Our Team of Experts

Sharon Allan

Chief Innovation Officer, SEPA

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Sharon Allan

Sharon Allan has over 30 years of experience and is an executive known for business transformation and growth. She was CEO of SGIP which merged with SEPA this past year. She is also on the Advisory Board of Enertech Capital. Previously, she was Managing Director of Accenture’s Smart Grid Practice. Other industry roles include President of Elster Integrated Solutions, Chief Knowledge Officer of Elster Electricity, as well as executive roles at ABB, and IBM. Sharon has been recognized throughout the years as a Pioneer by Smart Grid Today, Mover and Shaker by GTM (Greentech Media), Top 3 by Smart Grid News, Technology leader by NCCBI, Platts Energy, and a “Class of 2007 and Alumni” leader by World Generation. Sharon is an honors graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua Business School.

Chris Schroeder

Vice President, Advisory Services

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Chris Schroeder

Chris Schroeder joined SEPA in July of 2017 as a Senior Director of Advisory Services. In this role, he is responsible for helping SEPA members define a variety of programs, strategies, and solutions for distributed energy resources supporting the advancement of clean energy and grid modernization.

Chris has over 20 years of consulting experience in the electric, gas, and renewable energy industries. Prior to joining SEPA, Chris served as a Senior Vice President at Nexant, Inc. where he led their Energy Delivery and Management division providing over 100 pilot and full-scale utility distributed energy resource programs, including energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy offerings. Chris has also provided strategic consulting services for state regulatory proceedings, stakeholder facilitation, utility tariff review and energy storage initiatives for utilities and groups throughout North America.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Willamette University and a Master of Science in Building Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Phone: 202.871.9340     Email: cschroeder@sepapower.org

Ted Davidovich

Manager, Utility Planning

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Ted Davidovich

Ted is SEPA’s Manager, Utility Planning and is responsible for helping SEPA members develop strategic and operational plans that will help with the integration of distributed resources. Prior to joining SEPA, Ted spent 35 years at Allegheny Energy in various positions, most recently in the Corporate Development and Strategic Planning areas with a focus on renewable energy, rates and regulation and generation planning.

He has an associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Penn State and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Phone: 202.559.2020     Email: ted@sepapower.org

Robert Tucker

Principal Consultant

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Robert Tucker

Robert Tucker is an energy industry professional with 25 years of experience helping utilities and energy companies solve complex problems. Robert has extensive experience in energy industry technology sales and marketing as well as business consulting and technology implementation. Specific skills include sales and marketing, software product marketing and management, business and IT consulting, and project delivery all with an energy and utility industry focus. Robert has helped clients with a wide range of business and technology solutions including leveraging software and hardware solutions to solve complex business problems or to enable enterprise transformations required to address changing market conditions or regulatory changes. Robert has also participated in multiple mergers and acquisitions with both energy utilities and software vendors.

Robert earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from NC State University and his Masters in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Phone: 202.871.7444     Email: rtucker@sepapower.org

Jared Leader

Senior Associate, Advisory Services

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Jared Leader

Jared Leader joined SEPA in June 2017, where he joins SEPA’s Advisory Services team of experts consulting with multiple utility clients researching, designing and implementing renewable energy programs and business models. Engagements involve community solar and green tariff program design, facilitating industry stakeholder engagement workshops and microgrid planning and preliminary economic analysis.

Jared is the staff lead for SEPA’s Microgrid Working Group and co-leads SEPA’s consulting engagement with the D.C. Public Service Commission facilitating the grid modernization (MEDSIS) working group process in the District.

Prior to joining SEPA, Jared spent three years as a consultant at Arcadis US. Jared was responsible for the design, implementation, and management of several environmental programs for both municipal and commercial clients in the energy and water sectors. Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Virginia, where he conducted research on algae-based bio-fuels and focused in sustainable practice. He is currently earning his MS in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.

Phone: (202) 609-8938     Email: jleader@sepapower.org

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