Judges


Laurel Peacock

Director, Sustainability
NRG

StEVie

EV-Loving T-Rex
Austin Energy

Lorraine Akiba

President & CEO
LHA Ventures

Hugh Avant

Senior Solutions Consultant
GE Digital, Grid Software

Frédéric Wauquiez

Solution Director | Renewables and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Orchestration
GE Digital, Grid Software

Raya Salter

Energy law and policy attorney; Member, NYS Climate Action Council
Policy Organizer for the NY Renews Coalition

Omaya Ahmad

Sustainability Policy Consultant
Arizona Public Service

Ashley Horvat

Vice President, Auto OEMs
Greenlots

Julia Hamm

President & CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance

Darren Brady

Chief Customer Officer
Smart Energy Water

Amy Atchley

Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies
Austin Energy

Josh Gould

Director of Innovation
Duquesne Light Company

Cengizhan Yenerim

Director of Demand Risk Management
ENGIE

Brett C. Carter

Executive Vice President and Chief Customer and Innovation Officer
Xcel Energy

Emeka Anyanwu

Energy Innovation & Resources Officer
Seattle City Light

Pablo Vegas

EVP/COO, & President
NiSource Utilities

Bryce Yonker

Executive Director & CEO
Grid Forward

Don Reeves

Senior Vice President, Outcomes
Itron

Abhay Gupta

CEO & Founder
Bidgely

Gil Quiniones

President & CEO
New York Power Authority

Cristin Lyons

Partner and Energy Practice Leader
ScottMadden

Michael Conklin

External Engagement Manager
CenterPoint Energy

Calvin G. Butler Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Utilities
Senior Executive Vice President, Exelon

Blair Peberdy

Vice President, Government and Corporate Relations
Alectra Utilities

Paul Lau

Chief Grid Strategy & Operations Officer
SMUD

Suzanne Russo

CEO
Pecan Street

Frankie McDermott

Chief Energy Delivery Officer
SMUD

Erin Autin

Director, Research Programs
Zpryme

Erin Hardick

Lead Research Analyst
Zpryme

Sadzi Oliva

Commisioner
Illinois Commerce Commission

Nancy Bui-Thompson

Member, SMUD Board of Directors
SMUD

Lincoln Bleveans

Assistant General Manager
Burbank Water and Power

Karl Popham

Manager - Emerging Technologies & EVs
Austin Energy

Robert Gaudette

Senior Vice President, Business Solutions
NRG Energy

Deepak Garg

Founder and Chairman
Smart Energy Water

Shuli Goodman

Founder & Executive Director
Linux Foundation Energy

Lon Huber

Vice President, Rate Design and Strategic Solutions
Duke Energy

Rick Cutter

Managing Director
Cloud for Utilities

John Miri

Chief Administrative Officer
LCRA

Kelly Barr

Chief Strategy, Corporate Services, and Sustainability Executive
Salt River Project

Willie L. Phillips

Chairman
Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (PSC)

Bryan Hannegan

President & CEO
Holy Cross Energy

Jackie Sargent

General Manager
Austin Energy

Paula Gold-Williams

President & CEO
CPS Energy

Dr. Ralph Izzo

Chairman & CEO
PSEG

Alen Orchard

General Manager & CEO
SMUD

Speakers


Laurel Peacock

Director, Sustainability
NRG

StEVie

EV-Loving T-Rex
Austin Energy

Lorraine Akiba

President & CEO
LHA Ventures

Hugh Avant

Senior Solutions Consultant
GE Digital, Grid Software

Frédéric Wauquiez

Solution Director | Renewables and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Orchestration
GE Digital, Grid Software

Maya Whalen-Kipp

Director of Impact Teams
Common Energy

Raya Salter

Energy law and policy attorney; Member, NYS Climate Action Council
Policy Organizer for the NY Renews Coalition

Omaya Ahmad

Sustainability Policy Consultant
Arizona Public Service

Ashley Horvat

Vice President, Auto OEMs
Greenlots

Julia Hamm

President & CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance