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Tuesday, November 3 • 10:00am - 10:45am
PANEL: New Grid Operations

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Senior utility executives will talk about strengthening Resiliency and Reliability while operating the grid with more distributed resources.  Learn how system planning and operations are thinking about their systems with the advent of more automation and integration of microgrids. 


Speakers
avatar for Caren Anders

Caren Anders

Vice President of Delivery Operations Support, Duke Energy
Caren Anders serves as vice president of emerging technology for Duke Energy. In this role, her responsibilities include the development and application of technologies that support Duke Energy’s mission of providing electric services in an affordable, reliable and clean manner – while maintaining a strong financial position and responding to an ever-changing business environment. Key emerging technologies include renewable... Read More →
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Chris Kelly

Vice President of Electric Systems Engineering, National Grid
Chris Kelly is Vice President of Electric Systems Engineering for National Grid.  Electric Systems Engineering has the responsibility for transmission, substation and distribution engineering for the US and plays an important role in driving projects that connect and support customers while maintaining safety and delivery standards.  Chris joined National Grid over 26 years ago and has held various positions.   Chris is a graduate... Read More →
avatar for Kenny Mercado

Kenny Mercado

Senior Vice President Electric Operations, CenterPoint Energy
A more than 30-year veteran of CenterPoint Energy and predecessor companies, Kenny Mercado has financial and operational responsibility of the company’s electric utility, which consists of a 5,000 square-mile service territory and power delivery to more than 2.3 million homes and businesses in the Houston metropolitan area. Prior to his current position, he was division senior vice president of Grid and Market Operations, responsible for... Read More →
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Erik Takayesu

Director, Southern Cal Edison
Erik Takayesu is the Director of Electric System Planning for Southern California Edison. The organizations he currently oversees include Grid Modernization, Distribution and Transmission System Planning and Engineering, Distribution Automation, Power Quality, Generation Interconnection Planning and Studies. He has held various roles at SCE, including managing Grid Operations, Reliability Engineering, and Asset Management.    As... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
La Salle A