Wharton Energy Conference 2011

Energy Frontiers: A Global Perspective

Friday, October 28, 2011 - Union League of Philadelphia

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The Morgan Lewis Wharton Energy Alumni Dinner

Wharton Alumni and Current Students, please join us for a delightful evening with over 100 Wharton alums and students working in energy or interested in the field. The evening will include seated dinner, wine, an update from the Wharton Energy Network and a keynote speech.

The alumni dinner will be held at:

waterworks The Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 7:00 PM


Craig Isakow

Craig Isakow

President, Wharton Energy Network

Craig Isakow (WG’08) currently serves as President of the Wharton Energy Network and as on the Alumni Advisory Board for Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership. He credits his time at Wharton for facilitating his transition into the energy industry. He currently works for Johnson Controls Building Efficiency division as Program Director, Global Energy and Sustainability. Craig supports the development and implementation of innovative offerings, strategies, technologies and policies.

Prior to joining Johnson Controls Craig worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy where he was part of the team responsible for managing the deployment of $36B of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.

Craig graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a B.A. in Economics. He received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kenneth M. Kulak

Kenneth M. Kulak

Partner Energy Practice, Morgan Lewis

Kenneth M. Kulak is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Energy Practice. Mr. Kulak represents energy companies in regulatory proceedings, including ratemaking, and in transactional matters. His transactional practice is focused on renewable energy and he has advised clients on the development and negotiation of power purchase agreements, renewable energy credit contracts, EPC and O&M agreements, and the purchase, sale, and financing of renewable energy projects. Mr. Kulak advises utilities on renewable portfolio standard compliance and procurement design, and also counsels clients on retail electricity markets, energy efficiency, and demand response programs.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Kulak worked as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he represented the United States in contract and employment law cases. His experience includes trial and appeal of complex contractual disputes involving finance, accounting, and federal taxation. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Kulak served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond J. Broderick of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kulak is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is now a lecturer in law and teaches a seminar on energy law and climate change.

Mr. Kulak is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

John A. Moore

John A. Moore

Director and Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Energy Inc

John A. Moore has been a director and Chief Executive Officer of Acorn Energy Inc. (ACFN-NASDAQ) since March 2006. He also serves as a director of Voltaix a leading producer of specialty gases used in the production of solar cells and semiconductors. He was previously a Director of Comverge and served on its IPO committee. He serves on the Advisory Council of EnerTech Capital a $350 million energy technology fund. Mr. Moore was formerly President and co-founder of Edson Moore Healthcare Ventures, a fund which acquire $150 million of biotechnology assets from Elan Pharmaceuticals in 2002. John was a cofounder and CEO of Optimer Inc., a specialty materials company that was sold in 2007 to Sterling Capital, a leveraged buyout fund with over $4 Billion under management. John has invested in many different industries over the past 25 years, but he has never been as excited as he is today about Acorn’s opportunities to help create smarter infrastructure. John has four children and one wife. He loves to hear from energy executives, policy wonks and investors. Please contact him at jmoore@acornenergy.com.


Sponsored by:

Morgan Lewis

Platinum Sponsors

Exelon FMC Technologies
Morgan Lewis Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC

Gold Sponsors

BASF Chevron Shell

Silver Sponsors

ConocoPhillips Deloitte ExxonMobil Intiative for Global Environmental Leadership Range Resources

Bronze Sponsors

Choose PA Wind Credit Suisse Goldman Sachs
J.P. Morgan

Media Sponsors

Greentech Media Hart Energy OnGreen Skipso Solarplaza TriplePundit