September 22nd: AEE Chapter Luncheon
September 22nd, 12:00-1:00 pm
Energy Markets are Changing: So What’s New, How Can You Tell, and Who Cares?
Energy markets, and electricity in particular, are always changing. Over time, what’s old becomes new again. It is important to recognize the patterns, which increasingly require an engineering, risk management and systems integration perspective, to keep pace with the changes in technology. In the energy policy world today, more systematic analysis is needed. With more data available to customers about their energy use, we also will require broader inclusion of a diverse set of stakeholders to shape policy and regulation.
Kelly Speakes-Backman is Senior Vice President of Policy and Research at the Alliance to Save Energy. She is a former Commissioner of the Maryland Public Service Commission where she also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, co-vice chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment, and member of the EPRI Energy Efficiency & Grid Modernization Public Advisory Group. She currently serves on the SEPA Executive Leadership Council for the 51st State Initiative. Kelly has spent over 20 years working in energy and environmental issues in the public and private sectors. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University.