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Michael Stadler
Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California
Michael Stadler is a Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA and the General Manager of the Center for Energy and innovative Technologies, Austria. He studied at the Vienna University of Technology, from which he holds a Masters degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. summa cum laude in energy economics. Michael published more than 110 papers, journal papers, reports, as well as five software tools in his 9 year career so far. He published or contributed to 12 high-level international journal papers, e.g. contributions for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE), IEEE, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, or the International Journal of Electronic Business Management (IJBM). In recent years, Michael has been focusing more and more on microgrids and smart grids as well as combined heat and power (CHP), which is considered as efficiency measure to reduce CO2 emissions and he has become a leader in the analytical / mathematical research on distributed generation (DG) with and without CHP. The most recent DG and electric vehicle publications are in the international journal “European Transactions on Electrical Power 2009, Special Issue on Microgrids and Energy Management” or “IEEE Transactions on Power Systems” as well as at the “2nd European Conference on SmartGrids and EMobility”,2010, Brussels. Currently, he is also working on a microgrid book with other leading researchers from Europe and the US. He also became a leader in modeling of new energy policy measures to encourage DG adoption, e.g. by feed-in tariffs. In a public hearing of the California Energy Commissions he presented his results in front of the Commissioner Jeffry D. Byron in July 2009.

Jasna Tomic
Fuels Program Manager, CALSTART
Jasna Tomic is Fuels Program Manager at Calstart, a non-profit organization dedicated to alternative transportation solutions and technologies. Her interest is in practical alternative transportation solutions involving new technologies and alternative fuels. Dr. Tomic’s expertise includes research in vehicles-to-grid power (V2G) — innovative use of electric-drive vehicles as distributed power generation sources. Her other areas of focus include Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF), a national program to speed the production and commercialization of heavy-duty hybrid trucks and use of alternative fuels (e.g. biofuels, electricity) in transportation. She holds a Ph.D. in Fuel Science from The Pennsylvania State University and has over 15 years experience working in the field of energy and fuels. She previously held positions as Research Scientist at University of Delaware, Princeton University, and French Institute of Petroleum.

Diane Wittenberg
Chairman, California Plug-in Vehicle Collaborative
Diane Wittenberg is the Executive Director and Chairman of the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative (PEVC). The Collaborative is a public-private partnership of automotive companies, California utilities, electric charging network providers, environmental organizations, NGOs, California legislators and regulators, and other thought leaders. These organizations have come together to help ensure a successful and sustainable plug-In electric vehicle (PEV) market in California.
The Collaborative recently released TAKING CHARGE: Establishing California Leadership in the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Marketplace. The strategic plan identifies challenges and makes 10 broad recommendations and 31 specific actions to facilitate mass-market adoption of PEVs in California. Copies of the report can be downloaded at www.pevcollaborative.org.
Diane has served as Executive Director of The Climate Registry, a GHG registry governed by many states and provinces. Before that, she was President of the California Climate Action Registry. Previously, she was a Vice President of Edison International and president of Edison EV.

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