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IECON 2024, Chicago, IL
November 3-6, 2024

Michael Pesin

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy, USA


Michael Pesin is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Grid Systems and Components Division at DOE’s Office of Electricity. His organization is responsible for the development and management of projects for next-generation electricity delivery technologies and supporting activities to accelerate their introduction to the marketplace.

Mr. Pesin has over 35 years of experience in the electric utility industry directing development and execution of advanced technology programs. Mr. Pesin is a licensed professional engineer and spent most of his career leading technology organizations at electric utility companies where he led technology strategy development, managed research and development projects, and directed strategic programs and demonstration projects in generation, transmission, distribution; system protection, automation, controls and metering; communication networks and cybersecurity; energy storage; distributed energy resources; microgrids; electric vehicles; and many other advanced technologies.

Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Pesin was also the founder and president of a consulting company working with electric utilities, technology companies, and investors.  He served as a board member at a number of technology organizations, is actively involved with many electric power industry groups, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

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