GridFWD 2018 Speakers

 

The GridFWD 2018 development team has received commitments from over 100 speakers. See the finalized list below, including a link to the track wherein they are presenting and links to more information on their backgrounds. 

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Ankush Agarwal

Director of Advanced Analytics
Exelon Utilities
>Plenary

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Jackie Ashley

Senior Regulatory Analyst
British Columbia UC
>Policy

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Larry Bekkedahl

Vice President
Transmission & Distribution
Portland General Electric
> Plenary

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Matt Bosch

Director, Strategic Partnerships
SparkFund
>Markets & Models

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Derek Collins

Specialist Engineer, Conservation and Energy Management – Industrial Marketing
BC Hydro
>
Resiliency

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Darcy Cestnick

Director of Facility Maintenance
YVR
> Resiliency

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Teague Douglas

Demand Response Consultant
CLEAResult
>Flexibility

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Matt Duesterberg

CEO
OhmConnect
>Flexibility

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Mark Duvall

Director of Energy Utilization
EPRI
>Decarbonization & Electrification

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Mark Frankel

Technical Director
New Buildings Institute
>Decarbonization & Electrification

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Andy Gay

Program Manager for Advanced Utility Analytics
GE
>Plenary

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Therese Hampton

Executive Director
Public Generating Pool
>Plenary

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Matt Harper

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Avalon Battery
>Plenary

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Mark Higgins

COO
Strategen Consulting
>Grid Ops

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David Hewson

Emergency Management Program Coordinator
Emergency Management BC
>Resiliency

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Darcy Immerman

Sr VP Resiliency
AECOM
>Resiliency

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Rahul Kar

Head of Solutions
AutoGrid
>Flexibility

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Daniel Kirschen

Close Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
> Resiliency

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Ajay Kumar

Director of Line Asset Planning
BC Hydro
> Plenary

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Nancy Lange

Commissioner (Chair)
Minnesota PUC
> Policy

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Robin Maslowski

Associate Director
Navigant
> Flexibility

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Ann McCabe

Executive Director of The Climate Registry & Former Commissioner, IL Commerce Commission
> Electrification & Decarbonization

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Ron Melton

Sr Power Systems Engineer
PNNL
> Markets and Models

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Michael Murray

President
Mission Data
> Policy

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Smriti Mishra

Strategic Partnership Manager
National Grid
> Flexibility

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Martin Milani

CEO
Sunverge
>Grid Ops

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Tyler Nice

Systems Engineering Supervisor
Eugene Water & Electric Board
> Resiliency

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Daniel Patry

Sr Manager Regulatory Affairs
Oracle
> Markets & Models

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Sce Pike

CEO & Founder
IOTAS
>Plenary

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Jennifer Potter

Commissioner
Hawaii PUC
> Grid Ops

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Gord Reynolds

COO & EVP Strategy
Spark Power
> Markets & Models

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Rustam Sengupta

Manager, Investments & Partnerships
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
>Markets & Models

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Jerry Schuman

Co-CEO
PingThings
> Plenary

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Jamie Staples

Energy Partnerships
Google
> Plenary

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Derek Stewart

Director of Safety, Environment and Emergency Management
Coast Mountain Bus
> Resiliency

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Andrew Teliszewsky

Senior Director, Strategic Growth & Policy
Opus One
> Policy

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Fiona Taylor

Director of Smart Technology Operations
BC Hydro
> Grid Ops

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Wal Van Lierop

President & CEO
Chrysalix
> Plenary

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Ben Wender

Associate Director & Scholar
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
> Resiliency

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Alan White

Chief Business Officer
eMotorwerks
> Decarbonization & Electrification

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Bryce Yonker

Executive Director
Smart Grid NW
> Plenary

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Ake Almgren

Board Chair
Regulatory and Governance Committees
PJM Interconnection
>Plenary

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Thomas Ashley

VP Policy
Greenlots
>Policy

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Laura Bryson

COO & Co-Founder
SWTCH
>Plenary

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Bienvenido Clarin

Sr. Project Manager
EPRI
> Resiliency

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Kate Desrochers

Initiatives Manager
Packetized Energy
>Decarbonization & Electrification

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Shawn Dolan

VP Engineering
Kootenai Electric
> Grid Ops

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Perry England

VP Building Performance
MacDonald Miller
>Markets & Models

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John Gibson

Chief R&D Engineer
Avista
>Grid Ops

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Ian Guerry

Vice President, New Market Development
ENGIE Services
>Flexibility

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Gerd Goette

Managing Director
Lupine Growth Advisors
>Markets & Models

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Bryan Hannegan

President and CEO
Holy Cross Energy
>Decarbonization & Electrification

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Julia Hamm

President & CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance
>Plenary

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Steve Hambric

VP Distributed Energy Management
Itron
>Plenary

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Todd Headlee

Managing Director
DVI
>Grid Ops

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Mark Holman

Managing Director, Power
Powerex
>Plenary

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Graham Horn

VP, Business Development
Enbala
>Flexibility

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Carl Imhoff

Manager, Electricity Market Sector
PNNL
>Plenary

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Travis Kavulla

Comissioner and Co-Chair
Montana PSC
>Plenary

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Curt Kirkeby

Fellow, Electrical Engineer
Avista
> Markets & Models

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Joel Lindsay

Supervisor, Operational Communications Systems
FortisBC
> Resiliency

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David Lebeter

Sr VP Safety
BC Hydro
> Plenary

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Carl Linville

Principal
Regulatory Assistance Project
> Markets & Models

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Campbell Macdonald

CEO
Proxxi
> Plenary

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Jae Mather

Executive Director
Clean Energy BC
> Decarbonization & Electrification

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Katie McPherson

Chief Resilience Officer
City of Vancouver
> Resiliency

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Kip Morison

Chief Information Officer
BC Hydro
> Resiliency

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Dain Nestel

Director, West Business Development
ecobee
>Markets and Models

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Greg Paulson

Systems Operations Engineer
Avista
> Grid Ops

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Maria Pope

President & CEO
Portland General Electric
> Plenary

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Mark Rothleder

Vice President, Market Quality and Renewable Integration
California ISO
> Markets & Models

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Sarah Scafidi

Principal
Cadmus
> Resiliency

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Ken Seiden

Managing Director
Navigant
>Decarbonization & Electrification

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Greg Stanway

Sr Manager Grid Modernization
BC Hydro
> Resiliency

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Emilie Stone

Head of Product - Demand Management Solutions
Tendril
> Flexibility

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Travis Stevenson

CEO
JTS Consulting
>Markets and Models

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Tuan Tran

Director of Engineering
Seattle City Light
>Grid Ops

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Jeremy Twitchell

Energy Research Analyst
PNNL
> Flexibility

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Vidya Vankayala

Director of Grid Modernization
Powertech Labs
> Plenary

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Brad Willams

VP Utilities Strategy
Oracle
> Policy

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Steve Young

Climate and Environmental Sustainability Specialist
City of Victoria, BC
> Decarbonization & Electrification

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Mike Ashley

Vice President
Clean Energy Blockchain Network
>Decarbonization & Electrification

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JP Batmale

Division Administrator
OR PUC
>Flexibility

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Josh Bode

Owner, Principal Consultant
Demand Side Analytics
>Grid Ops

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Cameron Brooks

Vice President, Strategic Growth & Policy
Opus One Solutions
>Policy

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Eduardo Cotilla Sanchez

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Oregon State University
> Resiliency

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Maureen Daschuk

Senior Vice President
Integrated Planning
BC Hydro
> Plenary

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Avra Durack

Director of Incubation
National Grid Ventures
> Markets & Models

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Conrad Eustis

Director of Retail Technology Development
Portland General Electric
>Flexibility

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Ryan Fedie

Engineering Manager
BPA
>Flexibility

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Bill Gourley

VP of Sales & Business Development
ReWatt Power
> Plenary

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Jared Gregory

Product Marketing Manager - Electric Solutions
Sensus
>Grid Ops

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Devin Hampton

VP of Corporate Development
UtilityAPI
>Markets & Models

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Brett Henderson

Director, Finance & Accounting
FortisBC
>Markets & Models

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Mark Hormann

VP, Business Development
Opus One
>Flexibility

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Roy Hrab

Director of Policy
Ontario Energy Association
>Policy

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Kai Hui

Chief Architect
OSI Digital
>Plenary

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Matt Horne

Climate Policy Manager
City of Vancouver, BC
>Decarbonization & Electrification

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Michael Jung

Chief Policy Wonk
Varentec
>Grid Ops

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Josh Keeling

Supervisor
Portland General Electric
> Flexibility

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Amanda Klein

Executive Vice-President and General Counsel
Toronto Hydro
> Policy

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Claudio Lima

Chairman, Blockchain in Energy Standards WG
IEEE
> Plenary

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Leesa Lee

VP Marketing
Bidgely
>Plenary

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Mike Madrazo

Director of Product Management, Analytics
Itron
> Grid Ops

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Thomas Martin

Managing Director of Product Management, Energy & Utilities
Trove
> Decarbonization & Electrification

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John MacLean

President
Energy Efficiency Finance Corporation
> Markets & Models

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Kerry Meade

Executive Director
Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
> Markets and Models

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Kristin Munsch

Deputy Director
IL CUB
> Policy

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Ron Nelson

Manager
Strategen Consulting
>Policy

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George Pohndorf

Sr Manager Energy Services
SnoPUD
>Markets and Models

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Ann Perreault

Director of Marketing
Honeywell
> Grid Ops

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Elaine Prause

Sr. Regulatory Affairs Advisor
Oregon PUC
> Policy

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Steven Rupp

Managing Director
Black & Veatch
> Resiliency

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Ronny Sandoval

Sr. Director Grid Modernization
Environmental Defense Fund
> Grid Ops

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Jeanette Shaw

Government Relations Director
Forth
> Policy

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Mischa Steiner

CEO
Awesense
> Grid Ops

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Aram Shumavon

CEO
Kevala Analytics
>Markets & Models

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Chris Tumpach

President & CEO
Rainforest Automation
> Plenary

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Alex Tu

Sr. Strategic Technology Specialist, Energy Planning
BC Hydro
> Flexibility

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Bud Vos

President & CEO
Enbala
> Plenary

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Mark Warren

Director of Business Innovation
FortisBC
> Policy

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Paul Wieringa

Executive Director, Electricity Policy
BC Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources
> Policy

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Yeye Zhang

Head of West Region Energy Partnerships
Nest/Google
>Flexibility