|NOTE: As of Dec. 31, 2012, NIST no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource. Current information on this subject may be found at SGIP.org.|
| James P. Fama, Vice President, Energy Delivery, Edison Electric Institute||Mr. Fama is Vice President, Energy Delivery, and joined EEI in April 2002. The Energy Delivery group is responsible for all business, regulatory, operational, reliability and public policy matters related to energy delivery. Much of this work focuses on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs).|
Prior to joining EEI, Mr. Fama was Senior Counsel with the Washington, D.C. office of LeBoeuf , Lamb, Greene and MacRae . During his three-year tenure with LeBoeuf , he represented various energy companies in mergers and other transactions, and in matters before FERC and the Florida Public Service Commission.
Prior to joining LeBeouf , Mr. Fama spent two years as Vice President and General Counsel of ECWerks, Inc., a Tampa, Florida e-commerce software company which is now part of CGI Group, Inc., the largest information technology service company in Canada.
Mr. Fama also has served as Deputy General Counsel for Florida Power Corporation in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was the legal officer responsible for managing Florida Power’s legal affairs. During his eight-year tenure with Florida Power, Mr. Fama represented the company in litigation, regulatory, commercial and other legal matters. .
Prior to joining Florida Power, Mr. Fama was Assistant General Counsel for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon, where he was responsible for all legal matters related to power and transmission rates. Mr. Fama was with Bonneville for seven years. .
Mr. Fama began his career as a trial attorney at FERC.
Mr. Fama received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Baltimore.
| Barry Haaser, Lakeview Group||I joined the SGIP process at its inception to support the development of smart grid standards and technology. I am prepared to help the SGIP navigate the next phase in its life cycle as it develops a plan for financial independence. This is an area where I can help the SGIP Governing Board develop its transformative strategy by leveraging my extensive experience creating industry associations. I formed the Lakeview Group three years ago to help bring emerging energy standards and technologies to market. Throughout my career I’ve created and managed multiple industry alliances and trade associations, including the Digital Home Alliance, EIS Alliance, Home Lighting Control Alliance, LonMark International, OpenADR Alliance, SunSpec Alliance and the USNAP Alliance. |
I have a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the Smart Grid, involving from AMI, residential and commercial energy management, home area networks, control networks, demand response, building and industrial automation and renewal energy. Furthermore, I bring 25 years of experience in high tech marketing, business development and association management to the Governing Board.
Prior to forming my own company, I spent 15 years with Echelon Corporation, a leading supplier of automation and smart grid technology, where as an early employee I co-authored the business plan and held a number of marketing and business development positions in the U.S. and Europe. I was previously Vice President of Marketing at Alacritech where we invented TCP/IP off-load engines, enabling the development of IP storage and faster servers. I was the Director of Marketing at Saratoga Systems, an early innovator in customer relationship management software. Previously, I spent several years working for consulting and market research firms in Silicon Valley focused on high technology. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University and a 25-year background involving the development and marketing of numerous standards and technologies.
| Bob Heile, ZigBee Alliance||Bob is a 30-plus year veteran in the field of data communications and wireless data with several articles and workshops to his credit. He is the Chairman and founding member of the ZigBee Alliance, Chair and founding member of the IEEE 802.15 Working Group on WPANs, served as Co-Chair of IEEE P2030 Smart Gird Communications Task Force, and was a founding member of IEEE 802.11. Bob is also a co-founder and Vice-Chair of the Consortium for Smart Energy Proile Interoperability Consortium (CSEP). Currently, Bob is closely involved in many International Smartgrid standards efforts in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia, and is a regularly called upon as both an expert and public speaker regarding smart grid standards and technology deployments. |
As Chairman of the ZigBee Alliance, Bob has been instrumental in guiding the organization to the forefront of Smart Grid standards, and establishing a new paradigm for cooperation in standards and industry organizations.
Before his service as Alliance Chairman, Bob was responsible for wireless opportunity business development with GTE in the late 90s. Bob joined BBN in early 1997, prior to its acquisition by GTE, with the mission of commercializing wireless ad hoc networking and wireless PAN technologies. Prior to GTE, he was VP of Engineering and Business Development for TyLink Corp, a bootstrap start-up in high-speed digital access products and network and circuit management software, and was a co-founder of Windata, Inc., an early developer and manufacturer of wireless LANs. From 1980-1990, Bob was with Codex, a subsidiary of Motorola, where he was VP/GM of the company's modem business.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College and Master of Arts and doctorate degrees in physics from The Johns Hopkins University.
| Samuel C. Sciacca, PE, President, SCS Consulting||Statement Of Qualifications|
Mr. Sciacca is a recognized authority on utility automation and Smart Grid technologies, and has been a speaker/advisor in these topics for over 25 years. From a strong technical background in utility automation, Mr. Sciacca went on to form Automation Technologies and Services, LLC. As CEO of ATS, he led the growth and strategic direction of the company, and planned both merger and acquisition activities of the company and its successors in the Smart Grid market space.
Mr. Sciacca also brings a global perspective to utility automation and Smart Grid efforts, and has spoken at international conferences and gatherings including Latin Smart Grid Forum, Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, European Patent Office, and the Association Française de Normalisation.
In addition to his role as USNC Council Member, Mr. Sciacca is active in several IEEE standards in the utility market space, including serving as chair of IEEE-1686, IEEE PC37.240, and IEEE-2030, the first comprehensive guideline for Smart Grid System Interoperability. He is a graduate of Clarkson University in Power Engineering and a registered Professional Engineer.