Operations Conference – Grid of the Future

Committee Members

Glenn Barry

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Assistant Director of Energy Control & Grid Reliability
Member

Vikas Bhargava

HDR Engineering, Inc.

Power Program Manager
Member

Valerie Brewer

Southern California Edison

Automation Engineer III
Member

Nick Coulson

Puget Sound Energy

Grid Modernization Program Manager
Chair

Paul Dick

Accenture Inc

Industry Principal Director
Member

Heather Donaldson

Black & Veatch

Managing Director
Member

Ian Eccles

Avista Utilities

Electric Operations Manager
Member

Robert Fick

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Manager, Hydro & Renewable Generation and High Voltage Stations
Member

Seema Ghosh

Tacoma Power

T&D Asset Management Lead
Member

Jeff Gilchrist

Black & Veatch

Client Account Manager, Power
Member

Gabriel Gomez

Arizona Public Service Company

Supervisor, Distribution Operations Center
Session Lead

Ian Guthrie

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Mechanical Engineer
Member

Hanna Hensley

Avista Utilities

Kellogg Operations Manager
Member

Sean Hillier

Mosaic

Account Director, Grid Operations
Member

Antoinette Imad

Puget Sound Energy

Consulting Engineer
Member

Gobi JAYAKUMAR

Hydro One Inc.

Manager - Grid Modernization
Member

Rejo Jose

Portland General Electric

Manager, Operations and Planning
Member

Tyler Kent

POWER Engineers, Inc.

Sr. Project Engineer/ Department Manager
Session Lead

Rick Kidneigh

Idaho Power Company

Principal Engineer
Member

Andrew Lightfoot

Puget Sound Energy

Supervisor, System Operations
Member

Scott Mara

Portland General Electric

Manager, Distribution Operations Engineering
Member

Mike McCarthy

ENMAX Corporation

Supervising Engineer, Power Systems
Member

Sam McLaughlin

IMCORP

Business Development Manager-Western Region
Member

Katarina Miletijev

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Manager, Distribution Operations Engineering
Member

Peter Nearing

METSCO Energy Solutions Inc.

Manager, Business Development
Member

Iman Niazazari

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Team Lead- Electric Distribution Planning
Member

Traci Pepper

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Liaison

William Rambo

POWER Engineers, Inc.

Business Development Director
Member

William Rambo

Power Engineers, Inc.

Business Development Director
Member

Stephen Seewald

EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc.

Manager, Risk & Performance
Session Lead

Ron Tejada

KPMG LLP

Senior Associate
Member

Matt Tilstra

NorthWestern Energy

Distribution Planning Engineer
Member

Travis Todd

Asplundh Construction, LLC

Division Lead - San Diego
Member

Hieu Tran

ATCO Electric

Supervising Engineer, Advanced Distribution Management System
Member

Sydney Wilson

Quanta Aviation

Vice President Business Development
Member

Will Wood

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Team Lead – Distribution Planning
Member

Payam Yeganeh

Black & Veatch

Member