Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment and Commerce

Predicting the Electricity System of the Future: Understanding the Relationship between Innovation and Policy

  • 05 Dec 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Rome Building Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036


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Hugh Chen

Deputy Director for Finance, Incentives, and Program Analysis
Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
U.S Department of Energy

Jeanette Pablo
General Counsel and Senior Associate
Energy Future Initiatives

Andrew Wills
Government Relations Director and Counsel
American Public Power Association

Anand Subbiah
Executive Director
Mclean Development Group
Board Memeber, AE2C

During AE2C's annual policy dialogue at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies, AE2C program chair will engage with experts at Hugh Chen and Jeanette Pablo to discuss the how the relationship between energy market disruptions and changes to regulatory systems can benefit energy market participants. Our distinguished panelists, who have leadership experience in major U.S. government, academia, and private sector organizations, will discuss the interplay between regulatory policies, technology, and innovation. Topics of discussion may include smart grids, the increased use of renewable and distributed energy resources, and national security imperatives. This event is co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Energy and Environment Club, and the Energy Bar Association, and is open to the public. Attendees are invited to continue the discussion during a brief reception following the program.

Date and Time: December 5, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm 

Venue: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Rome Building Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 Please register below today. Please contact with any questions.


Anand Subbiah, Executive Director, Mclean Development Group

Anand Subbiah has over 25 years of experience advising the energy and environmental industry. Mr. Subbiah has worked with various consulting firms including Navigant Consulting, Bechtel and Nexant, before starting his own energy consulting practice. Mr. Subbiah has worked with clients in both the public and private sectors, and is an advisor to multilateral banks and donor agencies such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development. Mr. Subbiah has worked in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and North and South America. Mr. Subbiah has degrees in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, India, an MBA in finance from the University of Vienna & Vienna Institute of Technology, Austria, and was a researcher at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University, USA.


Hugh Chen, Deputy Director for Finance, Incentives, and Program Analysis, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S Department of Energy

Hugh Chen is the Deputy Director for Finance, Incentives, and Program Analysis within the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the U.S. Department of Energy. Within the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, Mr. Chen leads an office that provides independent analysis on energy-related markets, policies, and investments that support the nation’s energy goals. Prior to joining the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, Mr. Chen was the Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E) within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for goals, performance, and investment decision analysis across DOE’s efforts in clean energy, national security, and basic research.

Prior to DOE, Mr. Chen spent five years in the Pentagon as a Senior Analyst with Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he led analytical teams into Iraq and Afghanistan to assess intelligence operations and drive DOD investment decisions. Mr. Chen has a BS in Chemistry from Stanford University and a PhD in Climate Physics and Chemistry from MIT.

Jeanette Pablo, General Counsel and Senior Associate, Energy Future

Jeanette Pablo is General Counsel and Senior Associate for the Energy Future Initiatives, a new not-for-profit started by former Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz dedicated to driving innovation in energy technology, policy and business models. Ms. Pablo joined EFI from the U.S. Department of Energy, where she was the Acting Deputy Director for Energy Systems within the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and oversaw technical analysis, analytic support, and policy advice relating to the nation’s energy systems and infrastructures, as well as a variety of threats and risks to that system. Ms. Pablo is an attorney with over 20 years of experience analyzing federal policy trends and providing technical and strategic advice to electric, gas, and water utilities, including PNM Resources, American Water Company, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ms. Pablo has a BA with a concentration in Soviet and East European Studies from the University of Virginia where she was an Echols Scholar, an MA in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Andrew Wills
, Government Relations Director and Counsel, American Public Power Association

Andrew Wills is Director of Government Relations and Counsel for the American Public Power Association (APPA), where he works on issues related to distributed generation, telecommunications, electric vehicles, drones, and NERC Reliability Standards. Mr. Wills joined APPA from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), where he served as Associate Counsel and advised on the industry-led Reliability Standard development process and corporate governance issues pertinent to NERC and its eight regional entities. Prior to NERC, Mr. Wills was a law clerk for corporate counsel at Georgia Transmission Corporation, a summer associate for the energy boutique Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke, and an adjunct fellow at the American Security Project. Mr. Wills has a BS in political science from the University of Georgia, and a JD from the University of Georgia School of Law. 

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