The Evolving US Electric Grid 2021

April 21, 2021

The past, present, and future of the grid and demand-side energy management

Each of the six deregulated energy markets and their grid operators in the US have been tested in recent years, pushed to the limit by catastrophic weather events, rising demand, and the challenge of integrating renewables and other clean resources. 

As the country progresses in its third decade of energy market deregulation, a question that’s been asked of late is whether or not competitive energy markets can provide the US electric grid with the energy and the resilience it needs to sustain its evolution toward a carbon-free future. 

CPower’s Ken Schisler and Mathew Sachs are ready to answer this and other questions about the evolving grid, energy markets, and how organizations can position themselves for success with demand-side energy management in 2021 and beyond. 

This 30-minute webinar covers:

  • The future trajectory of the grid: What will the omnidirectional grid of tomorrow look like?
  • How commercial organizations can achieve their sustainability goals with demand-side energy management.
  • The importance of FERC Order 2222 and what it means for organizations participating in demand-side energy management
  • There will also be an open question and answer session at the end of the webinar.



Mathew Sachs 

Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development, CPower

Over the last 15 years, Mr. Sachs has developed a proven track record of building cleantech businesses through investment, partnership, and organic sales growth. He served with National Grid Ventures as Vice President for Distributed Energy, and has led originations for KRoad DG, a private equity platform focused on energy; Yingli Green Energy as Vice President, Corporate Development; Vice President, Sales & Commercial Operations; and Director, Business Development. Mr. Sachs graduated With Distinction of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management Master of Business Administration. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Buffalo with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. 

Ken Schisler 

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, CPower

Ken Schisler is the Vice President for Regulatory and Government Affairs for CPower Energy Management.  Ken has worked to advance public policy and market integration of distributed energy resources and advanced energy technologies for over 15 years.  Prior to his private-sector career, Ken served as Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission and as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates.  Ken earned a bachelor of science degree from Salisbury University and juris doctorate with honor from the University of Maryland School of Law.


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