Joel Westvold brings a unique perspective to addressing smart grid issues facing utilities based upon his 30 years of experience implementing programs at utilities and providing technology solutions to utility customers. Joel has experience in a senior management capacity for a large electric utility as well as executive management experience with a technology solutions provider to the utility industry. During his 20-year career at Portland General Electric, Joel led a team that implemented an award winning AMI project that involved the installation of over 800,000 electric meters, the network to communicate with the meters and integration of the technology with utility systems to gain the most financial benefit and efficiency possible. In his role with a technology provider prior to joining Excergy in 2015, Joel led teams of engagement directors and project managers in the delivery of nearly a hundred smart grid projects, including an area of focus on several large projects of over 1 million meters/endpoints. Joel is passionate about doing everything possible to see clients succeed in their smart grid projects. He brings a number of skills ranging from project management, engineering expertise, strong people management, and communications at all levels within the organization to assure that success is achieved. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University.