As energy blockchain applications transition from POC to pilot phase, and more utilities deploy distributed ledger technology around the world successfully, blockchain's potential for transformation keeps growing.  From transactive energy to asset tokenization and DER integration, this one-day conference will address real operational benefits and opportunities for new energy services and scalable business models.

BLOCKCHAIN IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

Join other innovators from utilities, start-ups, investors and policymakers for a day of networking, dynamic conversations, and learning what the future may hold for this technology.

Speakers

Initial speakers are being confirmed and will be announced soon.

2018 Speakers Included:

Kristen Brown, Ph.D.
Kristen Brown, Ph.D.
Principal, Innovation & Partnerships, Exelon Utilities

Kristen Brown is a Principal with Commonwealth Edison’s Utility of the Future group which is tasked with advancing ComEd’s transition into the future. In this role, Kristen is responsible for identifying and evaluating potential investments in new technologies related to the realities of rapid technical advancement, increasing data availability, pervasive connectivity, and customer choice and control. She specifically focuses on ComEd’s peer-to-peer, transactive energy, and communications infrastructure strategies.

Prior to her role at ComEd, Kristen was a Fellow at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). She worked with academic institutions, start-up companies, and large businesses to advance energy technologies in materials design, energy efficiency, and virtual reality. Kristen holds a PhD from Northwestern University in Chemistry and a BS from Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering.

Alex Anich
Alex Anich
Manager, Renewable Market Intelligence, NRG, Energy Inc.

Alex Anich is the Manager of Renewable Market Intelligence for NRG, Energy Inc., where he oversees the company’s Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) portfolio. Alex leads NRG’s exploration of the application of blockchain technology to the REC and environmental attribute markets. Prior to joining NRG, Alex headed up the Research & Advisory service of Karbone, an NYC based brokerage, project finance and research firm focused on environmental markets. Alex leverages his experience working in the early days of Shell’s renewable energy business to provide a unique perspective on the evolution of energy markets around the world.

Jesse Morris
Jesse Morris
Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Jesse Morris is a Principal in the Electricity Practice of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and co-founder of the Energy Web Foundation, a new nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating development and deployment of blockchain technology in the energy sector.  Jesse’s research, convening, and consulting work focuses on understanding the fundamental economics of distributed energy resources and their ability to provide a wide variety of services to the grid through regulatory change and new business models. Over the past several years, he and his colleagues have researched and published in detail RMI’s findings on the economics of battery storage, advanced demand response technologies, and solar plus storage systems in addition to helping large corporates build new business models focused on the grid-edge.Throughout his career in the electricity sector, Jesse has had one focus: partner with utilities, technology providers, developers, and regulatory stakeholders to help distributed energy resources become an integral, widely-accessible part of the global electricity system.

Drury MacKenzie
Drury MacKenzie
ESC Customer & Market Innovation Lead, AVANGRID

Drury MacKenzie is an experienced entrepreneur in the international energy space, inspired by her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Haiti. She has also served as a consultant for innovation strategies and business development. She is dedicated to business solutions that increase social and environmental value. At AVANGRID, Drury leads the customer and market-facing platform within New York’s first smart grid ecosystem.

Killian Tobin
Killian Tobin
CEO, Omega Grid

Killian is an engineer with an MS in computer science and applied knowledge of system optimization using neural networks and genetic algorithms. Killian has consulted or sold software to utilities for over 18 years. He was responsible for energy platform sales at Oracle Utilities and business development at Uptake (the fastest growing startup of 2015 according to Forbes, beating Slack and Uber).

Tetyana Colosivschi
Tetyana Colosivschi
Blockchain - Director, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, ConsenSys Energy
Lawrence Orsini
Lawrence Orsini
Founder & Principal, LO3 Energy

With more than ten years of experience in all aspects of commercial energy efficiency programs – design, management, implementation and marketing – as well as a strong understanding of the Energy Efficiency policy and regulatory environment, Lawrence is well versed in the inner workings of the efficiency industry. Lawrence’s broad industry experience runs the gamut, from field auditing to managing relationships with Fortune 100 utility and corporate clients, affording him a unique ability to draw connections between policy driven utility energy efficiency program requirements and bottom line driven business spending.

Rachel Flynn-Kasuba
Rachel Flynn-Kasuba
Senior Program Manager - New Energy Solutions, National Grid

Rachel Flynn-Kasuba is a Senior Program Manager with National Grid’s New Energy Solutions team, which is focused on developing and launching innovative solutions and technologies that unlock value for National Grid’s customers and communities. She is responsible for identifying and evaluating new partners to make those innovations possible, focusing specifically on the Electric Vehicle space, NY REV Demonstration projects, and Non-Wires Alternatives opportunities.  Prior to her role at National Grid, Rachel worked as an Energy Consultant at ICF, focusing on grid modernization for public and private sector clients, including the U.S. Department of Energy. She holds a Dual Masters in Economics and Global Electricity Markets from Johns Hopkins University, SAIS.

agenda 2019 Conference Themes
  • Blockchain’s Role in the Energy Transition
  • Blockchain Enabling Grid Services
  • Electric Utilities – Moving From Proof of Concept to Pilot
  • Blockchain and Data – Value, Markets, Privacy and Regulation
  • Blockchain in Mobility – Furthering the EV Transition
  • Role of Blockchain in Local Energy Markets
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highlights from last year

  • "All the stakeholders were at the table"
  • "Great topics, great attendees, great panels"
  • "The opportunities to connect with utilities and hear their problems firsthand was invaluable"

Venue

Convene 32 Old Slip
Convene 32 Old Slip
32 Old Slip
Financial District, New York, NY 10005
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