Northwest National Laboratory
JEFFERY DAGLE is an electrical engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory since 1989. He currently manages several projects in the areas of transmission reliability and security, including the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) and cyber security reviews for the DOE Smart Grid Investment Grants and Smart Grid Demonstration Projects. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He received the 2001 Tri-City Engineer of the Year award by the Washington Society of Professional Engineers, led the data requests and management task for the U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force investigation of the August 14, 2003 blackout, supported the DOE Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Division with on-site assessments in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in fall 2005, and is the recipient of two patents, a Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award in 2007, and an R&D 100 Award in 2008 for the Grid Friendly™ Appliance Controller technology. Mr. Dagle was a member of a National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) study group formed in 2010 to establish critical infrastructure resilience goals. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Washington State University in 1989 and 1994, respectively.
Paul De Martini
PAUL DE MARTINI is a Senior Fellow at ICF International. He has more than 35 years of experience in the power industry. He plays a foundational role in developing ICF’s global strategy in the evolving electricity sector. He is a thought leader and expert in the global electricity industry, providing guidance to utilities, policy makers, and new entrants. Prior to joining ICF, Mr. De Martini held several executive positions focused on strategy, policy, and technology development, including vice president of Advanced Technology at Southern California Edison (SCE), and managing director for Newport Consulting Group, where he led engagements with several U.S. and non-U.S. utilities on customer-centric business transformations. Mr. De Martini has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in applied economics from the University of San Francisco. He is a visiting scholar at the California Institute of Technology.
JEANNE FOX is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She served as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) from January 2002 until September 2014 and was its President and a member of the Governor’s cabinet from January 2002 to January 2010. The NJBPU has regulatory jurisdiction over telephone, electric, gas, water, wastewater and cable television companies and works to ensure that consumers have proper service at reasonable rates. Commissioner Fox is currently a member of: the National Petroleum Council (NPC), and its Emergency Preparedness Committee; Carnegie Mellon University’s Advisory Board for its Center for Climate Energy Decision Making; and GRID Alternatives Tri-State Board of Directors. Ms. Fox was active with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) as a member of: the Board of Directors (2003-14); Sub-Committee on Education and Research; Sub-Committee on Utility Market Access; Committee on Energy Resources and Environment (Chair, Vice Chair); and Committee on Critical Infrastructure (Vice Chair). She is currently a member of NARUC’s Commissioners Emeritus. Jeanne Fox served as Region 2 Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (1994-2001) and as Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (1991-94). Starting at the BPU in 1981 as a Regulatory Officer, she was promoted to Solid Waste Division Deputy Director (1985), Water Division Director (1987) and Chief of Staff (1990-91). In 2001, Ms. Fox was a visiting Distinguished Lecturer at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Ms. Fox is currently President of the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College and a Rutgers University Trustee Emerita. She is a member of the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Award (1997) and the Douglass Society (1993) and a recipient of the Rutgers Alumni Federation Alumni Meritorious Service Award (1991) and the Loyal Sons and Daughters of Rutgers Award (2012). Jeanne Fox graduated cum laude from Douglass College, Rutgers University and received a Juris Doctor from the Rutgers University School of Law- Camden.
Elsa M. Garmire
ELSA GARMIRE (NAE) is Sydney E. Junkins Professor at Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. She received her A.B. at Harvard and her Ph.D. at M.I.T., both in physics. After post-doctoral work at Caltech, she spent 20 years at the University of Southern California, where she was eventually named William Hogue Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the Center for Laser Studies. She came to Dartmouth in 1995 as dean of Thayer School of Engineering. In her technical field of quantum electronics, lasers and optics, she has authored over 250 journal papers, obtained nine patents, and been on the editorial board of five technical journals. She has supervised 30 PhD theses and 14 MS theses. Garmire is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, on whose Governing Council she has served, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Physical Society, and the Optical Society of America, of which she was president in 1993. In 1994 she received the Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award. Garmire has been a Fulbright senior lecturer in fiber optics and a visiting faculty member in Japan, Australia, Germany, and China. She chaired the NSF Advisory Committee on Emerging Technology and served on both the NSF Advisory Committee on Engineering and the Air Force Science Advisory Board. With her electrical engineering background and fiber optics expertise, she has followed the growing challenges to the nation’s energy infrastructure, with particular interest in the electric grid.
Ronald E. Keys, USAF, Ret
RK Solution Enterprises, LLC
RONALD E. KEYS, an independent consultant, retired from the Air Force in November 2007 after completing a career of over forty years. His last assignment was as Commander, Air Combat Command, the Air Force’s largest major command, consisting of more than 1,200 aircraft, 27 wings, 17 bases, and 200 operating locations worldwide with 105,000 personnel. General Keys holds a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree in business administration from Golden Gate University. General Keys is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours in fighter aircraft, including more than 300 hours of combat time.
No stranger to energy challenges, General Keys first faced them operationally as a young Air Force Captain, piloting F-4s during the fuel embargo of the 1970s. Later, as Director of Operations for European Command (EUCOM), fuel and logistic supply provisioning were critical decisions during humanitarian, rescue, and combat operations across EUCOM’s area of responsibility including the Balkans and deep into Africa. As Commander of Allied Air Forces Southern Europe and Commander of the U.S. 16th Air Force, similar hard choices had to be made in supporting OPERATION NORTHERN WATCH in Iraq as well as for combat air patrols and resupply in the Balkans. Later, as the Director of all Air Force Air, Space, and Cyber mission areas as well as operational requirements in the early 2000’s, he saw the impact of energy choices on budget planning and execution as well as in training and supporting operational plans in Iraq and Afghanistan. Finally, at Air Combat Command, he faced the total challenge of organizing, training, and equipping forces at home and deployed to balance mission effectiveness with crucial energy efficiency, security, and resilience. Continuing after retirement, he has advised the U.S. Air Force on energy security strategy planning and acted as a subject matter expert during analysis of energy impacts and tradeoffs in “futures” war games. As a Bipartisan Center Senior Advisor he served as a technical advisor on the “Cyber Shockwave” exercise based on cyber and physical grid and internet attacks. He is a member of The Center for Climate and Security's Climate and Security Working Group focused on developing policy options and encouraging dialogue and education. As Chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board on DoD Energy Security and Climate Change he is intimately familiar with the relationship of energy, military, economic and national security and has contributed to a number of energy and climate reports, most recently concerning the vulnerability and resilience of the electric grid.
Mark F. McGranaghan
Electric Power Research Institute
MARK MCGRANAGHAN is Vice President of Power Delivery and Utilization for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He leads the teams responsible for EPRI's research involving technologies, systems, and practices for power delivery systems from the generator to the plug and for the devices and technologies that use the electricity. He also is involved in EPRI’s work to model the vulnerability and evaluate the performance of mitigation measures related to space weather events. From 2003 to 2010, McGranaghan was Director of Research in the Distribution and Smart Grid areas for EPRI. Priorities during this period were restructuring of the distribution research program, coordinating EPRI research in the smart grid area with government and industry efforts, creating the smart grid demonstration initiative, and increasing the technical strength of the EPRI research team. McGranaghan has Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Toledo, and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught seminars and workshops around the world and is very active in standards development and industry activities (IEEE, CIGRE, IEC). He is a member of the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board and he is the vice-chairman of the CIRED U.S. National Committee.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
CRAIG MILLER currently serves full-time as NRECA’s Chief Scientist and is on leave as MAPA Group’s Chief Technology Officer and Partner (CTO). Dr. Craig Miller is a technologist with extensive background in the physical sciences, information technology and systems engineering. He has developed new technology and cutting-edge systems for more than 30 years, within and for both startup and established corporations. His particular strength is the conceptualization, tuning, and positioning of new technology products. More than 2000 companies in the U.S. use systems or technology he has architected or developed. Dr. Miller’s many accomplishments deserve mention: his participation in seven startups; serving as SAIC’s Chief Scientist (during which time he was granted the “Heroic Achievement in Information Technology” award from the Smithsonian Institution), and a wide experience in technical and financial media as a key investor relations expert, technologist, inventor, and analyst on behalf of diverse companies such as Proxicom, GridPoint, DiData, and Aguru Images, a high-end digital imaging company that Craig started. More recently, Dr. Miller has achieved a national reputation in the advanced smart grid and cyber-security arenas.
Thomas J. Overbye
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
THOMAS J. OVERBYE (NAE) is the Fox Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has taught since 1991. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current research interests include electric power system analysis, visualization, dynamics, cybersecurity, and modeling of power system geomagnetic disturbances. Prof. Overbye is the original developer of the PowerWorld Simulator, an innovative computer program for power system analysis, education, and visualization, a co-founder of PowerWorld Corporation, and an author of Power System Analysis and Design. He was the recipient of the IEEE/PES Walter Fee Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 1993, the IEEE/PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2011, and participated in the 2003 DOE/NERC Blackout investigation.
William H. Sanders
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
WILLIAM SANDERS is a Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering and the Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Sanders's research interests include secure and dependable computing and security and dependability metrics and evaluation, with a focus on critical infrastructures. He has published more than 250 technical papers in those areas. He is currently the Director and PI of the DOE/DHS Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Center, which is at the forefront of national efforts to make the U.S. power grid smart and resilient. He is also co-developer of three tools for assessing computer-based systems: METASAN, UltraSAN, and Möbius. Möbius and UltraSAN have been distributed widely to industry and academia; more than 1,400 licenses for the tools have been issued to universities, companies, and NASA for evaluating the performance, dependability, and security of a variety of systems. He is also a co-developer of the Loki distributed system fault injector, the AQuA/ITUA middlewares for providing dependability/security to distributed and networked applications, and the NetAPT (Network Access Policy Tool) for assessing the security of networked systems.
Richard E. Schuler
RICHARD E. SCHULER is professor of economics (College of Arts & Sciences) and professor of civil and environmental engineering (College of Engineering), emeritus, and a Graduate School Professor at Cornell University. Professor Schuler served on the executive committee of the NSF-supported, multi-university Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems. Previous administrative positions at Cornell have included director of the Waste Management Institute and the NYS Solid Waste Combustion Institutes (1987-93), as associate director of the Center for the Environment (1989-93) and director of Cornell’s Institute for Public Affairs (1995-2001), a university-wide multidisciplinary program offering the M.P.A degree. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Cornell University (1993-97). Professor Schuler's industrial and government experience include: engineer and manager with the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company (1959-68), energy economist with Battelle Memorial Institute (1968-69), and public service commissioner and deputy chairman for New York State (1981-83). He has been a consultant to numerous government agencies and industries on pricing, management, and environmental issues and to the World Bank on energy and infrastructure investment programs. From its inception in 1999 until April 2012 he was a founding board member of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) that is responsible for operating the electric transmission grid reliably in New York while overseeing an efficient power market. During his tenure he chaired the NYISO board's market performance, reliability and markets and its governance committees, and from 2008-2010 he was the board's lead director. Professor Schuler's degrees include a B.E. (electrical engineering), Yale 1959, an M.B.A., Lehigh 1969, and a Ph.D. (economics), Brown 1972. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania since 1963.
Susan F. Tierney
SUE TIERNEY is a Senior Advisor at Analysis Group, is an expert on energy economics, regulation and policy, particularly in the electric and gas industries. She has consulted to businesses, governments, tribes, environmental groups, and other organizations on energy markets, economic and environmental regulation and strategy, and energy projects. Her expert witness and consulting services have involved market analyses, wholesale and retail market design, contract disputes, resource planning and procurements, regional transmission organizations, the siting of electric and gas infrastructure projects, electric system reliability, ratemaking for electric and gas utilities (including cost allocation, rate design, incentive ratemaking mechanisms), clean energy resources, climate change policy, and other environmental policy and regulation. She has participated as an expert in civil litigation cases, regulatory proceedings before state and federal agencies, and business consulting engagements, and NAS committees. Previously, she served as the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy. She was the Secretary for Environmental Affairs in Massachusetts, Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, and executive director of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Council. She is a member of the Electricity Advisory Council at the U.S. Department of Energy, and previously served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.
David G. Victor
University of California, San Diego
DAVID G. VICTOR is Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation and a professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. His research focuses on how regulatory law affects the environment and the operation of major energy markets. Prior to joining UC San Diego, Victor served as director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University where he was also a professor at the law school. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), on the advisory council for the Institute of Nuclear Power Plant Operators (INPO) and Chairman of the Community Engagement Panel that is helping to guide the decommissioning of Units 2 and 3 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. He has contributed to numerous publications on topics such as energy market innovations and electric power market reform.