ComEd's Val Jensen - "Designing the Utility of the Future"
Join Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation as we hear our distinguished speaker Val Jensen, senior vice president of Customer Operations at ComEd, deliver a lecture titled, "Designing the Utility of the Future." This event is free and open to all students and members of the public. Lunch will be available 15 minutes before the start of the lecture. Bio As senior vice president of Customer Operations, Jensen is responsible for overseeing all customer services, including Customer Financial Operations, Customer Care Center, Customer Field Operations, Energy Efficiency and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation. ComEd delivers electricity to approximately 3.8 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. Professional History Prior to his current role, Jensen served as vice president of Marketing and Environmental Programs and oversaw the company’s $190 million annual portfolio of customer energy solutions programs, including energy efficiency, demand response, and low-income energy assistance and marketing programs. He also was responsible for design and management of an innovative set of customer solutions as part of ComEd’s AMI rollout. Jensen joined ComEd in 2008 after eight years at ICF Consulting, where he was senior vice president. Jensen worked for the U.S. Department of Energy from 1994 to 1999, directing the Chicago office from 1996 to 1999. During his tenure, Jensen was responsible for the overall management of nearly $100 million in grants and contracts to organizations involved in technology development and deployment. Jensen also spent 11 years at the Illinois Department of Energy as a manager of strategic planning. He oversaw Illinois’ statewide electric and natural gas integrated resource planning program. In total, he has more than 20 years of experience with utility resources planning, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Honors Jensen was the recipient of the Chairman’s Award from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance in 2004. Civic Involvement Jensen was a founding board member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, which was established in 1999. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and the Energy Foundry. Education Jensen holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Hamline University and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota. Directions: Scott Hall is located on the east side of Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus between Hamerschlag Hall and the FMS building, and adjacent to the east wall of Wean Hall. Scott Hall is accessible from entrances in Wean Hall, on Hamerschlag Plaza, and on Hamerschlag Drive. See map. Future events: April 18: Seminar with Erasmus Center for Future Energy Business Director Wolf Ketter June 5: Workshop on Electromagnetic Effects in Materials Synthesis