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NEWS: Davies Consulting Partner Miki Deric Joins GridWise® Alliance Board of Directors

January 28, 2014


Davies Consulting, LLC:  Julie Clendenin, (301) 652-4535, jclendenin@daviescon.com

GridWise Alliance:  Lee Coogan, (202) 530-9740, lcoogan@gridwise.org


Chevy Chase, MD, 1-28-2014 – Davies Consulting, LLC, a strategic and management consulting firm with extensive expertise in the electric utility industry, announced today that Miki Deric has joined the Board of Directors of the GridWise Alliance, a coalition of broad and diverse stakeholders advocating for the development of a smarter electricity grid.  Mr. Deric is a Partner at Davies Consulting with nearly 20 years of strategic consulting and change management experience in the utility industry.

GridWise Alliance is engaging leaders of industry, government, and communities to bring smart grid innovation to fruition and support a sustainable energy future for the U.S.  In 2014, the Alliance and U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability are hosting a series of visioning workshops, THE FUTURE OF THE GRID: Evolving to Meet America’s Needs. These workshops will culminate with a Washington, DC-based Executive Summit to develop an industry-driven vision of the nation’s future electricity grid.  The workshops underscore the collaborative nature of GridWise Alliance as a forum where utilities, tech companies, manufacturers, and other stakeholders come together to share ideas and concepts.

“GridWise Alliance brings together stakeholders from every link in the energy supply chain,” Deric said.  “I’m honored and excited to be a part of this coalition of forward-thinking leaders who are taking an innovative approach to modernization in a forum that integrates policy with the practical realities of managing the 21st century grid.”

The dynamic industry dialogue fostered through GridWise Alliance produces deliberate and well-thought-out resolutions to key issues.  Davies Consulting has been an active member, offering business expertise and regulatory insight as part of the collaborative process since 2010.

“The diversity of our Board of Directors reflects the range of stakeholders within the GridWise Alliance.  These stakeholders are dedicated to modernizing our nation’s electric system,” said Becky Harrison, President and CEO of the GridWise Alliance. “I look forward to working with the new directors to continue our thought leadership, education, and advocacy on critical grid modernization issues at the federal and state levels.”


About the GridWise Alliance (www.gridwise.org)

The GridWise Alliance (GWA) represents the broad and diverse stakeholders that design, build and operate the electric grid, and consists of: electric utilities; information and communications technologies (ICT); other service and equipment providers; Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs); colleges and universities; and energy consulting firms. Since 2003, the GridWise Alliance has been at the forefront of educating legislators and regulators on the critical need to modernize our nation’s electricity system.

About Davies Consulting (www.daviescon.com)

Davies Consulting is an international strategy and management consulting firm with more than 20 years of energy industry experience.  With core business expertise in utility asset management, emergency management, and regulatory support, the firm takes a practical approach to strategic issues, developing dynamic solutions that integrate operational objectives, regulatory requirements, financial goals, and diverse stakeholder expectations. 

Davies Consulting helps utilities balance risk, cost, and performance to enhance organizational effectiveness.  The firm equips clients with best practice expertise, analytical support, and business process advice that ensures high levels of preparedness and performance enterprise-wide.