IEEE Atlanta PES Meeting/Luncheon - Transactive Energy
At our next luncheon, we will be privileged to have Chris Gomperts, P.E. to discuss Transactive Energy. The luncheon will be held at Georgia Transmission Corporation headquarters in the Auditorium on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at noon. A map to the event, presentation details and speaker bio can be found here on the events page.
Date and Time
- Date: 12 Aug 2014
- Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
- All times are US/Eastern
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- 2100 East Exchange Place
- Tucker, Georgia
- United States
- Building: Georgia Transmission Corporation
- Room Number: Auditorium
- Co-sponsored by Anthony Maymi
- Starts 21 July 2014 05:45 PM
- Ends 08 August 2014 11:55 PM
- All times are US/Eastern
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Transactive Energy is an emerging trend in the industry. In a nutshell it is the confluence of technologies demand response, DER, and storage that are integrated into the current electric power system to provide improved customer choice, lower cost of service, and improved economics. Many of these technologies have been in existence for years but required government subsidies to make them economically viable. However, as technology continues to evolve, they are benefitting from economies of scale, and improved reliabilities. This combined with favorable state and federal regulatory policies are creating a paradigm shift in the industry. It is important for engineers to have a contextual understanding of what is driving many of the projects and ongoing discussions about the power system. This talk is intended for that purpose. Burns & McDonnell is not a technology provider and our only goal is to educate our industry and create a higher level of awareness.
Chris Gomperts is an experienced business development, sales, and marketing professional within the global electric power industry and other related verticals. His experience spans the entire value chain, including generation, transmission, distribution (T&D), power delivery, and smart grid.
Currently serving Burns & McDonnell as National Account Leader for the Transmission & Distribution group, Chris is recognized as one of the nationâ€™s leading experts on the interplay among the established and emerging technologies, the infrastructure, the companies, and government bodies which regulate the industry.
Chrisâ€™ previous career experience includes work with Siemens, ABB, Areva, and General Electric on major generation, transmission and distribution programs. He earned three degrees with honors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute â€“ a bachelorâ€™s of science in electric
power engineering, a masterâ€™s of engineering in electric power engineering, and a masterâ€™s of science in business management.
Chris is primarily responsible for developing strategic executive relationships with electric power clients across the industry spectrum. This includes investor owned electric utilities, municipal electric utilities, electric cooperatives, federal electric utilities, and large industrial power users. In addition he is charged with actively participating in industry organizations, associations, and regulatory bodies at the federal, regional, and state levels. His broad set of experiences include executive management assignments in engineering, quality, business development, marketing, and strategy.