SEPA Connect Event SMUD Utilizes Mapping Tool to Support Community Engagement and Partnerships March 22, 2022 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT 30 Minutes Register for SEPA Connect Event SMUD developed a resource priorities map to identify which areas of their service territory most likely to be underserved or in distress from lack of community engagement, adequate income, affordable housing, employment opportunities, and transportation. During this 30-minute interactive webinar, SMUD will share how they are using this information to align their investments with both sustainability and equity, and how it is contributing to increased community engagement and partnerships. This session will also provide an opportunity for participants to ask SMUD questions about engaging with community stakeholders around electrification and learn from their experience. The audience will learn: How to develop mapping capabilities at your utility What a mapping tool can do for utilities and their stakeholders to identify electrification programs How to ensure equity in developing new utility projects and initiatives Share Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedIn About the Speakers Jared Leader Director, Resilience Jared joined SEPA in 2017. In his role, he develops strategic plans for programs, products, and service offerings for utility and industry stakeholder members and clients that facilitate the integration of distributed energy resources, non-wires alternatives and microgrids onto the modern grid. Jared leads SEPA’s Microgrids Working Group and co-led D.C. Public Service Commission’s grid modernization working groups. Prior to joining SEPA, he spent several years working as an environmental engineer and consultant for utility, municipal and commercial clients in the energy and water sectors. He has a MS, Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Virginia. Outside of business hours, Jared enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time in the great outdoors. Sonja Berdahl Project Manager, NREL Since joining NREL in 2010, Sonja has supported DOE’s Office of Electricity’s stakeholder outreach and education efforts by managing SmartGrid.gov, the Recovery Act Smart Grid Program Peer-to-Peer Regional Workshops, the Grid Modernization Initiative’s Regional Workshops, the DataGuard Energy Data Privacy Program, and Voices of Experience—a series of utility working groups focused on sharing the insights and lessons learned from implementing emerging technologies. Topics to date include smart grid customer engagement, advanced distribution management systems, integrating intermittent resources, and leveraging AMI networks and data. Sonja started her career in the electric power industry as a management consultant at EDS and then ATKearney. She was the vice president of operations at Energy Central, the founding publisher of EnergyBiz Magazine, and a global energy market analyst for Pike Research (now Navigant). Jose Bodipo-Memba Director, Sustainable Communities Jose Bodipo-Memba is the Director of Sustainable Communities for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The Sustainable Communities program aims to bring environmental equity and economic vitality to all communities in SMUD’s service area through partnership alignment built around four pillars: Social Well Being, Healthy Environment, Prosperous Economy, and Mobility. The program manages over 130 community partnership and is focused on enhancing an inclusive regional workforce pipeline through key public and private partnerships. Mr. Bodipo-Memba has over 20 years of environmental, sustainability, and urban planning experience throughout California, covering a range of project and community types. Mr. Bodipo-Memba is active in the community, serving as the Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Sacramento District Council, a member of the ULI National Public Development Infrastructure Council, a member of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Crocker Art Museum Board, the Center for Fathers and Families Board, and the Capital Area Development Authority. He is the past Chair of the Sacramento Planning and Design Commission, a former Coro board member, North State Building Industry Association board member and past board chair of Next Move Sacramento. He was a 2010 recipient of the Sacramento Business Journal 40 under 40 award, the 2012 Drexel University Oxholm Community Leadership Award, the 2021 UC Davis Inspirational Leadership in Diversity Award, a proud graduate of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program, and the 2015 Drexel University 40 under 40 Distinguished Alumni award. Mr. Bodipo-Memba holds a BA in History from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Drexel University.