Senior Engineer II, Grid Modernization, Consumers Energy
Sr Director, Transportation Electrification, ICF
With more than 15 years of experience, Stacy is a transportation electrification specialist helping federal agencies, state and local governments, and utilities plan, design, and implement clean transportation strategies and programs. She has contributed to nationwide and local efforts to increase EV adoption through supportive infrastructure and policy development since modern-day EVs hit the roads a decade ago. Stacy leads EV readiness plans, utility EV charging program design and execution, regulatory and policy tracking, and outreach and engagement.
Manager, Utility Partnerships, ChargePoint
Gaurav Behal manages utility partnerships at ChargePoint where he spends much of his time working with North American utilities in driving strategic decisions, designing & implementing customer-facing EV charging programs and business models with the aim to benefit the driver, site host, and the grid. Prior to ChargePoint, Gaurav worked at two of Canada’s largest utilities where he led the development of Transportation Electrification strategy at Alectra Utilities and held multiple progressive roles in Asset Management, Investment planning, Regulatory, and DER Integration at Hydro One Networks Inc. He holds a Bachelors's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor and is pursuing a Business Management program at the University of Toronto. Contact info: www.linkedin.com/in/gbehal.
Manager, EVs and Emerging Technology, Austin Energy
Principal, Electrification, Smart Electric Power Alliance
Mechanical Engineer, Building, Energy and Environment Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
CIO, EVoke Systems
Raymond Kaiser is the CIO of Evoke Systems, an EV network charging provider. Raymond is co-chair of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Energy Services Interface (ESI) Task Force. Raymond has been involved in the design, development, and deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) for 20+ years. He is a frequent speaker on DER standards and protocols at energy conferences and workshops including SEPA Grid Evolution Summit, EPRI, GMLC, North America Smart Energy Week, and IEEE PES. Raymond, along with his co-chair, David Holmberg of NIST recently co-authored SEPA’s EV Managed Charging Framework, a guide to integrate EV charging into utility planning and operations.
Senior Managing Consultant, Burns & McDonnell Engineering
Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Business Development Manager, Advisory Services, Underwriters Laboratory
Microgrid Solutions Manager, Black & Veatch
Senior Advisor - Special Projects, Innovation and Research, Tennessee Valley Authority
Group Leader, Applied Cybersecurity Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Nelson Hastings leads the Cybersecurity and Privacy Applications Group of Applied Cybersecurity Division within Information Technology Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and previously chaired SEPA’s Cybersecurity Working Group. His team supports the cybersecurity aspects of NIST’s Smart Grid program as well as other NIST efforts including privacy engineering, public safety communications, voting systems, and industrial control systems. Nelson holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University, and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
VP Industry Solutions, Smart Electric Power Alliance
Aaron has been in Information Technology for 20 years and in the utility industry for the last 15 years. As Director of IT Operations at the Electric Reliability of Council of Texas (ERCOT), Aaron was responsible for the multi-data center IT operations of ERCOT’s real-time grid and market systems, deregulated retail market systems, Enterprise Data Warehouse, systems integration, and market settlement systems. In other roles at ERCOT he led business/technology alignment, IT strategy development, program financial management for the Texas Nodal Market Implementation, IT stakeholder relationship management, and the IT divisional project office. Prior to ERCOT, Aaron was responsible for managing the relationship between IT and utility business units at Aquila, Inc., working with utility and IT leaders to ensure that IT services were aligned with business objectives and that IT was positioned to support their needs.
Manager, Utility of the Future, PSEG
Ahmed Mousa is the Utility of the Future manager at PSE&G, working towards a 100% renewable system in a reliable, innovative, and cost-effective manner. Ahmed is the technical leader for PSE&G’s Clean Energy Future, NJ Energy Masterplan 600/2,000 MW energy storage mandates, 3,500/7,500 MW wind mandates, climate change, intelligent touchless substations, microgrids, non-wire alternatives, electric vehicles, smart home, voltage VAR optimization, net-zero/near-net zero buildings. Ahmed developed the DER interconnection guide and is responsible for preparing the Integrated Distribution Plan. He has over 16 years of utility experience @ PSE&G, Con Edison, First Energy & PEPCO.
General Manager, Smart Grid, QualityLogic, Inc.
Founder / Principal Consultant, Green Planet Lab
Lead, Smart Grid Testing and Certification, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Program Consultant, Arizona Public Service
Mariko McDonagh Meier
Mariko McDonagh Meier is the Chief Strategy Officer at Convergent Energy + Power, and is responsible for identifying and commercializing new products and markets as well as coordinating commercial opportunities across Convergent’s business.
Prior to joining Convergent, Mariko spent a decade at Enel X (previously EnerNOC), at which she held several senior management positions across marketing, regulatory affairs and operations. Mariko began her career at McKinsey and Company, a consultancy, where she focused on cleantech clients. Mariko holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in Boston with her husband, two daughters, and three-legged cat.
CEO, Blue Planet Energy
Business Support Specialist, PSEG
Director, Industry Strategy, Smart Electric Power Alliance
Director, Development, Florida Power & Light
Jennifer Schaffer serves the newly created role of Director, Clean Energy Solutions at Florida Power & Light Company. She focuses on understanding the customers’ sustainability goals and offering a portfolio of clean energy solutions through renewable energy, electrification, and energy efficiency programs. She also works to develop new program offerings based on emerging industry trends, technologies, and policies that will help continue the advancement of clean energy throughout Florida.
Ms. Schaffer has been with FPL for 13 years, most recently in FPL Development, where she was responsible for new and innovative renewable energy programs, which included leading the FPL SolarNow™ program to success with more than 50,000 customers enrolled, and the largest community solar program in the country called FPL SolarTogether.
Katie Chiles Ottenweller
Southeast Director, Vote Solar
Manager, Program Design, Smart Electric Power Alliance
Architecture Solution Lead, Utilicast
Team Lead, Architecture, Distributed Systems Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
IT Enterprise Architect, Enterprise Architecture and Strategy, American Electric Power
Group Leader, Distributed Systems Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Ron Melton is the Group Leader for the Distributed Systems Group in the Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He is the Principal Investigator for the DOE Advanced Grid Research project for an ADMS Open Source Platform, a member of the core team for the DOE Grid Architecture project, and Administrator of the GridWise® Architecture Council. He was the Project Director of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration that concluded in June 2015. Dr. Melton is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery. He chairs the IEEE Power and Energy Society Smart Buildings, Loads, and Customer Systems Technical Committee and the Smart Electric Power Alliance Grid Architecture Working Group. Dr. Melton received his BSEE from the University of Washington and his MS and Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology.