Industry Experts

Aditi Pathak

Assistant Manager - IESA Academy

Aditi joined Customized Energy Solutions in January 2022 and is responsible for Business Development activities for IESA and IESA Academy, which include building skill-development ecosystem, brainstorming and executing IESA Academy initiatives, on-boarding experts, partners & members and promoting IESA Academy courses.

Prior to joining CES, Aditi has worked in the domain of energy through project estimation, project tracking, proposal writing and business development activities in the space of Bio-CNG projects.

Aditi is passionate about working in the energy domain. She has completed her B.E. in Electronics & Telecommunication and MBA in Operations Management, both from Pune University. She is also a certified Energy Manager and aspires to provide substantial contribution towards greener, sustainable future.

Aditya Prasad Palavai

Consultant - Emerging Technologies

Aditya joined CES in October of 2021 as a consultant for the Emerging Technologies team. He brings with him experience of working on projects related to policy advisory, techno-commercial analysis, strategy roadmaps, forecasting, capability development, and legal analysis. His technical skillsets include data analysis and visualization using PYTHON and RSTUDIO, EXCEL modelling, advanced automation using VBA and financial modelling.

Prior to joining CES, Aditya worked as a consultant for Ricardo Energy & Environment and as an engineer for Cummins India Technologies Ltd.

Aditya holds a post-graduation diploma, with a specialization in sustainable management, bestowed by the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM L) and a Bachelor of Technology degree (Mechanical Engineering) bestowed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT G).

Akankshya Tripathy

Retail Operations Analyst

Akankshya joined CES on June 15, 2022 as a Retail Operations Data Analyst, where her role handles Power BI dashboard building, developing, supporting, and billing analysing.

She has over 3 years of job experience, starting work after finishing her bachelor’s degree. She received her Tech graduate degree from KIIT UNIVERSITY, Bhubaneswar in 2019 in Core Electrical Engineering. She has some experience from previous internships with TATA Steel in the past in the areas of HITACHI drives using PLC, and use of electrical measuring instruments. She also has been involved in major final year projects during her graduation in the design of grid-tied PV/Wind Battery System using MATLAB Simulation.

Prior to joining CES, Akankshya worked for Protiviti as a Business Intelligence Analyst (International Reporting) and Extramarks Education Pvt Ltd as a Business Operations/MIS Analyst. Her skill sets include Power BI Dashboards and Reports, DAX, Power Apps, Advanced Excel, Macros, SharePoint, Salesforce, ERP, Data Analytics, Modelling, and Interpretation using CRM, OMS, Visual Studio, DAX Studio, Power BI, and more.

Akansha Mishra

SQL Server Developer

Akansha joined CES in May 2018 as a SQL Server Developer. She has a background in development and testing of ETL processes, business intelligence and data warehousing. Akansha completed her Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering from UPTU University, India.

Akash Saraf

Senior Analyst

Akash joined Customized Energy Solutions as a senior analyst in May 2021. He works on manufacturing consulting and supply chain research related to emerging energy storage technologies, electric mobility markets and technologies.

Prior to joining CES, he worked at New Jersey Innovation Institute as a product development engineer. He worked on developing new solar products, driving the product migration from the research and development phase to high volume manufacturing, diagnosing and resolving technical issues and collaborating with a cross-geographical team of scientists and engineers from Germany (CTF Solar) and China (China Triumph International Engineering Co., Ltd.) to build an adaptive production line for solar modules. He has several publications in the photovoltaics research and development domain that are published in international journals and conferences.

He has a master’s degree in power and energy systems engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, India.

Akshay Jain

Business Analyst

Akshay works as a business analyst at Customized Energy Solutions. He joined CES in September 2020. He is involved in scheduling operations and demand response programme of energy storage systems in electricity markets. He comes with 8+ years of experience of IT utility domain especially of smart grid, meter data management, workflow management system & customer care & billing solution.

Prior to joining CES, Akshay worked with a MNC in Business and IT Consulting space and has served utility clients in all major markets including USA, UK and Asia Pacific.

Akshay holds master’s in business administration (Power) from University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Akshay Kulkarni

QA Testing Analyst

Akshay joined CES in January 2022 as QA Testing Analyst. He has previous experience in ETL/BI testing, database testing, manual testing, and Unix in telecom domain project.

Akshay has experience in sanity, functional, non-functional, rand regression testing. He has worked on tools like SSIS, HPALM, MS Power BI, and Soap UI. He was involved in Agile + Waterfall, OSS, Siebel CRM, BSS, and Mediation.

Akshay Kumar

Asst. Manager - eMobility

Akshay Kumar works as Assistant Manager – E-Mobility at Customised Energy Solutions / India Energy Storage Alliance. He has expertise in strategic consulting and market analysis in the electric mobility domain. He has more than three years of focused work experience in the energy & mobility sector in the field of policy, regulatory, government advocacy and strategic planning.

His main field of knowledge includes electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, smart grid and connected technologies required to ensure a smooth transition to a smarter future.

He holds a master’s degree in Automotive Engineering from Birmingham City University, United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharda University, Noida.

Alan Ackerman

Director of Regulatory Affairs - NYISO

Alan joined Customized Energy Solutions in October 2007 and began actively participating in the NYISO stakeholder process where market rules are developed and implemented. He provides reporting and consulting services to clients in the NYISO market, with detailed analysis that helps those clients make informed business decisions related to New York’s wholesale electricity markets. Alan is the current chair of the NYISO’s Budget and Priorities Working Group and Bylaws Subcommittee and is a past chair of the Price Responsive Load Working Group, the Business Issues Committee, and the Management Committee.

Prior to joining Customized Energy Solutions, Alan worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Alan earned his BA from Penn State University and his MBA from Binghamton University.

Alan Hunt

System Operator

Alan Hunt joined Customized Energy Solutions as a System Operator in April of 2022. Prior to joining CES, Alan worked as an Electrical Engineering Associate at Burns Engineering, Inc and specialized in the analysis, design, and construction of advanced power systems. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering.

Aleksa Timilic

QA Analyst

Aleksa graduated Mercyhurst University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Competitive Intelligence and minor in Information Technology. Prior to graduation, Aleksa worked at Mercyhurst IT department for 2 years and had a 1-year internship at a cyber-security company MCPc. After graduation, he worked at LogisticsPlus for a little under 2 years prior to joining CES as a QA Analyst in April 2022.

Alex Bykovsky

Senior Programmer Analyst

Alexander joined CES in September 2013.  He is working on several internet applications with the main focus on CES | GREEN.  Alexander has a background in desktop and web programming. He worked for software, banking and engineering businesses.  For the past 16 years, Alexander had developed many successful web portals and tools for the companies he worked for – Thomson Financial, Lehman Brothers, Panasonic Avionics and others.

In 2001 Alexander, alongside his partner, started a company developing and selling AJAX web frameworks and tools. The company was created several years before technology was accepted and implemented by Microsoft.

Alexander has a MS in Computer Science from National Technical University of Ukraine.

Alex Hoatson

Scheduling Coordinator

Alex joined CES in 2016 as a System Operator on the 24 hour renewable generation monitoring desk.  His responsibilities include the monitoring of wind turbines at 8 different sites located in the United States, communicating with wind park technicians at each site, as well as curtailing, remote resetting, and reporting on the condition and performance of the sites he oversees.  He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Administration from Marywood University and worked as a commodity futures trader before joining CES, while maintaining an active music career as a guitarist.

Alex Wimmer

Complex Billing Manager

Alex joined Customized Energy Solutions in May 2018.  As part of the Retail Energy Services team, Alex will be managing the complex billing process, focusing on exceeding our SLA’s, automation and scalability.  Alex came to CES with 20 years experience in the Retail Electric industry, from EDI development with PSEG, leading operations/billing teams with PPLSolutions/Hansen Technologies and automating operations processes within Talen Energy.  Alex graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Economics.


Alex Zhuravel

Database Administrator

Alex joined Customized Energy Solutions in March 2019.  He works for the Infrastructure Team as a database administrator. Alex has over 10 years of database administration experience. Prior to joining CES he worked as a programmer/analyst. Alex graduated from Temple University with BS in electrical engineering and MS from New Jersey Institute of Technology in computer and Information Sciences.

Alexander Kravchenko

Senior Software Engineer

Alex joined Customized Energy Solutions in February 2016. He is responsible for Development, Maintenance, Change Management, QA, Deployment and 24/7 support of CESGREEN application.

Prior to joining CES Alex worked as IT contractor on US Army projects.

Alex spend 14 years working as Sr. Web Developer at UBS Bank where he was responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting critical J2EE and Mainframe banking and brokerage applications.

Alex has a MS in Computer Science from Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Aliza Khan

Junior Billing Analyst

Aliza Khan joined Customized Energy Solutions as Junior Billing Analyst in July 2018. Aliza provides billing support for the retail team and focuses on complex billing and bill ready (EDI bills) process. Prior to working at CES, she worked for Thomas Cook process for credit control team and managed account receivable debt. Aliza attended University of Pune and has her MBA in Finance.

Amit Gosavi

Business Analyst

Amit Gosavi has over 8 years of experience in NBFC, healthcare, Agri-tech, advertising, and ERP. His previous roles involved client interaction and understanding their needs and market research. He is also well-versed with SDLC lifecycle. He handled clients from Middle East, France, Australia, Africa, Sri Lanka and India. Amit holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Pune University.

Anand Thite

Software Developer
Anand joined CES in January 2019 as a Software Developer. Prior to joining CES, Anand has worked in financial and insurance technology domains. He has about 8 years of full stack software development experience and is currently working in the Retail Services – CES Blue team. He is responsible for developing software applications and contributing to the increasing technology needs of the company.

Andrea Calo

Director, Market Intelligence - Mexico

Andrea Calo is the Director of Mexico Market Intelligence with Customized Energy Solutions where she focuses on analyzing and reporting on the Mexican electricity market rules, their implementation and implications, helping clients navigate the complicated labyrinth of regulations, manuals and processes.

She has an extensive background in the energy industry in LATAM. Before working with CES Andrea worked for Duke Energy International, where among other responsibilities she led efforts for business development in Colombia and Mexico, and prior to that was Legal Director at Enron Argentina, and in-house counsel for multinational energy corporations in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Andrea earned her J.D and Postgraduate Degree in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Buenos Aires. She also holds a Mediation Degree with Specialization in Corporate Mediation from the Buenos Aires Bar Association School of Mediation, and is a Licensed Mediator before the Argentine Ministry of Justice. She is also co-founder and board member of the International Society for Mexico Energy (ISME).

Andreas Sakellaris

Director - Emerging Technologies (East)

Andreas joined CES in 2023 and is an energy expert with a proven track record of bringing complex energy projects to fruition in diverse and challenging environments across the world. He has closed $1.5B worth of PPA transactions for power deals in 20 countries through Telkes, the energy advisory firm he founded. Although most of these deals were in the US and Europe, Andreas also negotiated PPAs written in Spanish (Latin America & Spain), Portuguese (Brazil) and French (France and Belgium).

Andreas previously worked for Holcim, Bain & Company, Schlumberger and energy startups Aqylon and LevelTen. Andreas has a Bachelors’ in Chemical Engineering from Princeton and a Masters’ in Renewable Energy Science from Ecole Polytechnique. His mission is to advance renewable energy through innovative ways that use the latest technology. Andreas is professionally fluent in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese, and also speaks some Romanian and Greek.

Andrew Elliott

Director of Business Development/ Wholesale Services

Andrew joined Customized Energy Solutions in 2020.   Andrew is responsible for the company’s business development activities related to wholesale energy services, which includes generation-asset management services and related energy management services for generation owners, large commercial and industrial companies, and load serving entities.

Andrew brings over twenty years of experience in the electricity and natural gas markets across North America.  His core expertise is in the power sector with deep experience in both the wholesale and retail markets.  Prior to joining Customized Energy Solutions, Andrew has led several functions including portfolio-risk management, origination, trading and asset management activities for ENGIE Resources, Reliant Energy, Duke Energy Trading and Marketing and 174 Power Global.  Andrew holds a BA in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Houston.


Andrew Seepes

Junior QA Analyst

Andrew’s career at Customized Energy Solutions began as an intern, signing on towards the end of October 2018. He started working with the Retail Billing group but transitioned to a full time QA Analyst role after graduation. His responsibilities include writing test cases and requirements, analyzing system functionality and testing throughout multiple environments.

Prior to joining CES, he had two internships at UPS and Deacom, a startup ERP solutions firm. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys rooting for the Sixers and traveling to new places. He received a BS in Management Information Systems from Temple University.


Angela Hedemann

Data Analyst

Angela joined Customized Energy Solutions in February 2020 as a data analyst on the Retail Operations team. She is responsible for client support and problem resolution and testing functions to support Retail Operations.

Prior to joining CES, Angela worked as an EDI analyst and supplier support lead for UGI Utilities, Inc. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Penn State University and a master’s degree in Energy Economics from the University of Milan.

Anh Tuan Nguyen


Anh has more than 8 years of experience in testing, especially in web and mobile application. He was a senior QC at Pear Therapeutics, a product company of the health care providers industry.

Anh earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and graduated from International University – VNU – HCM in 2013.

Aniket Kotpalliwar

Business Intelligence Analyst

Aniket Kotpalliwar joined CES in February 2023 as a Business Intelligence Analyst. His areas of expertise include BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx along with techno functional experience in the areas of business consulting and analytics.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from G.H Raisoni college of Engineering, Nagpur and a post graduate diploma in international business from Pune university.

Prior to joining CES, Aniket worked for a luxury brand Swarovski as a Project Coordinator for five years, and before that he also had a short stint with an Oil & gas company Dodsal Group in UAE as an Interface coordinator.

Anil Jadhav

Lab Analyst

Anil works as a Lab Analyst at CES. He Joined Customized Energy Solutions in Jan 2019. He is part of the Technical Teams, battery & Solar Testing Laboratory at CES Pune.

Prior to joining CES, he has more than 2 years of experience in Solar sector, Renewable Energy, Machine Shop & Utility maintenance.

He has graduated from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Electronics & Power Engineering.

Anil Palase

Office Assistant

Anil joined Customized Energy Solutions in July 2015 and works in the India as Office Assistant. He began his career with Customized Energy Solutions and is responsible for office management and day to day routine work like inventory management, keeping records, document management etc.

Anil Shelar

Lead Database Developer

Anil joined CES in February 2021 as a Lead Database Developer. He has been working for CES as a contractor since July 2019. He has 12 years of experience in Software Development. He has a background in development and testing of ETL processes, business intelligence, SQL Server, and data warehousing. Anil has completed his Bachelors in Information Technology from Pune University, India.

Anila Vangjeli

Marketing Manager

Anila Vangjeli joined Customized Energy Solutions as Marketing Manager in May 2017. Anila provides marketing support to all CES Business Lines. She is responsible for conferences, the creation of new and improved marketing materials, digital marketing and more.

Anjan Kumar Merkap

Consultant - Emerging Technologies

Anjan Kumar Merkap has over 6 years of experience, working across renewable energy, industrial automation, and financial services. Anjan is an experienced professional in the clean tech domain, covering e-mobility, energy storage and smart grids. Previously he has worked with companies like Panitek Power, CRISIL, Yokogawa and Grasim Industries. Anjan has completed Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology and holds an MBA in Finance and Business Analytics from IMT Nagpur.

Ankitkumar Maddewad

Software Developer

Ankit works as a full-time Software Developer at Customized Energy Solutions. He joined CES in December 2021. His main responsibilities at CES include software development and enhancement for the COMETS suite of tools. He works with optimization and deep learning models geared towards optimization of energy storage resource.

Prior to joining CES, he worked on full-stack development of a trading BOT for the Indian stock exchange. He also worked on the implementation of double auction in the energy market, weighing several bidding strategies to identify the optimal one and deploying it on the Ethereum blockchain through a smart contract.

FinTech, Data Science, and Blockchain Technology are three of his areas of interest.

In 2021, he received his master’s degree in electrical engineering with specialization in control systems from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute(VJTI), Mumbai. Throughout the coursework, his research focused on the applications of machine learning algorithms to electrical systems.

Ann Yu

Sr. Consultant - Emerging Technologies

As a senior consultant, Ann assists clients with evaluating the costs and benefits of emerging technologies under different market structures. Ann has extensive experience in modeling the technical and economic aspects of energy storage and other emerging technologies. Her work includes developing use cases and value proposition of integrating energy storage with renewable energy projects and evaluating the technical capabilities of various types of energy storage technologies in both structured markets and isolated electric grids. Prior to joining Customized, Ann helped a leading energy storage manufacturer evaluate new market opportunities and manage operating projects. She holds an MS in Civil Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelors’ degree in Physics from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Anurag Jain

Training Coordinator - IESA

Arindam Kumar Jha


Arindam joined Customized Energy Solutions in April 2021 and works in the India operations as a Manager. At CES, he is responsible of business development for open access clients, Renewable Energy Market (REC), Demand Response (DR), deciding bidding strategies for clients, contract management, and operational aspects of power trading and regulatory assistance to the clients.

Prior to joining CES, Arindam worked for a power trading company in Bangalore, India for two and a half years. He was involved in REC’S trading, and contract management.

Arindam holds a master’s in business administration (power) from the National Power Training Institute (NPTI) and a bachelor of engineering in electrical engineering.



Ashkan Farazmand

Senior Consultant, Congestion Management

Ashkan joined the Congestion Management group at CES in June 2016. He has a diverse background in Energy Markets Analysis, Quantitative Finance, and Financial Modeling. Ashkan assists clients with managing market risk exposure through ARR’s and FTR’s products. In addition, as a technical expert in power market studies, he supports clients with various consulting projects such as Transmission Congestion Analysis, Production Cost Modeling, Power Flow Analysis, and Available Transfer Capability Calculations. 

Before joining CES, Ashkan held positions as Transmission and Research Engineer at power market consulting firms, supporting power trading activities in various ISO’s. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Finance from New York University. 

Ashok Thakur

Manager, Communications & Marketing

Ashok Thakur joined Customized Energy Solutions in February 2018 and is responsible to develop the ETN publication and events. He has wide experience in B2B media and worked for several international publications and events. He held the position of General Manager Sales and Marketing in Vogel Business Media Group headquartered in Würzburg, Germany and has done various consulting projects with international media house and exhibition companies. Throughout his career, he has developed publications and conferences for the Logistics-supply chain, Chemical engineering, Manufacturing technologies, Pharmaceuticals, Oil and Gas, Process Engineering, HVCA & R, Machining and Tooling, Renewable industries to name a few.  

Ashok holds an MBA degree in Marketing from Mumbai University and did his Bachelors in Physics. 

Atul Meshram

Technical Analyst

Atul Meshram joined Customized Energy Solutions in October 2022 as Technical Analyst. He has over 5 years of experience in research and analysis in electrochemical properties of electrodeposited metallic coatings and metal matrix composites. He also has over 2 years research in model biogas undergoing carbon dry reforming of nickel-alumina pellet catalyst in a fixed bed reactor. He has multiple journal publications in international journals in materials engineering and a conference submission for an international conference in microscopy and microanalysis.

Atul worked a 9-month internship and onsite experience in Manufacturing and Engineering Services that involved installation and service at Honeywell Automation India Ltd. Pune and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., Mangalore, Karnataka. He also was part of a one-year simulation course (ASPEN-HYSYS software) under Honeywell Automation India Ltd. Pune & petrochemical engineering dept, M.I.T, Pune (MOU).

Atul has his Master of Technology with a focus in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) and his Bachelor of Engineering with a focus in petrochemical engineering from M.I.T Pune (Pune University). He’s currently in the process of receiving his Doctorate at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research Dept.

Avanthika Satheesh

Industry Research Manager

Avanthika Satheesh joined Customized Energy Solutions as Senior Energy Analyst in August 2018. Today, Avanthika is working as an Industry Research Manager. Prior to joining CES, Avanthika was Senior Analyst at India Energy Storage Alliance in Pune, India. Avanthika has brought over nine years of experience in the Energy and Power systems sector in market research and strategic consulting.

Avanthika has a bachelor of technology in electrical engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, a post graduate diploma in business administration and operations management from Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning, and a master’s of engineering from Anna University.

Baker Veidt

OCC Operator

Baker joined Customized Energy Solutions in June 2022 as a Generation Operator on the OCC Desk. Before joining the CES Team, Baker was a Virtual Solar Control Room Operator for Miller Bros Solar.

Baker has a background in the power plant industry, getting his start with Wheelabrator Technologies as an Overhead Crane Operator and Assistant Utility Operator in Westville, NJ.

Balaji Yelmar

Software Developer

Balaji Yelmar joined Customized Energy Solutions in October 2021 as a Software Developer.

Balaji has around eight years of experience in software development lifecycle including analysis, design documentation and web-based application development using Microsoft Technologies.

Balaji holds his Master’s degree in computer science from Solapur University.

Bao Doan

Software Engineer

Bao joined Customized Energy Solutions in February 2022 as Software Engineer.

Prior to joining CES, Bao has 5 years of experience working in the software industry, where he was the developer of various salesforce and human resources systems.

Bao has his B.S degree from the University of Information Technology, Vietnam.

Bao Quan Tieu

Software Developer

Barbara Clemenhagen

Vice President, Market Intelligence

Barbara Clemenhagen joined Customized in 2013 and is an expert in regulatory advocacy and market design, with a focus on energy markets.  She has experience with leading strategic initiatives for generators, power marketers and retailers to enhance competitive markets, including the design and establishment of markets, and the introduction of new rules, structures, services and products. During her extensive career she has taken on projects that range from strategic to operational, and include strategy and business planning, market design, regulatory, project finance, acquisitions and divestitures. Her specialties include: commodity markets, market design, regulatory and administrative law, and project finance.  During her tenure at Topaz Power, she served on the ERCOT Board of Directors representing the Independent Generator market segment. Barbara previously served on the ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee and chaired the ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee for several years. From January 2009 to March 2013, she was the President of the Texas Competitive Power Advocates; a trade association representing the largest power generators, wholesale power marketers and retail electric providers in ERCOT.

Benjamin Cromley


Ben joined CES as a Renewable Generation Operator in September of 2016. His current responsibilities include the monitoring, diagnostics, curtailment, and remote repair of wind farms. Additionally, he is responsible for coordinating both planned and unplanned outages with different transmission operators and ISO’s as well as providing weekly and month-to-date reporting on site performance conditions to the customer. 

Before joining CES, Ben attended Liberty University where he graduated in May of 2016 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Intelligence.

Bhupesh Verma

Manager - Market Research

Bhupesh Verma joined Customized Energy Solutions (CES) in December 2021. His research interests include energy storage, electric vehicles, renewable energy, green fuels and emerging technologies.

Prior to joining CES, he worked as a Senior research analyst at the Center for study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), Bangalore. He has over nine years of experience, working in solar PV, battery storage technologies and electric vehicles. His expertise lies in supply-chain analysis, techno-economic analysis and technology assessment for sustainability. He has conducted various studies which have provided actionable inputs to stakeholders across public and private sectors. He has authored various research outputs including technical reports, journal articles, conference papers, policy briefs, book chapters, and more. He also publishes opinion articles to disseminate important research findings of public interest.

He holds an MBA degree from Shoolini University and has completed his Bachelor’s in Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh University.

Bhushan Khade

Manager - Stationary Energy Storage

Bhushan Khade joined Customized Energy Solutions in December 2022 as a Manager – Stationary Energy Storage. His current interest includes multiple emerging technologies like Energy Storage, Smart Grid, Electric Vehicle and Renewable Energy Integration.

Before joining CES, Bhushan worked with India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) where he was responsible for the preparation of Technical Reports, Concept Notes, Technical Proposals and White Papers on Smart Grid Technologies. He also worked with a renewable energy consulting firm as a Strategic Consultant where he was involved with Central Government, State Government and other private organizations for Solar PV Projects.

Bhushan completed his MBA in Power Management, M.Tech. in Electrical Power System, and Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. He also completed Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management from IGNOU.

Bill Dagan

Director, Wholesale Services NY and Canada

Bill joined Customized in October 2009.  He is leading internal technology initiatives to provide web-based reports to clients and to streamline internal operations pertaining to ISO interfaces. Bill has a background in systems integration, market operations and market settlements within the deregulated electric power industry.

For the past eleven years, Bill was responsible for data implementations, systems integrations, custom software applications, reporting & analysis consulting with several ISOs and electric companies. Bill has a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State and spent the first twelve years of his career as a test engineer for GE.


Bill Dugan

Director of Optimization - Wholesale Services

Bill joined Customized Energy Solutions in October 2013. His primary area of focus is providing PJM regulatory coverage with an interest in generation assets.

Prior to joining Customized, Bill worked as an analyst for Monitoring Analytics, the PJM Market Monitor.

Bindu Madhavi

Director – Policy & Regulatory, IESA

Bindu joined CES in January 2019. She has experience in policy and regulatory framework of the power sector along with equally good understanding of the entire power sector value chain. She also provides support to India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) in policy & regulatory activities.

Before joining CES, she was associated with the policy advocacy team of Sterlite Power and worked on different policy and regulations released by government authorities and submitted suggestions to respective authorities from Sterlite and a few other industry associations like FICCI, IEEMA, EPTA etc. Her experience includes research and analysis on different power sector issues, markets and trends, etc.

Previously she has worked with East Coast Energy Private Limited, NCC Power Projects Ltd., and both Mega Supercritical Power Projects where she handled the responsibilities of project management and regulatory issues related to construction of generation projects and associated transmission lines. She has her Master’s in electrical Power Engineering with Business from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Binh Hoang

QA Engineer

Binh joined CES as a QA and worked with the development team in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Prior to joining CES, she started with FPT Ho Chi Minh and worked as a senior QA for over 8 years in various industries. She also has 2 years of experience in a start-up company in Thailand. She has been involved in all parts of the software development cycle, such as interacting with clients to make clear requirements and working on testing as part of projects.

Brandon McGee

Director - Market Operations

Brandon first joined CES in June of 2011 as a system operator and currently holds the position of Director – Market Operations Center. Prior to joining CES, Brandon obtained a BA in Economics from Rowan University.

Brandon’s current responsibilities include overseeing the CES 24/7 Market Operations Center which consists of two monitoring desks: Market Operation Center (MOC) and Operations Control Center (OCC).

The CES 24-hour Market Operations Center is fully staffed with regional grid operator-certified personnel who perform wholesale forward market offers, real-time generation offers, scheduling and monitoring, curtailment management, and reserve and regulation offers and monitoring. Servicing a portfolio spanning all major RTO/ISO’s located in North America and consisting of approximately 9 Gigawatts of installed capacity with a diverse fuel mixture including: wind, hydro, solar, battery, natural gas and fossil generation facilities.

Brian Farkas

Software Engineer

Brian joined CES in March of 2017 as a Software Engineer. Prior to joining CES he worked as an Application Developer at Presante Health Care. Brian has over 20 years’ experience as a software developer. He has a BSC diploma in Applicable Mathematics from Dundee Institute of Technology

Brian Rothstein

Senior Consultant, Market Intelligence – West

Brian joined CES in April 2022.  His area of focus is providing coverage on CAISO policy and regulatory matters in the West.  Prior to joining CES he was a senior advisor in Regulatory Affairs and Procurement Policy at Southern California Edison (SCE).  In his roles at SCE, he managed regulatory filings, CAISO stakeholder processes, and CAISO settlements. His areas of expertise include resource adequacy, CAISO settlements and California regulatory policy.

In addition to his work at SCE, Brian began his energy career at CAISO, helping implement the settlement system for the nodal market.  He also has worked in consultant and for a Community Choice Aggregator (CCA). He has a BA from the University of California at Davis.

Brian Taylor

Technical Project Manager - Retail Services

Brian joined CES in January 2018 as Technical Project Manager for the Retail Services team. After supporting the Retail Services team in various business and technical initiatives, he now provides these services to all CES technical teams.

Brian holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Marietta College in Ohio. Prior to joining CES, Brian has worked in the software industry for over 10 years working for companies in the financial and healthcare industries. He brings a strong background of everything from full stack software development to IT planning and strategy.

Bridget Headrick

Senior Consultant, Market Intelligence - ERCOT

Bridget Headrick serves as a Senior Consultant, Market Intelligence – ERCOT, for Customized Energy Solutions, providing reporting and consulting services on ERCOT regulatory matters to CES clients.   Bridget has more than 20 years of experience in the Texas electric industry, including managing regulatory and compliance programs for different types of electric utilities and working on behalf of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT).

Before joining CES, Bridget served as the Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory for Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc., the nation’s largest distribution electric cooperative serving more than 1 million members across Central Texas, overseeing activities related to regulatory matters, internal policies, environmental issues, risk and insurance, and cybersecurity.  Bridget previously served in roles as the Director of Regulatory Affairs for Sharyland Utilities, LP and Lone Star Transmission, LLC, leading regulatory activities which respectively included transitioning from bundled retail electric service to retail competition and establishing the regulatory program for a new transmission utility established through the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones process.  At the PUCT, Bridget served as a policy analyst and primary advisor to four different Commissioners, advising on all aspects of electric issues including rulemakings, contested cases, and general policy development.  During this time, Bridget assisted with issues surrounding the transition of the retail electric market to a competitive model, which involved balancing the various perspectives of market participants to create successful market guidelines, and advised on market issues in both ERCOT and the Southwest Power Pool.

Caitlin McCloy Cassel

Jr. Financial Analyst

Caitlin joined Customized Energy Solutions in October 2017, as a Jr. Financial Analyst.  She is on the Retail Services team and is primarily focused on complex billing, managed portfolio, and resettlements.

Prior to joining CES, Caitlin worked in the wind industry, gaining experience with financial reporting, forecasting, and sales. Caitlin graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Energy, Business, and Finance and a Minor in Economics.

Calvin Rohan Raj

Lab Analyst

Calvin joined Customized Energy Solutions in August 2018. He is part of the technical team.

During graduation, he had undertaken various projects and also founded and headed a solar-electric vehicle team, Team Solarium.

He has graduated from Pune University, with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Carl Johnson

Senior Consultant - PJM

Carl joined Customized in October 2013. He reports on stakeholder activities at PJM Interconnection and represents the PJM Public Power Coalition.

Carla Marquez

Senior Consultant

Carla joined Customized Energy Solutions in November 2013.  Her current role as part of the Retail Services team includes assisting clients with new market entry and enrollments. Carla gained over 13 years of experience in the energy industry working for GE Nuclear Energy and Constellation NewEnergy as a software engineer and production support analyst. Some of her duties included the implementation and support for monitoring, billing, and enrollment systems for multiple markets throughout the USShe has a BA in Computer Information Science from University of California, Santa Cruz.

Cassius Castellino

Manager - EMobility Initiative

Cassius joined Customized Energy Solutions in April 2023 as an E-mobility and policy specialist. He works extensively on developing the E-mobility ecosystem, assessing policy as well as looking at relevant emerging technologies for CES.

Cassius has in-depth experience as a policy, mobility and energy specialist. In this capacity, he has worked with both the public and private sector in addition to development organizations. Cassius has extensive experience in developing strategy, technology scouting, transportation researching and making policy recommendations. Prior to joining CES, he has worked for SoHHytec SA, The Swiss Innovation Office in India, World Resources Institute (WRI) India, World Bank Institute (WBI) and the Gateway House.

Cassius holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India with a specialization in Transportation Policy. He also holds a certification in Futures Foresight Frameworks and Methodologies for Policy Making from Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore.

Chandrashekhar Chincholkar

Director - Corporate Advisory

Chandrashekhar Chincholkar joined CES India Pvt Ltd as Director – Corporate Advisory in September 2022. His focus areas are corporate fundraise, M & A, start-up eco system and institutional services in the new energy space.

Chandrashekhar has 32 years of experience in corporate finance, capital markets, manufacturing and consulting. He previously worked with organizations of repute like KPIT Technologies Ltd, Avendus Capital Pvt Ltd and Ambit Capital Pvt. Ltd in the areas of electric mobility and clean technologies, corporate advisory, fundraising, business valuations, institutional road shows and portfolio investments in India. He previously covered markets like India, Singapore, Hongkong and USA during his career. He is a Management Accountant and Company Secretary from India.

Charles Adzema

Manager - Retail Transactions

Charles Adzema joined Customized Energy Solutions in August 2019.  Charles has over 10 years of experience working in the Retail Energy industry in various capacities as an analyst, consultant, and operations manager.

His most recent duties prior to CES were leading operations billing teams with PPLSolutions and Hansen Technologies.  Charles earned his BS in Energy, Business, & Finance from the Pennsylvania State University and MBA from DeSales University.

Charles Power

Supervisor - Market Operations Center

Chuck joined Customized Energy Solutions in December 2014 as a System Operator. Chuck supports the day-to-day activity in the Day-Ahead and Real-time energy markets. He is responsible for submitting Day-Ahead bids and offers, Day-Ahead and Real-time Demand Response, Emergency Load Response and energy market settlements.

Charles Russell

Director - Retail Market Services

Charlie joined Customized Energy Solutions in February 2016 as Senior Analyst of Retail Market Services, working on the Retail Team with a focus on load forecasting and retail portfolio management and analytics.

Before joining CES Charlie spent 4+ years in the energy industry, working in finance and wholesale energy operations for a then startup retail electricity provider, as well as asset management and operational FP&A for a global renewable energy developer/Yield Co. He has broad industry experience, including financial modeling and forecasting (on the demand side for retail portfolios, and on the generation side for solar/wind/hydro assets), retail book management and pricing, REC tracking and procurement, power hedging risk management strategy, startup financial strategy and operations, asset management, and budgeting/variance analysis.

Charlie graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2011 with a BA in Economics, Financial Economics, and Corporate Strategy, and enjoys long walks along the Schuylkill River bank with his dog Crissy.

Charlie Howland

Legal Counsel

Charlie Howland joined Customized Energy Solutions as its outside General Counsel in October, 2019.  He is a partner and head of the Environmental Group at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City where he advises U.S. and foreign clients on all aspects of environmental and energy law.  Among his focuses are legal issues associated with ‘grid edge’ energy projects, including financing and siting renewable energy projects on environmentally impaired lands (‘brightfields’).

Charlie joined Curtis after a 28 year career at the USEPA, where he served as a Senior Assistant Regional Counsel at the agency’s Region 3 office working on complex site cleanups and enforcement actions, as well as several guidance-writing workgroups.  During a leave of absence from the agency in 2008-09 he served as general counsel for a renewable energy developer.

In 2018 he served as Senior Advisor to EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, helping to implement Superfund Task Force reforms.  In 2019 EPA appointed Charlie to the Superfund Working Group of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, which is advising the EPA Administrator on how to better ensure community acceptance of Superfund cleanups and revitalization of communities in a manner that recognizes the unique burdens and vulnerabilities of adjacent environmental justice populations.

Between 2004 and 2018 he served on the Lower Merion Township Planning Commission, the last four years as co-chair.  He currently serves as a member of the board of the Energy Coordinating Agency, which provides programs to help address the energy needs of low-income Philadelphians through energy conservation, education, heating, and home repair services.

Charlie has presented at numerous professional conferences on various environmental and energy law issues.  He has taught environmental law at several different universities in the U.S. and abroad; developed and for several year co-taught Energy Law at Villanova Law; and currently teaches Navigating the Regulatory State: Law, Science and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  He has been named a U.S. State Department Fulbright Fellow Specialist, and in September, 2019 spent two weeks at the UiT: Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, helping UiT create a new Joint Nordic Master Programme in Environmental and Energy Law.

Charlie holds a B.A. from Cornell University, and a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law.  He has also completed executive education programs at the Harvard University JFK School of Government (Understanding Environmental Economics: Strategies for Policy Makers and Managers) and the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Energy Executive Leadership Institute).

Charushila Dehankar

QA Analyst

Charu joined CES in August 2022 as QA Analyst. She has previous experience in functional testing, API testing and database verification for web. She is involved in QA testing activities in support of the  release of ETL, reporting and web applications.

Prior to CES, she has worked with product-based organizations as a QA Engineer, performing manual and automation QA responsibilities in the banking domains.

Chennakesava Yetukuri

Data Analyst - Retail

Chennakesava Yetukuri joined Customized Energy Solutions as Data Analyst – Retail in May 2023. Prior to joining CES, Chennakesava was a Data Analyst for Xiaomi India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore where he was responsible for product level pricing analysis, category management team, management and development of daily/weekly/monthly reports, zonal level target setting, sale forecasting, and more. He also worked for TATA Consumer Products and

Chennakesava received his B. TECH from KL University, Vijayawada in 2018.

Chris Alves

Scada Engineer

Chris joined CES as a System Operator in August of 2015.  His current responsibilities include the monitoring, diagnostics, curtailment and remote repair of wind farms. Additionally, He is responsible for coordinating both planned and unplanned outages with different transmission operators and ISO’s as well as providing weekly and month to date reporting on site performance conditions to the customer.  Before joining CES, Chris attended Rowan University where he obtained his BA in Business.

Chris Devon

Director, Market Intelligence - West

Chris joined CES in April 2020.  His area of focus is providing coverage on CAISO policy and regulatory matters in the West.  Prior to joining CES he was a lead and senior policy developer with CAISO.  In his role with CAISO, he has led numerous CAISO stakeholder initiatives and developed proposals to enhance and establish new CAISO policies.  His areas of expertise include resource adequacy, transmission cost recovery and emerging technologies.

Before joining CAISO in 2015, Chris held a role as wholesale energy markets advisor to the Michigan Public Service Commission where he represented Michigan interests in the stakeholder processes of MISO and PJM Regional Transmission Organizations.  He obtained a BA in economics from Michigan State University.