U.S. Utility, DHS, and Innovative Energy Leaders to Talk Microgrids and DERS Integration

On February 26 – 27, 2019, Utility leadership from HECO, LADWP, Xcel Energy, and APS will join Dept of Defense, Dept of Homeland Security and Senior Private Sector Leaders across the energy sector for two days of structured dialogue and discussion on increasing the resiliency, efficiency and sustainability of the energy sector and the role for microgrids and DERS.

San Diego, CA, January 23, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The focus and goal is to bring together a cross sector of strategic business leaders, innovators, end users and technologists to pave the way for increased DERS penetration and microgrid projects. Equally, the Summit will also develop the strategic business models and cover regulatory affairs.

“Our forum serves as a catalyst for collaboration across varying sectors that ultimately need to work as a holistic group to bring many of the projects and innovations to fruition. It will allow everyone to gain an understanding of the near future state and how best to move forward,” stated Monica Mckenzie, Managing Partner, Roosevelt Strategic Council. “We close most of the sessions to press in order to allow for a more frank and unscripted discussion.”

Several speakers joining the discussions include:
-Maj Gen Kevin Spacy, USAF, Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
-Mr. Mark Kneidinger, SES, Deputy Director of National Risk Management Center, DHS
-Mr. Jonathan Adelman, Vice President, Strategic Resources and Business Planning, Xcel Energy
-Dr. Thomas Bialek, Chief Engineer, SDG&E
-Mr. Andy Butcher Chief Operating Officer, Platte River Power Authority
-Ms. Shelee Kimura, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Hawaiian Electric Company
-Mr. Louis Ting, Director of Power Planning Development & Engineering, LADWP
-COL John Hurley, Commander, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville
-LtCol Tony Mitchell, USMC, Regional Facilities Officer, Marine Corps Installations West
-Mr. Branden Sudduth, Vice President of Reliability Planning and Performance Analysis, WECC
-Mr. Drew Bohan, Executive Director, California Energy Commission
-Mr. Elijah Abinah, Director, Utilities, Arizona Corporation Commission
-Mr. Simon Baker, Deputy Director, Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission
-Mr. Larsh Johnson, CTO, Stem
-Mr. Walker Wright, VP, Public Policy, ENGIE Storage
-Mr. Tobias Whitney, Technical Executive, EPRI

Seating is limited –
In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue among speakers and attendees, seating will be limited. Active military, government and State personnel attend complimentary.

Anyone interested in participating can visit Roosevelt Strategic Council's website at https://rscouncil.org/micrgoridswest for more information or contact Monica Mckenzie at: mckenzie@rscouncil.org
Roosevelt Strategic Council
Monica Mckenzie