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
Past Session Leads
Manager, EOT, Hawaiian Electric
Greggory Kresge is the Manager of Electrification of Transportation-Project Delivery for Hawaiian Electric servicing the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Moloka`i and Oahu. This environment is unique in that all the islands have separate grids with no import or export capability beyond the resident population. Add to this a tremendous amount of renewable energy that can supply up to 80% of the load in the middle of the day – a perfect fit for Time of Use (TOU) pricing and displacement of fossil fuel with renewable energy for the transportation sector. In his role, Gregg works on furthering the electrification of transportation on the 5 islands Hawaiian Electric serves with workplace charging, DC fast charging networks, electric vehicle workforce development, multi-unit dwelling installations, increasing EV adoption in rural communities and managed charging as a grid resource. Gregg also is the Co-chair of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) EV Working Group. He is an EV owner since 2013 and lives in a condominium with no access to dedicated charging, thereby feeling the pain of inoperable public charging and an increased awareness of range anxiety. Gregg holds several degrees including Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability and Green Building, Master of Business Administration in Sustainability, Master of Science in Environmental Management, and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Communications. Gregg is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction (AP BD&C) and a Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP). In his spare time, Gregg takes advantage of the Maui environment and paddles outrigger for the Hawaiian Canoe Club, kayaks, swims and runs.
Senior Strategist - Renewable Energy Solutions, DTE Energy
Michael Rivet is the Manager of Product Development within DTE Energy’s Renewable Energy Solutions team. Michael’s team is responsible for the research, development, operations, and sustainment of DTE’s voluntary renewable energy product suite, MIGreenPower. Prior to this role, Michael was a Senior Strategist in DTE’s Electric Strategy team, with responsibilities ranging from facilitating the company’s annual planning process to chief of staff work for DTE Electric’s President. Michael has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo and an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Prior to working at DTE, Michael served seven years in various positions within the U.S. Government’s Intelligence Community, with responsibilities ranging from technical product development to project management. Michael, his wife Sarah, and their two young boys, Cameron and Benjamin reside in Northville, MI. The family likes to enjoy the many great outdoor activities that the great state of Michigan has to offer such as hiking, boating, and relaxing at a beach.
Lead Business and Technical Consultant, Duke Energy
Lead Business and Technical consultant in Market Solutions Analytics, an advanced analytics incubator and solution development provider within Duke Energy, that focuses on using data science and machine learning to build a smarter energy future. Working on market research and strategy for transformational solutions across the generation, transmission, distribution and customer landscape. Interested in the intersection of design thinking, computational economics, abstract algebra and the use of machine learning with ontologies to solve strategic problems. Gerard gained a Ph.D. from University of London (Kingston in 2012) with concentrations in computing and mathematics with a thesis on evolving machines with human like characteristics of early childhood mathematics development using cognitive models from Jean Piaget. Latest project is working with SEPA to develop a Transactive Energy Ontology for the electric grid using OWL, UML and Python
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