V2G Conference Speakers

CCE is bringing together a group of highly respected experts who will speak, lead discussions, and contribute to the key deliverables to be produced:  recommendations for the California Public Utilities Commission.

Additional speakers will be added to this page as their participation is confirmed.



Speaker:  Jerry Jackson, Leader and Research Director of the Smart Grid Research Consortium, President, Jackson Associates

Discussion Topc:  An Empirical Analysis of a V2G Load Management Potential For a California Utility Using Utility Customer Load and Commuting Data

Bio:  Jerry Jackson is the leader and research director of the Smart Grid Research Consortium and president of the consulting firm, Jackson Associates.  He is an energy economist with a specialty in modeling and assessing new energy technologies.  He has assisted US, Japanese and European companies in analyzing and evaluating markets for fuel cells, microturbines, combined heat and power, cool storage, solar technologies, flywheels, energy-efficiency/demand response technologies and programs and a variety of smart grid technologies.  

He has also held positions of Signature Professor at Texas A&M University and Chief of the Applied Research Division at Georgia Tech Research Institute.   He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Florida

Speaker:  Pierre-Oliver Pineau (PhD, HEC Montréal, 2000)

Bio:  Pierre-Oliver is a professor at the Department of Decision Sciences of HEC Montréal and holds the Chair in Energy Sector Management since December 2013. He is an energy policy and management specialist, with a focus on electricity reforms. He has published many papers on the energy sector, most of them exploring the links between energy and some aspects of sustainable development. He participates regularly in the public debate on energy and has authored many reports for the government and other public organizations.

Pierre-Oliver is a researcher and Fellow at the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO). Before joining HEC Montreal, he was an associate professor at the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria (2001-2006).

Contact:  www.hec.ca/profs/pierre-olivier.pineau.html/energie.hec.ca

Speaker:  Marc Monbouquette, Regulatory Affairs Manager at Enel North America.




Discussion Topic: 
The California policy landscape for V2G and vehicle-grid integration.Bio:  Marc Monbouquette, Regulatory Affairs Manager at Enel North America. As Regulatory Affairs Manager for Enel North America, Marc Monbouquette leads the company’s policy engagements in California and the West. These pertain to Enel’s diverse business lines and technology offerings, including demand response, behind-the-meter solar + storage, EV charging solutions, utility-scale renewable energy, and green hydrogen.

Prior to joining Enel, Marc spent more than five years as an analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). In this role, Marc managed the policymaking process for several California policy initiatives focused on integrating DERs into utility distribution planning and grid operations, including distribution resource planning, smart inverter standards development, and interconnection reform.

Marc holds a Master’s Degree in Energy Policy and Economics from Duke University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Carleton College, and is a certified LEED Green Associate.

Speaker:  John Sarter

Bio:  John is an innovator and entrepreneur in the converging fields of real estate, renewable energy, and EV transportation. The goal of his team of partners and colleages is carbon neutrality and GHG elimination within those 3 sectors. John has owned and operated his Design/Build and Development firms, Sarter Construction & Design, Off The Grid Design, and US DOE Award Winning Sol Lux Alpha in California since 1986. With Off the Grid Design, John is leading the industry in the integration and development of Carbon Neutral Living + Transportation systems.

John Founded the Microgrid Development Group SF Bay Area in 2014 and currently consults with industry and policy leaders in the area of Zero Carbon community development. John and colleagues ares currently planning and developing renewable energy + stroage projects in California and Nationally, creating resilience and ghg reductions through the development of nanogrids, microgrids,and ommunity microgrids.

He brings project development expertise to the Climate Center’s Advanced Community Energy (ACE) Core team, and is on the Bprad of Directors for SmartBlock Communities. John completed sustainable design and entrepreneurship studies at Santa Rosa J.C., Sonoma State University, and Stanford University

Contact: John.Sarter@offthegriddesign.org   Phone: 415-342-7199