e-Lab Summit 2017

In October 2017, 150 thought leaders and decision-makers convened in New Mexico for the second annual eLab Summit–a deeply collaborative, multi-stakeholder workshop to advance innovative solutions at the electricity system’s distribution edge.

Rate Design Pathways


Leland Snook
Director of Rates & Rate Strategy at Arizona Public Service

Craig Berry
Attorney Advisor at District of Columbia Public Service Commission

Beia Spiller

Daniel Harms
Manager of Rate/Technology & Energy Policy at La Plata Electric

Jan Ahlen
Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NIRECA)

Karl Rabago

Christopher Villarreal
President of Plugged In Strategies

Obadiah Bartholomy
Manager of Distributed Energy Strategy for Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Sean Gallagher
VP State Affairs at Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Russell Garwacki
Director of Southern California Edison

Anne Hoskins
Chief Policy Officer at Sunrun

Briana Kobor
Regulatory Director at Vote Solar

Distributed Grid Infrastructure


David Millar
Director of Energy Analytics at Ascend Analytics

Kurt Stogdill
Director of Green Building and Emerging Technologies at Austin Energy

Ben Edgar
Microgrid & DER Business Development Manager at Black & Veatch

Marc Monbouquette
Senior Analyst at California Public Utilities Commission

Jenny Edwards
Director of Innovation Exchange at Center for Energy & Environment (CEE)

Griffin Reilly
Section Manager of Targeted Demand Management at Consolidated Edison

Eric Toler
CFO & EVP Corporate Development at Enbala Power Networks

Betsy Kauffman
Sector Lead - Renewable Energy at Energy Trust of Oregon

Sarah Ryan
Project Manager of Clean Energy at Environmental Defense Fund

Trevor Drake
Project Manager at Great Plains Institute

David Parsons
Chief of Policy and Research at Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Tripp Hyde
President of Hyde Engineering Services Inc.

Gary McAuliffe
SVP Sales & Marketing at Innovari

Larry Sherwood
President and CEO of Interstate Renewable Energy Council

Emerson Reiter
Project Leader at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Dylan Sullivan

Yeye Zhang
Head of West Coast Energy Partnerships at Nest

Tammy Mitchell
Deputy Director Electric at New York Department of Public Service

Ivan Urlaub
Executive Director of North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA)

Steven Moffitt
President of Distributed Energy Resources at NRG Energy Inc.

Lily Henning
Project Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jon Wellinghoff
CEO and Founder at Grid Policy Inc.

Louis Ting
Director of Power Planning and Development

Patrick O'Connell
Director of Planning and Resources for Public Service Company of New Mexico

Stephan Dolezalek

Caroline McAndrews
Director of Preferred Resources Pilot at Southern California Edison

Jackie Baum
Power Systems Engineer at Spirae

Mike Weadley
Product Manager for Orchestrated Energy at Tendril

Johanna Zetterberg
Coordinator at U.S. Department of Energy

Matthew Plante
President at Voltus Inc.

Eric Maurer
Product Developer at Xcel Energy


Distributed Grid Infrastructure

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Distributed Grid Infrastructure

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Blockchain and Transactive Energy


John Zachary Gibson
Chief R&D Engineer at Avista

Curtis Kirkeby
Fellow Engineer at Avista

Tod O'Connor
Sr. Policy Advisor Regulatory Affairs at CLEAResult

Erwin Smole
Senior Advisor of Energy Web Foundation

Matthew Hiser
Corporate Development at Envision Energy

Neil Gerber
Director of New Energy & Environment at IBM

Ben Tejblum

Molly Suda
Partner at K&L Gates

Scott Carmichael
Researcher at National Renewable Energy Lab

Dylan Cutler
Senior Engineer at National Renewable Energy Lab

Michael Mylrea
Manager of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Ben Farrow
Manager at Product Development at Puget Sound Energy

Sergio Islas
DER Portfolio Design and Acquisition Lead at Southern California Edison

Holger Kley
Product Manager at Spirae


Blockchain and Transactive Energy

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Blockchain and Transactive Energy

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Utility Business Model Pathways


Melissa Miyashiro
Chief of Staff of Blue Planet Foundation

Michele Negley
Senior Vice President of CLEAResult

Val Jensen
SVP Customer Operations at ComEd

Josh Gould
Department Manager of Utility of the Future at Consolidated Edison

Robert Sipes
VP Western Carolinas Modernization at Duke Energy

James Fine

Rolf Nordstrom
President and CEO of Great Plains Institute

Rudy Stegemoeller
Special Assistant for Energy Policy at the New York Department of Public Service

Marisa Uchin
Senior Director of Global Regulatory Affairs at Oracle Utilities

Elaine Prause
Senior Regulatory Advisor at the Public Utility Commission of Oregon

Rachel Huang
Director of Energy Strategy and Research & Development at Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Justin Segall
President and Founder of Simple Energy

Kate Strickland
Senior Associate of the 51st State Initiative at Smart Electric Power Alliance

Catherine Mitchell
Professor of Energy Policy at University of Exeter

Sarah Wright
Executive Director of Utah Clean Energy

Edward Smeloff
Managing Director of Vote Solar


Utility Business Model Pathways

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Utility Business Model Pathways

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Value Stacking for DERs


Lorenzo Kristov

Gabriel Petlin
Supervisor Grid Planning and Reliability at California Public Utilities Commission

Scott Vogt
V.P. Energy Acquisition at ComEd

Elizabeth Wilson
Director of Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth College

H Ward Camp
Principal at East Fork Group

Tanguy Hubert
Senior Engineer at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Troy Anatra
VP Strategic Accounts at Enbala Power Networks

Lizzie Rubado
Program Strategies Manager at Energy Trust of Oregon

Allison Clements
Founder of goodgrid LLC

Clare Magee
Principal at GTM/Wood Mackenzie

Jhi-Young Joo
Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Norm Sendler
Director of Strategic Development Liberty Utilities

Jessica Harrison
Director of R&D at MISO

Eric Lockhart
Project Leader National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Carl Linvill
Principal at Regulatory Assistance Project

Kevin Hernandez
Manager at ScottMadden Inc.

Andrew Merton
Statistician and System Analyst at Spirae

Danielle Byrnett
Senior Advisor/Energy Efficiency at U.S. Department of Energy

Smart Heating Electrification


Alec Mesdag
VP & Director of Energy Services at Alaska Electric Light & Power Co.

Matt Carlson
CEO of Aquanta Inc.

Brett KenCairn
Senior Climate + Sustainability Coordinator at City of Boulder

Micah Lang
Senior Green Building Planner at City of Vancouver

Devra Wang
Program Director at Heising-Simons Foundation

Neil Veilleux
VP of Meister Consultants Group

Eric Dubin
Sr. Dir Utilities and Performance Construction at Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating

Pierre Delforge

David Lis
Director of Technology and Market Solutions at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

Dylan Heerema
Technical and Policy Analyst at Pembina Institute

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Sean Armstrong
Managing Principal at Redwood Energy

Ankur Maheshwari
Sr. Product Manager at Rheem

Steven Corneli
Principal at SCEI

Kevin Schwain
Director of Program Strategy & Development at Xcel Energy

Martha Brooks
Technical Advisor to Commissioner Andrew McAllister at California Energy Commission


Smart Heating Electrification

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LMI-Focused Utility Business Models


Eleanor Stein

Jessica Azulay
Program Director at Alliance for a Green Economy

Danielle Murray
Solar Manager at Austin Energy

Tamara Bryan

Michael Smith
VP Tech and Business Strategy at Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina

Tom Figel
Policy & Regulatory Manager - Community Solar at GRID Alternatives

John Farrell
Director of Energy Democracy at Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Luis Reyes
CEO of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Inc.

Laurie Vaudreuil
CEO of Mosaic Power

Jeff Mauk
Executive Director of National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Debra Roepke
Project Manager of SUNDA for National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

Larsen Plano
Principal of Integrated Grid Planning at PG&E

Judd Moritz
Senior Vice President at Simple Energy

Michael DiRamio
Manager of Strategic & Interagency Initiatives at U.S. Department of Energy

Melanie Santiago-Mosier
Program Director of Low-Income Solar Access at Vote Solar

Stephan Roundtree
Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator at WE ACT for Environmental Justice


LMI-Focused Utility Business Models

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LMI-Focused Utility Business Models

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Infrastructure Planning and New Mobility


Jester Douglas
Partner at 5 Lakes Energy

Mark Ferron
Member - Board of Governors at California Independent System Operator

Kevin Miller
Director - Public Policy at ChargePoint

Matthew Lehrman
Energy Strategy Coordinator at City of Boulder

Holmes Hummel
Principle at Clean Energy Works

Ari Kahn

Lang Reynolds
Electric Transportation Manager at Duke Energy

Robert Welch
President - Prime Mover at Energy Crafters

Philip Jones
Board Advisor at Energy Impact Partners (EIP)

Thomas Ashley
VP - Policy at Greenlots

Clement Rames
Sustainable Mobility Systems Researcher at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

David Almeida
Manager - Electric Vehicles at PG&E

Frederica Hill
Program Analyst at Robertson Foundation

Erika Myers
Director - Research at Smart Electric Power Alliance

Mike Backstrom
Managing Director at Southern California Edison

Lincoln Wood
Product Manager at Southern Company

Pete O'Connor
Energy Analyst at Union of Concerned Scientists

Jonathan Levy
Director of Policy and Strategy at Vision Ridge Partners

Max Tyler
Climate Activist


Infrastructure Planning and New Mobility

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Infrastructure Planning and New Mobility

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