CREATING THE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE FUTURE, TOGETHER
America’s diverse population connects through its communities.
Communities are our focus.
ENERGY is the backbone to our civilized society and it needs to evolve to continue to be both powerful and sustainable into the future. Transition to a fully-integrated, smart energy infrastructure will be a phased process involving several decades. Unfortunately, society cannot wait – aging infrastructure, waste and climate change need to be tackled now. The good news – all three problems can be addressed TODAY through smart technology, energy management and distributed energy resources. And it starts with communities.
We design, build, finance and operate smart, community energy projects. As we build each energy-agile sustainable community, we help accelerate the transition to the future. When utility owned assets are upgraded, our community energy systems will interconnect, multiplying the scale and capacity of the transformation instantaneously. This will strengthen the utilities and ready them to serve the American population better than ever as we transition to a sustainable future together.
and three of the biggest challenges facing today’s communities
PROVIDING RESILIENCE AND RELIABILITY
ENABLING VIBRANCE AND GROWTH
REMAINING ECONOMIC AND INCLUSIVE
Jacob J. Worenklein
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jacob J. Worenklein has devoted his career as a power executive, banker and lawyer to the solution of major problems in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He is Chairman and CEO of US Grid Company, an electric power company focused on creating a more efficient and resilient electric power system in the US. He is also Chairman of Ravenswood Power Holdings, which owns and operates the largest fossil power plant in New York State, a 2,450-MW gas-fired power plant located in New York City. His responsibilities at Ravenswood include the management of governmental, political, regulatory and community relationships in New York State and New York City and the leadership of major initiatives relating to the conversion of transportation in New York to electric mobility from internal combustion engines.READ FULL BIO
Dr Ray Gogel PhD is the former President and COO of Current Group (an innovative company specializing in cutting-edge smart grid operations); past VP of Client Services at IBM, responsible for IBM’s largest utility customer and P&L; Managing Director in Accenture’s Utility practice; Global Head of Smart Grid for Nokia-Siemens Networks; and CIO and CAO of Customer & Enterprise Solutions with Xcel Energy.
During his tenure, Xcel Energy was awarded the prestigious Edison Award for its “Utility of the Future” IT initiative, as well as Utility of the Year from EnergyBiz for the company’s pioneering “SmartGridCity™” efforts. Xcel Energy’s unique outsourcing model and use of Strategic Advisory Boards has been a driving force for transformational outsourcing in the utility industry.
David Mohler’s impressive nuclear and fossil fuel power sector resumé spans four decades, and encompasses senior operational roles in corporate marketing, strategic planning, human resources and business development with Duke Energy.
He is an enthusiastic advocate for the early adoption of smart technologies and fruitful domestic and international strategic partnerships. Under David’s leadership – Duke Energy became an early mover in the Smart Grid space.
David is a member of the advisory boards of Verizon Wireless, Cisco, AT&T and the Carnegie Mellon Advisory Utility Industry Center, and serves on the board of directors of the Asia Clean Energy Innovation Initiative.