Program Advisory Committee

The program advisory committee helps SEPA develop compelling in-person event content that advances carbon reduction efforts, increases utility engagement, and contributes to SEPA efforts addressing regulatory and business model innovation, electrification, and grid integration.

Program Advisory Council

Alaric Babej

Principal, Customer Energy Solutions, PNM

Alaric Babej

Alaric J. Babej is the Principal of Customer Energy Solutions at the Public Service Company of New Mexico, where he oversees utility programs focused on electrification, energy efficiency, and renewable energy to help customers achieve their sustainability goals. At PNM, Mr. Babej designed and launched an online interconnection process that reduced the time required to evaluate customer solar applications by 80%. He also designed and launched PNM’s inaugural Transportation Electrification Program and company initiatives to accelerate electric vehicle adoption and infrastructure deployment in New Mexico.

Mr. Babej earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from the Anderson School at the University of New Mexico. When not thinking about the best classic car to convert to an EV, Mr. Babej continuously proves that lack of natural talent is no reason to give up playing hockey.

Andrew Belden

Vice President, Solar Programs, Eversource Energy

Ashley Dickens

Senior Program Manager, Innovation, Tennessee Valley Authority

Bobuchi Ken-Opurum

PhD, Director of Research, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute

Dan Ernstmann

Senior Consultant, Power Grid Advisory Services, Burns & McDonnell

Dillon Gooch

Director of Business Development, Shell New Energy

Emilie Bolduc

VP, New York Energy Manager, New York Power Authority

Emilie Bolduc

Emilie Bolduc is the Vice President of the New York Energy Manager for the New York Power Authority. She is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the New York Energy Manager (NYEM), a digital energy management advisory service. NYEM gathers, stores, and presents compelling views of public building energy data on the web, allowing government facility managers across New York State to improve energy performance and manage utility costs in rapid ways not previously available. NYEM enables portfolio level energy performance benchmarking; virtual energy audits; prescriptive analytics; improved operations management; and supports measurement and verification of the impacts of solutions, programs, and projects in support of further investment in clean energy. Emilie is currently pursuing an MBA in Sustainability from Bard. She earned her Bachelor’s from Vassar and is a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers.

Emily Lemei

Customer Programs Manager & Regulatory Affairs, Northern California Association of Public Power

Erin Miller

Director of Energy Policy and Sustainability, AMP

Gretchen Dolson

National Director Non-Hydro Renewables Practice Group, HDR

Hannah Bascom

Chief Market Innovation Officer, Uplight

Jay Dauenhauer

Host, EnergyCast

Jenell McKay

Advanced Clean Energy Policy & Strategy Manager, SDG&E

Josh Gould

Director of Innovation, Duquesne Light

Julian Sculley

Distribution Planning & Operations, Hawaiian Electric HECO

Katie Gallinger

Expert Product Manager, Distributed Generation, Pacific Gas & Electric

Lon Huber

SVP, Pricing & Customer Solutions, Duke Energy Corporation

Lon Huber

Lon Huber serves as senior vice president of pricing and customer solutions for Duke Energy. In this role, he oversees the development and implementation of innovative products and services which includes everything from rate design to demand side management and transportation electrification.

Prior to Duke, Lon worked for state utility commissions, clean technology companies and consumer advocates across the country. Lon has received numerous awards for his creative solutions to the electricity industry’s most pressing issues, including awards from Public Utilities Fortnightly, the top honor from the Energy Storage Association as well as Utility Dive’s Innovator of the Year award.

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Peter Muhoro

Chief Strategy, Technology, and Innovation Office, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Quinn Parker

Founder & CEO, Encolor, Board Member, AESP

Rob Threlkeld

Senior Manager – Power and Utility Strategy, General Motors

Skip Dise

Director, Product Development, AES Corporation

Skip Dise

Skip leads the team of product managers to pursue solutions for some of Clean Power Research Customers’ toughest challenges. In this role, Skip focuses on defining a strategic business path for our SaaS products and providing superb customer support, while leveraging what makes our software vital.

Skip has spent his career finding ways to make renewable and environmental solutions economically attractive to the energy industry. Starting his career at Soane Energy, Skip developed environmental remediation technologies for large oil and gas producers. Upon joining Clean Power Research in 2012, Skip lead product management for the company’s nascent SolarAnywhere® product, growing the business over several years from a single, data-oriented product to a family of irradiance data and intelligence solutions, includingFleetView®andSystemCheck®.

Skip holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California San Diego.

Stephanie Ross

Grid Strategist, Green Mountain Power

Stephen Wemple

General Manager of Con Edison’s Utility of the Future Team

Sydnie Lieb

Energy & Environmental Policy Manager, Xcel Energy

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