Where Energy Transformation Happens
October 26 & 28; November 2 & 4
What to Expect
Forget listen-only mode and get ready to engage. Go behind the curtain, deep into the trends and challenges of the transition to a carbon-free energy system by focusing on the work and insights developed by expert-led SEPA working groups.
SEPA Working Groups Meet Year-Round Collaborating On Results-Focused Work
Community Solar | Cybersecurity | Electric Vehicles | Energy Storage | Grid Architecture | Microgrid | Testing & Certification | Transactive Energy
Manager, Distribution Planning, PSE&G
Ahmed has over 15 years of field, planning, operations, design, project management, training, DERs, energy efficiency, DR, EVs, VVO, AMI, DMS/ADMS, load relief, load forecast, emergency response, DMS, best practice/benchmarking, risk management and climate change studies experience in generation, transmission, substations and distribution systems at Con Edison, PSE&G, PEPCO, and First Energy.
Ahmed is the distribution and 69 kV transmission system planning manager at PSEG, New Jersey, where he manages the: • Distribution System • 69 kV Transmission System (as well as the 345, 230, 138 kV supply substations) • Substation life cycle program • Short & long-term electric load forecast (developed own method) • Short & long-term load relief program • Future transmission/distribution system reinforcements • 26 to 69 kV conversion program • Transmission & distribution system outage planning group • Transmission & distribution system load flow/short circuit studies • Distributed Energy Resources grid studies/interconnections (developed substation and limits) Ahmed is currently the PSE&G technical lead/adviser for: • Energy storage • Solar • Voltage VAR Optimization (VVO) • Distribution Management System (DMS) • Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) • Smart Grid • Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) • Microgrisd • Electric Vehicles • Clean Energy Future • SGIP/SEPA • Georgia Tech NEETRAC.
Prior to joining PSE&G, Ahmed was Con Edison’s substation planning manager responsible for the 5/10/20/30 year sub-transmission and distribution load relief plan. Ahmed also worked at the Energy Control Center. Ahmed conducted several studies, i.e. EVs/DER, steam to AC conversion and energy efficiency grid adoption. Ahmed was the project manager for a SCADA EMS project and the project manager for President Obama’s D.O.E’s stimulus grant for at Con Edison.
Sr Director, Transportation, ICF
Senior Managing Consultant, Burns & McDonnell
Mr. Knight joined PNNL in 2016 and is a Chief Engineer in the Integration Team of the Energy and Environment Directorate, Electric Infrastructure Group. Mr. Knight is an experienced professional with deep experience of utility companies. His experience includes distribution, transmission, metering, systems integration, deregulation, smart grid, interoperability, asset management, risk management, and transactive energy systems. He is also Emeritus Chair of the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC), a group formed by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote and enable interoperability among the many entities that interact with the nation’s electric power system.
Mr. Knight is responsible for providing thought leadership and project/program management for the Laboratory’s research portfolios in interoperability and transactive systems. These roles include collaborating with other national laboratories as part of the GMLC to improve interoperability and adoption of transactive energy systems. Mr. Knight also provides technical direction, connecting research to industry needs though interaction and participation in industry groups.
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