RESTON, Va. – The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) has announced four new members of its board, following a recent nomination and election process. The new board members were introduced during ESIG’s annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the group’s 2018 Spring Technical Workshop.
The board of directors serve as industry ambassadors for ESIG and collectively oversee and ensure the association’s operations and strategic growth plan.
The newly elected board members are:
- Ric O’Connell, Executive Director, GridLab
- Elizabeth (Beth) LaRose, General Manager, GE Energy Consulting, GE Power
- William D. D’haeseleer, Full Professor & Director of the University of Leuven Energy Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium
- Mark McGranaghan, Vice President, Integrated Grid, EPRI
“These individuals have made invaluable contributions to the renewable energy industry over many years. We are delighted and honored to have them join our board,” said Mark Ahlstrom, ESIG Board President. “As ESIG continues to grow and evolve, we’ll lean on their extensive industry knowledge and expertise in helping us fulfill our mission of charting the future of energy systems integration and operations.”
Earlier this year, the Energy Systems Integration Group changed its name from Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG), reflecting the non-profit educational association’s support for electric energy systems with higher levels of clean energy and emerging opportunities for coordination between electricity systems, natural gas systems, transportation systems, and a wide range of other energy and infrastructure pathways.
About Energy Systems Integration Group
The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) is a non-profit engineering, resources and education association that holistically serves the energy industry. ESIG’s mission is to chart the future of energy systems integration with a total system approach. ESIG does this by promoting the development and application of engineering and operational practices that support today’s electricity systems and the coordination between the electricity system and natural gas systems, transportation systems and a wide range of other energy and infrastructure pathways. For more information about ESIG, visit www.esig.energy.