL LLC since 1990. His responsibilities include the development, maintenance and application of UL's certification requirements and delivery of UL conformity assessment services in the following categories: Utility interconnection systems equipment, inverters and converters, PV BOS equipment, engine generators, wind turbines and wind turbine system components. Tim serves on several Distributed Generation IEEE, IEC and AWEA Working Groups and he is a member of NFPA 70, NEC Code Making Panel 4. 2012 IEC 1906 Award Recipient.