A National Town Meeting on demand response + smart grid

Speakers:

As the forum in the U.S. for all things demand response and smart grid, the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid® features speakers who take the measure of the state of the industry, indicate what’s to come in the year ahead, and report on best practices and projects in the field.

Each year we try hard to put together a diverse group of speakers for the National Town Meeting, including some from “outside the box.”

Take a look at our list of speakers, and lists of speakers from past events!

 

2014 Speakers

• Audrey Zibelman
Chair, New York Department of Public Service

• Ann Berwick
Chair, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

• Kelly Speakes-Backman
Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission

• Lorraine Akiba
Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

•Ralph Izzo
Chairman and CEO, PSEG

• Sue Kelly
President and CEO, American Public Power Association

• Steve Corneli
SVP, Policy, Strategy & Sustainability, NRG Energy

• Leslie Sibert
VP of Distribution, Georgia Power

• Steve Malnight
VP Customer Energy Solutions, Pacific Gas & Electric

• David Wade
Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, EPB Chattanooga

• Ward Camp
VP Regulatory and Environmental Policy, Landis+Gyr

• Seth Frader-Thompson
Founder and President, EnergyHub

• Steve George
SVP, Utility Services, Nexant

• Terry Mohn
CEO, General Microgrids

• Ben Bixby
Director of Energy Products, Nest

• Alex Kragie
Deputy Chief of Staff, CT Department of Energy and Environment

• Gary Rackliffe
North America VP for Smart Grids, ABB

• Chris Cantone
VP of Load Response Sales, Constellation

• Tim Roughan
Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, National Grid

• Valerio Vadacchino
Manager, Smart Grid Business Development, Enel

• Mike Alexander
Manager-DSM Measurement and Evaluation, Pacific Gas & Electric

• George Katsufrakis
Program Operations Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

• James Connaughton
EVP, C3 Energy

• Brent Dreher
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Comverge

• Chris Villarreal
Senior Regulatory Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission

• Scott Hammond
Project Administrator Energy Programs, Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.

• John Rankin
Manager, Demand Response Programs, Southern California Edison

• Jun Shimada
CEO, ThinkEco

• Derek Kirchner
Principal Program Advisor, DTE Energy

• Chris Irwin
Smart Grid Standards and Interoperability Coordinator, U.S. Department of Energy

• Tom Magee
General Manager, Smart Grid Implementation Group, Con Edison

• Rick Voytas
Manager-Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Ameren

• Lee Krevat
Director of Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric

• Micah Remley
VP of Product Strategy and Technology, EnerNOC

• Mahesh Morjaria
VP, Product Management, First Solar, Inc.

• Howard Smith
Manager, Resource Planning and Operations, Alabama Power

• Pete Langbein
Manager, Demand Response Operations, PJM Interconnection

• Lee Hall
Smart Grid Program Manager, Bonneville Power Administration

• Ogi Kavazovic
Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Opower

• Henry Yoshimura
Director, Demand Resource Strategy, ISO-New England

• Mike Barber
Demand Response Advisor, MISO

• John Goodin
Regulatory Policy Manager, California ISO

• Mike Farrell
Senior Manager, Customer Programs, Oklahoma Gas & Electric

• Inia Burginger
Manager, Demand Side Management, Pepco

• Ruth Kiselewich
Director of DSM Programs, Baltimore Gas & Electric

• Rick Luna
Director Demand Management and Analysis, CPS Energy

• Paul Wattles
Senior Analyst, Market Design, ERCOT

• Judith Schwartz
President, To the Point

• Darren Brady
EVP, DEFG

• Paul De Martini
Managing Director, Newport Consulting Group

• Jennifer Potter
Principal Market Analyst, SMUD

• Heather Langford
Director, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council

• KC Boyce
Assistant Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

• Steven Pullins
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Green Energy Corp

• Ron Dizy
EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, ENBALA

• Erik Gilbert
Director, Navigant Energy Practice

• Sachin Gupta
Development – Demand Response and Smart Grid Applications, Siemens

• Steve Cowell
President and CEO, Conservation Services Group

• Paul Grod
President, Rodan Energy Solutions

• Matt Smith
Senior Director of Utility Solutions, Silver Spring Networks

• James Reiley
Manager, PECO

• Josh Schellenberg
Managing Consultant, Nexant

•Alex Pratt
Business Development, Autogrid

 

2013 Speakers

• Jon Wellinghoff
Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

• Jon Powers
Federal Environmental Executive, White House Council on Environmental Quality

• Donna Nelson
Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas

• Catherine Sandoval
Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

• Craig Ivey
President, Con Edison

• Cris Eugster
EVP, Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, CPS Energy

Richard Mora
President and CEO, Landis+Gyr

Blake Young
CEO, Comverge

• Matt Rogers
Founder and VP of Engineering, Nest

• Rana Mukerji
Senior VP – Market Structures, NYISO

• Gregg Dixon
Senior VP of Marketing and Sales, EnerNOC

• Gary Fromer
Senior VP – Energy Management Programs, Constellation

• Chris King
Global Chief Regulatory Officer, Siemens Smart Grid

• Mike Carlson
General Manager for Software Solutions, GE Digital Energy

• Robert Ethier
VP of Market Developments, ISO-NE

• Peter Scarpelli
Global Director – Energy and Sustainability, CBRE

• Jason Wilson
Senior VP – Business Management and Product Development, On-Ramp Wireless

Paul DeMartini
Managing Partner, Newport Consulting Group

• David Owens
Executive VP of Business Operations, Edison Electric Institute

• Russ Feingold
Vice President, Black & Veatch

• Ron Binz
President, Public Policy Consulting; Former Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

• Steve Kidwell
Vice President of Corporate Planning, Ameren

• Howard Smith
Manager of Resource Planning and Load Management, Alabama Power Company

• Steve George
CEO, Freeman, Sullivan & Co

• Lupe Jimenez
Senior Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

• Susan Norris
Senior Manager – Pricing Products, Pacific Gas & Electric

• Susan Covino
Senior Consultant, Emerging Markets, PJM

• Eugenie Birch
Chair of the Graduate Group in City Planning, University of Pennsylvania

• David Sun
Chief Scientist, Alstom Grid Network Management Solutions

• Peter Cappers
Principal Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

• Paul Centolella
Vice President, Analysis Group

Shawn Enterline
Senior Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Mike Farrell
Director Customer Programs, Oklahoma Gas & Electric

• Jill Powers
Smart Grid Solutions Manager, California ISO

Anthony Abate
Project Manager, NYSERDA

• Ron Kurtz
Director for Sustainable and Renewable Energy Markets, Dimplex

• Stuart Schare
Director, Navigant Energy Practice

Ron Dizy
President and CEO, ENBALA

• Paul Grod
CEO, Rodan Energy

• Steve Dodds
Chief Operating Officer, Energate

• Wayne Callender
Manager of Market Intelligence, CPS Energy

• Larry Oliva
Director, Meter Services Organization, Southern California Edison

• Merrill Smith
Program Manager, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy

• Tom Vosburg
Policy and Project Manager, Fort Collins Utilities Light and Power Operations

• John Bradley
Associate Vice President, Energy & Technical Services, New York University

• Will Agate
Senior Vice President – Navy Yard, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

• Steve Cowell
Chairman and CEO, Conservation Services Group

• Tim Roughan
Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, National Grid

• Charlie Nobles
Product Marketing Manager – Lighting, Sensus

• Denis Garman
Energy Management & Information Category Leader, Duke Energy

• Jun Shimada
CEO, ThinkECO

• Neal Bartek
Smart Grid Projects Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

• Tom Johnson
Market Manager, Automation and Smart Grid Solutions, Itron

• Mike Barber
Demand Response Advisor, MISO

• Paul Miles
Manager of Load Response Programs, PECO

Lisa Magnuson
Senior Director, Marketing and Brand Programs, Silver Spring Networks

Paige Layne
Communication Manager; Customer Billing, Payments & Products; Smart Grid; Energy Efficiency, Duke Energy

• Risa Baron
External Affairs Outreach Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

• Laney Brown
Director of Smart Grid Planning and Programs, Iberdrola USA

• Barbara Leary
Smart Grid Customer Education Manager, Florida Power & Light

• Ed Gray
Director of Transmission and Distribution Engineering, PSE&G

 

2012 Speakers

  • Dorothy Robyn
    Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations & Environment, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Nick Sinai
    Senior Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  • Eric Lightner
    Director, Federal Smart Grid Task Force, Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Orjiakor Isiogu
    Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission
  • Ward Lenz
    Executive Director, North Carolina State Energy Office
  • Thierry Godart
    President, Smart Grid Division – North America, Siemens
  • Blake Young
    CEO, Comverge
  • Mary Doswell
    Senior Vice President – Alternative Energy Solutions, Dominion Resources
  • Steve Nadel
    President, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
  • Jules Polenetsky
    President, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Ron Dizy
    CEO, ENBALA
  • Stu Bresler
    VP Market Operations, PJM
  • Kellie Donnelly
    Republican Deputy Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate Energy Committee
  • Rick Voytas
    Manager, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Ameren
  • Tim Roughan
    Director of Distributed Resources, National Grid
  • Paul Miles
    Manager of Marketing Technical Services, PECO
  • Sharon Bauer
    Director Demand Response Programs, Progress Energy
  • Ted Reguly
    Director of Customer Programs and Assistance, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
  • Larry Oliva
    Director, Tariff Programs & Services, Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Jeremy Donnell
    Manager – Demand Response Measurement and Evaluation, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • Howard Smith
    Resource Planning Manager, Southern Company
  • Mike Barber
    Demand Response Adviser, MISO
  • Henry Yoshimura
    Director, Demand Resource Strategy, ISO-New England
  • Butch Massey
    Director – Demand Side Pricing, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
  • Colin Smart
    Section Manager for Demand Response, Consolidated Edison (ConEd)
  • Erik Ellis
    Manager, Resource Program Planning, Arizona Public Service (APS)
  • Susan Covino
    Senior Consultant, Market Strategy Development, PJM
  • Mary Beth Tighe
    Senior Technical and Policy Advisor to the Chairman, FERC
  • Jim Gallagher
    Senior Manager, NYISO
  • Tom Stathos
    Director-Customer Programs & Services, PPL Electric Utilities
  • Paul Wattles
    Senior Analyst, Market Design, ERCOT
  • Mike Farrell
    Director Customer Programs, Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E)
  • Brian Hanrahan
    Director, In-Home Technologies and Electric Vehicles, Florida Power & Light
  • Casey Bisard
    Economist, NV Energy
  • Jay Demarest
    Customer Relations and Programs Director, Pepco
  • Lupe Strickland
    Senior Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • Christine Wright
    Senior Policy Analyst, Texas PSC
  • Randy Pratt
    Manager of Government Relations, Vermont Electric Cooperative
  • Mark Podorsky
    Manager of SmartConnect Business Design, Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Nik Schruder
    Evaluation Manager, Conservation, Ontario Power Authority
  • Katie Pruder-Scruggs
    Smart Grid Outreach Coordinator, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Bruce Hamer
    Smart Grid Program Manager, Burbank Water & Power
  • Andrew Horstman
    Manager of Load Response, Wabash Valley Power
  • John Radgowski
    Director Product Development and Customer Solutions, Dominion Voltage
  • Paul Steffes
    CEO, Steffes Corporation
  • Alex Kinnier
    SVP of Devices and Real-Time Services, Opower
  • Louis Szablya
    Vice President of Marketing and Utility Solutions, Energate
  • Rich Peterson
    Director of Growth Operations in the New Business Solution Group, Best Buy
  • Katie Tweed
    Senior Writer, Greentech Media
  • David Wollman
    Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, NIST
  • Chris King
    Chief Strategy Officer, eMeter, a Siemens Business
  • Clinton Davis
    Director, Product Strategy – Smart Grid, Ventyx
  • John Steinberg
    EVP of Business Development & Co-Founder, EcoFactor
  • Swapnil Shah
    CEO & Co-Founder, First Fuel
  • Dave Elve
    Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, PayGo Electric
  • Dan Violette
    Managing Partner, Navigant Consulting
  • Steve George
    CEO, Freeman, Sullivan, & Co.
  • Ahmad Faruqui
    Managing Partner, The Brattle Group
  • Brad Davids
    Vice President, Utility Solutions, EnerNOC
  • Todd Greenwalt
    VP of Engineering, Powerit Solutions
  • Aine Denari
    Director of Strategy, Ingersoll-Rand
  • Peter Klauer
    Smart Grid Solutions Manager, California ISO
  • Tom Tiernan
    Senior Reporter, Platts
  • Christopher Joyce
    Senior Reporter, National Public Radio
  • Chuck McDermott
    Managing Partner, RockPort Capital
  • Elgie Holstein
    Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Mei Shibata
    Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, ThinkEco
  • Clyde Melton
    Performance Analysis Engineer, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • Ann Perreault
    Global Product Director, Cooper Power Systems
  • Paul Alvarez
    President, Wired Group
  • Judith Schwartz
    President, To the Point
  • Mike Alexander
    Manager – DSM Measurement and Evaluation, PG&E
  • David Steele
    Sr. Director, Smart Energy Practice, JD Power and Associates
  • Priya Sreedharan
    Senior Consultant, Energy and Environmental Economics (E3)
  • Jessica Spanier
    Senior Research Analyst, CNT Energy
  • Karen Zelmar
    Director – Pricing Products, PG&E
  • Eric Woychik
    Executive Consultant, Itron
  • Nate Gilbraith
    Research Assistant, Clarkson University
  • Matt Wakefield
    Senior Program Manager, EPRI
  • Mimi Goldberg
    Senior Vice President, KEMA
  • Susan Norris
    Senior Manager – Pricing Producs, PG&E
  • Patty Durand
    Executive Director, SGCC
  • Tim Woolf
    Vice President, Synapse Energy Economics
  • Chuck Goldman
    Department Head and Staff Scientist, Energy Analysis Dept., Lawrence Berkley National Labs (LBL)

 

This video showcases some of the great speakers and panelists from the 2011 Town Meeting.


2011 Speakers

  • Mark Udall
    U.S. Senate, Senator (D-CO)
  • Jon Wellinghoff
    FERC, Chairman
  • Patricia Hoffman
    DOE, Assistant Secretary, Electricity
  • Cheryl LaFleur
    FERC, Commissioner
  • Joe Rigby
    Pepco Holdings, Inc., President and CEO
  • Blake Young
    Comverge, CEO
  • Ron Dizy
    ENBALA, CEO
  • Tim Enwall
    Tendril, Founder and CIO
  • Steve Cowell
    Conservation Services Group, CEO
  • Wayne Gardner
    Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, Commissioner
  • Tammy McLeod
    Arizona Public Service, VP and Chief Customer Officer
  • Rick Morgan
    DC Public Service Commission, Commissioner
  • Donna Nelson
    Texas PUC, Commissioner
  • Eric Dresselhuys
    Silver Spring Networks, Executive Vice President
  • Sharon Bauer
    Progress Energy, Director Demand Response Programs
  • Teri Berliner
    American Electric Power, Director, Consumer Programs
  • Kevin Huyler
    Senate Cmte on Energy and Natural Resoures, Legal Counsel
  • Amy Boyce
    USGBC, Manager, LEED
  • Tom Catania
    Whirlpool, VP, Government Relations
  • Jim Greer
    Oncor, Senior VP – Asset Management and Engineering
  • Wayne Harbaugh
    Baltimore Gas & Electric, Vice President
  • Patrick Dawson
    U.S. General Services Administration, Energy Manager
  • Seth Kiner
    Southern California Edison, Director, Customer Experience and Marketing
  • Chris Villarreal
    California PUC, Smart Grid Lead
  • Val Jensen
    Commonwealth Edison, Vice President
  • Butch Massey
    Tennessee Valley Authority, General Manager – Demand Response
  • Malcolm Woolf
    Maryland Energy Administration, Director
  • Bill Massey
    COMPETE Coalition, General Counsel
  • Steve McCarty
    Pacific Gas & Electric, Director Demand Response
  • Diane Regas
    Environmental Defense Fund, Associate VP Programs
  • Nick Sinai
    White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Senior Advisor
  • Colin Smart
    ConEd, Section Manager, Demand Response
  • David Daer
    Salt River Project, Principal Financial Analyst
  • Gregg Paulson
    City of Manassas, Deputy Director of Electric Utilities
  • Scott Baker
    PJM Interconnection, Business Solutions Engineer
  • Barbara Blatter
    Family and Consumer Sciences FCCLA Adviser, Granville Middle School
  • Ted Reguly
    San Diego Gas & Electric, Director Customer Programs
  • Stephanie Chen
    Greenlining Institute, Senior Legal Counsel
  • Cheri Warren
    National Grid, VP Asset Management
  • Ken Corum
    Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Senior Economist
  • Laurence Daniels
    DC Office of the People’s Counsel, Assistant People’s Counsel
  • Ahmed Faruqui
    The Brattle Group, Principal
  • Charles Dickerson
    Pepco, Vice President, Customer Care
  • Steve George
    Freeman Sullivan & Co., Principal Consultant
  • Howard Smith
    Southern Company, Manager of Resource Planning and Load Management
  • Barry Haaser
    OpenADR Alliance, Managing Director
  • Chip O’Donnell
    Siemens, Director, Smart Consumption
  • Chris Thomas
    Illinois CUB, Senior Policy Analyst
  • Bill Harmon
    Reliant, VP of Residential Segment Marketing
  • Clayton Hasty
    Shaw Diversified Services Inc., Plant Manager
  • Peter Honebein
    Do It Yourself Customers, Principal
  • Mike Jacobs
    Xtreme Power, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Market Policy
  • Harjeet Johal
    GE Global Research, Electrical Engineer
  • Peter Millburg
    Ameren, Managing Supervisor
  • Christina Haslund
    Itron, Senior Product Manager
  • Paul Alvarez
    Metavu, Principal and Practice Leader
  • Chris King
    eMeter, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Herbert Harris Jr.
    DC Citizens Utility Board, Chairman
  • Jeff Lund
    Echelon, Vice President, Business Development
  • Steve Sunderhauf
    Pepco, Manager of Customer Programs
  • Kyle McNamara
    Verizon, Managing Principal – Global Energy & Utilities Practice
  • Kenny Mercado
    CenterPoint Energy, Senior Vice President
  • John Holt
    IBEW Local 1900, President and Business Manager
  • Harvey Michaels
    MIT, Lecturer and Research Director
  • Bill Provencher
    Navigant Energy Practice, Associate Director
  • Joe Eberly
    U.S. General Services Administration, Energy & Sustainability Program Analyst
  • Patti Harper-Slaboszewicz
    Bass/A CSC Company, Project Manager
  • Craig Miller
    NRECA, Project Manager
  • Kevin Wood
    Southern California Edison, Manager Large Customer Programs
  • Judith Schwartz
    To the Point, Principal
  • May Wu
    Integral Analytics, Manager Market Research
  • Kris Coracini
    Environmental Defense Fund, Energy Policy Specialist
  • John Love
    NYSERDA, Senior Project Manager
  • Eugene Smithart
    Trane, Director of Systems and Solutions
  • Andy Trump
    Black & Veatch, Executive Consultant
  • Bob Valair
    Staples, Inc., Director of Energy and Environmental Management

 

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