Andres Carvallo


Mr. Carvallo is the CEO of CMG, CEO of Westlake Energy, Board Advisor to Zpryme and Energy Thought Summit, Board Advisor to Smart Grid Summits, Board Director at SGIP, Board Director at Gridmates, Advisor to several companies, and Co-author of “The Advanced Smart Grid”​.

Mr. Carvallo is an award winning engineer, speaker, author, and executive. Mr. Carvallo is globally recognized by the IEEE as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology. Andres defined the term smart grid on March 5, 2004. Mr. Carvallo championed Austin Energy’s industry leading smart grid program design and implementation from 2003 – 2010 and he also architected the Pecan Street Project in 2009, while leading a total utility process and technology transformation and invested and built over $4billion in generation, energy storage, and microgrid projects. Mr. Carvallo has received 34 industry awards since 2005 for his contributions and successes, and he is a popular speaker and guest lecturer.

Since 1992, Mr. Carvallo has held P&L responsibilities and senior executive titles while being responsible for the strategy, development, and commercialization of over 40 products as EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Proximetry, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Grid Net, CEO at HillCast Technologies (acquired by Charles Schwab), CEO at (acquired by Avalon Marketing Systems), EVP and COO at (acquired by FreeMarkets), VP at Tycho Networks (acquired by, President & General Manager at Philips Consumer Communications, General Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, General Manager at Borland, Regional Manager at SCO, Product Manager at SCO, and Windows and MS-DOS Product Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.

Mr. Carvallo received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems. And Mr. Carvallo has also post-graduate certificates in Business Management from Stanford University, in Quality Management from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, and in Power Utility Management from The University of Idaho.

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