Gerardo J. Delgado, Legal & Policy Advisor, Illinois Commerce Commission

As an advisor to Commissioner Sadzi Martha Oliva, Mr. Delgado provides counsel on various matters involving regulated electricity, natural gas, and water utilities and environmental policy.  He is actively engaged in the industry through his collaboration and participation in stakeholder forums and relationship building with subject matter experts across the nation.  Mr. Delgado serves as a member of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners staff subcommittees and the Organization of MISO States workgroups.


Mike Bakas, Executive Vice President of Distributed Energy Systems, Ameresco

A member of the Ameresco founding management team, Mr. Bakas has over 28 years of experience in the energy industry and has been at the forefront of the strategic development of renewable energy assets. Mr. Bakas directs Ameresco’s Distributed Energy Systems Group, which has won numerous awards from many organizations including the U.S. EPA and the Department of Energy.

Mr. Bakas is an active member/advisor of the U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas and MicroGrid Knowledge.


Philip Nevels, Director, Utility of the Future, Exelon Utilities

Phil is responsible for identifying, evaluating and prioritizing potential investments in operating, information and customer-side technology consistent with the Company’s Utility of the Future strategic plan.


Sara Chamberlain, Managing Director, Energy Foundry

Working at the intersection of energy technology and entrepreneurship to transform innovation into successful business.


Kim McGrath PhD, Former Sr. Director Technical Marketing and Business Development, Maxwell Technologies

Business Development Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Grid Energy Storage. Over 15 years of experience in the development and commercialization of energy storage solutions for electricity grid, industrial, and transportation applications, with specific expertise in building corporate strategic initiatives and business lines to profitably grow in emerging markets.


Tim Condon, Principal, Verde Advisory Corporation

Driving the innovation and execution of bold global initiatives to:
* Simplify the most complex infrastructure challenges
* Deliver distributed productivity
* Leverage the energy and connectivity convergence


Jennifer Kearney, Executive Partner and Founder, Gotham 360

Executive Partner and Founder of Gotham 360 LLC, a full-service energy consulting company. A unique ability to blend strong financial, engineering and business competencies with customer needs. Over 17 years of business experience, with a focus on energy supply, energy conservation, distributed generation and financial incentives.