IEEE Power and Energy Society

Chicago Chapter 2017-2018

Alternative Energy and Stored Energy in the Rapidly Evolving Electricity Grid

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


David Chiesa

S&C Electric

About the Topic

We all know stability and resiliency are essential qualities to a utility's network, yet the utility industry is changing at a pace we've never seen before. Our grid's stability is being assailed from all sides with changing customer preferences, new sources of generation, different load flows, new business models, and changing regulations. How are we supposed to keep the nation's most valuable piece of infrastructure current? This is obviously too large a topic to fully answer in one session, but David Chiesa will tell us how alternative energy and stored energy will play a key role in this "new energy economy." He will delve into how changes in these two key areas will impact the grid and how you can make sure that impact is a positive one.

S&C, with global headquarters in Chicago, USA, is applying its heritage of innovation to address challenges facing the world's power grids and is thus shaping the future of reliable electricity delivery. The mission of employee-owned S&C is to continually develop new solutions for electricity delivery, fostering the improved efficiency and reliability required for the intelligent grid. As a world leader in grid-scale battery energy storage, S&C has deployed more than 170MWh around the globe over the past decade, and has proven deployments of every storage case. S&C's specialty is simplifying the complexity of energy storage systems by serving their customers as complete system integrations, assuring projects are sustainable and profitable. Additional information about S&C is available at

About the Speaker

David Chiesa is the Senior Director of Global Business Development for S&C Electric Company. In this role, David is responsible for the Profitable growth of S&C's Market Segments Globally. This position is focused on expanding the reach of S&C's products and services within the Market Segments of Renewables, Energy Storage, Data Centers, Microgrids, and Reactive Compensation. He brings 16 years of experience in the direction and management of sales teams across the United States.

Mr. Chiesa began his career in the United States Army, serving as a maintenance company commander, a general officer aide-de-camp, and the U.S. forces maintenance manager for the NATO troops conducting peacekeeping operations in Bosnia.

Location       Time  
Sargent & Lundy, 24th floor Conference Room   11:30 AM   Social
55 East Monroe St   11:45 AM   Lunch (optional)
(Enter from Monroe or Adams, near Wabash)   12:00 PM   Presentation
Chicago, IL 60603   1:00 PM   Adjourn


Please make your reservation by noon on Monday 9 Oct 2017 via the Online Reservation Form.

Directions to Luncheon Location

You can reach the 24th floor of 55 East Monroe Street from the South (Adams Street entrance) elevator bank only.

Please bring your lunch with you. If you would like to purchase lunch, then the Under 55 dining room, in the basement on the North end of the building, is recommended.

Take the elevator to 24 and sign in with the Sargent & Lundy Receptionist. Please note that food is only permitted in the Hospitality Area outside the Conference Room. Food is not permitted in the Conference Room.

As you sign in, you may request a Discount Parking coupon. When you depart, you must pay for parking at the Automated Pay Station in the Parking Garage elevator lobby on the floor where you parked. First insert the parking ticket, then insert the discount coupon, then make payment. If you pay at the Garage Exit, then the discount is NOT available. With the discount, parking is $18, without $40.

Continuing Education

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