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Keynote Speakers 2013
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COL Paul Roege
Chief Operational 
Energy Office
Office of the
Deputy Chief of
Staff, G-4 US Army

Warren Wood
Vice President
Regulatory and
Legislative Affairs
Ameren Missouri


Dan Rastler
Senior Manager
Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources
EPRI

David Hughes
President
Global Sustainability
Research Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 


Colonel Paul E. Roege, P.E.
Chief, Operational Energy Office
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Logistics), US Army

Energy: More Than "How Much"

                   
Presentation


Biography:

Colonel Paul Roege is responsible to synchronize the Army’s activities to meet Operational Energy requirements. 
His office coordinates near-term initiatives and long-range efforts to develop and field energy-related capabilities
in support of Army operations.  His goal is to enable Army units to maximize their net capability through “energy-
informed operations,” and to integrate energy into the Army’s culture, budget, training and other business processes.

This work builds upon his recent (2009-2011) work as Special Assistant to the Director, Army Capabilities Integration
Center, where he led development and communication of the Army’s Operational Energy strategies, concepts and
requirements. As a long-term vision, COL Roege is facilitating development of a new global architecture concept for
energy systems and applications that will provide a flexible, networked functionality modeled after modern energy
systems.

In 33 years as an Army officer, Colonel Roege has served in a progression of staff and command assignments,
primarily in the Corps of Engineers.  He led a bridge platoon in Germany; commanded a combat engineer company
in Massachusetts and Honduras, and managed construction projects in the Far East, Middle East and Africa.

Since his transition to reserve status, COL Roege has served in several Corps of Engineers districts, the US
European Command and the Army staff.  He has been mobilized five times.  In 1991, he managed Army facilities at
the Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, NJ, and in 2003, authored the US Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to rebuild oil
systems in Iraq.  From 2007-2009, he provided senior leadership in the Army’s effort to combat weapons of mass
destruction.  Most recently, he served at the Army Capabilities Integration Center at Fort Monroe, VA, and is now
assigned to the Army Operational Energy Office under the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4.

In his civilian career, Colonel Roege has led engineering organizations in the energy industry and managed research,
development and engineering projects related to nuclear fuel cycle, advanced armor and other military applications.
In 2003, he organized a consortium of national laboratories to assist in defeating improvised explosive devices, and
has collaborated on a number of technology initiatives to protect against weapons of mass destruction and
electromagnetic effects.

Colonel Roege is a Michigan native, a 1979 graduate of the US Military Academy and a registered professional engineer. 
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston University and the degree of Nuclear Engineer from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Colonel Roege’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf
luster, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Army Commendation Medal.  He was a National Science Foundation
Scholar and received the BG Counts award for nuclear physics from the US Military Academy in 1979.

 

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Warren Wood
Vice President
Regulatory and Legislative Affairs
Ameren Missouri
                                                       
Presentation


Biography:

Warren Wood was employed by Ameren Missouri as Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs in 2010.  In this role
he oversees state legislative and regulatory policy development and compliance for the Company.  He is a registered
professional engineer with a background in utility infrastructure design, construction and operation.

In 1987, Warren received a degree in Civil Engineering with honors from the University of Missouri at Columbia.  Upon
graduation, he was employed by Black & Veatch and worked in the Energy and Environmental divisions of this consulting
firm for a little over ten years.

While at Black & Veatch Warren designed a wide range of power generation and water treatment associated facilities, acted
as an engineering liaison between design and joint venture partner offices, developed specifications, designed structural
elements and mechanical systems, drafted engineering drawings, and wrote customer computer programs to assist in solving
many types of engineering problems.  His work while at Black & Veatch focused on new and retrofit work on coal, combustion
turbine, and nuclear power plant projects. 

Warren worked for Questec Engineering in Columbia, Missouri in 1997 and 1998.  While at Questec he was a project manager
in charge of design, site development and completion of numerous types of engineering projects for industrial, commercial and
residential customers.

Warren worked for the Missouri Public Service Commission (“Commission”) for a little over eight years.  Initially he was hired as
a Regulatory Engineer in the Procurement Analysis Department of the Commission.  Warren was later employed as the Natural
Gas Department Manager, promoted to the newly created Energy Department Manager position and was later promoted to
Utility Operations Division Director.  As the Utility Operations Division Director he oversaw the day-to-day activities of the
Operations Division, regularly participated in Commission policy development efforts, participated in discussions and gave
presentations to stakeholder groups and legislative committees, conducted roundtables and facilitated rulemaking workshops. 
While at the Commission he participated in several USAID missions focused on energy infrastructure, policy and regulation that
took him to Rwanda, Zambia, Serbia and Jamaica. 

He was employed by the Missouri Public Utility Alliance in 2007 and later employed as President of the Missouri Energy
Development Association (“MEDA”).  He left MEDA in 2010 to work for Ameren Missouri. 

Warren lives on a small farm north of Jefferson City where his wife grew up.  Their small farm includes large raised bed
gardens, fruit trees, goats and chickens.  Warren and his wife Lisa have been married for almost 30 years and have 3 boys, all
Eagle Scouts.

 

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Dan Rastler
Senior Manager
Energy Storage and
Distributed Energy Resources
Power Delivery & Utilization
                                                                 
Presenation

Biography:

Dan Rastler is a Senior Manager in the Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources program at the Electric Power
Research Institute (EPRI). He is currently leading new initiatives and demonstration projects  in Energy Storage and
Distributed Generation including a utility scale 1 MW / 2 MWh Li-ion Energy Storage Demonstration Initiative.

Rastler’s previous experience at EPRI has included program management of EPRI’s Energy Storage and Distributed Energy
Resources programs; program management of a technology incubator program within EPRI Solutions and management of the
Fuel Cell and Renewable Energy programs.  He has managed research efforts involving energy storage, distributed generation,
and fuel cell systems development & demonstrations, technology assessments, economic & market analyses, electrical
integration studies, and distributed generation and energy storage hardware demonstration projects.

Rastler joined EPRI in 1981 as a Project Manager in the Fuel Cell program.  Mr. Rastler conceived, developed and grew EPRI’s
Distributed Energy and Energy Storage programs to provide a portfolio of products and services to the U.S. electric power
industry.  Rastler is a world-recognized authority on enegy storage, distributed generation and emerging alternative clean
energy technologies.

Prior to joining EPRI, Rastler spent five years with General Electric where he was both a project and program manager in GE’s
Nuclear Power Business.

Rastler holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s degree in
mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

He has published over 100 reports on distributed   energy resources and energy storage and has been quoted and published
frequently in the press, including Public Utility Fortnightly, The Economist, and Newsweek.

 

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David Hughes
President

Global Sustainability Research Inc.

Shale Gas and Tight Oil: A Panacea for the Energy Woes of America?

           
Presentation

Abstract

Biography:

David Hughes is a geoscientist who has studied the energy resources of Canada for nearly four decades, including 
32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager. He developed the National Coal
Inventory to determine the availability and environmental constraints associated with Canada’s coal resources. As
Team Leader for Unconventional Gas on the Canadian Gas Potential Committee, he coordinated the recent publication
of a comprehensive assessment of Canada’s unconventional natural gas potential. Over the past decade, he has
researched, published and lectured widely on global energy and sustainability issues in North America and internationally.
He is a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and his work has been featured in the popular press, radio, television and
other public media. He is currently president of Global Sustainability Research Inc, a consultancy dedicated to research
on energy and sustainability issues.

 

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