Jason Price is Director, Client Engagement supporting the Energy & Utility practice of West Monroe. Jason is based in New York City supporting the companies’ thought leaders in advancing utility transformation and grid modernization projects. Jason serves on the West Monroe DER committee, has published articles on a variety of energy related topics in the Wiley Journal for Climate and Energy, host the podcast Power Perspectives on Energy Central, and completed the NYU Clean Energy Program, thesis was on a utility-owned microgrid business model. Previously, Jason was founder of a technology company in the travel and hospitality industry. Most importantly, he is the father of two amazing daughters, ages 7 and 4, who will someday inherit a better earth.
University Executive Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation City University of New York
Tria Case is the University Executive Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation for the City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to joining CUNY in 2006, Ms. Case served as the Director of the Office of Environmental Business Services for Empire State Development, supporting policies and programs across NYS that facilitated local government and industry in meeting NYS environmental regulations. Ms. Case coordinates and provides resources to CUNY’s 25 institutions of higher education to meet the goal of reducing CUNY’s energy consumption and fight climate change. Since 2006, Ms. Case has led the development and the implementation of multiple Federal, State and City funded solar, and now storage, programs on behalf of NYC and NYS, working with large stakeholder groups and leading to a significant growth in solar capacity, with storage expected to follow the same trajectory. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Ms. Case formed the Smart Distributed Generation (DG) Hub, with City, State, and Federal participation, in an effort to integrate storage and distributed generation into emergency power and resiliency deployment. Ms. Case received her undergraduate degree from Union College and earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Lead Energy and Water Specialist Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Tinika Brijlal is the Lean Energy and Water Specialist at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. She is passionate about science and technology with experience in FMCG, Pulper and Paper, Sustainability, Continuous Improvements, Projects, Research and Development and Engineering.
Trinika graduated from University of KwaZulu-Natal with a BSc. Engineering (Chemical) as well as MSc. in Engineering (Chemical).
She believes, we, as a global society, have a responsibility to use our combined skills to develop sustainable solutions to the opportunities we face today. We are at a tipping point; the time is now to drive innovative solutions in the Energy and greater Sustainability context.
Dr. Charles F. Marshall III
CEM CEA CLEP CBCP PMP FAEE, EcoDistrict-AP Energy Director U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Multi-skilled Public Servant; Community Organizer/Servant; 30+ years of Energy Management implementation, Process improvement, and advocacy; Aviation Management, Planner and Project Manager; Public Housing, Manufacturing; ISO 50001 Professional; Strategical and Organization Development; Change Manager; Author; Preacher; Pastor; International Speaker; Motivator; Teacher; Workshop Clinician; Professional. Experienced multi-cultural, inter-generational, leader and collaborator.
Editor at Large
With a background in economics and political affairs, Ken Silverstein has spent two decades covering corporate and public policy. He has worked as a beat reporter, a Washington, D.C.-bureau chief and an editor. His focus has been on the energy sector and he has won a number of awards for his coverage. He is an editor-at-large for Business Sector Media as well as a columnist for Forbes. His work, generally, has been both published and sourced in a wide range of news outlets.
Director of Product Management, Planetly by One Trust
Dan Quintas serves as the Director of Product Management for Planetly by OneTrust. In his role, Dan drives the product strategy and delivery of Planetly by OneTrust, helping organizations simplify ESG data collection, reporting and action to accelerate progress towards sustainability goals. Prior to joining OneTrust, Dan held several leadership positions at AirWatch (acquired by VMware in 2014 for $1.54B) in Sales Engineering and, most recently, led the VMware mobility management R&D team as Sr. Director of Product Management. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Senior Vice President of Facilities and Events Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena
In 2018 Geoffrey Stiles joined the Atlanta Hawks Basketball as the Vice President of Operations and Events for State Farm Arena. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the operational departments in the Arena. During his tenure, State Farm Arena received the prestigious Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers and was certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Buildings Council. Prior to joining the Atlanta Hawks organization Geoff worked for Marriott International as the Director of Engineering.
Geoff is an experienced Vice President Facilities with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Food & Beverage, Operations Management, Hotel Management, Facility Management (FM), and Hospitality Industry.
SVP of Corporate Development Urjanet
Erik has over twenty years of leadership experience helping to grow technology businesses. At Urjanet he is responsible for corporate strategy, strategic alliances, utility outreach, and M&A activities. Prior to joining Urjanet, Erik held senior management roles in sales, marketing, and business development with both growth stage and mature technology companies. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester
Nicole A. Bulgarino
Executive Vice President for Ameresco
Nicole A. Bulgarino, P.E. is an Executive Vice President for Ameresco, supporting the cleantech strategy for the company, including innovative solutions focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. She is responsible for the overall management of Ameresco’s leading business unit serving the critical Federal government agencies. She also manages the Southeast regional business unit, focusing on customers in the municipal, higher education, K-12 schools and healthcare markets.
Ms. Bulgarino has 25 years of experience in developing and executing innovative clean technology and distributed energy solutions through multiple diverse contract structures. Ms. Bulgarino has overseen the development and implementation of over $3 billion of sustainable solutions in federal and government energy projects, including deep energy retrofits integrating Smart Building controls, advanced microgrids and energy storage solutions, and multiple clean generation systems.
As the general manager for Ameresco’s Federal and Southeast group, Ms. Bulgarino oversees 315 professionals specializing in business development, engineering, commissioning, construction, operations and maintenance, and performance assurance. Under her leadership, Ameresco’s Federal Solutions group has developed and delivered projects featuring efficiency, generation, and resiliency solutions to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, and other civilian agencies.
Ms. Bulgarino is a seasoned industry executive with strong leadership, communications, and strategic execution talents. A recognized leader within the industry, she has presented on technical and business panels at major conferences and has skillfully developed solutions for some of the most highly regarded Federal agencies across North America. As a leading woman in technology, she demonstrates the unique balance of developing and managing complex technical projects, while promoting strategic, long-term corporate success. Ms. Bulgarino has been highlighted for numerous industry awards and accolades, including being named to the 2021 Environment + Energy Leader 100 list, as well as being listed as a finalist for the S&P Global Platts Rising Star Individual award.
Ms. Bulgarino is a licensed professional engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an Executive Management and Leadership Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Head of Energy Development, Data centers Google
Maud Texier is Head of Energy Development at Google. She leads a team responsible for developing and scaling 24/7 carbon-free energy for Google’s data centers worldwide with various initiatives including new technologies, clean energy supply and policy efforts. Prior to joining Google, Maud was Head of Industrial Energy Products at Tesla, leading the product management group for large-scale batteries for various applications across US, Europe, and APAC markets. Previously, Maud worked for Electricite De France as part of the Innovation office in charge of new technologies for the group. Maud holds an MS of engineering in Energy and Power systems from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Program Outreach Manager CRS
Michelle McGinty is CRS’s Program Outreach Manager, working to get the word out about the benefits of Green-e® certification and other program initiatives at CRS. She initially developed an interest in Corporate Social Responsibility while studying at U.C. Berkeley, where she graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. Michelle was later exposed to renewable energy while working at Sungevity, a national residential solar provider, and continues to enjoy helping organizations reduce their climate impact.
J. Norman Allen
COO/CTO NanoFlex Power
Norm Allen is the former President of New Products and Technology at Duracell and a serial entrepreneur in energy technology ventures. Currently Norm is COO and CTO of NanoFlex Power Corporation, developing and commercializing third generation solar cell technology developed at the University of Michigan with initial applications in solar powered wireless sensor networks (Ensorasystems.com) and Building Integrated Organic PV (DOE Phase I and Phase II)
Norm was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Solidia Technologies, a Kleiner Perkins funded company developing revolutionary cement with the potential to both save energy consumption as well as sequester carbon dioxide.
Norm was Co–Founder and COO of UltraCell, a micro fuel cell company developing micro fuel cells for military and first responder applications.
Norm was Founder and CEO of PowerSmart Inc, which was sold in 2002 to Microchip Technology. PowerSmart was one of the first developers of smart battery electronics for laptop and vehicle applications.
Norm Allen’s prior 32 years in the battery industry culminated in his position as President of the New Products and Technology Division at Duracell, Inc. He was on Duracell’s Operating Committee and headed up all R&D, Rechargeable and Global OEM Sales Norm holds a B.S.E. in Science Engineering and an MBA-Finance/Marketing from the University of Michigan.
Founder & CEO Fend Incorporated
Colin Dunn is founder and CEO of Fend Incorporated where he leads a team focused on safely bringing critical infrastructure into the industrial internet of things. In previous roles, Mr. Dunn worked as an engineer and consultant to help clients including the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration.
Emanuele Francesco Pecora
Technology Manager, Solar Energy Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy
Emanuele Francesco Pecora is a Technology Manager with the Solar Energy Technologies Office within the U.S. Department of Energy. He supports the creation, negotiation, execution, and monitoring of funding opportunities, with a focus on awards to for-profit entities (especially start-ups) creating and commercializing new innovation in the solar space. His portfolio includes hardware and software projects, as well as projects aimed at creating new investment funds and business models generating innovative pathways to bring new capitals to the solar space. Emanuele is also the office’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR-STTR) portfolio manager, overseeing the program, ensuring alignment of office goals and award selection, and monitoring awards progress and impact. In addition, Emanuele leads an office effort to use data-driven statistically-rigorous methodologies to measure the impact of government funding as well as external variables in the success of start-ups in the solar space.
Before joining SETO, he was a PostDoc at Stanford University (2013-2016) and Boston University (2011-2013) working on the interaction between light and matter, with a particular interest in light emission from semiconductor nanostructures, and the use of nanostructures and metamaterials to increase solar cells’ performances. He is author or co-author of more than 40 scientific papers, presented his works at more than 20 international scientific conferences, and published a book on his research activity. He is a reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals and a mentor of young students. Emanuele holds a Ph.D. in physics (University of Catania, Italy, 2010). He was awarded a full scholarship for his Master program at the Scuola Superiore di Catania (top 1% of his class). Emanuele is a TEDx licensee and organizer, he was President of his Alma Mater Alumni Association, and facilitator for a class on communication and management at Stanford University. His passion for innovation brought him to volunteer for the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing, where he assessed the business model for new technologies. He was also a communication coach for start-ups in the StartX accelerator.
Technology to Market (T2M) Advisor, SBIR/STTR Programs Office U.S. Department of Energy
Carol Rabke joined the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office in July 2021 as a Technology to Market (T2M) advisor. In this role, she is focused on improving partnering of SBIR/STTR applicants and awardees providing resources to help them build the necessary relationships at each step of the development path. The goal is to improve both research and commercialization outcomes.
Prior to joining DOE, Carol spent over twenty years working in the SBIR/STTR community as a commercialization service provider while employed by Dawnbreaker. During this time, she worked with hundreds of SBIR/STTR funded small businesses - the bulk of which were NSF-funded or DOE-funded. She served as the program manager of Dawnbreaker’s Phase I commercialization programs for both NSF and DOE and played a key role in developing the Virtual Strategic Partner Introduction (VSPI®) Series that facilitated virtual introductions between small businesses and perspective partners from industry and the investment communities.
Carol has a Ph.D. in physical/analytical chemistry from the University of Utah where she built several scanning tunneling microscopes and an atomic force microscope for biological applications. She has authored several peer reviewed publications including articles in Science and Langmuir.
Outreach Program Manager at the Office of SBIR/STTR Programs U.S. Department of Energy
Eileen Chant joined the DOE as the Outreach Program Manager at the Office of SBIR/STTR Programs in 2020. Eileen is a Mechanical Engineer with has over 25 years of experience. Her diverse experience area encompasses design and modeling of diverse energy technologies including novel cooling and dehumidification processes, fossil and nuclear power and hydrogen storage. She also has over a decade of experience as an ASME Section VIII pressure vessel analyst and aiding startup companies with technology evaluation and grant writing. Eileen has extensive experience in Knowledge Management and as a Director with non-profit engineering and other volunteer associations. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
Peter Mostow is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represents renewable energy and clean technology companies on project development, purchase and sale, and finance. Peter represents solar, wind, energy storage, and biomass project sponsors in site acquisition, power transmission and power purchase agreements; distributed energy companies in developing key commercial and financing agreements; and producers of new technologies from energy storage to renewable fuels in drafting and negotiating key commercial transactions. A proud CRS board member and supporter of voluntary renewable energy markets, Peter helped pioneer the corporate renewable energy market and has led over 3000 MW of corporate PPAs and VPPAs on both the buyer and seller sides of the table.
Peter graduated from Yale Law School in 1993.
Sr. Manager, Strategy & Business Development CPower Energy Management
Millie Knowlton is the senior manager of strategy and business development at CPower Energy Management, a leading national energy solutions provider. In her role, Knowlton leads new product development and commercialization. Prior to CPower, Knowlton spent four years at Tesla working in commercial energy storage, grid services and project development. Knowlton has a master’s degree in Environmental Change and Management from University of Oxford.
Putting On-Site Energy to Work: How to Increase Your Organization’s Use of Renewables while Decreasing Reliability on the Grid
Making use of on-site power generation — that is, producing electric power at the site of a business rather than importing it from the grid — can offer a number of benefits to an organization, from increasing energy independence to reducing its reliability on the grid to improving its carbon footprint.
This panel discussion will give attendees a look at how on-site energy actually works and help answer questions that organizations may encounter as they pursue their own on-site energy initiatives.
How on-site energy can help you reduce the risk of utility pricing volatility;
The various benefits of different types of on-site energy, including solar, CHP, and wind;
How on-site energy can generate a significant amount of your facility’s power needs;
Whether on-site energy can save an organization money;
The role of microgrids and battery storage in the energy management mix;
Join experts from Kimberly-Clark, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), the City University of New York, and West Monroe Partners as they offer an insider’s view of on-site energy as it relates to energy efficiency and management.
5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Become Carbon Neutral & How to Get Started
Climate change and climate action can often evoke slightly negative associations as we are constantly surrounded by devastating news of glaciers melting and pollution scandals. While it can be difficult to keep a positive attitude, there is actually a lot of positive news to share as more and more companies take climate action and become carbon neutral – and they benefit from doing so in many ways. There are many sustainable solutions that your company can easily put in place to help fight this battle step by step – after all, sustainability is a journey.
In this session, we’ll review the short and long-term benefits of taking climate action and becoming carbon neutral, and share best practices for getting started.
From Goals to Implementation: Evaluating Renewable Energy Procurement Options
With over 340 companies pledging to go 100% renewable and many more making incremental goals, the clock is ticking to meet ambitious renewable electricity goals. But while all of these companies share a common goal, each business differs significantly and therefore a one-size-fits-all solution is not feasible. During this session, an overview of the different renewable energy sourcing options will be discussed, including pros and cons of each, as well as some common pitfalls to look out for to ensure you get full benefit of your purchase.
Meet & Greet with Department of Energy on Energy Management Solutions
Curious about cutting-edge energy management technologies being developed by small businesses funded by the Department of Energy (DOE)? Join representatives from DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and Office of Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs to learn about DOE’s SBIR/STTR programs, technologies being developed within EERE for energy management, and get insights from two companies that have developed technologies through these DOE programs.
Why Isn’t Your DER Strategy Working Like You Planned?
Make More Money On Your Behind-The-Meter Energy Assets While Benefitting the Grid AND Your Community. The electric grid is amidst a transition to a cleaner and more dependable future. Today, the grid needs flexible resources – such as energy storage or back-up generation --- to enable that transition. Meanwhile, businesses like yours are looking to support their own resiliency needs and provide critical services to the grid necessary to achieving a reliable renewable energy future, while optimizing the economic value of their energy assets. The solution sounds simple: implement Distributed Energy Resources, lower energy costs, help the grid and improve sustainability. But for most, this is far more complex than it sounds. This is where we come in, combining artificial intelligence with CPower’s energy market wisdom. CPower has launched EnerWise Site Optimization --- a new service powered by artificial intelligence that optimizes and automates behind-the-meter DERs participation across on-bill savings and available grid services programs. EnerWise Site Optimization aligns the incentives of stakeholder groups across the value chain. The service supports energy users, the power grid and a clean energy future by optimizing commercial & industrial facilities’ energy assets and helping them achieve resiliency and ESG goals, while also providing grid-balancing services that are critical for the transition to renewable energy resources. It’s never too late to create or adjust a strategy that saves resources, drives better resilience and grid reliability, more cost savings and a predictable revenue stream. Contact us today to learn how CPower’s EnerWise Site Optimization can help you.
It's Time to Modernize Energy Data Management
If you’re using manual processes to collect, validate, and input your energy data, the quality of your data and analysis could be problematic. Modern energy management programs demand technology that automatically collects and aggregates data from utilities and delivers it to you. This ensures you make the most of your data, plan accordingly, and track and measure the success of your energy initiatives. In this session, we’ll discuss energy data best practices and the role it plays in energy management programs. Join us to:
Uncover the pitfalls of energy data and how to overcome them
Learn the true costs of doing things “the old way”
Discover new, more efficient methods for energy data collection
Urjanet is the world’s leading utility data aggregator, delivering data from more than 9,000 utility, telecom, and cable providers across 48 countries. Utility data solves global challenges, from ESG reporting for accountable climate action, to credit risk assessment for the underbanked and identity verification for fraud prevention. Urjanet’s cloud-based platform and powerful suite of APIs provide a secure and scalable way for businesses to access consumer-permissioned data. To learn more, visit urjanet.com.
Managing Retrofit and Refacing
Large facility sustainability and energy upgrades are one of the biggest infrastructure investments a property owner can make - but are they really possible (or worth it) for older buildings?
Geoffrey Stiles, Senior Vice President of Facilities and Events for the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, presents his case study of the retrofit at the arena: planning, execution, roadblocks, what he would do differently next time, and the new programs made possible that will drive revenue for the facility and franchise, plus enhance user experiences.
Powering Net Zero – Acting on this Critical ESG Commitment
Climate change is here and now. Companies are facing rising expectations for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs, and decarbonization is core to the conversation. Stakeholder pressure is real, accountability is heightened, and it’s time for us to act. Where do you start? Does your organization have an action plan in place to achieve your net zero goal? How do you pay for it?
In this session, we’ll translate decarbonization success stories into an actionable blueprint for companies to follow. Topics will include:
Decarbonization as a core component to ESG programs, and considerations for a long-term carbon reduction strategy;
Striking balance in your net zero program – lowering energy load with efficiencies, diversifying renewable energy supply, integrating smart solutions, measuring and optimizing performance;
How creative, flexible financing can help your organization take action, sooner rather than later
Key takeaways and lessons learned from mission-critical Federal projects – how can companies leverage proven methods that are driving progress against agencies’ aggressive net zero goals.
Join Nicole Bulgarino, a seasoned energy leader, for this conversation intersecting the topics of decarbonization, net zero ESG goals, and today’s evolving energy industry. Attendees will leave with a blueprint of steps to take their company’s journey to destination: net zero.
24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030: Accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon future
Google has been setting the bar on corporate sustainability for over a decade. However, even though they’ve matched their electricity with 100% renewable energy on an annual basis every year since 2017, there are times and places where they still have to rely on carbon-based electricity.
Given the urgency and scale of climate change, Google has upped their ambition and is now at the forefront of a movement to operate entirely on carbon-free every hour of the day and everywhere in the world (“24/7 Carbon-Free Energy”). This ambition has the potential to both significantly reduce global carbon emissions and drive the decarbonization of other parts of the economy.
Learn how Google is approaching this bold goal through carbon-free energy purchasing, advancing technologies, and advocating for public policy from Maud Texier, Google’s Head of Energy Development.
The Virtual Energy Management Summit brings together top commercial and industrial decision-makers to create a unique collaborative learning experience. This event is the best way to reach a group of targeted, highly engaged senior-level energy decision-makers and buyers from leading companies. The Summit provides tangible, innovative solutions to the energy management challenges that companies face today--and provides sponsors the opportunity to speak directly to our engaged E+E Leader audience.
Learn about advances in these key areas:
Onsite Power and Storage
Energy Management & Building Systems
Energy Analytics & Auditing
Lighting & Energy Retrofits
Hear first-hand accounts of successful Energy Management system integrations.
Put the power of best Energy Management practices to work for your organization.
Learn from experts who are implementing practices and technologies that have successfully achieved energy resiliency and reliability goals.
Meet peers who share your challenges and pitfalls and can provide proven solutions from first-hand experience.
Take all of the new lessons, knowledge and technology advancements back to your organization to implement as you lead your organization into the new energy future.