UPDATED FEB 12.2012 1:41PM NEW SPEAKERS ADDED
March 13, 2013
8:30am – noon
Schaedler Yesco corporate offices at 3892 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA Directions linked here.
More to be announced. (See bios below).
Ken Geisler, Siemens, Vice President,
Ken Geisler has over 29 years of management and technical experience in defining, designing, developing and implementing large integrated solutions in the energy industry. His background covers real-time analysis, control and integration for systems addressing both operations and planning for transmission and distribution systems, as well as wind generation, substation automation and protection, and distribution automation. Ken has served in various technical, management and executive roles for large international engineering companies.
From 2004-2010 Ken served as chief architect, Smart Grid, Siemens Energy & Automation. In this role he was responsible for solution vision, direction, strategy, definition, design and initial implementations for all areas of EA business, including Smart Grid solutions related to transmission control centers; distribution control centers, distributed energy resources, substation intelligence and automation; distribution automation, demand side management and response; and the overall integrated solution.
Prior to his time with Siemens, Ken was president, CEO and chairman of the board of Configured Energy Systems Inc. from 1991-2004. He was responsible for the vision, direction, strategy, operations, financial performance and management of the executive team. While in this role, he grew the company from 2 to 150 people with $17 million in annual revenues, brought in venture investment to support growth and drove the company to become the largest outage management solution provider in the market during that period. Ken earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Bill O’Connell, LC, LEED, AP, Osram Sylvania, Commercial Engineering Mid Atlantic
Bill O’Connell has worked in the lighting industry for 18 years. He has experience in optical design for the automotive and general lighting industry, as well as 9 years of application engineering experience. During his career he has been awarded one technical and one design patent for lighting products, and has achieved both LC and LEED AP certification
R. Keith Black, Standard Solar, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Mr. Black has more than 20 years of experience with Fortune 500 organizations, Using his combination of sales and operations expertise, energy business relationship Development, channel development and solutions management to guide companies through Start-ups, change and challenge to profitable growth. Prior to joining Standard Solar, Mr. Black was Vice President and General Manager for Constellation Energy, where he created strategic roadmaps to build strong and sustainable sales channels in emerging and static markets. Previous positions included Director of Energy Operations for Northeast Utilities’ deregulated energy business, Select Energy and Vice President, Sales and Operations or Pittsburgh PA based VP Energy, Inc. Mr. Black is recognized for his strong leadership skills, deriving sales organization to develop a deep knowledge of products, services and sales kills that translate into robust sales pipelines and revenue increases. He holds a bachelor’s Degree in Business from Robert Morris University.
Jamie L. Simler, Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Update on CNG infrastructure project in Mid Atlantic states
Matt Brnik, Schaedler Yesco, President,
SY is the largest electrical distributor headquartered in Central Pennsylvania. SYD recently received the prestigious Affiliated Distributor’s 2012 Electrical U.S. “ Affiliate of the Year” for Performance Award.
Amy Whiteluke, LUTRON, Vice President
Demonstration of Harvest Lighting system in the Schaedler Yesco Building that saves $20,000 annually energy costs.
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
Lutrons most recent awards and recognitions:
Steven Eisenberg, SRECTrade, Business Development
SRECTrade, Inc. focuses on three core areas within the Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) markets: transacting SRECs, developing useful software for market participants and providing detailed research and analysis on market trends. SREC programs are a key component of making solar energy affordable in a growing number of U.S. states. An SREC is credited for every megawatt-hour of electricity produced by a solar facility and can be sold to utility companies who need them to meet statewide solar energy requirements.
SRECTrade hosts monthly auctions for SRECs that serve as a leading tool for price discovery and one of the few public listings of SREC pricing in the industry. In addition to monthly auctions, SRECTrade works with a large institutional client base to broker spot and forward transactions between large sellers and utilities in the market. The software developed by SRECTrade is used by solar owners to track their portfolios and transactions, and by utilities to contract SRECs, enroll facilities, track generation and pay customers within solar procurement programs. Since 2008, SRECTrade.com has been one of the leading sources for information regarding SREC price trends and legislative updates, bringing a wealth of knowledge and transparency to some of the fastest growing state markets in the solar industry.
SRECTrade was founded in 2007 at Stanford University and is based in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Virginia and Vermont.
Paul Lewandowski, AFS Systems
District Energy Presentation