Webinar Unlocking a GEBs Future: Accelerating Coordinated Utility Programs, A Practitioners’ Perspectives Series July 28, 2022 2 - 3 pm EDT Register for Webinar Grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) are a key component of our transition to a carbon-free energy future. To help accelerate a GEBs future, building energy programs will need to transition to better integrate conservation and active management of electricity in buildings for the direct or indirect provision of grid services. An upcoming SEPA report, Accelerating Coordinated Utility Programs for GEBs: Practitioners’ Perspectives, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, examines the barriers and potential solutions to this building energy program transition by gathering insights from utilities, other program administrators, technology solution providers, and regulators about energy program business models, regulatory frameworks, and key learnings. The audience will learn: Overview of project and diverse stakeholder perspectives Key study findings on the challenges of transitioning to coordinated utility programs Key solution strategies to accelerate implementation and unlock a GEBs future Share Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedIn About the Speakers Kate Strickland Senior Manager, Policy Kate works as a research manager at SEPA with a focus on utility business models and regulatory innovation. In addition, she is the staff co-lead for SEPA’s Energy Storage Working Group, and a team member of the Renovate Initiative, a collaborative effort focused on state regulatory process innovation. Previously at SEPA, she worked with the 51st State Initiative, shaping the evolution of the utility sector, and supported the engagement facilitating the D.C. Public Service Commission’s grid modernization (MEDSIS) initiative in the District. Prior to SEPA, Kate completed her master’s degree from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in International Relations & Economics, with a concentration in Energy, Resources & Environment. In addition, she completed a graduate consultant project for BP Global on the future of the U.S. transportation sector, as well as graduate internships at the Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Innovation (IEI), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and Fresh Energy. Prior to SAIS, she worked in Kyoto-fu, Japan for the JET Programme, and was the development manager for Milkweed Editions, an independent book publisher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a B.A. in art history and political science. Kate has worked and lived in Japan, Italy, India, and South Africa, and is always planning her next adventure. Stephanie Ross Grid Strategist, Green Mountain Power Stephanie Ross joined Green Mountain Power in early 2022 as a Grid Strategist. Stephanie manages and develops programs for distributed energy resources, ranging from residential energy storage and flexible loads to utility-scale storage. Prior to Green Mountain Power, Stephanie was an associate at the Brattle Group, where she contributed to a DOE study of the national potential of grid-interactive efficient buildings to reduce electricity system costs. Prior to consulting, Stephanie completed her PhD at the University of Michigan where her research focused on coordination and control of flexible loads to provide grid services. Follow Stephanie LinkedIn Paul Wassink Demand Response Program Manager, National Grid Paul Wassink is the program manager for distributed energy resources at National Grid where he oversees residential programs using thermostats, batteries, and EVs, and commercial/industrial programs using curtailment service providers. Follow Paul LinkedIn Jennifer Potter Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Commissioner Jennifer Potter began her term with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission in July 2018 for a term to expire June 30, 2024. Jennifer was previously a faculty member at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI). Prior to joining HNEI, Jennifer was a Sr. Scientific Engineering Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Preceding her stint in academia, Jennifer worked for Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Roseville Electric as a Principal Forecaster, Project Manager, and Enterprise Performance Manager. Jennifer has a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Studies from Southern Oregon University.