Michael Carlson, President, Digital Grid North America, Siemens

Michael Carlson, President, Digital Grid North America, Siemens

In this podcast, Michael Carlson - President, Digital Grid North America, Siemens - joins Grant van Wyngaarden for a conversation on grid digitization, prosumers, and technology innovation in the energy industry. Mike shares his thoughts on the transition to a "prosumer-centric energy world", through greater adoption of distributed generation, storage, and virtual generation through demand response. Finally, Mike reflects on his experience as a Discussion Leader at the Advanced Energy Group Q3 2018 Stakeholder Breakfast.

Jason Borg, Deputy District Commander, USACE Chicago District

Jason Borg, Deputy District Commander, USACE Chicago District

This installment of the AEG Podcast features Jason Borg of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Jason reminded the CAE audience of Executive Order 13653 (2013), which mandates the Federal Government to manage risks with deliberate preparation, cooperation, and coordination to effectively improve climate preparedness and resilience.  The Corps focuses on resilience through the PARA Principles: Prepare, Absorb, Recover, and Adapt.

Susanne DesRoches, Deputy Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery & Resiliency

Susanne DesRoches, Deputy Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery & Resiliency

This installment of the AEG Podcast features Susanne DesRoches, deputy director of Infrastructure and Energy at the Mayor’s Office. She emphasized three things; the aftermath of Sandy, how we look at vulnerability now, and how these things mesh with the city’s GHG reduction goals. After Superstorm Sandy hit in 2013, New York City developed “Stronger More Resilient NY,” a plan with 257 initiatives to recover from the storm and rebuild communities stronger than before.

Sandy Taft, Director, Environmental & Sustainability Policy, National Grid

Sandy Taft, Director, Environmental & Sustainability Policy, National Grid

This installment of the AEG Podcast features Sandy Taft with National Grid. He identified four critical elements that need addressing to ensure resiliency: planning, data, partnerships, and the community. Sandy suggested that addressing these four elements would enable energy stakeholders to implement resiliency solutions effectively.

Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston

Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston

This installment of the AEG Podcast features Alison Brizius, with the City of Boston. Alison emphasized the risks of climate change, namely how storms and floods are increasing in intensity and frequency. She discussed the Climate Ready Boston strategies the City is implementing to address these threats.

Michael DeSocio, Senior Manager, Market Design at NYISO

Michael DeSocio, Senior Manager, Market Design at NYISO

This installment of the AEG Podcast features Michael DeSocio, senior manager at New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). He spoke on critical infrastructure and the January ‘98 upstate ice storm when the power went out for almost three weeks. The area that was affected is now installing a microgrid to prevent future disasters like the 1998 upstate ice storm. The microgrid will use local renewable resources as much as possible and will be the nation’s largest municipal microgrid. The proposal calls for 3 megawatts (MW) of combined heat and power generators, 2 MW of solar PV, 2 MW of storage, and 900 kW or more of hydropower.

Paul Tyno, Strategic Advisor Energy Initiatives, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Paul Tyno, Strategic Advisor Energy Initiatives, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

This installment of the AEG Podcast features Paul Tyno, strategic energy advisor of Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC). He shared his expertise on the energy industry as he laid out the master plan for BNMC partnered with National Grid. With 17,000 people on campus and medical equipment that can have life-threatening implications from energy disruptions, critical energy infrastructure must be prioritized.

Damei Jack, Manager of Distributed Resource Integration at Con Edison

Damei Jack, Manager of Distributed Resource Integration at Con Edison

This installment of the AEG Podcast features Damei Jack, Manager of Distributed Resource Integration at Con Edison. Damei presented the implementation of non-wire solutions. From energy efficiency and distributed power generation, Con Edison is upgrading from traditional systems to a more reliable and cleaner energy system. The Brooklyn Queens Demand Management Program (BQDM) is one of the non-wire solution projects, identifying North East Queens and Brooklyn with significant growth and a need for load deductions.

Rick Welton, Senior Director, Distribution Planning, Operating & Reliability, Ameren IL

Rick Welton, Senior Director, Distribution Planning, Operating & Reliability, Ameren IL

This installment of the AEG Podcast features Rick Welton, Senior Director of Distribution Planning, Operating & Reliability for Ameren IL. Rick highlighted the rapidly changing energy generation and consumption environment and the impacts this has on energy resiliency. Ameren Illinois is investing $643 million to improve reliability of the electric distribution system., projects include: installation of two way “Smart Meters”, Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS), and Automated Switches.  Additional Ameren Illinois projects have increases grid reliability by 17% and saved customers an estimated $45 million each year. 

Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President, Eversource Energy

Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President, Eversource Energy

In this edition of the AEG Podcast, Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Group at Eversource Energy, joined Boston Advanced Energy (BAE) to discuss several important topics facing the Boston energy community.  HG Chissell, Founder and CEO of Advanced Energy Group, talked with Penni about three main topics (1) Eversource’s EV Make Ready Program, (2) Leadership in the energy industry, and (3) Customers and the energy transformation.

Michael McGhee, Executive Director U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives

Michael McGhee, Executive Director U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives

In this edition of the AEG podcast, Michael McGhee, Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, joins us for a conversation on energy resiliency. Key topics in this conversation include: partnerships with private entities to facilitate energy resilience initiatives, the Army's minimum 14-day power supply requirement, and example projects that deliver energy resilience.

Terry Sobolewski, Chief Customer Officer, National Grid US – 2.12.18

Terry Sobolewski, Chief Customer Officer, National Grid US – 2.12.18

In this installment of the AEG Podcast, Terry Sobolewski, Chief Customer Officer of National Grid US,  joins us to speak about the many initiatives National Grid is working on to enhance service and engagement with customers.  The key themes of this conversation are: (1) new energy technology through National Grid Ventures, (2) the Customer Experience Transformation, (3) big data and analytics for residential customers, (4) building resiliency capabilities through  technology for first responder repair crews, (5) the needed dialogue to enhance energy systems in the Greater Boston Area, and (6) "not leave any customer behind in this clean energy transition".

AEG Podcast: Brad Swing #2, Director Energy Policy and Programs, Boston Mayor's Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space - 9.14.17

AEG Podcast: Brad Swing #2, Director Energy Policy and Programs, Boston Mayor's Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space - 9.14.17

On September 14th, 2017, Boston Advanced Energy held its inaugural stakeholder breakfast at the offices of Holland & Knight. The event brought AEG’s newest stakeholder members together with utility providers, members of the local government, and more to discuss the topics of the Internet of Things, technology, and innovation.

AEG Podcast: Mark Kalpin, Holland & Knight; & Peter Klint, Program Manager - Emerging Technology, Eversource Energy - 9.14.17

AEG Podcast: Mark Kalpin, Holland & Knight; & Peter Klint, Program Manager - Emerging Technology,  Eversource Energy - 9.14.17

On September 14th, 2017, Boston Advanced Energy held its inaugural stakeholder breakfast at the offices of Holland & Knight. The event brought AEG’s newest stakeholder members together with utility providers, members of the local government, and more to discuss the topics of the Internet of Things, technology, and innovation.