David Heim

Vice President Strategic Solutions, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Associate General Counsel

Mr. David Heim holds the positions of Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Senior Associate General Counsel at Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI). Mr. Heim is a professional with over 20 years of experience and currently guides strategic activities and business development at OATI. Mr. Heim is responsible for overseeing OATI’s Strategic Initiatives, which include the development of new and emerging hardware, software, security technologies, and alliances. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Heim was Chief Information Officer for OATI, in which he was responsible for oversight of the OATI Data Centers and infrastructure, and coordinating compliance with IT-related industry and regulatory physical and cyber security standards, and began his OATI career in the Office of General Counsel. Mr. Heim also has extensive experience as an IT professional for a major international consulting firm before earning a law degree and holding positions in private legal practices prior to joining OATI. Mr. Heim combines his IT and legal backgrounds to uniquely and successfully carry out responsibilities.

David Heim’s Session(s):

2:00 pm–4:00 pm | Wed, March 20, 2024

(Workshop E) Microgrid and Distributed Energy Resources 101

Microgrids and DERs are vital in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, providing the clean, reliable power needed to charge EVs. In addition, microgrids can help to optimize the charging process by managing when and how much power is delivered to each EV. This workshop will dive into everything you should know about the benefits of microgrids, considerations for installing microgrids at your location, and how to work through some of the challenges you might face while integrating microgrids into your facility. 

Key takeaways include:

  • Utility's view of microgrids & DERs
  • Accelerating the implementation of microgrids
  • Up-front costs you’ll need to be aware of when building a microgrid
  • Technical challenges like grid integration and interoperability and how to work through them
  • Examples of DERs and what might work best for your needs
  • How microgrids can improve resilience and ensure reliability for your charging stations
  • Leveraging battery storage to minimize peak power usage

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