Smart Grid Market Value Breakdown

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT / Streamed Panel Discussion: 7:00am - 9:00am PDT / 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT / 16:00 - 18:00 (Paris-Frankfurt)

Meeting in New York







PROGRAM FOR March 14th, 2012






The Markle Foundation, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor New York, NY 10020  


Registration opens at 9:15 AM





        The smart grid market can be a fast changing landscape effected by the introduction of new technology, shifts in industry focus, modification in electricity distribution practices or a number of other factors that come together to define that smart grid market. Assessing the value and growth of these smart grid markets is important for investing, market prediction, and project origination, just to name a few. At this meeting, our panel will examine the overall smart grid market in terms of where value is held, where investments are concentrated, and what divisions of the market can be expected to grow down in the future.


Potential Discussion Topics:

  • How has the Smart Grid market evolved in recent years?
  • Smart Grid landscape
  • What are the most noteworthy and promising developments in Smart Grid development?
  • What are the main existing and emerging players within the Smart Grid space?
  • How have public agencies responded to different developments in the Smart Grid space?
  • What are the priorities within the industry for advancing grid development?
  • Market segments
    • Smart Meters
    • Grid Networking
    • Distribution Automation
    • Soft Grid
    • Demand Response
    • Consumer Engagement
    • Building Automation
    • Security




ABB, Gary Rackliffe, Vice President, Smart Grids North America


     Gary Rackliffe leads ABB's Smart Grid initiative in North America which includes business development, partnerships, marketing, and product strategies. Gary has 25+ years of T&D experience, working for ABB in Raleigh the last 19 years. His background includes regional sales and business development, strategic marketing, sales and marketing for operational software systems, and Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) business management.



 ENBALA, Rob Coulbeck, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs 



     Rob Coulbeck monitors and manages ENBALA’s regulatory and rule requirements as identified by the Independent System Operators (ISO), Regional Transmission Operators (RTO) and other government agencies in all regions of operations. Rob brings over 20 years of electricity industry experience to ENBALA, with a strong focus in power grid management, generation portfolio optimization and energy trading. 




Consolidated Edison, Andre Wellington, Project Manager, Smart Grid Implementation Group


     Andre Wellington is a Project Manager with the Smart Grid Implementation Group within Consolidated Edison. Andre works in conjunction with technology companies and Con Edison Engineering departments to deploy smart grid technologies designed to integrate photovoltaics, battery storage and other distributed generation to enhance the electric distribution system and operations. Mr. Wellington has over 10 years of experience in the energy industry and has managed residential and commercial demand response programs designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, shape system load, and improve electric system reliability.



New York Independent System Operator, James T. Gallagher, Senior Manager for Strategic & Business Planning 


    James T. Gallagher is Senior Manager for Strategic Planning at the New York Independent System Operator, where he is responsible for establishing the long term strategic direction for the NYISO. Prior to joining the NYISO in January of 2010, he was Senior Vice President for Energy Policy at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). In this position, he served as energy policy advisor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and he lead the Energy Policy Department, which was responsible for implementation of many of the extensive energy related recommendations included in the City of New York’s PlaNYC. He also served as Chairman of the New York City Energy Policy Task Force.


Ambient Corporation, James Fisher, Vice President, The Americas


      Jim Fisher is Vice President Business Development, the Americas for Ambient Corporation. He is responsible for developing key partnerships and verticals which will expand Ambient’s Smart Grid Communications Platform. Prior to joining Ambient Corporation Jim was Senior Director Sales & Operations for Itron's global smart grid group. Jim has spent 23 years in the energy industry with Schlumberger and Itron in various marketing, sales, strategy and operations roles. 




NYS Smart Grid Consortium, David Manning, Executive Director

      David Manning is Exec Director of New York’s Smart Grid Consortium, a State association of major utilities, technology providers, Government agencies, Laboratories and Universities. He also leads the Energy Practice at VHB Engineering, a national firm based in the Boston area, and is a former EVP and Chief Environmental Officer for KeySpan/ National Grid, a major Northeast US gas and power utility. 



9:30am - 10:00am

Networking Breakfast


10:00am - 11:15am

Moderator Led Panel Discussion


11:15am - 11:45pm

Networking Break


11:45pm - 12:30pm

Full Room Discussion and Q&A Session

Meeting Close 



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Strategy & Development
Viridity Energy
Manager, Retail Programs & Services
The E Cubed Company, LLC
Responsable optimisation énergétique
Consulate General of Canada
Trade Commissioner
ENBALA Power Networks
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Ernst & Young Global Cleante
Director, Account Enablement
Data and Research Coordinator
Parks Associates
Research Analyst
Joule Assets
Vice President, Sales and Market Development
Telecom & Réseaux
Energistics LLC
Managing Director
Joule Assets
Perihelion Renewables
Vice President, Strategic Markets
Chief Regulatory Officer
Rushton Atlantic, LLC
Managing Director
TLR Energy
Energy Management Consultant
Stasis Energy
SF Community Power
Associate Director
Earthrise Capital
Institute for Building Effic
Sustainability Program Manager
Ambient Corp
Director - IR & Govt Affairs
Energy Solutions Forum, Inc.
Junior Research Analyst
New York University
Sales and Business Development Manager
Sappin Global Strategies
Chief Executive Officer
AGRION Deutschland GmbH
Manager Program & Strategy - Electromobility, Smart Grid & Energy Storage
Chief - Utility Security

Adura Technologies
Director of Sales, National Accounts
CA Energy Commission
Electric Vehicle Team Member
Invest In France
Director, Business Development
Finelite, Inc.
Innovation Analyst
Ambient Corporation
Special Advisor
Business Development
General Electric
Demand Response Research Leader
Sr. Vice President
EC Infosystems
Business Development, Sustainability & Climate Change
Mechanical Engineer
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