Distinguished Keynote Speakers Kick off 2014 OATI Energy Conference

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) welcomed keynote speakers to discuss the future of the energy industry.

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) opened it’s 2014 OATI Energy Conference at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on October 14, 2014. The first day of the Conference commenced with influential energy industry leaders examining the future of the energy industry, as well as other topics surrounding the 2014 theme “Smarter Power – Intelligent Industry.”
OATI was pleased to have renowned energy experts, Steve Berberish, CEO of California ISO (CAISO), Rae McQuade, President of North American Energy Standard Board (NAESB), Travis Kavulla, Commissioner of Montana, and Cathy Ehli, Executive Vice President for Strategy of Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), speak on their areas of expertise. Other speakers during this full day of panels included Joel Mickey, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), Kimberly Pons, We Energies (WE), Richard Dillon, Southwest Power Pool (SPP), Lorenzo Kristov, California Independent System Operator (CAISO), Subhash Paluru, Western Area Power Administration Sierra Nevada Region (Western SNR), Susan Covino, PJM Interconnection, LLC. (PJM), Bruce Townsend, Imperial Irrigation District (IID), Dawn Roth, Western Area Power Administration (Western), John Goode, Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. (MISO), David Johnson, Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (EPB), Mohammad Shahidehpour, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Chris Irwin, Department of Energy (DOE), and Rachel Premut, Duke Energy (DUKE).
“We would like to thank all those who attended this year’s Conference,” said Sasan Mokhtari, Ph.D., President and CEO of OATI. “OATI is proud to have so many of you join us as we discuss the future of this industry and how to overcome future and current challenges.The success of this year’s Conference shows how prominent these issues are in the industry, and OATI is proud to be able to provide a place to discuss these issues – and their forward-thinking solutions.”
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