Eric Cherniss

Eric Cherniss Senior Director, Corporate Development and Strategy Vistra Energy Eric Cherniss is Senior Director, Corporate Development and Strategy for Vistra Energy. In his current role, Mr. Cherniss is responsible for developing and executing Vistra’s long-term corporate strategy, including the development of strategic growth opportunities across the country to support the company’s vision and future…

James Sprinz

James Sprinz Head of Decentralized Energy BloombergNEF James leads the Decentralized Energy team at BloombergNEF, providing analysis on how distributed energy is impacting the power system. James has written extensively about topics such as demand response and virtual power plants, distributed energy integration, and utility strategies behind-the-meter. He advises technology vendors, utilities, investors and policymakers…

Heather Curlee

Heather Curlee Of Counsel Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Heather Curlee is Of Counsel in the energy and infrastructure practice and specializes in developing and implementing regulatory approaches for the deployment of clean energy policies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and state regulatory commissions across the country. Heather…

Francis O’Sullivan

Francis O’Sullivan Senior Vice President, Strategy Lincoln Clean Energy, LLC Dr. Francis O’Sullivan is Senior Vice President, Strategy at Lincoln Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orsted. In this role Frank is responsible for long-term market analysis and modelling to support Orstead’s investment program in onshore wind, solar and storage. Prior to joining Orsted, Frank…

Susan Mac Cormac

Susan Mac Cormac Corporate Partner Morrison & Foerster Susan “Suz” Mac Cormac is a Corporate Partner at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and Chairs the Firm’s Energy and Impact/Social Enterprise practices. Her practice focuses on late stage financings, secondaries, and other corporate transactions for investors such as SoftBank and Temasek, and on investments for…

Nick Chaset

Nick Chaset Chief Executive Officer East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Nick Chaset is Chief Executive Officer of Alameda County’s new community choice energy agency, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE). Nick has been instrumental in all aspects of its formation, bringing with him over a decade of energy policy and legislative experience. Service to county businesses and…

Thomas D. Jarvi

Thomas D. Jarvi, Ph.D. Director, Flow Battery Program Lockheed Martin Corp Tom Jarvi currently serves as the Director, Flow Battery Program for Lockheed Martin Corp. In this capacity, Tom has overall operational responsibility for development and commercialization of the Company’s Flow Battery product. The GridStar® Flow system uses coordination-chemistry based electrolytes to achieve cost-effectiveness and…

Jeff Bladen

Jeff Bladen Executive Director, Digital Strategy Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) With more than 20 years of management experience in the energy sector, Jeff Bladen serves as the executive director of market services for MISO. In this role, Mr. Bladen oversees the Market Services division where he is responsible for the strategic direction of…

Ed Zaelke

Ed Zaelke Head, Global Energy Finance Group McDermott Will & Emergy Edward (Ed) Zaelke is the head of McDermott Will & Emery’s Global Energy Project Finance group. He focuses his practice on project finance and private equity in renewable energy transactional matters. With more than 30 years of experience, he advises clients on all elements…

Britta von Oesen

Britta von Oesen Managing Director CohnReznick Capital Britta is a Managing Director with CohnReznick Capital and leads the San Francisco Office. She has 10+ years of experience in investment banking, tax equity, corporate strategy, and development in the wind, solar, and broader environmental sector. Britta primarily focuses on transaction management, including M&A, structuring, and negotiation…