Mrudhula Balasubramanyan

 

Ms. Balasubramanyan brings over 17 years of product/service design, development, and delivery experience in the Power Systems industry. She provides expertise in the areas of Smart Grid, T&D System Operations, Market Operations, and Power system modeling, analysis, design, and development. She is a Power Systems Engineer by profession and an ardent researcher with a deep understanding of Power Systems and Information Technology. Specifically, relevant to this Support Area, Ms. Balasubramanyan, leveraged her domain expertise in the area of power system analysis and Distribution Automation to formulate requirements and design of automation algorithms for a leading utility. She designed Demand Response forecasting algorithms for several key client using her expertise in the areas of Demand Response and Load Forecasting.

J.D. Hammerly

 

Mr. Hammerly has worked in the industry counseling and advising regulators, market designers and operators, utilities, industry suppliers, and investors on the nature of markets, their impacts, tools, skills, and business models necessary to successfully participate in the markets, and the organization to support markets – as a market operator or participant. An early believer in the value of electricity markets, Mr. Hammerly guided Alstom to become the leading supplier of the market solutions. He was the only non-utility member and one of three members of both FERC “HOW” and “WHAT” committees that laid the blueprint for US wholesale electricity markets. He testified in front of Congress on the vulnerabilities of the gird and those operational systems that support it.

Anne Cleary

Mrs. Cleary has held leadership positions in generation, transmission, distribution and retail business areas across the United States. Her experience includes EMS, SCADA and wholesale market system implementations, retail energy delivery systems and power plant permitting, construction and operations. She has valued central station generation and transmission in a variety of U.S. and international markets. Mrs. Cleary’s most recent experience has focused on regulatory, market and policy matters that influence deployment of energy storage in various U.S. markets and how to value these distributed resources in the marketplace.

Robert Moisan

 

 

Mr. Moisan has led the development and application of optimized generation planning tools which addressed the economic, environmental, and reliability implications of alternative generation supply options. He also provided economic and utility application expertise for many advanced generation technologies in numerous DOE and EPRI projects. He also led the technical and economic first of a kind study for EPRI on utility system impacts of PV and Wind energy resources. While Manager of Marketing and Energy Management for a Southwestern utility, he designed and implemented programs for residential and commercial demand side initiatives including incentive and financing options. During the initial development of distribution automation and control technologies, Mr. Moisan was responsible for developing economic and reliability models for utility applications in GE’s pioneering programs for T&D monitoring, protection, and control with digital technology. Co-developed the MISO Market Prototyping tool used for evaluating market protocols and new market product offerings. He is also the SME for a DOE STTR Project addressing big data and distribution system control with high distributed PV penetrations.

Saki Asteriadis

 

Mr. Asteriadis has developed proprietary tools and financial models for DER evaluation, and to analyze the entire value map of DER programs, including the economic impact to corresponding ISO/RTO markets. Tools developed include: (i) mission-critical Energy Management Systems used by many utilities globally, Market Systems used by most ISO/RTO in the US. (ii) energy clearinghouses, (iii) REC and Carbon Registries and trading platforms, and (iv) financial proformas, calculators used in residential loan/leasing programs, supply/demand analysis in REC and carbon markets. 

Robert Young

 

 

Mr. Young worked as a consultant for numerous industrial and large commercial customers with the analysis of opportunities in wholesale power markets. He analyzed various conventional and DER resources to lower electricity costs and meet corporate sustainability goals. Mr. Young’s skills, developed over 35 years analyzing electric utility rate and financial issues for wide variety of electric utilities, large industrial and high-tech customers aid greatly the ability of the team’s economic analysis talents.

Ramesh Hariharan

 

Ramesh Hariharan is the Founder and President of Compusharp. Ramesh has more than 20 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry. Has a Masters' degree in electrical power systems from Osmania University in India. Has designed and developed SCADA/EMS systems and Protection Systems for use in Electric Utilities Transmission and Distribution, Railways, Airports, etc. Has held senior management and technical positions in BRI and CMC. He has a passion for providing consulting services with emphasis in timely and cost-effective delivery. He is a paper reviewer for IEEE Transactions in Smart Grid.

Michael Harrison

 

 

Mr. Harrison has spent more than 30 years working in and consulting to major utilities and regulatory entities in the United Kingdom and United States on matters ranging from privatization, industry restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, corporate/operating unit strategy, technology commercialization and business transformation across generation, transmission, distribution, customer operations and unregulated/new venture sectors.  A former senior managing director for Accenture, Mike has led many of the firm’s largest operations transformation programs across the entire lifecycle from vision creation to performance realization, with particular emphasis on Asset Management, Field/Network Operations, and Customer Engagement.  Coincident with and often integrated to his transformation leadership roles, Mike has worked with utilities and their key regulatory/local stakeholders to proactively support state or city wide energy efficiency, clean energy, and smart grid/city plans and programs.  Before launching his consulting career with UK privatization, Mike worked for Con Edison as an overhead lines crewman, generations supervisor, construction inspector, and engineer.  He then worked for the Independent Power Contracts unit of Pacific Gas & Electric Company.