Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Grid Modernization with the US Dept of Energy

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Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Grid Modernization with the US Dept of Energy

South East Chapter

March 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join us for an exciting virtual panel from the U.S. Dept of Energy discussing the organization’s initiatives and goals for electricity, renewable energy, and energy efficiency in 2022 and beyond. Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and addressing the opportunities and challenges of a modernizing the nation’s electric grid will be covered. The electric grid is undergoing a profound structural transformation requiring advances in both institutional and technological capabilities. Recent work in the area of integrated planning may offer a coordination framework for addressing these challenges. The panel will include presentations from Courtney Grosvenor, Whitney Muse, and Joseph Paladino. After the panel presentations we will feature a virtual Q&A discussion.


Joseph Paladino
Acting Director, Grid Technical Assitance
Joe Paladino is a program manager within the US DOE Office of Electricity where he focuses on decision processes associated with the advancement and adoption of technologies and policies related to the transformation of the electric grid. He has served in both private and public organizations over the course of his career in efforts to apply and commercialize technology to address energy and environmental issues.
He has served within the Department for nearly thirty years in program development and management roles. Notable efforts include the development of a technology maturation decision process for the DOE Office of Environmental Management, the consortium design for the Solid-State Lighting Initiative for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and a grid modernization planning framework adopted by both regulators and utilities for the Office of Electricity. Significant work in OE includes establishing a metrics and benefits program to convey the impact of grid-related technologies deployed via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Paladino worked at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was involved in technology development and commercialization efforts to address nuclear waste management issues domestically and abroad. He was also the Sales Manager of a joint venture between Westinghouse and a biotech firm to advance the application of antibody technology for chemical analysis applications.
Mr. Paladino has an A.B. in Biology from Middlebury College and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a patent for a design for a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility.

Courtney Grosvenor 
Chief of Staff for Renewable Power, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Courtney Grosvenor is currently serving as the Chief of Staff in DOE -EERE’s Renewable Power pillar, where she advises the Deputy Assistant Secretary on strategic policy and program development. In this role, she also coordinates work between the Wind, Water, Solar, and Geothermal technologies offices, EERE’s Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Transportation pillars, other DOE offices, and the National Labs. Ms. Grosvenor is on detail from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where she is stationed in the Office of Energy Market Regulation and focused on Western grid issues, including the California Independent System Operator and development of Western energy markets. She brings to EERE additional experience in electric utilities and the oil and gas industry. A native of Austin, Texas, Ms. Grosvenor earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texa s at Austin and her M.S. in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor School for Environment and Sustainability.

Whitney Muse
Chief of Staff, Office of Electricity and Grid Deployment Office
Whitney Muse was most recently a manager in Deloitte’s federal energy practice, where she provided policy and regulatory analysis of domestic and international power sector projects. Previously, she worked at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners implementing capacity-building programs for energy regulators around the world. A Philadelphia native, Muse received her B.S. in Engineering from Rutgers University and M.A. in International Energy and Environment Policy from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

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