Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Michael Pesin is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Advanced Grid Engineering Research and Development Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Mr. Pesin is responsible for providing oversight and direction for programs developing next generation electricity delivery technologies and supporting activities to accelerate their introduction to the marketplace.
Mr. Pesin has over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry directing development and execution of advanced technology programs. Prior to joining DOE Mr. Pesin spent most of his career leading technology organizations at electric utilities where he led technology strategy development, managed research and development programs, and directed strategic programs and demonstration projects including substation and distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure, communication networks and cybersecurity, energy storage, microgrids, electric vehicles, transactive energy, and other advanced technologies.
Previously Mr. Pesin was also founder and president of a management consulting firm working in US and internationally with electric utilities, technology companies, and investors. He was a board member at a number of technology organizations, is actively involved with many electric power industry groups, and is frequent speaker at industry events.