Matthew Kiesow

Senior Director IoT Solutions

Mr. Matthew Kiesow has worked with Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) for over 11 years. Mr. Kiesow holds the title of Senior Director of IoT Solutions within OATI’s Strategic Initiatives department. Mr. Kiesow serves as a main point of contact and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for OATI’s hardware division and Smart Grid team. Mr. Kiesow brings years of IT systems, IT networking, and Field Area Networks along with Customer Support experience to the Smart Grid team. This background gives Mr. Kiesow a unique balance of technical knowledge, a focus on customer satisfaction, and an industry/business background. 

Matthew Kiesow’s Session(s):

4:45 pm–5:30 pm | Thu, March 21, 2024

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Energy Sovereignty with Microgrids and EV Charging

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CTCR), with 1.4 million acres of land located in Washington State, is driving an Energy Sovereignty Plan to enhance the lives of their tribal members with greater grid resiliency and access to EV Charging Infrastructure. The plan heavily emphasizes Microgrids, EV Charging for the public and for an alternative fuel revenue source, Tribal Fleet Electrification, and a future vision for bi-directional enabled Electrified School Buses.

Matthew Pleasants, Centralized Services Director, will share why the plan is important to this tribal nation and how they are executing. OATI, as a preferred Microgrid Controls and Smart EV Charging partner, in support of their mission, will add to the conversation.

In this session, attendees will learn:

o    Highlights of the broader plan and leveraging grant funding

o    About their current and anticipated future challenges

o    About one of their first deployments at their Tribal Headquarters Government Center project


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