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ABB’s Power Grids business provides product, system, software and service solutions across the power value chain that are designed to meet the growing demand for electricity with minimum environmental impact. These solutions support utility, industry and transport & infrastructure customers to plan, build, operate and maintain their power infrastructure. They are designed to facilitate the safe, reliable and efficient integration, transmission and distribution of bulk and distributed energy generated from conventional and renewable sources in hopes to enable stronger, smarter and greener grid. ABB Power Grids operates in more than 70 countries with about 37,000 employees. As announced in December of 2018, ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020.

Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy

The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy’s mission is to overcome long-term and high-risk technological barriers in the development of energy technologies, and to ensure that the United States maintains a technological lead in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.

BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. 

As of June 30, 2019, BNY Mellon had $35.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). 

You may find additional information on, follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at for the latest company news. 

David T. Sunderwirth

Charles River Associates

Founded in 1965, Charles River Associates (CRA) is a global economics and management consultancy.  CRA’s Energy Practice provides expert guidance and regulatory support to utility owners, operators, and investors particularly in the areas of system planning, capital allocation, M&A, and portfolio analysis.

Jim McMahon

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)
Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2019). Nearly 8,000 employees in 34 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.

Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

In the Americas, Crédit Agricole CIB offers the full range of the Corporate and Investment Bank’s expertise to large corporate clients and financial institutions through several dedicated product lines:

  • Debt Optimization and Distribution: originates, structures, and distributes syndicated loans and bi-lateral facilities, as well as Term Loan A and B. It acts as primary underwriter and is active on the secondary market to provide liquidity to investors.
  • Structured Finance: originates and structures complex financing with a particular focus and expertise in the energy, infrastructure, transportation, real estate, and lodging sectors.
  • Global Markets Division: strong expertise in foreign exchange, interest rates including Repos, USD Government and Corporate bonds, Private Placements, securitization solutions through ABCP conduits or term ABS.
  • Global Investment Banking: M&A Advisory and Equity Capital Markets, including equity primary market, strategic equity transactions, and structured financial solutions.
  • International Transaction Banking: provides export & trade financing, commodities financing, and transactional banking.

Crédit Agricole CIB’s competitive edge stems from the Banks’ ability to provide its wide variety of financing instruments to clients who need cross-border solutions, whether acquisition finance, export and trade, securitization of receivables, or multicurrency bond issues. In addition, Crédit Agricole CIB also offers project finance solutions in advisory, equity, and debt, throughout the Americas.

Crédit Agricole CIB Americas’ headquarters are in New York City, with other US offices in Chicago and Houston, as well as offices in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.

Darrell Stanley
(713) 890-8602

Fortress Information Security


​​Power utilities rely on a digital network of third parti​es to conduct their business.  These third parties provide many benefits, but they also create opportunities for cyber threats. NERC CIP-013-1 requires that you assess cyber security risk to the Bulk Electrical Systems (BES) from vendor products or services.

Fortress Information Security is the only company that connects assets and vendors in a holistic approach.  Fortress currently secures 10% of the US Power Grid with asset and vendor management solutions. Fortress not only works with the third-party vendors to fill in missing information but will also provide continuous monitoring of business and cyber-risk to the network members.

Fortress is launching the new Asset to Vendor Network, that will increase the rate at which organizations can achieve security and compliance and decrease or eliminate their costs.

Member organizations can access vendor and patch data through the Network. The Network replaces the traditional manual process, which is time-consuming and highly subjective, with an accurate, scalable, cost-effective automated solution. It enables standardized risk assessments and vulnerability patch availability. Members of the Asset to Vendor Network will benefit from total cost reduction.

Member organizations have the option to provide their prior completed vendor assessments to the network to be made available to other organizations and receive a royalty on the proceeds. If you would like more information about joining the Asset to Vendor Network for utilities, please contact Fortress Information Security at 407-232-5992, or via email at

FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes. With more than 900 professionals located in 14 countries and 45 offices, our Corporate Finance & Restructuring professionals work closely with clients, partnering with them throughout the value creation lifecycle to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex restructuring, business transformation and transaction challenges and opportunities. Our experts with impact take an industry-first approach, delivering critical solutions in industries, including real estate; retail; automotive; energy, power and products; mining and metals; financial institutions; healthcare; and telecom, media and entertainment.


HomeServe is a leading provider of utility-sponsored home repair solutions serving over 3.6 million customers across North America. Our plans protect homeowners against the expense and inconvenience of gas line, electrical, HVAC and other home emergencies by providing affordable coverage, with no deductibles, and quality repair service by local, licensed and insured technicians. Claims are handled by
live operators 24/7/365. Our customer focus and best-in-class plans drive positive brand attribution to our 500+ municipal, utility and association partners. HomeServe partners report that our plans measurably improve customer satisfaction and create lasting and meaningful customer engagement. For more information visit

Mizuho Americas

Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Learn more at

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2018, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at

Nelson Chang


About NYSE Group
NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group’s equity exchanges -- the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE American, NYSE Arca, NYSE Chicago and NYSE National -- trade more U.S. equity volume than any other exchange group. The NYSE is the premier global venue for capital raising, leading worldwide in IPOs, including technology IPOs. NYSE Arca Options and NYSE Amex Options are leading equity options exchanges. To learn more, visit

About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 and Fortune Future 50 company formed in the year 2000 to modernize markets. ICE serves customers by operating the exchanges, clearing houses and information services they rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global financial and commodity markets. A leader in market data, ICE Data Services serves the information and connectivity needs across virtually all asset classes. As the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, the company raises more capital than any other exchange in the world, driving economic growth and transforming markets.

Oracle Utilities

Oracle Utilities delivers proven applications—on premises and in the cloud—that deliver greater value faster, so that electric, gas and water utilities worldwide can enhance customer experience, increase operational efficiency and achieve performance excellence. From the grid to the customer, Oracle Utilities provides a complete platform of business-critical utility applications that integrate with Oracle’s leading enterprise applications, BI tools, middleware, database technologies, servers and storage. We continue to forge ahead in exploring the latest applications of machine learning, augmented reality, and emerging technologies to deliver leading solutions designed specifically for utilities. We are the largest provider of mission-critical cloud services in the industry today. Find out how we can become your trusted advisor—visit

Guerry Waters

Public Utilities Fortnightly

The publication of record for the utilities industry since 1928. Public Utilities Fortnightly is the platform by which its diverse member organizations express and promote their perspectives on utility regulation and policy. Member organizations include state public utility commissions, state consumer advocate agencies, other state offices, federal agencies, investor-owned, public and cooperative utilities, utility industry associations, vendors and professional firms. 
Joseph Paparello


S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is a leading provider of credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. With more than 1.1 million credit ratings outstanding, approximately 1,400 credit analysts and a presence in 28 countries, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide. Learn more at​&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is a leading provider of credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. With more than 1.1 million credit ratings outstanding, approximately 1,400 credit analysts and a presence in 28 countries, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide. Learn more at​

Gabe Grosberg

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), a Tokyo-based bank holding company that is ranked among the largest 25 banks globally by assets under management.

SMBC Americas Division, with more than 3,000 employees, oversees operations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America. We offer corporate and institutional clients sophisticated and comprehensive financial services around the globe.

For more information about SMBC Group please visit:

Michael  Cummings 

Emily Estevez



Urbint empowers utilities and infrastructure operators to make communities safer and more resilient with AI. Urbint's AI solutions quantify trade-offs between safety, reliability, and affordability — reducing risk across existing programs. Founded in 2015 by Corey Capasso, Urbint is an Energy Impact Partners (EIP) portfolio company and is headquartered in New York, New York.

US Bank

U.S. Bancorp, with 74,000 employees and $482 billion in assets as of June 30, 2019, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its relationship teams, branches and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2019 World’s Most Ethical Company. Visit U.S. Bank at or follow on social media to stay up to date with company news​.

Paul Morrison

A special thanks to EEI’s Financial Conference partners
Fortress Information Security
BNY Mellon
Credit Agricole
Filsinger Energy Partners
S&P Global Ratings
Charles River Associates
FTI Consulting
S&P Global Market Intelligence
U.S. Bank