Adib Nasle worked for nearly 20 years in the electrical power system software industry as an entrepreneur. Adib also teaches power system simulation courses at UC San Diego for the Professional Certificate in Power Engineering via the Extensions program. He oversaw the integration of EPRI’s distributed energy resources simulation analytics as part of the XENDEE Microgrid Cloud Computing platform, and has worked with world-renowned organizations in mission critical computer applications in power, including the design and development of the Federal Aviation Administration’s predictive energy management system for the National Air Space (NAS) critical infrastructure. Adib holds 18 U.S. and international patents in the areas of power system design, real-time predictive energy management, optimization, safety and capacity assessment. Prior to Bankable Energy, Adib served as the Executive Director of Executive Programs at Pepperdine University overseeing the administration and management of the Executive MBA programs at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is the inventor of real-time power analytics, and was co-founder, and president at Power Analytics Corporation where he successfully raised venture capital financing, oversaw all mergers and acquisitions negotiations.
Andrea Ruotolo - Manager Smart & Distributed Energy
Andrea brings over 10 years’ experience in Smart Grid, Distributed Energy Systems (DES), and Microgrids, with specialization in innovative business models, stakeholder engagement, 360 economic and financial analysis, and new energy policy, in a career spanning Europe, Asia, and the Americas. She has been a lead member of the “NY Prize” Community Microgrids Initiative and project manager within NY’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV). Andrea directed the multi-stakeholder process to define microgrid valuation models as the REV Community Microgrid Working Group lead. Andrea holds a Doctorate in Community Microgrids, a B.A. and M.Sci. in Engineering, and focuses on technical and economic optimization of Microgrids and hybrid energy systems.
Alan is a professional engineer in electrical power system studies and software development with 30+ years of experience. Skilled in leading major projects, from initiation through completion to achieve business objectives. He is an experienced software developer for power system analysis algorithms and implementation in VC++ / VC#. Alan has extensive experience in designing and developing reliable electrical power systems. His expertise include: power flow/motor starting/voltage stability/contingency analysis; reliability evaluation of electrical power systems; power system optimization, transient stability, electromagnetic transient as well as power system fault analysis, protection and control, power quality and harmonics (FFT) among others. Prior to BankableEnergy | XENDEEE, Alan worked with Power Analytics Corporation, Operation Technology Inc., SKM Systems Analysis Inc. and at Chongqing University. He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada and a M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Chonqing University, China.
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Jon Miron - UX Designer & Front-End Developer
Jon is a UX Designer & Front-End Developer working on the user interface for our microgrid software. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biological & Environmental Engineering. He has 5+ years of experience with product development and design. His primary expertise is with user testing, design strategy, information architecture, wireframing, and prototyping. He utilizes Adobe CC, Sketch, Invision, CSS, HTML, and several front-end frameworks. Recently, he ran his own consulting business, providing UX design and research for clients in diverse markets, ranging from online publications to healthcare. He leverages quantitative and qualitative user research, to discover user needs and develop creative solutions to increase user engagement. While at Cornell, he designed open-source water treatment systems to help communities gain access to clean drinking water. He also has consulted small businesses on solar technology implementation, including a farm in PA that he helped to increase their energy efficiency.
Scott Mitchell has been a Microsoft MVP every year from 2002 through 2014, and was recognized as one of the Top 40 Alumnus under the age of 40 at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Scott has authored nine bestselling books on Microsoft web technologies for programmers and has written thousands of technical articles and tutorials for Microsoft’s MSDN journal. He is a world renowned technical authority on Cloud Computing and Rich Internet Application web development and created the Microgrid project information system secure web platform for the National Airspace System critical infrastructure, the database architecture and engine that today powers many of Microsoft’s on-line communities such as Microsoft Xbox and ASP.NET forums, and a first-of-a-kind Microgrid cloud computing platform that implements EPRI’s OpenDSS analytics, and Google Map for automated deep circuit simulations of islanded and grid-tied distributed energy systems. He has served as a lead instructor at developer conferences such as Code Camps, SoCal.NET Technical Summits, and ASP.NET Connections. Scott has a BS in Computer Science from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Masters in Computer Science with an emphasis on Database and Information Retrieval Systems from UC San Diego.
Tristan Jackson - Director, Smart & Distributed Energy
Tristan Jackson is Director of Advisian’s Smart & Distributed Energy Team and responsible for the XENDEE and WorleyParsons | Advisian collaboration and relationship. Tristan has over 15 years’ experience in project management in distributed energy systems and construction throughout the world. He is an expert at optimizing and upgrading energy infrastructure with specialization in distributed energy resources and Microgrids. His experience includes program management of grid modernization, feasibility analysis with emphasis on financial viability for Distributed Energy Systems (DES) accounting for social and environmental impacts, in addition to the values of increased reliability and avoided costs. Tristan has served as strategist for companies, utilities, real estate investment trusts, and municipalities.
Zack Pecenak has authored publications in the most reputable power industry forums including IEEE Transactions, Elsevier journals, and Greentech Media. He holds a Ph.D and M.S. from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), where he was funded by the Center for Energy research. His research at UCSD included unbalanced distribution system modeling, power flow simplification, scheduling of controllable resources, solar forecasting, optimal voltage control, microgrid design, and software development. Zack received a management certification from the Rady school of management, with a specialization in technology management and entrepreneurship. He also holds a dual B.S. from the honors college at the University at Buffalo in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering where he authored a thesis on turbulence and cloud formation. Before joining Bankable Energy, Zack has worked with Sempra energy and the US Air Force Research Lab.
Kelsey Fahy is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). Her research includes work on simulating grid-connected and islanded microgrids with stochastic methods, with a focus on evaluating reliability and value streams. She also holds a BA in Physics from St. Olaf College, where she was a member of the St. Olaf Rube Goldberg team that placed 2nd at the National Rube Goldberg Engineering Championships at Purdue.
Before joining Bankable Energy, Michael Stadler was a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California and leading the Grid Integration Group. He studied at Vienna University of Technology, from which he holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. with highest honors in energy economics. He is a recipient of the PECASE Award of the White House. The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Michael also led the Microgrid Team and Distributed Energy Resources Team at Berkeley Lab and was the lead developer of DER-CAM, a core technology of our XENDEE software. He led a team of more than 40 researchers and is also a scientific reviewer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASHRAE, Applied Energy, Elsevier, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE), European Transactions on Electrical Power, International Journal of Electronic Business Management, as well as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Michael has published 230 papers, journal papers, and reports in his 16 year career to date and holds 9 copyrights and 1 provisional patent.
Dr. Nathan Johnson is a Senior Adviser to BankableEnergy | Xendee, an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, as well as the Director of the Laboratory for Energy and Power Solutions (LEAPS). He also works with BankableEnergy | Xendee on multiple projects and his 25-person research team takes energy innovations from concept to construction with a focus on grid modernization, Microgrids, off-grid solutions, critical infrastructure, and workforce development. Nathan manages a one-acre Microgrid test bed and combines simulation-based design with hands-on prototype development to create next-generation solutions to current market needs. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications. He spent ten years in industry and academia working in product development for the energy sector with projects across 15 countries. He now helps start and advise small businesses and is an active educator with training and workforce development programs inside and outside the university.
Jisun Lee is Senior Software Engineer. Her work has focused on building rich, data-driven web applications in the healthcare and defense industries. Jisun is a full stack developer. Her primary expertise on the backend is with the Microsoft web application technology stack – ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and Internet Information Services (IIS). She has served as the Technical Lead for multiple Department of Defense contracts in which she was responsible for: meeting with stakeholders; delivering time and cost estimates; architecting and designing the software solution; managing a team of software engineers; and servering as the lead senior software engineer. Jisun graduated from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) with a BS in Computer Science.