MSL is coordinating the newly-created Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for the NM SMART Grid Center, of which MSL is a primary partner and which is supported by a five-year NSF EPSCoR grant.
The IAB will provide feedback to the New Mexico EPSCoR Project Director, the SMART Grid Center Executive Committee, and the four individual research teams that are encompassed by the Center (SMART Grid architecture, networking, decision-support, and integration and implementation in physical testbeds like Mesa del Sol and Hardware-In-Loop environments). The feedback will focus on the relevance and value of the research performed by the four research teams to practical applications, suggestions for maximizing that value, and potential directions for sustaining research well beyond the remaining two years of the project.
We are pleased to announce these eight outstanding individuals and organizations who will serve on the IAB, and thank them for their participation:
|Matt Cannon||Research Scientist||Shell New Energy Research and Technology|
|Jon Hawkins||Associate Director, Innovation and Communication||PNM Resources|
|Gary Oppedahl||Vice President, Emerging Technologies||Emera Technologies|
|Bill Kipnis||Senior Business Development Manager||Siemens Industry|
|Astrid Atkinson||Chief Executive Officer||Camus Energy|
|Bryan Hannegan||Chief Executive Officer||Holy Cross Energy|
|Peter Lilienthal||Global Microgrid Lead||UL|
|Luis Reyes||Chief Executive Officer||Kit Carson Electric Cooperative|