David Ortiz is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis (EIMA) in the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The EIMA Division supports cutting-edge research and development that is focused on enabling new ways of delivering and managing electricity for a reliable, secure, resilient, and advanced U.S. energy infrastructure. The Division’s activities include advanced modeling and visualization, energy infrastructure risk analyses, reliability assessments, and synchrophasor-based tool development.
Mr. Henry (Hank) Kenchington is Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for the Advanced Grid Integration Division in the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. He is responsible for the strategic management of the $3.4 billion Smart Grid Investment Grant program funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to upgrade the nation’s power grid with advanced digital technologies to improve system reliability, security, and efficiency.
Ryan Egidi is a Technical Project Officer for the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. He is responsible for ensuring the effective stewardship of 12 Smart Grid Investment Grant projects and activities totaling over $1.3 billion dollars of Recovery Act funding. These projects primarily involve advanced metering infrastructure, communication infrastructure, distribution automation, demand management and cybersecurity. Ryan has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.