EVENT

Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2022 (On-Demand)

6 12月 2022 - 31 1月 2023

8:00 午前 - 6:00 午後 MT

On-Demand

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Available On-Demand

Did you miss the Grid Edge Innovation Summit? Not to worry! On-demand access is available for your viewing until January 31, 2023.

On-demand Access - $495

Summit Theme - Insights to commercialize distributed energy and electrification at scale

Hear from Wood Mackenzie’s experts and representatives from the leading distribution utilities, software technology developers, public utility commissions (PUCs), and distributed generation players in North America to address key issues affecting the sector, including the latest insights on grid modernization, distributed energy resources (DER) aggregation technologies and transportation and building electrification. 

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2022 Summit Themes

  • Modernizing the grid in a time of massive electrification
  • Ownership models for EV charging infrastructure
  • Deploying infrastructure capital through everything-as-a-service 
  • Grid insecurity and customer resilience offerings
  • Decarbonizing heat: From heat pumps to district energy 
  • DERMS, sensors and AI: Advanced monitoring and control solutions for utilities 
  • Fragmentation and integrations of EV charging networks
  • The rapidly changing microgrid technology landscape
  • Grid-interactive and efficient buildings
  • Virtual power plants: Project landscape and regulatory outlook

 

Highlights from Solar & Energy Storage Summit 2022

Click the video below to see event highlights from our conference earlier this year and what you experience you can expect at Grid Edge Innovation Summit. 

 

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Highlighted Speakers

Network and share knowledge with leading professionals in the industry. Discover exclusive research insights from Wood Mackenzie speakers and industry experts in a rich mix of presentations, panel discussions/debates, fireside chats, and much more.

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Registration

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Agenda

8:00 午前

MT

8:00 午前 - 9:00 午前

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 午前

MT

9:00 午前 - 9:10 午前

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Christopher Seiple

Vice Chairman, Energy Transition and Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

9:10 午前

MT

9:10 午前 - 9:45 午前

Opening Address: State of the grid edge market

Ben Hertz-Shargel

Global Head of Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

9:45 午前

MT

9:45 午前 - 10:30 午前

Panel Discussion: Modernizing the grid in a time of unprecedented change

Aimee Bailey

Director of Innovation & Portfolio Management

National Grid Partners

Sarah Kist

GM, T&D Engineering & Construction

Arizona Public Service(APS)

Fahimeh Kazempour

Head, Grid Modernization

Wood Mackenzie

Suzanna Mora

Director, Federal Policy and Agency Relations

Exelon

10:30 午前

MT

10:30 午前 - 10:55 午前

Fireside Chat: The long road ahead: The economics and use cases of long duration energy storage

Stephen Hendrickson

Market Analysis Program Manager

Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy

Christopher Seiple

Vice Chairman, Energy Transition and Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

10:55 午前

MT

10:55 午前 - 11:30 午前

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 午前

MT

11:30 午前 - 12:10 午後

Panel Discussion: Who should own EV chargers? Debating the pure-play, retail, and utility ownership

Nick Esch

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Crystal Stiles

Executive Director, FPL Development, Distributed Technologies and Mobility

Florida Power & Light

Carter Li

CEO

SWTCH Energy Inc.

Tiya Gordon

Co-Founder

itselectric

12:10 午後

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12:10 午後 - 12:50 午後

Panel discussion: The utility business case for investing in grid edge data

John Romero

VP Electric Vehicle Solutions

Landis+Gyr

Brenden Russell

Principal Manager – Technology Strategy

Southern California Edison

Ben Hertz-Shargel

Global Head of Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

Giri Iyer

Vice President, Business Development

Sentient Energy, a KES Company

12:50 午後

MT

12:50 午後 - 2:00 午後

Networking Lunch Break

2:00 午後

MT

2:00 午後 - 2:20 午後

Fireside chat: Fighting fragmentation: Growing EV charging networks through partnerships

Erick Karlen

Director of Policy and Market Development

Shell Recharge Solutions

Amaiya Khardenavis

Research Analyst, EV Charging Infrastructure

Wood Mackenzie

2:20 午後

MT

2:20 午後 - 3:00 午後

Panel discussion: Grid insecurity: The next generation of resilience offerings

Martin Milani

CEO

Sunverge Energy

Melissa Chan

Director of Grid Solutions and Strategic Partnerships

Fermata Energy

Scott Peattie

Director Business Development / Head of Grid Services

Sunrun Inc.

Nick Esch

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

3:00 午後

MT

3:00 午後 - 3:25 午後

Presentation: From pilots to markets: The next stage of evolution for virtual power plants

Ken Norris

Research Analyst, Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

3:25 午後

MT

3:25 午後 - 4:00 午後

Networking Coffee Break

4:00 午後

MT

4:00 午後 - 4:25 午後

Presentation: The global outlook for charging infrastructure deployment

Amaiya Khardenavis

Research Analyst, EV Charging Infrastructure

Wood Mackenzie

4:25 午後

MT

4:25 午後 - 5:05 午後

Panel discussion: Where are we on the DOE’s Roadmap for Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings?

Connor Usry

Senior Associate

RMI

Sam Howe

Research Analyst, Building Decarbonisation

Wood Mackenzie

Hannah Bascom

Vice President, Regulated Business

SPAN

Mark Danzenbaker

CEO

GridPoint

5:05 午後

MT

5:05 午後 - 5:30 午後

Presentation: How grid insecurity and sustainability are driving microgrid development

Elham Akhavan

Senior Microgrid Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

5:30 午後

MT

5:30 午後 - 5:40 午後

Closing Remarks

Ben Hertz-Shargel

Global Head of Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

5:40 午後

MT

5:40 午後 - 7:40 午後

Local Fare Drinks and Dining Networking Reception

8:30 午前

MT

8:30 午前 - 9:00 午前

Welcome Refreshments

9:00 午前

MT

9:00 午前 - 9:10 午前

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ben Hertz-Shargel

Global Head of Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

9:10 午前

MT

9:10 午前 - 9:35 午前

Presentation: Utilities’ investment in grid modernization

Fahimeh Kazempour

Head, Grid Modernization

Wood Mackenzie

9:35 午前

MT

9:35 午前 - 10:15 午前

Panel Discussion: Driving off the lot: Automaker’s role in the future of EV charging

Adam Langton

Energy Services Manager

BMW of North America, LLC

Amaiya Khardenavis

Research Analyst, EV Charging Infrastructure

Wood Mackenzie

Kathy Knoop

Manager, EV Stakeholder Solutions

General Motors

10:15 午前

MT

10:15 午前 - 10:40 午前

Presentation: Commercial landscape of the charging ecosystem

Nick Esch

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

10:40 午前

MT

10:40 午前 - 11:10 午前

Networking Coffee Break

11:10 午前

MT

11:10 午前 - 11:50 午前

Panel Discussion: From IRA to RNG: Charting the path of innovation for microgrids

Trudie Wang

VP of Product

Heila Technologies

Elham Akhavan

Senior Microgrid Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Mark Martyak

Chief Sales Officer, Distributed Infrastructure

PowerSecure

11:50 午前

MT

11:50 午前 - 12:30 午後

Panel discussion: Regulatory reforms that would unleash DER flexible capacity

Ken Schisler

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

CPower Energy Management

Vince Faherty

Head of Energy Marketplace & Implementation Partnerships

Google

Ben Hertz-Shargel

Global Head of Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

Justin Felt

Director, Policy Analysis and Development

Exelon

12:30 午後

MT

12:30 午後 - 1:30 午後

Networking Lunch Break

1:30 午後

MT

1:30 午後 - 2:10 午後

Panel Discussion: Strategic venture investment in grid edge

Christopher Seiple

Vice Chairman, Energy Transition and Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Wade Bitaraf

Founder, Energy & Sustainability

Plug and Play Tech Center

Lidija Sekaric

Vice President, Fluence Next

Fluence

2:10 午後

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2:10 午後 - 2:50 午後

Panel Discussion: What does a fair net metering successor tariff look like?

Rick Umoff

Sr. Director and Counsel

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Brien J. Sheahan

President, Regulatory Strategies, LLC

Former Chairman and CEO, Illinois Commerce Commission

Sterling Clifford

Manager, Government Affairs

Sunnova

Michelle Davis

Principal Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

2:50 午後

MT

2:50 午後 - 3:15 午後

Presentation: The regional economics of heat pumps and implications for scaling the industry

Sam Howe

Research Analyst, Building Decarbonisation

Wood Mackenzie

3:15 午後

MT

3:15 午後 - 3:25 午後

Closing Remarks

Ben Hertz-Shargel

Global Head of Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

3:25 午後

MT

3:25 午後 - 4:00 午後

Networking Coffee Break

4:00 午後

MT

4:00 午後 - 4:00 午後

Close of Grid Edge Innovation Summit

Speakers

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Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Shell Recharge Solutions is a global leader in smart EV charging solutions on a mission to enable cleaner transportation for everyone. Operating across Europe, North America, and Asia, Shell Recharge Solutions offers industry-leading products and services to customers including planning and consulting, on-site installation and energy management and maintenance support whether they are at home, at work, and on the go. Shell Recharge Solutions is part of the Shell Group and builds on over a decade of EV charging experience. Shell aims to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, with an ambition to operate 500,000 charge points by 2025 and 2,500,000 by 2030. For more information, visit: www.shellrecharge.com/solutions.

Gold Sponsor

CPower is the national leader in energy flexibility and grid balancing solutions to enable a more flexible, clean and dependable energy future. With 6.3 GW of DER capacity at more than 17,000 sites across the U.S., we unlock the full value of distributed energy resources for our customers, aggregated at unparalleled scale, to strengthen the power grid when and where it’s needed most. Our technology integrates with any energy asset to provide superior economics, while delivering the highest-rated customer service in the industry.

Gold Sponsor

Heila Technologies, a KOHLER Company, consists of a team of energy experts working to build the future of clean, resilient energy through innovative solutions for monitoring, analytics, control, optimization, and O&M for energy systems of all kinds. For more details, please visit heilatech.com.

Gold Sponsor

PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is the nation’s leading distributed energy innovation company. Our team of experts has developed, installed, managed, and serviced 2+ GW of microgrid capacity over the past 20 years, as well as implemented over $800 million of energy efficiency upgrades. We take a full-facility, lifecycle approach through production and management, delivering clean and resilient energy to our customers at the best possible value. By combining our product innovation capabilities with our 360 integrated processes, we offer you the best custom solution for your needs, backed by an unmatched level of expertise, quality and service.

Gold Sponsor

Sentient Energy, a Koch Engineered Solutions company, provides innovative line sensing, data analytics, optimization and control technologies for the distribution grid. Our comprehensive grid edge hardware and software solutions help electric utilities make data-driven decisions to enhance the delivery of safe, reliable, and efficient power.

Gold Sponsor

SPAN reinvented the residential electrical panel, enabling real-time circuit-level metering, control, and whole-home energy management. SPAN Panel enables electrification and can eliminate the need for expensive service and distribution system upgrades by managing loads within the home. Once installed in a home, SPAN can reduce whole-home load through its PowerAssist platform, as well as provide a range of resilience and electrification benefits.

 

SPAN Drive—the company’s new Level 2 EV charging station— integrates intelligently with the rest of the home energy system to bring fast universal EV charging to any home.

Gold Sponsor

Sunverge Energy is a California-based company that optimizes the value of renewable energy by leveraging the practical advantages of distributed generation, storage, and software-as-a-service. Sunverge serves its thousands of customers by adopting a cloud-services delivery model for energy. Each SIS storage appliance provides power and energy services at the site where it is deployed. At the same time, reserve energy from every SIS under management is aggregated and pooled in the cloud. From this ‘virtualized’ pool, utilities and third-parties can reserve energy in advance, and can also request energy in real-time. Sunverge cloud energy services work continuously to balance grid demands by shifting resources to where they are needed most, optimizing how energy is captured and delivered.

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Event Location

The Wigwam Resort

Historic Resort Retreat Near the Heart of Phoenix, Arizona

Discounted room rate: $ 239.00/night (plus t+f) available now with limited availability - Book your room here.

Wood Mackenzie Event Health & Safety Guidelines/Policies

Wood Mackenzie is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all Grid Edge Innovation Summit participants. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state, and local health authorities. We are working with The Wigwam Resort on implementing preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 at the event. Preventive measures include: 

  • Attestation of vaccination from all Wood Mackenzie employees and event attendees 
  • Masks are strongly encouraged by all event participants at all times 
  • Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit spaces 
  • Extra venue space to allow for social distancing in meeting space
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the meeting and exhibit spaces 
  • Masks and testing kits will be available if needed 

 

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among the event organizer, venues and every participant. All Grid Edge Innovation Summit participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions Verisk is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19. 
 
As part of your responsibilities, you should not attend this event if you: 

  • Are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior, have experienced  signs and symptoms of COVID-19.  
  • Have traveled to any high COVID-risk area in the last 10 days 
  • Believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.  
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the health care team responsible for your treatment.  

 

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact the Wood Mackenzie events team at events@woodmac.com if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 2 days after the event. Should any positive cases be reported, Wood Mackenzie will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received by Wood Mackenzie will be treated as confidential. 
 
Please note that by checking the box during the online registration process, you agree to adhere to the precautions and policies above and understand that you are knowingly and freely assume all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, by attending this event. You understand that refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund. 

 
*All Wood Mackenzie policies are subject to change. A notification will be sent to all registered attendees if changes are made.      

5 Reasons to Attend

  • Hear and learn from experts: The conference will include two days of content composed of external industry speakers as well as exclusive Wood Mackenzie research presentations.

  • Network with your peers: Have the opportunity to connect with like-minded industry professionals to share ideas and trends during networking breaks and drinks reception.

  • Meet new vendors and suppliers: Stay up-to-date on industry highs and lows and discover which products and services will keep you ahead of the competition.

  • Share new skills and content with your team: Build annual strategies with information gathered from over 12+ hours of content all available to stream on-demand post-event.

  • Enjoy the sunny scenery of Phoenix: The conference will take place at the historic Wigwam Resort with discounted accommodation rates for attendees.

 

Networking opportunities:

After two years of virtual Summits, we are excited to be back in person for this year's event! Join us and be part of a global network; connect, learn and share with the Wood Mackenzie team and fellow industry peers.

Past attendees include:

Alabama Power, Alliant Energy, Altair Solar, Amp Energy, Black & Veatch, BMW, Braemar Energy Ventures, Bridgewater Consulting Group, CAISO, Central AZ Project, Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Clean Coalition, CO Public Utilities Commission, Con Edison , CPS Energy, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Duquesne Light Company, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Eaton Corporation, Edison Electric Institute, eleXsys Energy, Enel X, EnergyWatch, Exelon, Florida Power & Light, Future Energy Ventures, General Microgrids, Inc., Georgia Power, Google Inc., Government of USA - Department of Energy, Green Mountain Power, Green Power EMC, GridPoint, Hanwha Corporation, Hawaiian Electric, Holy Cross Energy, HomeServe, Hubbell Utility Solutions, IBM, Inspire Clean Energy, Intertrust Technologies, Japan Electric Power Information Center, Kiwi Power Ltd, Liberty Utilities, Little Green Dot Power Pte Ltd, Local Power LLC, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Mana Energy, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., Nashville Electric Service, National Grid, Naturgy, New York Power Authority, NGP Energy Capital Management, North Carolina Electric Cooperatives, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Orlando Utilities Commission, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Pacifico Power, Pepco Holdings, Polaris Energy Services, POWER Engineers, Inc., PXiSE Energy Solutions, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, Red Ventures, RyanTel LLC, S&C Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Seattle City Light, Sentient Energy, Shell, Siemens, Smarter Grid Solutions, Sumitomo Electric, TotalEnergies, Tucson Electric Power, Utility Dive, Vivint Solar Inc., WEC Energy Group, Xcel Energy, ZOME Energy Networks

Stephen Hendrickson

Market Analysis Program Manager

Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy

Stephen Hendrickson is the Market Analysis Program Manager in the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) at the U.S. Department of Energy. OTT serves as the central hub for the technology transfer activities across the Department of Energy. Stephen leads OTT’s market analysis activities to identify opportunities to commercialize DOE-developed technologies. His background includes work at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan, a Master’s in International Development and Global Political Economy from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from the University of Colorado. His lives in Rockville, Maryland with his wife and three children.

Martin Milani

CEO

Sunverge Energy

As Sunverge’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin is responsible for corporate strategy, drives design and development of Sunverge’s advanced energy platform and leads delivery and operations. He is an industry-recognized thought-leader and expert on energy management systems, cloud and edge computing, Artificial Intelligence, Massive Parallel Systems, IoT, location-transparent distributed systems, Event based systems, Internetworking and SOA with over 20 years of executive and senior level experience in product design, architecture, development, and commercialization spanning the evolution of distributed systems. He joined Sunverge from Nexant where he was General Manager and CTO, responsible for the company's advanced smart grid software platforms. Previous positions include CTO of Tidal Software (acquired by Cisco Systems), CEO, CTO of Intersperse (acquired by Tidal Software), CTO of iBuilding (a smart building intelligent control and orchestration platform acquired by the Carlyle Group) and Chief Internet Strategist and Technologist at Times Mirror Corporation. Before joining Times Mirror, he held senior-level technology, consulting, and distributed system architect positions at Wells Fargo, IBM, Retix, and Locus computing.

Rick Umoff

Sr. Director and Counsel

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Rick Umoff is Senior Director and Counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) where he leads SEIA’s advocacy and market development efforts in California. Rick also oversees SEIA’s policy work in the Central U.S. and Northeast. Rick has over a decade of experience developing solar and clean energy markets throughout the United States, advocating for effective policies at the state and federal level. Rick is based in San Francisco, CA.

Melissa Chan

Director of Grid Solutions and Strategic Partnerships

Fermata Energy

A renowned energy and utility expert, Melissa Chan brings more than 20 years of experience advising, planning, designing, and evaluating energy infrastructure deployments to her role at Fermata Energy. Her experience includes developing go-to-market strategy for growth-stage clean technology companies and electrification strategy for industrial operators. At Guidehouse (formerly Navigant) , Melissa served as a project manager for the $3.4 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Smart Grid Investment Grant program, overseeing a team of 13 analysts that collected and reported cost and benefit metrics of the 99 utility smart grid projects. Melissa holds a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon, and a dual degree in Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon.

Brien J. Sheahan

President, Regulatory Strategies, LLC

Former Chairman and CEO, Illinois Commerce Commission

Brien J. Sheahan is a former chairman and CEO of the Illinois Commerce Commission, and a leading voice among state utility regulators for the modernization of utility infrastructure, and the promotion of innovation and forward-looking regulatory policy. Described as “arguably the most respected voice among utility regulators on grid resilience,” by Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine he is recognized nationally and internationally for fostering investment in infrastructure and innovative new technologies, and reimagining century old regulatory paradigms. He led a nationally recognized effort to diversify the ICC’s staff and leadership, resulting in it becoming the most diverse PUC in the United States including at one time three of five Hispanic regulators in the nation, its first Latina commissioner, and youngest commissioner. Under Sheahan’s leadership the agency had its first African American Chief Administrative Law Judge (who became a commissioner), first female Bureau Chief, first African American Bureau Chief, first female African American Chief Administrative Law Judge, and first Latino Chief of Police in its more than 100-year history. Sheahan initiated the agency’s first modern strategic plan; established an Office of Diversity and Community Affairs; and a first-of-its-kind Office of Cybersecurity and Risk Management; vastly expanded utility supplier diversity efforts; approved two of the most advanced microgrids in the world; spearheaded Illinois’ exploration of the “utility of the future;” oversaw the buildout of six million smart meters; and supported legislation that made Illinois a leader in zero carbon emission electricity generation. With Sheahan’s leadership Illinois was ranked #2 in the nation for grid modernization by the Gridwise Alliance, and recognized by SEPA for “Visionary of the Year.” Active in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Sheahan was asked to chair the NARUC Presidential Task Force on Innovation, and served on its board of directors and Water Committee for five years. He organized, moderated, and participated in dozens of panels on regulatory and utility issues including three NARUC General Sessions. Sheahan led a successful effort to pass a NARUC Resolution encouraging state public utility commissions to consider the capitalization of non-traditional utility assets such as cloud computing.

Scott Peattie

Director Business Development / Head of Grid Services

Sunrun Inc.

Scott Peattie is focused on growing Sunrun’s grid services business and other strategic efforts. Prior to joining Sunrun, Scott spent over five years with Tesla Energy (formerly SolarCity), developing C&I and utility scale battery storage projects. His clients primarily included school districts, multifamily developers, large corporations, and electric utilities. Scott’s career over the last 12 years has focused on deployment and financing of renewable technologies. He received his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business, and his Bachelors from UC Berkeley.

Erick Karlen

Director of Policy and Market Development

Shell Recharge Solutions

Erick Karlen focuses on advanced mobility and utility regulatory policy as Director of Policy and Market Development at Shell Recharge Solutions, formerly Greenlots. His experience and engagement in transportation electrification policy spans a wide array of North American jurisdictions from coast to coast. Prior experience includes a decade in distributed energy resources and environmental policy at organizations including Sungevity the UN Environment Programme. Erick holds a Master’s degree in Energy Regulation & Law from Vermont Law School, and two Bachelor of Science degrees from UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources.

Ken Schisler

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

CPower Energy Management

Ken brings nearly three decades of policy leadership on innovation in clean and advanced energy technologies to CPower Energy Management. Ken leads CPower’s regulatory and government affairs team, having prior served in similar roles at both Vicinity Energy and EnerNOC/Enel. Ken collaborates with public officials, regulators, power exchange and system operators, academia, and industry peers to unleash the potential of demand side resources. In addition to work throughout North America’s wholesale and retail electricity markets, Ken has extensive international experience in market development and public policy promoting distributed energy resource policies in South America, Asia, and Europe. Ken served as Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission from 2003-2007, and as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1991-2003. Since 2012 he has lectured on retail markets and demand side management at the Florence School of Regulation, Summer School on Regulation of Electric Utilities. Ken graduated with honor from the University of Maryland School of Law, and earned a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Salisbury University.

Christopher Seiple

Vice Chairman, Energy Transition and Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Aimee Bailey

Director of Innovation & Portfolio Management

National Grid Partners

Aimee Bailey is the Director of Innovation and Portfolio Management at National Grid Partners. She has over 12 years of energy sector experience with a focus on cleantech commercialization and the energy transition. Prior to NGP, she has held positions at Silicon Valley Clean Energy, EDF, PG&E and the US Department of Energy, cumulatively overseeing $30M+ in investments in innovative pilots and programs spanning clean power supply, building electrification, transportation electrification, and grid integration. Aimee has a BSE in materials science from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in physics from Imperial College in London, and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Adam Langton

Energy Services Manager

BMW of North America, LLC

Adam Langton is the Energy Services Manager for BMW of North America, LLC. In this role, Adam develops digital energy products related to BMW’s electric vehicle models, including smart phone functionality, data tools, and fleet management services. Adam leads a BMW team developing and implementing the BMW ChargeForward smart charging program and leads BMW’s efforts to provide sustainable energy for BMW electric vehicle drivers. Prior to joining BMW, Adam worked at the California Public Utilities Commission, supporting the state’s electric vehicle programs and developing the state’s carbon cap-and-trade program. Adam is based at BMW’s Tech Office in Silicon Valley.

Ken Norris

Research Analyst, Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

Trudie Wang

VP of Product

Heila Technologies

Trudie is a mission driven engineer by training with two decades of experience in developing algorithms around optimization and control methodologies for distributed energy resources. Upon completion of her doctorate on the forefront of these technologies, she helped build out innovative products with Growing Energy Labs, SolarCity, SunPower and the Electric Power Research Institute. Across these experiences she gained domain expertise in product management and architecture, software development and energy markets. Her experience now translates and connects the domains of algorithm creation, product development and market design, helping reimagine a distributed energy system that is built up of microgrids and virtual power plants (VPPs) which empower edge resources to play more proactive roles at the distribution level of our networks. She has a keen bent towards design of optimal strategies and control policies that allow us to utilize our resources through a do more with less mindset.

Connor Usry

Senior Associate

RMI

Connor Usry is a Senior Associate of RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings & Electricity Practices. He helps evaluate value propositions for grid and building stakeholders around Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) & virtual power plants (VPPs). Connor has authored papers on the carbon reduction potential and techno-economic implications of GEBs, VPPs, and embodied carbon in the built environment - performing analyses for DOE, DOD, NREL, NYSERDA, CEC, and large private real estate holders. Prior to joining RMI Connor was a founding controls engineer and product manager at Boon Energy, a systems integration company based out of New York City. He focused on energy optimization strategies, design engineering, and building automation solutions for large commercial estate and mission-critical data centers. Connor designed, commissioned, and serviced building management systems (BMS) for chiller plants, domestic water operations, and critical electrical load management.

Sarah Kist

GM, T&D Engineering & Construction

Arizona Public Service(APS)

Sarah Kist graduated Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. She has worked in the Utility Industry for 18 years, starting her career at the Nation’s largest nuclear power plant, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. Sarah has held various roles in engineering in both Fossil Generation, as well as Transmission and Distribution at Arizona Public Service Company. In her current role as General Manager, T&D Engineering & Construction, she is responsible for all engineering facets supporting T&D operations, capital project execution including system planning, engineering design and project management for both reliability and customer sited projects.

Sam Howe

Research Analyst, Building Decarbonisation

Wood Mackenzie

Nick Esch

Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Hannah Bascom

Vice President, Regulated Business

SPAN

Hannah Bascom leads SPAN’s regulated business, establishing partnerships and programs that enable electrification for all. Previously, Hannah led Energy Partnerships at Google Nest, where she helped grow the company’s regulated energy business, developed partnerships with over 100 utilities and energy service providers, and launched Nest Renew, delivering carbon reduction, bill savings and grid support. Hannah also led Customer Strategy and Planning at PG&E and worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young, where she focused on innovation, product optimization and customer experience strategy in the Energy and Utilities Practice. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BA with Honors from Brown University.

Fahimeh Kazempour

Head, Grid Modernization

Wood Mackenzie

John Romero

VP Electric Vehicle Solutions

Landis+Gyr

John Romero is the Vice President of Electric Vehicle Solutions for Landis+Gyr. In this role, Romero is responsible for leading the vision and strategy for electric vehicle solutions for the North American market. Previously, Romero was a 30-year utility executive and industry expert, with an extensive record of developing innovative, strategic business and engineering solutions addressing the changing future landscape of the utility industry. His broad experience and expertise in both the energy and water industry includes leadership roles in long-term strategic planning, smart grid and smart City planning, renewables and energy efficiency, system operations, construction and engineering. He holds an MBA with an emphasis in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering, both from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Elham Akhavan

Senior Microgrid Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Crystal Stiles

Executive Director, FPL Development, Distributed Technologies and Mobility

Florida Power & Light

Crystal Stiles is executive director, Development, Distributed Technologies and Mobility (DT&M) at Florida Power & Light Company. Under her leadership, DT&M is expanding FPL EVolution, a growing electric vehicle network including public charging, residential charging and fleet electrification. Crystal is also responsible for microgrids and emerging technologies. Previously, she led FPL’s Office of Economic Development, which received numerous recognitions and helped hundreds of companies locate or expand in Florida. Crystal serves on several boards, including EDTA, and graduated from Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class XXXVII. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mary Baldwin College and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

Wade Bitaraf

Founder, Energy & Sustainability

Plug and Play Tech Center

Wade is the founder of Energy & Sustainability practice at Plug and Play. Plug and Play is the largest corporate innovation center and one of the most active early stage investors globally. Wade works closely with entrepreneurs, corporate innovation leaders, and investors with a focus on the energy industry value chain. Previously, Wade worked in solar, published scientific articles, and led business development efforts in startups. Wade holds a master degree in Chemical Engineering and a master degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas engineering. His passion is at the intersection of technology and business.

Amaiya Khardenavis

Research Analyst, EV Charging Infrastructure

Wood Mackenzie

Sterling Clifford

Manager, Government Affairs

Sunnova

Sterling Clifford is Government Affairs Manager for Sunnova Energy, one of the largest residential solar providers in the Country. Sterling is responsible for regulatory and legislative policy in multiple states in all regions of the U.S. Prior to joining Sunnova, Sterling spent 17 years working in politics and policy advocacy. He has directed communications strategy for candidates at all levels of government, including the governors of California and Washington. Sterling has also run ballot and legislative advocacy campaigns on a wide variety of issues for non-profits and corporate clients in nearly every state.

Brenden Russell

Principal Manager – Technology Strategy

Southern California Edison

Brenden Russell is the principal manager of technology strategy at Southern California Edison and has 20 years of utility industry experience. In his time at SCE, he has filled engineering and managerial roles in support of real time grid operations and has championed the implementation of new digital technologies and operational analytics into SCEs grid, in support of SCEs Clean Power and Electrification pathway vision. Prior to his relocation to the United States in 2011, he worked for Endeavour Energy in Australia where he gained extensive knowledge and experience in utility operations supporting various functions including; operations, engineering, system planning and construction. Brenden graduated with honors from the University of Wollongong, Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineer with specialization in Power Systems. He is currently a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California and graduated with an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Carter Li

CEO

SWTCH Energy Inc.

Carter Li is the Chief Executive Officer at SWTCH, an electric vehicle charging and energy management company focused on addressing the unique challenges of deploying EV charging infrastructure in high-density multifamily and commercial settings. Prior to SWTCH, Carter was a management consultant at Deloitte in their Digital Strategy practice where he led digital strategy and transformation projects across multiple countries for energy, financial services, and life science industries. Carter is a founding board member of the Ontario Clean Technology Industry Association and a committee member of Electric Mobility Canada. Carter attended McGill University for his BSc and PhD and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for his MBA.

Vince Faherty

Head of Energy Marketplace & Implementation Partnerships

Google

Vince Faherty is the Head of Energy Marketplace & Implementation Partnerships at Google. As part of the Industry Partnerships team of Google’s Devices & Services Business Organization, Vince is responsible for developing and executing strategic partnerships with electric and gas utilities, e-commerce platforms, and energy implementation service providers that leverage Google hardware and services. Vince joined Google in 2017 via Nest, where he led utility partnerships in the Eastern US from Google’s office in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining Google, Vince spent 15 years working at the intersection of clean energy, technology, and financial services. Vince spent 7 of those years with EnerNOC (now Enel X), in a mix of sales, marketing, and market development roles, during which he built new demand response and energy efficiency resources with utilities and grid operators in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Vince holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from London Business School.

Ben Hertz-Shargel

Global Head of Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

Justin Felt

Director, Policy Analysis and Development

Exelon

Justin Felt is Director of Policy Analysis and Development at Exelon. In this role, he supports Exelon in the leading the coordination and development of policy strategy for Exelon and its member utilities, including BGE. He manages an analyst team that focuses on state level regulation and legislation. Justin has 14 years of clean energy experience. Prior to his current role, Justin acted as Sr Manager of Strategic Planning at BGE’s Utility of the Future Team, where he supported the development and sustainment of programs that integrate distributed energy resources such as storage and solar PV. Before he joined BGE/Exelon in 2018, Justin advised the Department of Defense on the development of resilient and renewable on-site power systems, as part of the Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives and Air Force’s Office of Energy Assurance. At Thomson Reuters, he acted as Head of Renewable Market Strategy, and consulted with energy and financial companies regarding environmental markets. Justin serves as Chair on the Anne Arundel County Community Leadership Board of the YMCA of Central Maryland. Justin earned MBA and MS (Environmental Science) degrees from the University of Michigan, and a BA degree in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Tiya Gordon

Co-Founder

itselectric

Tiya holds 20 years experience in leadership and design across a range of disciplines for some of the country’s top firms and institutions. She is now venturing to spend the next 20 years on initatives that use design to wage war against the Climate Crisis. Tiya's work has received the industry’s top accolades, including The National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; the Inaugural Cannes Gold Lion for Creative Data; and the designation of second most innovative design firm in the world by Fast Company.

Lidija Sekaric

Vice President, Fluence Next

Fluence

In her role as Vice President of Fluence Next, Lidija oversees Fluence’s incubation of new technologies, markets, and business models. She has nearly two decades of leadership experience in market and product development, R&D, business strategy, and account management. Prior to joining Fluence, Lidija managed home electrification and virtual power plant grid services product portfolios at Sunrun and commercial and industrial microgrid solution development and market strategies at Siemens. She also served in advisory and executive roles at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) across multiple energy programs including the near and long-term US government solar program strategy. She started her career doing research in advanced computing devices and holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics.

Giri Iyer

Vice President, Business Development

Sentient Energy, a KES Company

25+ years of executive leadership building strong innovative businesses in Global Healthcare & Informatics, Enterprise IT and Energy sectors • Over $2 billion in revenues created for companies like Compaq/Hewlett Packard, GE Healthcare, GE Energy and Koch Industries • Proven leadership in attracting talent to build world-class teams for product portfolio management and global commercial growth • Mergers & Acquisitions expertise evaluating over 1200+ companies • Winner of multiple innovation awards from HP/Compaq, and General Electric Imagination Breakthrough

Mark Danzenbaker

CEO

GridPoint

Mark Danzenbaker is the CEO of GridPoint, a leader in building energy management and optimization technology that decarbonizes commercial buildings and drives grid modernization. Danzenbaker joined GridPoint in 2009 and has served in several leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Management, before being named CEO in 2016. Under his leadership, Danzenbaker was instrumental in revolutionizing GridPoint’s strategy and business model, shifting it to a service-based approach that successfully positioned GridPoint as a pioneer in subscription-based energy technology. The subscription model removed barriers among commercial businesses due to the high capital-intensive, up-front costs of energy infrastructure investments. GridPoint’s business model has made energy efficiency technology more accessible to businesses of all types, including the historically-underserved small- and mid-sized business market. In his role as CEO, Danzenbaker drives GridPoint’s efforts to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable energy future by creating a network of smart, efficient, grid-interactive buildings. Working with commercial buildings, utilities and technology partners, Danzenbaker leads the GridPoint team to support grid modernization and focus on making buildings smarter through advanced controls, monitoring and reporting, intelligent automation and machine learning. To date, GridPoint has saved its customers many hundreds of millions of dollars in energy costs, reduced billions of kWh in electricity, and eliminated billions of lbs. of carbon emissions. Prior to GridPoint, Danzenbaker spent a decade with Accenture, serving in progressive leadership roles with the global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

Suzanna Mora

Director, Federal Policy and Agency Relations

Exelon

As Director Federal Policy and Agency Relations, Susan provides strategic national energy policy direction for Exelon’s six electric utilities serving over 10 million customers in some of the most progressive clean energy and climate policy jurisdictions in the nation. She works across Exelon’s business and technical teams to harmonize policy positions taken with business strategies and operational realities. Issues of particular focus in Susan’s portfolio include grid resilience and modernization; renewable resource, storage and microgrid integration; and new business model development. Prior to joining Exelon, Susan served as the primary interface with the U.S. Congress, White House, federal agencies and national industry associations for Pepco Holdings. Issues of particular emphasis in her lobbying portfolio included critical infrastructure cyber and physical security, event response and recovery, and smart grid functionality. Susan spent a number of years as a public affairs consultant and a dozen years lobbying across the country at the state and local levels. She holds an MBA and Economics degree, both from the University of Maryland.

Michelle Davis

Principal Analyst, Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Mark Martyak

Chief Sales Officer, Distributed Infrastructure

PowerSecure

Mark Martyak is a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer and has served utilities and large energy users for the past 41 years. Mark holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh, Purdue University and Tennessee State University. Mark specializes in advanced microgrids and mission critical power. He has consulted with over 100 utilities and 500 mission critical facilities nationally and has served as Engineer of Record for over 1200MWs of Distributed Infrastructure Projects. Mark’s experience also includes an emphasis on integrating DI technology with code required standby power systems. Mark is a founding member of PowerSecure, Inc. and has served as Executive Vice President of Engineering & Operations, Distributed Generation Group President and is currently serving as Chief Sales Officer of Distributed Infrastructure. Mark serves on the Board of the Hope for Haiti Foundation, and volunteers with a number of charitable organizations.

Kathy Knoop

Manager, EV Stakeholder Solutions

General Motors

Kathy Knoop is the manager of EV Stakeholder Solutions at General Motors within the EV Charging Ecosystem team. The EV Charging Ecosystem team is focused on EV charging infrastructure, education, and engagement, charging products and solutions, the Ultium Charge 360 experience, and related go-to-market strategies comprising a rapidly expanding EV ecosystem. In this role Kathy is responsible for working with utility companies from across the US on partnerships with GM that will support EV customer charging programs from home L2 to public L2 and DCFC.