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    To DER or Not to DER – Is That a Valid Question? | Replay 


    Hosted by KX and CGI, this roundtable of industry experts explored the recent FERC 2222 ruling and the next steps affecting the North American Energy Markets in the US and Canada. The session focused on the following challenges:

    • How will the incumbent market operators respond to the introduction of FERC 2222 and the move towards a new ecosystem?
    • Are the existing local state levels polices such as Net Energy Metering hurting the creation of the new eco-system?
    • How relevant are the DSOs in this change (i.e. North American Regulated Utility)?
    • What about those who question the need for RTO?
    • Are we likely to see more proliferation of voluntary bid based energy market system such as Energy Exchange Markets or Energy Imbalance Markets?

    The biggest questions demand the smartest answers

    Watch as Simon Boyer, Vice-President, Utility
    Solutions Group, CGI U.S, guides our panel of speakers
    Dr. Mani Vadari, Modern Grid Solutions,
    Przemek Tomczak, KX, and Mattijs van den
    Hoed, Vice-President, Consulting, CGI
    on the key issues raised by the recent FERC 2222 ruling.

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      Simon Boyer, Vice-President, Utility Solutions Group, CGI U.S. 
      Simon has more than 25 years of management, strategy, sales, product development and operational experience in delivering software solutions to the utilities industry.
      Currently, he is launching CGI OpenGrid360, a global suite of solutions and services which allow network operators to securely centralize and manage quality operational data to support acceleration of grid modernization initiatives.


      Dr. Mani Vadari, President, Modern Grid Solutions
      Dr Mani Vadari brings over 35 years of experience delivering business and technical solutions for transmission, distribution, and generation operations, wholesale markets, Smart Grid, Cyber security/threat assessment, and Smart Cities.
      He leads a team of experts who deliver complex and innovative technology, business, regulatory, and financial solutions to electric utilities, suppliers, regulators, corporate boards, and policymakers worldwide.

      Mani is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington. Mani has published two popular books, “Smart Grid Redefined: Transformation of the Electric Utility” and “Electric System Operations – Evolving to the Modern Grid, 2nd edition”, and has authored over 100 industry papers, articles and blogs.

      Przemek Tomczak, Senior Vice-President IoT and Utilities, KX
      Przemek has over 24 years IT and business leadership experience, implementing and operating big data and analytics systems, delivering program and transformation initiatives.

      Previously, at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario, Canada, Przemek was responsible for the implementation and operation of the world’s first and largest smart meter data management system for 67 utilities and 5 million end customers.

      Mattijs van den Hoed, Vice-President, Consulting, CGI
      Mattijs leads the development of CGI’s Central Market Solutions (CMS) and is the product manager of the CMS solution suite. Over the last 10 years he has led central market implementations across Europe, including The Netherlands, Denmark, UK and Finland. Mattijs is considered a thought leader with deep insights and perspectives on the trends in European central markets, and the change drivers and opportunities for various market players in the energy ecosystem. Mattijs also drives the annual CGI Central Market Debate, a unique event specifically created for stakeholders across the energy value chain to come together to discuss and debate the future developments of central market operations. 

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