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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Steve PullinsSenior Vice President, Chief Technology OfficerAlphaStruxure

Steve Pullins has more than 40 years of utility industry experience in operations, maintenance, engineering, and renewables project development. He previously led the nation’s Modern Grid Strategy for DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. He has worked with more than 20 utilities in Smart Grid strategies, renewables strategies, power system optimization, and microgrids. 
Mr. Pullins is the past Chair of the IEEE PES IGCC, a member of the Transactive Energy Association, and an Advisor to the Microgrid Institute.  He has advised international utilities and government organizations on Smart Grid technologies and operations, microgrid development, integrating intelligence, new power generation, and waste to energy issues.
As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Mr. Pullins manages the technology aspects of the firm and serves as a thought leader in the industry.  He leads the AlphaStruxure Digital Roadmap, and serves as Technical Advisor to CEO and Equity Partners to define technical objectives, scope, and selection in support of AlphaStruxure microgrid projects.

  • Designed more than 75 microgrids for utilities, commercial clients, and municipal clients
  • Former CEO, Horizon Energy Group
  • Former CEO, Horizon BioPower and SIA Horizon Energy, waste to energy project development
  • Designed SDG&E/DOE Borrego Springs Microgrid Demonstration Project, the nation’s first community microgrid
  • Technical Lead, US/Russia Smart Grid Deployment Study, Obama / Medvedev Joint Presidential Commission on Energy
  • California State University Campus Microgrid Feasibility Study
  • Hawaiian Electric Owner’s Engineer for Smart Grid Deployment
  • Developer for Horizon Microgrid Solutions Low Income Housing Microgrid Project – San Diego
  • San Clemente Island Microgrid Project
  • Leader, State of West Virginia Smart Grid Implementation Plan
  • Leader, San Diego Smart Grid Study
  • Leader, Puget Sound Energy Green Grid Study
  • Advisor, NCSU Smart Microgrid committee
Mr. Pullins is also a US Navy veteran – Qualified Nuclear Submarine Officer and Chief Nuclear Engineer.
Mr. Pullins has authored 30+ papers on Smart Grid and microgrid issues, and a frequent speaker on the new energy frontier.