Reaching Efficiency and Sustainability Goals Through Integrated Energy Strategies
•Constellation, America’s clean energy and climate leader, will discuss how to build and execute a comprehensive energy strategy that includes sustainability initiatives, zero carbon goals and cost reduction.
•Why energy should be viewed as a strategic part of your business vs. only a commodity purchase.
•Putting together a project plan to achieve strategy targets and proper communication with all external and internal stakeholders.
•Adding opportunities, risks and regulatory issues specific to the Midwest/Eastern region in one’s energy strategy.
•Understand how power purchasing strategies work and can help your achieve sustainability goals.
•Integrating and leveraging data analytics to understand, measure, and report your progress.
Raj manages a business development team at Constellation that works with a diverse group of customers assisting them in implementing solutions to help them address the major shifts going on in our industry including sustainability, demand reduction, data analytics and overall cost optimization.
Raj has worked in the chemical and energy industry across a wide range of roles. He began his career in the chemical industry working with multi-national companies Bayer, Cytec Industries and American Cyanamid. Roles included R&D, marketing and sales before being promoted to the Director of Marketing for NAFTA where he also managed the Export and Resale sales channels.
Responsibilities included managing the P&L and developing short- and long-term strategy including production of chemicals manufactured in the U.S for export overseas.
Raj started his energy career with WPS Energy Services (later Integrys) in 2005 as the Managing Director for retail power and gas sales. The business was acquired by Constellation in 2014. Most recently Raj led the effort to develop a multi-year partnership agreement with the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. The agreement recognizes Constellation as the official energy provider and provides exclusive naming rights for the Constellation Center for Excellence, a key component of the development project under way in Canton, OH.
As a member of the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), Raj has attended Leadership summits at the White House under both the Obama and Trump administration. The initiative focuses on several key areas including education, career development, business, jobs, immigration, heath care, housing and workforce leadership.
Raj holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona and an Executive MBA from the University of Connecticut.