A National Summit on Smart Grid and Climate Change

 2015 Summit Presentations

1-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: Prices and information – Powerful tools for emissions reductions

Ryan Wiser
Senior Scientist and Deputy Group Leader in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
“Net Metering and Market Feedback Loops: Exploring the Impact of Retail Rate Design on Distributed PV Deployment”

Caroline Pakenham
Dynamic Pricing Program Lead, Elevate Energy
“Peak Winter Pricing? 2014 Polar Vortex Impacts on Residential Dynamic Electricity Pricing Programs”

Ethan Goldman
Energy Informatics Architect, VEIC
“Measuring Energy Savings When it Counts: How Smart Grid Data and Open-Source Analytics Can Produce Efficiency Load-shapes.”

1-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: A discussion of the impacts of the CPP on electricity reliability from different points of view on the grid

Mike Sullivan
SVP, Utility Services, Nexant
“Balancing the benefits that come from integrating DER against the costs of maintaining reliability and improving resilience”

Tom Bialek
Chief Engineer, Smart Grid Integration Team, San Diego Gas & Electric
“Making SDG&E’s grid more reliable and resilient by making it smarter”

Jeff Burleson
VP of System Planning, Southern Company
“How Southern Company has increased reliability and resilience using AMI and DER”

2-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) and Volt-Var Optimization (VVO)

Joe Paladino
Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity
“VVO technologies and business models”

Maria Seidler
Director, Alternative Energy Solutions Policy and Grants, DVI
“How VVO can be used to optimize grid operations and introduce cost and emissions savings”

Michael B.  Johnson
Project Director, Grid Solutions Projects, Duke Energy
“VVO implementation at Duke Energy”

2-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: Microgrids

Dan Ton
Smart Grid R&D Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
“US DOE Microgrid R&D Program”

Will Agate, LEED AP
Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Energy Operations and Initiatives, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corps (PIDC)
“The Philadelphia Navy Yard Microgrid Modernization Update.”

Ken Horne
Associate Director, Navigant
Ken “Weather, Carbon and Microgrids: How Resiliency and Renewables Integration can be achieved through Commercially Viable Design”

3-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: The Clean Power Plan

David Littell
Principal, RAP
“CPP Options for States and Utilities Allow for Power Sector Innovation and Smart Grid Strategies.”

Matt Stanberry
VP of Market Development, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
“STEERing State Analysis of CPP Implementation Options”

Frank Lacey
Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Market Strategy, CPower
“DR as a Reliability Resource for Grid De-carbonization”

3-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: Integration of DER and renewable energy

Mark Dyson
Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
“Using Demand Flexibility to Support the Value of Rooftop PV”

Pete Cappers
Research Scientist and Assistant Group Leader in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
“’How DR can and cannot help manage the distribution system”

Howard Smith
Manager, Distributed Energy Resource Policy, Southern Company Service
“DR and smart grid as a tool for incorporating renewables while maintaining reliability”

4-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: Savings & emissions reductions

Karen Studarus
Power Systems Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
“Applying the Smart Grid to Climate Change Mitigation: Emissions Impact Estimation Tool for Smart Grid Projects”

 Abigail Daken
Environmental Engineer/Program Manager, Environmental Protection Agency
“Evolution of ENERGY STAR for a Connected World”

Mike Hoover
Senior Director, State Energy Regulation, Southern California Edison
“How a California utility uses DR and other DER to meet emissions and renewable standards”

4-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: Resilience and reliability

Todd Olinsky-Paul
Project Director at Clean Energy States Alliance, Clean Energy Group
“State programs, policies, and trends”

 Mike Winka
Senior Policy Advisor to the President, New JerseyBureau of Public Utilities
“Microgrids – why now?”

Birud Jhaveri
Senior Associate, Cadmus
“Transformation in Distribution Planning and its impact on reliability and GHG reductions”

5-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: Savings & emissions reductions, M&V, and impacts

Jessica Lau
System Planning Engineer, ISO New England
“How ISO-NE generates emissions information and uses it for planning”

Allison Guerette
Climate and Energy Environmental Analyst, New England States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)
“Emissions planning in the Northeast”

 Carol Miller
Co-founder of E2i (Energy Emissions Intelligence), Director of Locational Emissions Estimation Methodology (LEEM), and Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University
“New Tools for Emission-Targeted Demand Response”

5-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: Resilience and reliability – Take 2!

Dave Oberholzer
VP of Partner and Business Development, Weatherbug Home
“Using weather data to manage the grid during extreme events, plus accurately forecasting DR and EE”

Paul Stergiou
Department Manager, ConEd
“Electric Distribution Storm Hardening Initiatives”

Judi Greenwald
Deputy Director for Climate, Environment and Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy
“Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience”



2014 Summit Presentations

1-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: Savings & Emissions Reductions

Kevin Jones, Deputy Director at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School
“A Smarter, Greener Grid – Forging Environmental Progress through Smart Energy Policies and Technologies”

Chris King, Global Chief Regulatory Officer, Siemens Smart Grid
“Managing Air Emissions Via the Transactive Distribution Grid”

Rob Pratt, Senior Staff Scientist, PNNL
“Applying the Smart Grid to Climate Change Mitigation”

1-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: Reports, Analysis, Recommendations

Dick Bratcher, Senior Principal Consultant, DNV GL – Energy
“Assessing climate change hazards to electric power infrastructure”

Karen Lefkowitz, Vice President, Business Transformation, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
“Improving Electric Grid Reliability and Resilience: Lessons Learned from Super Storm Sandy and Other Extreme Events”

Parag Parikh, Smart Grid Solutions Executive Consultant, Ventyx
“Superstorm Sandy fuels grid innovation”

2-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: Savings & Emissions Reductions/M&V/Impacts

Peter Cappers, Research Scientist and Group Leader, LBNL
“Insights from Smart Meters: The Potential for Peak-Hour Savings and Emissions Benefits from Behavior-based (BB) Programs”

Ethan Goldman, Energy Informatics Architect, VEIC
“Using new smart grid technologies for better measurement of electricity savings”

Alex Orfei, Economist, Opower
“Measuring behavior change at scale from behavioral demand response”

2-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: Resilience – Risk Management & Preparedness

Mike Sullivan, Sr. VP Utility Services, Nexant
“What we know and don’t know today about benefits and costs of integrating Smart Grid, DER, DR, EE and storage”

Gary Fauth, Consultant, Iberdrola USA
“How to implement and deploy smart grid projects using data to target investments in transmission and distribution systems based on improvements”

Dick Patterson, Senior Manager – Finance, Pacific Gas & Electric
“Analyzing Risk and Benefits of Resiliency Projects”

3-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: CVR

Kelly Warner, President, Deerpath Associates
“Conservation Voltage Reduction – A Review of Existing Programs and Next Steps to Increase Deployment”

Tom Weaver, Manager, Distribution System Planning, AEP
“Case Study on CVR Implementation”

Ward Camp, Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Landis+Gyr
“Using Smart Grid Technology to Expand Energy Efficiency Opportunities”

3-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: Resilience: Planning & Funding

Lew Milford, President and Founder, Clean Energy Group
“Resilient power for critical infrastructure – options for states and municipalities”

Mitch Carpen, Executive Director, NJ Energy Resilience Bank
“A State-based financial approach to support energy resiliency efforts”

Bill Gausman, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
“Creative financing for the DC PLUG Project”

4-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: Storage and Renewables

Marissa Hummon, Research Scientist, NREL
“Analyzing the Value of Storage and Demand Response in a Wholesale Market”

Todd Sankey, Chief Architect, Enbala
“Real-Time, Flexible DR Control: A New Tool To Support Reliable Renewable Integration and a More Dynamic, Decentralized Grid”

Mike Hopkins, CEO, ICE Energy
“Storage as a Distributed Option for Grid Operations”

4-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: DER/Microgrids

Larisa Dobriansky, Senior Vice President Regulatory and Energy Policy, General Microgrids
“Microgrids: An Important Option for Increasing Grid Resiliency and Creating Smart Cities”

Kyle Haas, Energy Policy Manager, MD Energy Administration
“Distributed Energy Resources and Resiliency: A State Perspective”

Shay Bahramirad, Manager of Smart Grid and Technology- Innovation Ambassador, ComEd
“Microgrid Master Controller Plans”

5-A Smart Grid and Mitigation: 111(d)

Matt Stanberry, VP, Market Development, AEE
“Incorporation of smart grid technologies into state 111(d) plans”

Holly Rachel Smith, Assistant General Counsel, NARUC
State PUC Perspectives on 111(d)”

Rich Sedano, Principal and US Programs Director, Regulatory Assistance Project
“What states are doing and thinking as they move froward with 111d planning”

5-B Smart Grid and Adaptation: Distribution

Jim Gallagher, Executive Director, NYS Smart Grid Consortium
“New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)”

Colman Keane, Director of Fiber Technology, EPB Chattanooga
“EPB’s process and results for Distrubution Automation and Automated Metering Infrastructure”

Becky Wingenroth, Technical Leader, Principal, EPRI
“New Resiliency Challenges – How to Use Smart Grid Technologies to Meet Them”