2021 EBA Mid Year Energy Forum Speakers

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Paul D. Ackerman
Senior Counsel
EXELON

 

 

Christopher J. Ayers
Executive Director
PUBLIC STAFF-N.C. UTILITIES COMMISSION

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Christopher J. Ayers has served as Executive Director of the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff since July 1, 2013 and currently serves as President of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA).  The Public Staff represents the using and consuming public and investigates electric, gas, water, wastewater, and transportation matters before the North Carolina Utilities Commission.  Prior to joining the Public Staff, he practiced law in Raleigh, North Carolina with the law firm of Poyner Spruill LLP from June 2009 to July 2013 and Hunton & Williams LLP from August 2003 to June 2009.  He served a two-year term on the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission from July 2011 through June 2013.  

Mr. Ayers also serves on the Consumer Advocates for the PJM States Board of Directors, the Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee, the Critical Consumer Issues Forum Executive Committee, the Financial Research Institute Advisory Board, Keystone Energy Board, and New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities Advisory Council.  Mr. Ayers also serves as Vice Chairman of the State Employees Credit Union Board of Directors in North Carolina. 

Mr. Ayers graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1999 and received his Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002. 

 

 

Peter Balash
Senior Economist
NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNICAL LABORATORY,
U.S. DEPARTMENT
OF ENERGY

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Annie  Blanchard
Associate Counsel
CONED

 

 

Cynthia Bogorad
Partner
SPIEGEL & MCDIARMID

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Cynthia Bogorad has won national acclaim as one of the leading attorneys shaping energy law and helping municipal and co-op electric systems achieve their objectives through the legislative and regulatory arenas,
litigation and negotiations. Cindy’s advocacy efforts range from fighting for individual clients to advancing the policy goals for national organizations like TAPS (the Transmission Access Policy Study Group, an association of transmission dependent utilities).

Cindy’s active involvement in the legislative process leading to the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005, and in all major electric rulemakings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), gives her a breadth and depth of experience to help clients benefit from and adapt to the fast changing regulatory landscape. For example, her direct involvement in developing Energy Policy Act of 2005’s reliability title and FERC's implementing rulemakings enables Cindy to successfully counsel clients on North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) compliance.

Cindy is a graduate of Harvard Law School, JD, magna cum laude, and University of Pennsylvania, BA, summa cum laude.

 

 

Beverly Brereton, PhD
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs & Market Development
SRECTRADE, INC.

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Neil Campbell
Co-Chair
McMillan LLP

Campbell,Neil-2021Neil is the co-chair of McMillan's Competition and International Trade Groups and a partner in the Energy Group, based in Toronto. Neil's energy law practice focuses on electricity market issues including in relation to generation, loads, renewables / conservation, procurement contracts, imports / exports and regulatory matters; as well as competition and foreign investment issues in the oil and gas sector.  He is the former chair of the Ontario Energy Board’s Market Surveillance Panel (2007-2012). Neil’s trade law practice includes anti-dumping and subsidy proceedings, export controls, sanctions, and international trade agreements. He is a member of the roster of panelists for trade remedy binational panel dispute settlement proceedings under Chapter 10 of the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Neil’s competition law practice includes representation of clients in merger, unilateral conduct, cartel and class action litigation, as well as foreign investment reviews under the Investment Canada Act.  He represented the Phillips and Lite-on defendants in Pioneer Corp v. Godfrey, the leading Supreme Court of Canada case that establishes the framework for certification of competition class actions.  He is particularly experienced in energy, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals/chemicals, transportation, and other regulated sectors . Neil is the Global Contributing Editor for the Cartel Regulation desk book, a former co-chair of the IBA Antitrust Section and a member of the Executive of the CBA Competition and Foreign Investment Review Section.

Manny Cancel
Senior Vice PresidentNERC
Chief Executive OfficerE-ISAC 

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Manny Cancel assumed the role as NERC senior vice president and chief executive officer of the electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) in January 2020. He is responsible for the management and oversight of the E-ISAC and leading security operations and information sharing, threat intelligence and analysis, and stakeholder engagement initiatives designed to protect critical electricity infrastructure in North America. Mr. Cancel also serves as the E-ISAC’s key representative to important constituencies, such as the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), government partners, and key industry groups and leads the E-ISAC’s strategic planning initiatives.

Prior to joining NERC, Mr. Cancel served as Con Edison’s chief information officer (CIO) leading all aspects of information technology, including cyber security initiatives. In this capacity, he also supported various industry initiatives, serving as chair of the sector’s Cyber Mutual Assistance Program and supporting the Member Executive Committee (MEC), an advisory group formed out of the ESCC that provides guidance to the E-ISAC.

Prior to assuming the role of CIO at Con Edison, Mr. Cancel held various roles over his 39-year career, including leadership roles in operations, customer service, audit, and information technology.

Mr. Cancel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baruch College and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Johnson School at Cornell University.

 

Meghan Coffman
Assistant General Counsel
KINDER MORGAN

 

Jennifer Chen, Ph.D
President, ReGrid
Senior Fellow,  R Street
Senior Counsel, CO2Efficient

Chen,_Jennifer_-_2021Jennifer Chen, President at ReGrid, Senior Fellow at R Street and Senior Counsel at CO2Efficient, helps clients shape electricity, transmission and governance policies with an eye toward modernizing grid infrastructure and scaling up clean energy. She has written and presented on these topics, including testifying before the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Prior to hanging her own shingle, Jennifer led federal energy policy work at the Nicholas Institute, a think tank for environmental policy solutions at Duke University. She was previously an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she led a coalition of NGOs and collaborated with stakeholders to advocate for an efficient and flexible power system. She began her energy career at FERC.

Jennifer earned a J.D. from New York University and a Physics Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the California Bar and the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

 

Joshua Cohen

Director
GREENLOTS

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Fisayo Fadelu
CFO & General Counsel 
PECAN STREET INC.

 

Marie Fagan, PhD
Chief Economist
LONDON ECONOMICS INTERNATIONAL, LLC

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Dr. Marie Fagan is the Chief Economist at London Economics International, LLC. Based in Boston, Dr. Fagan has conducted research and consulted in energy economics for over 30 years. Her work has spanned international upstream and downstream oil and gas, global coal, North American gas markets, and North American power markets including regulated and de-regulated systems. She has deep expertise in oil and gas production economics, and natural gas and electric power transmission and distribution. She has advised C-suite industry clients, buy-side and sell-side financial clients, regulators, and public interest groups. She serves as an expert witness in litigation and regulatory matters related to oil, gas, and electric power. From 1996-2014, Dr. Fagan was with Cambridge Energy Research Associates (“CERA,” now IHS Markit). Before joining CERA, she served as an economist with the United States Energy Information Administration (“EIA”). Dr. Fagan is the author of original research with publications in academic and industry journals. She holds a PhD in Economics from the American University in Washington, DC.

 

Meredith Fowlie
Professor, Dept of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California, Berkeley

Fowlie,_Meredith_-_2021Meredith Fowlie is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and holds the Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy at UC Berkeley. She is a faculty director at the Energy Institute at Haas and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Fowlie has worked extensively on the economics of energy markets and the environment. Her research investigates market-based environmental regulations, the economics of air pollution, electricity market regulation, and incomplete GHG regulations. She currently serves as a Governor-appointed member of California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Economic Advisory Council for Environmental Defense Fund, the advisory council to the Brookings Institution Center on Regulation and Markets, a Scientific Committee Member for the Chaire Economie du Climat, and the steering committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Environmental and Energy Economics Program.  Her work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies, among other leading journals. 

 

Anna K. Fung, Q.C. 
Deputy Chair and Commissioner
British Columbia Utilities Commission

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Ms. Fung received her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of British Columbia and was called to the BC Bar in 1985.  Prior to joining the British Columbia Utilities Commission as a Commissioner, she spent more than 20 years practicing law as corporate counsel, including 15 years as Senior Counsel at Terasen Inc. (now Fortis Inc.).  She was an elected Bencher of the BC Law Society for 10 years and served as President in 2007. She is the recipient of several awards including the R.V.A Jones Corporate Counsel Award, the BC Community Achievement Award, the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the UBC Law Alumni Achievement Award.  She also served as President of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals, the People’s Law School and the BC Autism Association.  She authored several legal publications on corporate counsel practice and Indigenous law.

She has served as Director of the Vancouver Airport Authority, the Vancouver Foundation, the Law Foundation, the Continuing Legal Education Society and the Arts Club Theatre Society.  She is also the current Chair of the BC Unclaimed Property Society and a director of the UBC Alumni Association.

 

Juliana Garaizar
CEO
Houston Incubator for Greentown and Vice President of Innovation

 

 

 

 

Larry Gasteiger
Executive Director
WIRES

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Larry Gasteiger, Executive Director of WIRES, oversees the international trade association’s initiatives to advance investment in high voltage transmission. Gasteiger works closely with members to set and pursue the group’s regulatory policy agenda and takes a leadership role in promoting the importance of a robust and resilient grid.

Prior to WIRES, Gasteiger was Chief of Federal Regulatory Policy at Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) serving from 2016 to 2019. At PSEG, he focused on transmission and wholesale market policy issues and was a regular speaker and panelist at energy industry meetings and conferences. 

Gasteiger brings to WIRES deep federal regulatory experience, having spent nearly two decades at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During his tenure from 1997-2016, he held a variety of senior leadership roles that culminated in his position as Chief of Staff for Chairman Norman Bay. Additionally, Gasteiger was the Acting Director of the Office of Enforcement after having served as the Deputy Director from 2009 to 2014. Before he joined FERC’s Office of Enforcement, Gasteiger was the Director of the Division of Tariffs and Market Development – East in the Office of Energy Market Regulation. Prior to that, he held several other positions at the Commission, including Deputy Associate General Counsel, Legal Advisor to Chairman Joseph T. Kelliher, and attorney in the FERC’s Solicitor’s Office.

 

Megan C. Gibson
Senior Staff Attorney
NISKANEN CENTER

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Rob Gramlich
Founder & President
GRID STRATEGIES

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Rob Gramlich is Founder and President of Grid Strategies LLC where he provides economic policy analysis for clients on electric transmission and power markets in pursuit of low-cost de-carbonization.  He serves as Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Executive Director of the WATT Coalition, on the board of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy Foundation, on the Advisory Council for the Energy Systems Integration Group, and on the Advisory Board of the National Regulatory Research Institute’s Regulatory Training Institute.

Rob oversaw transmission and power market policy for the American Wind Energy Association from 2005 through 2016 as Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs, Interim CEO, and Policy Director. He was Economic Advisor to FERC Chairman Pat Wood III from 2001 to 2005, Senior Economist at PJM Interconnection in 1999 and 2000, Senior Associate at PG&E National Energy Group in 2000-2001, and an analyst at the FERC Office of Economic Policy, ICF Resources, the World Resources Institute, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the 1990s. He testifies frequently before the US Congress, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), US Department of Energy, and state legislatures and regulatory commissions.  He has served on advisory committees for the U.S. Department of Energy and the North American Energy Standards Board, on boards of a number of regional clean energy organizations, as Vice Chair of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, and as Interim Executive Director of the Wind Energy Foundation (now Wind-Solar Alliance).

 

David W. Gray, Esq.
Vice President & General Counsel
COLONIAL PIPELINE COMPANY

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The Honorable Marissa Paslick Gillett

Chairman
CONNECTICUT'S PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY (PURA)

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Marissa Paslick Gillett is Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).  Governor Ned Lamont nominated Gillett to serve on the three member regulatory authority on April 26, 2019.

Prior to her appointment, Gillett was the Vice President of External Relations for the Energy Storage Association – the national trade association representing the energy storage industry. In that role, Gillett served on the association’s executive team contributing to the organization’s overall strategic vision and direction. 

From 2011 to 2018, Gillett worked at the Maryland Public Service Commission, an independent agency within the Maryland state government that regulates public utilities, where she most recently served as the senior advisor to the chairman. Her duties included a number of matters on energy issues in the state, such as advising the agency’s chairman and other commissioners on technical, legal and policy matters related to offshore wind procurement, statewide energy efficiency programs, advanced metering infrastructure, grid reliability issues and electric vehicles.

Gillett received a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Chris Hansen, PhD
State Senator 
COLORADO SENATE

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Senator Chris Hansen represents Senate District 31 in the Colorado State Senate. He specializes in energy
sector economics and data analytics, with 20+ years of experience in the global energy industry. He
currently serves on the Joint Budget Committee, as well as Chair of the Senate Appropriations
Committee. He formerly served on the Senate Finance, Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs, and
Senate Appropriations committees. During his tenure in the Colorado House of Representatives from
2017-2019, Hansen served on the Capital Development, House Transportation & Energy, Natural
Resources, and Joint Budget Committees, and as Chair on the House Appropriations Committee.

Prior to his work as an elected official, he was Senior Director at IHS Markit where he led a global
portfolio of energy products, events and partnerships. He is a co-creator of the OptGen analysis tool, IHS
CERA’s unique approach for applying financial portfolio techniques to power generation. Before joining
IHS Markit, Dr. Hansen was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where he
analyzed electricity and gas sector reform in India and published several papers in professional journals
on energy sector economics and policy analysis. Dr. Hansen holds a BSc in Nuclear Engineering from
Kansas State University; a Graduate Diploma of Civil Engineering from the University of the
Witwatersrand, South Africa; a Master of Science in Engineering Systems from MIT; and a PhD in
Economic Geography from Oxford University. In 2012, he was selected as a Marshall Memorial Fellow by
the German Marshall Fund and in 2017 was selected as a Public Leadership Fellow at Harvard University
by the Gates Family Foundation. In 2019, he was selected as one of fifteen leaders from across the
country to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a selective national network of
rising state and local elected officials. In addition to his current role in the state senate, Hansen serves as
Chairman of the Board of Western Freedom, a non-profit dedicated to the integration of the power
system and RTO in the West. He is also the Co-Founder and Director at the Colorado Energy & Water
Institute, and as Founder of the Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship.

 

Diana Hernández, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

 

 

Nathan Howe

Attorney
K&L GATES

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Philip B. Jones

Executive Director
ALLIANCE FOR TRANSPORTATION ELETRICFICATION

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Mr. Jones currently serves as Executive Director of the Alliance for Transportation Electrification (ATE), which is a recently established industry-funded non-profit association.  It goals are to promote activities in the States, especially at the Public Utility Commissions, to promote the acceleration of transportation electrification deployments, a robust utility role, and interoperability and open standards.  He also serves as a Board Advisor to Energy Impact Partners (EIP), based in New York City, which is a private equity infrastructure fund comprised of major utility investors that seeks to invest in innovative technology companies focused on the energy sector.  He also serves on the non-profit Board of Directors of Climate Solutions, based in Seattle, that advocates for low carbon and clean transportation solutions in Oregon and Washington.

Mr. Jones is concurrently President of Phil Jones Consulting LLC  based in Seattle, Washington, that provides expert advice and consulting services for organizations in the fields of energy and utility regulation, and cybersecurity compliance and regulation.   He continues work in the areas of reliability and resiliency of electric and gas utilities, the potential development of broader electricity markets to facilitate renewable energy integration, as well as ratemaking and treatment of the increasing number of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), including electric vehicles and related infrastructure in distribution grids.

Mr. Jones served as a Commissioner on the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) for 12 years from 2005 to 2017.  He served in many leadership positions in NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners) during his tenure, which included service on the Board of Directors (and Chair) of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI).   Mr. Jones served as President of NARUC for one year in 2012-13 when he made cybersecurity of electric, gas, water distribution systems his Presidential theme and top priority.  Mr. Jones also continues to serve (as he did as Commissioner) on the Advisory Council of EPRI, the Electric Power Research Institute, which is the public interest voice to advise the leading electric utilities as it carries out R&D activities.

Mr. Jones is a native of Spokane, Washington and graduated with a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard College in 1977.

 

Gordon Kaiser

Counsel and Arbitrator
First Canadian Chambers, Toronto

Kaiser,_Gordon Gordon Kaiser is  Counsel and Arbitrator in energy and competition law practicing in Toronto and Calgary. He is a former vice chair of the Ontario Energy Board and a former Market Surveillance Administrator in Alberta.  Prior to that he was a partner in a national law firm where he appeared in the courts of five provinces , the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Gordon has advised the Alberta Utility Commission and the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) on settlements under the Electricity Act and the Attorney General of Canada on settlements under the Competition Act.  He has acted in disputes dealing with transmission and pipeline facilities, power purchase agreements, gas supply contracts, and wind and solar contracts. He is the editor of Energy Law and Policy and The Guide to Energy Arbitration.

In his Competition law practice Gordon acted for the Commissioner of Competition and the Atty. Gen. of Canada in over 50 criminal and civil proceedings. He has also acted  as defense counsel in 60 criminal and civil cases. He is the author of Competition Law in Canada and Corporate Crime and Civil Liability. For over 20 years he taught Competition law at Queens University, the University of Toronto and the Osgoode Hall Law School. Gordon was the first Visiting Professor in Law and Economics at the University of Toronto Faculty of law. He is currently Co-Chair of the Canadian Energy Law Forum, Editor of the Energy Regulation Quarterly and President of the Canadian Chapter of The Energy Bar Association.

 

Sarah Ladin
Attorney
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY(NYU) INSTITUTE FOR POLICY INTEGRITY

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Sarah Ladin is an attorney at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. Her research and advocacy focus on economically efficient and environmentally sustainable federal energy policy, particularly with regard to wholesale power markets and energy infrastructure. Prior to joining Policy Integrity, Sarah was a legal fellow at Environmental Defense Fund where she concentrated on issues related to electricity regulation and climate-related financial risk. She also previously clerked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. from the Ohio State University.

 

Gwen Mizell
Vice President
Sustainability & Electrification

AMEREN

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Gwen Mizell is vice president of sustainability, electrification and innovation at Ameren. In this role, Mizell leads Ameren’s efforts to develop and implement sustainability strategies across the company, drive innovation, and influence the adoption of efficient electrification. Prior to joining Ameren in 2015 as director of Diversity and Inclusion, Mizell held positions of increasing responsibility at Westinghouse Electric, ABB, Calpine and KEMA Consulting before starting her own business in energy consulting.

Mizell holds a master’s degree in management and public policy analysis from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, she completed certificate programs at the Harvard JFK School of Government as well as Georgetown University.
Mizell serves on the Board of Directors for Gibraltar Industries, St. Louis County Workforce Investment Board, and the national board of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE).

 

Sanjay J. Mullick
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mullick,Sanjay-2021Sanjay J. Mullick is a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, DC.  Mr. Mullick advises companies, private equity sponsors, and financial institutions on export controls, national security supply chain controls, and economic sanctions risk assessment in conjunction with investments, offerings and mergers and acquisitions.  He also conducts internal investigations, handles voluntary self-disclosures, and designs and implements trade controls compliance programs.  

Mr. Mullick has represented U.S. companies and foreign governments in trade remedy proceedings, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and suspension agreements before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission and the Court of International Trade. He has advised companies and governments in international arbitration and litigation, including dispute resolution proceedings under the investment provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and bilateral investment treaties (BITs), administered under the rules of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Committee on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

 

Eric J. Meyers, CISM
VP Chief Information Security Officer
NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY

 

Nils Nichols
Former Director
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)

 

 

 

Jeanette Pablo
Resident Senior Fellow
CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE

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Jeanette Pablo is an energy and climate policy expert and thought leader specializing in energy security, climate equity, deep decarbonization strategies, and advanced clean energy technologies.
Ms. Pablo joined the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) as Resident Senior Fellow in May 2021 where she is currently focused on climate equity and the clean energy transition, industrial decarbonization strategies, and carbon free electricity procurement.


From 2017 – 2021, Ms. Pablo served as General Counsel at the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), a clean energy think tank, and EJM Associates, an advisory firm specializing in energy issues, both founded by Ernest Moniz, the 13th Secretary of Energy. She had primary responsibility for all legal matters and was the key negotiator for strategic and financial transactions. She was also a major contributor to EFI’s research and analysis portfolio advancing clean energy technologies and deep decarbonization pathways, including the: U.S. Energy and Employment Report (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021); Stanford Uncommon Dialogue: U.S. Hydropower: Climate Solution & Conservation Challenge (2018-2021); An Action Plan for Carbon Capture and Storage in California: Opportunities, Challenges & Solutions (2020); Optionality, Flexibility & Innovation: Pathways for Deep Decarbonization in California (2019); and Advancing the Landscape of Clean Energy Innovation (2019).


Ms. Pablo served as Acting Deputy Director for Energy Systems and Senior Advisor in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) from 2015 to 2017. She managed a $4 million annual budget and led a team of 17+ engineering, economics, and international policy analysts to address opportunities and risks related to the nation’s energy systems and infrastructure, electricity policy, North America energy policy and security, and critical materials. Ms. Pablo was a primary author of The Electricity Generation Baseline Report (2016) and a major contributor to Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System: the Second Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (2017). She was also instrumental in the development of the 2017 U.S.-Mexico Electricity Reliability Bilateral Principles to establish a framework for the cooperative relationship between Mexico and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. She also represented DOE before the U.S. Trade Commission on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations.

 

Katherine Panczak
Vice President of Business Development
DT MIDSTREAM

 

 

 

Mosby Perrow
President, Energy Bar Association
Van Ness Feldman

Perrow,_Mosby_(preferred_photo)_-_squareMosby lives in Houston, Texas, and counsels and consults for energy companies.  He has represented a range of energy stakeholders throughout his career, including electric utilities, interstate pipelines, renewable project developers, private equity and energy startups.  He began his career with the federal government as an attorney/advisor to FERC’s Office of General Counsel, practiced law with Jones Day in DC and Houston, and recently served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Kinder Morgan, an energy infrastructure company based in Houston.  Mosby is the President of the Energy Bar Association and is excited to be hosting the inaugural season of EBA’s Energy Exchange.

 

Jeffery Preece
Senior Program Manager
ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (EPRI)

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John Ratnaswamy
Member
THE LAW OFFICE OF  JOHN RATNASWAMY, LLC

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Serena Rwejuna
Associate
JONES DAY

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Lisa J. Sotto 
Partner
HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH, LLP

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Dan Sutherland
Chief Counsel
THE CYBERSECURITY & INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY

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Branko Terzic
Managing Director
BERKELEY RESEARCH GROUP, LLC

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Kari Valley
Managing Senior Corporate Counsel
MIDCONTINENT INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR (MISO)

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Sara Weinberg
Assistant General Counsel

DOMINION ENERGY

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Adonis Yatchew, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Toronto
Editor-in-Chief, The Energy Journal

Yatchew,Adonis-2021Adonis Yatchew’s research focuses on energy and regulatory economics, and econometrics. Since completing his Ph.D. at Harvard University, he has taught at the University of Toronto. He has also held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago, Trinity College, Cambridge, and Australian National University, among others. He has written a graduate level text on semiparametric regression techniques published by Cambridge University Press. 

He has served in various editorial capacities at The Energy Journal since 1995 and is currently the Editor-in-Chief. He has advised public and private sector companies on energy, regulatory and other matters for over 30 years and has provided testimony in numerous regulatory and litigation procedures. 

Currently he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in energy economics, graduate courses in econometrics and ‘Big Ideas’ courses on energy and the environment with colleagues in physics and classics. In June 2018 the International Association for Energy Economics presented him with its Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession.

 

 

 

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