A National Town Meeting on demand response + smart grid


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!

We expect to open our 2017 Call for Speakers in January 2017.


Questions about speaking?
Please contact Jenny Senff at jsenff@sepapower.org or 202.753.8782.



2016 Speakers

  • Mike Champley
    Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
  • Willie Phillips
    Commissioner, DC Public Service Commission
  • Phil Jones
    Commissioner, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
  • Anne Hoskins
    Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Ann McCabe
    Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • John Hewa
    CEO, Pedernales Electric Cooperative
  • Val Jensen
    Senior Vice President, Customer Operations, ComEd
  • Paul Lau
    Chief Grid Strategy & Operations Officer, SMUD
  • Seth Frader-Thompson
    President, EnergyHub
  • Karen Butterfield
    Chief Commercial Officer, Stem
  • Ron Binz
    Principal, Public Policy Consulting
  • Caroline Choi
    Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison
  • Steve Hambric
    Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales and Operations, Comverge
  • Gregg Knight
    Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, CenterPoint Energy
  • Phil Moeller
    Senior Vice President of Energy Delivery and Chief Customer Solutions Officer, Edison Electric Institute
  • Dennis Elsenbeck
    Regional Executive, Western Division, National Grid
  • Mike Hopkins
    CEO, Ice Energy
  • Sunil Cherian
    Founder and CEO, Spirae
  • Bud Vos
    CEO, Enbala
  • Chris King
    Chief Regulatory Officer, Siemens Smart Grid
  • Jan Ahlen
    Senior Regluator Affairs Specialist, NRECA
  • Tom Starrs
    VP, Market Strategy and Policy, SunPower
  • Jeff Bladen
    Executive Director, Market Services, MISO
  • Erika Diamond
    VP and GM, EnergyHub
  • Britta Gross
    Director, Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy, General Motors
  • Doug Smith
    Director, Power Planning, Green Mountain Power
  • Stephen Wemple
    Director, Utility of the Future Team, ConEdison
  • Marc Romito
    Manager Renewable Energy Program, Arizona Public Service
  • Lisa Magnuson
    Director, Customer Communications, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Chris Vlahoplus
    Partner and Clean Tech & Sustainability Practice Leader, ScottMadden
  • Bill Muston
    R&D Manager, Oncor
  • Carlos Romero
    VP Presales, Energy Portfolio Management, ABB
  • Inia Burginger
    Manager, Demand-Side Management, Pepco Holdings
  • Angela Strickland
    Director, Energy Innovation, Southern Company
  • Corey Singletary
    Program and Policy Analyst, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
  • Mark Rothleder
    Vice President, Market Quality and Renewable Integration, California ISO
  • Marianne McElroy
    Energy Resource Analyst, Eugene Water & Electric Board
  • Nick Corsetti
    Senior Program Manager, National Grid
  • Melissa Segrest
    Manager of Marketing & Communications, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative
  • Stan Williams
    Director, Performance Compliance and Market Settlements, PJM
  • Sahar Mishriki
    Strategy and Regulatory Manager, Conservation and Demand Management, Hydro One
  • Dave Packard
    Vice President, Utility Solutions, ChargePoint
  • Peter Asmus
    Principal Research Analyst, Navigant
  • Barry Haaser
    Managing Director, OpenADR Alliance
  • Ahmad Faruqui
    Principal, The Brattle Group
  • James Bradbury
    Senior Advisor, Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at U.S. Department of Energy
  • Pete Cappers
    Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Mark Gately
    Data Analytics Manager, Tendril
  • Dan Wilson
    Renewable Energy Consultant, Black & Veatch
  • Eric Mallia
    General Manager, FleetCarma
  • Stina Brock
    Director of Utility Solutions, Sunverge
  • Ken Collison
    Vice President of T&D Planning, ICF International
  • Tom Ashley
    Senior Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Greenlots
  • Judith Schwartz
    President, To the Point
  • Nagarajan Sridhar
    Business Development and Marketing Manager, Renewable Energy, Automotive, and Industrial Markets, Texas Instruments
  • Rick Tempchin
    Executive Director, Retail Energy Services, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
  • Kevin Lynn
    Director, Grid Innovation, US DOE
  • Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur
    Director of Transportation Efficiency, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)
  • Nathan Shannon
    Deputy Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
  • Josh Schellenberg
    Principal Consultant, Nexant
  • Virginia Lacy
    Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Cristin Lyons
    Partner and Grid Transformation Practice Lead, ScottMadden, Inc.
  • Matt Owens
    Director Business Development, Stem
  • Cindy Sargent
    Owner/Partner, brainspur
  • Jennie Potter
    Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Thor Hinckley
    Senior Program Consultant, CLEAResult
  • Derek Kirchner
    Principal Supervisor – Demand Response, DTE Energy
  • Bob Graham
    Director, EV Everywhere Challenge, US Department of Energy
  • Alana Lemarchand
    Consultant, Nexant
  • Tom Key
    Senior Technical Executive, EPRI
  • Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez
    Associate Director, Navigant
  • Seth Kiner
    Managing Director, Charlotte Street Advisors
  • Allison Clements
    Director, Sustainable FERC Project at NRDC
  • Christian Weeks
    Senior Director and General Manager of Global Demand Response, EnerNOC
  • Danny Waggoner
    Senior Associate, Public Utility Commission Program, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
  • Katherine Hamilton
    Executive Director, Advanced Energy Management Alliance
  • Larisa Dobriansky
    Chief Business and Regulatory Innovations Officer, General Microgrids


2015 Speakers

  • Calvin Butler
    CEO, Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Ken Daly
    President, National Grid New York
  • Terry Boston
    President and CEO, PJM Interconnection
  • Gordon van Welie
    President and CEO, ISO New England
  • Stephen Whitley
    President and CEO, New York ISO
  • Kim Warren
    VP of Operations and COO, IESO
  • Mary Doswell
    Senior Vice President – Retail and Alternative Energy Solutions, Dominon
  • Dave Velazquez
    Executive Vice President – Power Delivery, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  • Caroline Choi
    VP of Integrated Planning and Environmental Affairs, Southern California Edison
  • Sonja Cox
    Senior Vice President, Financial, Economic and Employee Services and Chief Financial Officer, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)
  • Bill Hederman
    Deputy Director, Energy Systems Integration, US Department of Energy
  • Richard Kauffman
    Chairman, Energy and Finance for New York State
  • Michael Picker
    President, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Donna Nelson
    Chairman, Texas Public Utilities Commission
  • Nancy Lange
    Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
  • Bob Burns
    Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission
  • Seth Frader-Thompson
    CEO, EnergyHub
  • Paul Grod
    President and CEO, Rodan Energy
  • Matt Duesterberg
    CEO, OhmConnect
  • Matt Plante
    CEO, EcoFactor
  • Mike Hopkins
    CEO, Ice Energy
  • Gary High
    Senior Vice President, Landis+Gyr Solutions group
  • Steve Hambric
    VP, Strategic Sales and Operations, Comverge
  • Jim Gallagher
    Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
  • George Koutitas
    CEO, Gridmates, Inc
  • Lisa Magnuson
    VP of Global Marketing, Silver Spring Networks
  • Greg Mandelman
    Manager – Demand Response & Distributed Generation Research, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Mike Hoover
    Director, State Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison
  • Renee Castillo
    Senior Director, Customer Experience Services, Salt River Project
  • Neal Bartek
    Distributed Energy Resources Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Carmine Tilghman
    Director – Renewable Energy Resources, Tucson Electric Power
  • Sim Zirkiyev
    Manager, Commercial Demand Response Programs, ConEdison
  • Dave Dobratz
    Supervisor – Direct Install and Load Response, Eversource (formerly NStar)
  • Jeff Shaw
    Environmental Manager, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)
  • Chris King
    Global Chief Regulatory Officer, Siemens Smart Grid
  • Micah Kotch
    Director of NY Microgrid Prize and Strategic Adviser for Innovation, NYSERDA
  • Marc Romito
    Manager, Renewable Energy Program, Arizona Public Service
  • Todd Sankey
    VP and Chief Architect, ENBALA
  • David Ahrens
    Managing Director, Energy Spectrum
  • Richard Caperton
    Director of National Policy and Partners, Opower
  • Alex Zheng
    Head of SilverLink Business, Silver Spring Networks
  • Tom Ashley
    Director of Policy, Greenlots
  • Josh Schellenberg
    Managing Consultant, Nexant
  • Amanda Stallings
    Energy Specialist, Ohio Public Utilities Commission
  • James Sherwood
    Senior Associate, Electricity Practice, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Seth Kiner
    Founder and Managing Principal, Charlotte Street Advisors
  • Janine Migden-Ostrander
    Principal, The Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Judith Schwartz
    President, To the Point
  • Jamie Wimberly
  • Carlos Gonzalez
    Senior Manager, Grid Engineering Solutions, Solar City
  • Nancy Hersh
    VP Analytics, Opower
  • Deidrea Miller
    Manager, Digital Communications Strategy, New York Power Authority
  • Cindy Sargent
    Owner and Partner, Brainspur
  • Patty Durand
    Executive Director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
  • Laurence Daniels
    Director of Litigation, DC Office of the People’s Counsel
  • Stacia Harper
    Wired Group
  • Marty Cohen
    Founder, MRC&A
  • Diane Munns
    Senior Director, EDF
  • KC Boyce
    Director of Custom Research, Chartwell Inc.
  • John Goodin
    Regulatory Policy Manager, California ISO
  • Susan Covino
    Senior Consultant, Market Strategy Development, PJM Interconnection
  • Henry Yoshimura
    Director, Demand Resource Strategy, ISO-New England
  • Ted Ko
    Director of Policy, Stem
  • Joe Paladino
    Senior Advisor in the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, US Department of Energy
  • Chris Irwin
    Smart Grid Standards & Interoperability Coordinator, US Department of Energy
  • Eric Lightner
    Director of the Federal Smart Grid Task Force in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, US Department of Energy
  • Tim Roughan
    Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, National Grid
  • Bill Malcolm
    Senior Legislative Representative, AARP
  • Julia Hamm
    President and CEO, Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA)
  • Christopher Gillman
    Demand Response Programs Leader, Duke Energy
  • Howard Smith
    Resource Planning and Operations Manager, Alabama Power
  • Pete Cappers
    Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Wayne Harbaugh
    Director – Pricing and Regulatory Services, Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Derek Kirchner
    Program Manager – Demand Response, DTE Energy
  • Cory Welch
    Director, Navigant
  • Becky Harrison
    CEO, Gridwise Alliance
  • Evan Pittman
    Business Development and Strategy Associate, Comverge


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

• 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

• 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
  • 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
  • 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


If you would like to be notified when more information is available on the upcoming 2015 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid,


Parties interested in sponsorship or exhibition opportunities should contact Shelbie Jenkins at shelbie.jenkins@demandresponsesmartgrid.org