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Panel: Juicing the Grid: Alternative Energy Generation & Storage in India

Session: Tuesday, February 10 @ 4:00

Chris Hickman provides the utility-centric vision for the company’s unique value proposition and strategy. Chris has over two decades of utility industry experience ranging from power generation to regulation to end-use customer services and technologies. His current role at Innovari furthers his efforts to improve the electric energy enterprise by leveraging new technologies and ideas.

Chris has been a frequent contributor at a variety of utility industry events and leadership conferences, as well as having spoken before Congress, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other influential policy groups. He has served on the boards of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, the GridWise Alliance, and Avistar, (an unregulated subsidiary of PNM), along with several non-profit organizations and participated as a member of the DOE regulatory assistance project team, helping provide a utility industry perspective to state and federal regulators regarding current policy issues.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

PNM Resources. Variety of positions over a 13 year period in engineering, federal and state policy development, infrastructure planning and budgeting, IT and billing systems, and environmental management systems for coal and natural gas generation plants and T&D assets. Was also responsible for the communications architecture, fiber, telecommunications, and SCADA deployment and systems. During his tenure at PNM, Chris (in partnership with two other PNM employees) received three patents for new technology and systems developed to help optimize utility grid performance.

Ice Energy. Executive Vice President of Utility Solutions. Created and brought to market the first utility-scale storage model for distributed assets, commercializing an innovative energy storage solution for peak load shifting.

SureGrid. President. Brought the first fully automated demand response products to market.

Cellnet Technology. EVP of Strategy and Regulatory Aairs. Led the alignment of corporate strategy with regulatory involvement at the state and federal level. Instrumental in driving policy to enable smart grid technologies throughout the industry.


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