Leadership

GO15 is governed by the Steering Board represented by top level executives of the participating PGOs and headed by the GO15 president. In 2019, the GO15 presidency is held by Fedor Opadchiy, Vice Chairman of the Management Board at SO UPS (Russian Grid Operator).

Fedor Opadchiy – SO UPS, GO15 2019 President 

Fedor Opadchiy is Vice Chairman of the Management Board of SO UPS.

Education: Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, course ‘Automatics and Electronics’, qualification ‘Engineering Physicist’, graduated in 1997
Professional training: Academy of National Economy, course ‘Management’ & Financial Academy, course ‘Financial Management’.
Career:

  •  2002: Entered the industry as appointed Head of Simulation & Analysis Department of NPO Trade System Administrator
  • 2004: Appointed Director on Markets Support & Development of SO UPS
  • 2011: Elected to the Management Board of SO UPS
  • 2012: Appointed Vice Chairman of the Management Board of SO UPS

Responsibility: Electricity/Capacity/AS/DR Markets, IT
Industry Rewards: Certificate of Honour awarded by RAO UESR, Merit Letter awarded by the Federal Ministry of Energy, Title of Honour ‘Distinguished Team Member’ awarded by SO UPS.

See GO15 2019 President Message

Steve Berberich – California ISO, GO15 Vice President (Incoming 2020 President) 

Steve Berberich is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Independent System Operator (ISO). The ISO is one of the world’s largest transmission organizations, managing the electric grid and wholesale power markets for 30 million Californians.

2019 marks Mr. Berberich’s fourteenth year with the ISO and his eighth year as CEO. During his tenure, he has navigated the ISO through a series of major changes underway in the energy industry. He has been instrumental in facilitating the transformation of the power grid to lower its reliance on fossil fuels, and driving energy policy to foster new ways to produce and consume electricity. Recognized as one of the nation’s 10 most influential energy leaders in 2014, Mr. Berberich has overseen the integration of more renewable energy than any other region in the world. Most recently, Mr. Berberich directed the deployment of the nation’s first Energy Imbalance Market, which welcomed several additional western states into the ISO’s bulk power markets. He is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally about the 21st Century Grid.

Alain P. Steven, GO15 Secretary General

Alain Steven graduated from the University of Liege, Belgium as an engineer physicist. Mr. Steven served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of PJM Interconnection and President of PJM Technologies, Inc. He held executive level positions in several corporations serving the electricity industry for nineteen years.

Mr. Steven was the President and CEO of ESCA Corporation, a leading supplier of market management and grid management systems. He held senior management positions at both ABB and Combustion Engineering where he founded the Power Automation Simulation Division and served as Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Steven headed ABB’s worldwide simulation business specialized in the manufacturing of power plant training simulators. Mr. Steven is former Chairman of the University of Washington’s Electric Energy Industrial Consortium (EEIC) and former Vice President of the Pacific Northwest French American Chamber of Commerce. He also held positions on the Board of the Washington Software Alliance and the Gridwise Alliance. Mr. Steven serves as Secretary General of GO15 since 2008.



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