Damian Sciano is Director, Distribution Planning at Con Edison where he oversees the company’s evolving Distributed System Implementation Plan (DSIP) and Distributed Service Platform (DSP) designed to integrate distributed energy resources, like solar energy, into the traditional electric system.
Damian has over 30 years of utility experience developing cogeneration projects for Trigen Energy as well as working in power generation, strategic planning, electrical engineering and, most recently, as Senior System Operator at Con Edison’s Energy Control Center.
Since 2018, he has also served as an assistant adjunct professor at Columbia University where he teaches power system analysis. Damian is a professional engineer in New York State and holds a doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering and an MBA in Finance from Baruch College.
Abhay Gupta founded Bidgely with the mission to accomplish energy efficiency at a massive scale. As CEO of Bidgely, Abhay has led the company from concept to market leadership: Abhay sets the commercial and technical vision, strategy and leadership for Bidgely: to provide the platform of choice for proven energy engagement and savings for utilities and consumers. Prior to Bidgely, Abhay worked at a combination of energy and technology companies including Grid Net, Echelon and Sun Microsystems.He holds a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, M.S. from University of Southern California and M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.
Grid Edge Research Manager,
Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
Fei Wang is a Grid Edge Resedarch Manager with Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research), specializing in customer energy management. Fei was previously a consultant in ICF’s energy practice where she worked on assessing the impact of environmental regulations for commercial, government and non-profit clients. Prior to that, Fei earned her Master of International Affairs with a concentration in energy and environment from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). During graduate school, Fei worked with New York Power Authority (NYPA) on renewable energy procurement, the State Energy Plan and the ReCharge New York program. Fei holds a B.A. in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College.
Jeff St. John comes to Greentech Media from The Fresno Bee, where he covered solar-power, biofuel and biomass developments in California's Central Valley, and the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, Wash., where his beat included nuclear power and nuclear-waste remediation, as well as the research and development of biofuels, fuel cells, energy-management systems and other energy technologies. He also has written for the Anchorage Daily News, UpsideToday.com, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and he won a National Headliner Award in 2005. Jeff has a master's degree from the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and believes green technology will save the planet.