Microgrid/Renewables Remote Monitoring Panel (Monday, September 24 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Andy BriggsAndy Briggs, President – Power Telematics, Inc.

Our moderator for this exciting Microgrid/Renewables Remote Monitoring Panel is Andy Briggs. With more than 3 decades of power systems experience, executive level leadership, sales and business operations, Andy has held senior-level positions with several leading generator distributorships throughout his career.

Andy has been at the forefront of industry trends for his entire career, most recently founding Power Telematics, an industry-leading provider of generator monitoring and vehicle tracking services. There, Andy has assembled a growing team of experienced industry professionals dedicated to helping clients build better businesses and positioning them for significant growth and profitability.

He has been the recipient of several accolades during his career in on-site power, including the Generac Eagle Award in 2003 for his work with Pro Power Solutions, the industrial distributor of Generac in Georgia. In 2007, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Andy as one of the Top 5 Small Business Leaders in Atlanta. Andy is a member of the EGSA Board of Directors and is also a School Instructor for the Rowley School.

Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion, Chief Engineer – APR Energy

Edmund Campion is an industry veteran in the field of temporary distributed grid power. He began his career in the field during the late 80s, where he worked to provide temporary power for large stadium concerts, live television shows.

He transitioned to temporary power for Utilities in the early 2000s as a Design Engineering Manager for GE for all reciprocating gensets, LV and MV electrical distribution equipment.

Since 2005, Edmund has been with EGSA member company APR Energy in Jacksonville, FL, where he is currently responsible for R&D, Recips, BOP, T&D, plant designs, etc. He also holds patents for Scalable Modular Temporary Power Plants and containerized natural gas gensets. 

Harold Jarrett

Harold Jarrett, CTO – OmniMetrix LLC

Harold is the founder and Chief Technology Officer at OmniMetrix, LLC, celebrating its 20th anniversary dedicated to wireless remote monitoring in the onsite power generation market. OMNI is located just north of Atlanta, GA, and serves customers around the world. 

Harold has been immersed in the integration of power generation equipment and wireless technology as both the equipment and the connectivity rapidly escalated in data performance. As the first provider of digital cellular monitoring systems, he has had the opportunity to work with every major generator manufacturer in creating monitoring solutions, and this depth of experience is key to the OmniMetrix product line. He has earned his stripes through installing systems in Wyoming summer heat, Montana winter cold, and Caribbean steam, and daily works with customers on their custom applications.

Harold teaches the Communication course in the EGSA Rowley Advanced School, sharing the accumulation of experience gained working with manufacturers, dealers, technicians and genset owners over the last two decades. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech (BSEE, MSEE) and an active volunteer in Robotics & STEM education.

Matt Miersch

Matt Miersch, Product Line Manager – Basler Electric Company

Matt Miersch is a Product Line Manager for the Regulation and System Control product group with Basler Electric Company, a privately held company based in Highland, IL. Basler manufactures electronic assemblies for the control and protection of electric power, as well as transformers and plastic components and offers turnkey engineering services to the power industry. 

Matt studied Control Systems Technology at Ranken Technical College and has more than 20 years of industry experience beginning in a field service role for industrial automation and instrumentation applications. He joined Basler in 2000 and has held a variety of positions in technical support and Marketing. Since 2012, he has been responsible for identifying, developing, and marketing products for the Regulation and System Control product group that includes a wide range of voltage regulators, accessories, system control devices, and excitation control systems.

Anders Stalheden

Anders Stålheden, Product Manager - HMS Industrial Networks

Anders Stålheden is a Product Manager for HMS Industrial Networks, a Swedish based, public company with offices in 14 countries. The company headquarters are located in the city of Halmstad, on the southwest coast of Sweden. 

With a background in electrical engineering and installations, Anders also worked within IT administration for more than 10 years, specializing in IT security, PKI and wireless on an enterprise scale. 

Since 2011, Anders has held various positions within product marketing with HMS, with the last two years as product manager in the eWON business unit, where the focus is on remote solutions. 

Today, the eWON Netbiter product line is one of the leading vendor-independent solutions for remote genset monitoring. The company has observed a growing interest for remote monitoring of hybrid power plants, making the topic of renewables for this panel discussion of keen interest. 

This will be Anders’ first EGSA Conference. Welcome Anders!

Dave StringerDavid Stringer, Business Development Manager - DEIF, Inc.

David Stringer is the business development manager for DEIF Inc., a Danish-based private company with subsidiaries in major markets around the globe. DEIF serves the renewable, land and marine markets and continues to be a market leader in the rental, critical power, renewable, micro-grid, paralleling and IPP markets.  

David is a degreed mechanical engineer with an executive MBA from Colorado State University. He has more than 40 years of experience with diesel and gas prime movers, generating sets, genset controls and cellular technologies.  He has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric and HP/Agilent and other notables such as Woodward Governor.  His time spent in active war zones providing power plant support to the Army Corps. Of Engineers and global EPC’s gave him additional experience with turbine and large engine installations.  He has worked for DEIF Inc. for past 7 years.

He is also an active EGSA Member, having held director and committee chairman roles with the Association and providing guidance on a number of topics including the renewable markets.  David is also leading the new Microgrid/Renewables Committee as a standalone committee beginning in spring 2019.