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Marc Denarie

SVP Operations and CIO

As Chief Information Officer, Marc is responsible for all of NaturEner's Power System Operations, Information and Operational Technologies, Cyber Security, and reliability standards compliance.

A veteran of the public and federal utility energy sectors, Marc has over three decades of experience in executive management, technical leadership, and power operations management. Before joining NaturEner, he was Regional Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy in the Sierra Nevada region, where he proposed and managed multiple large-scale technology initiatives. During that time, he also chaired the WECC Critical Information and Infrastructure Management subcommittee. Prior to that, Marc directed Transmission and Distribution operations for Maui Electric Company.

Marc is well known throughout the western United States for his expertise in control system architectural design, deployment and grid operations. He has extensive experience with the smart grid, grid automation and the integration of renewable generation. During his post at Hawaiian Electric Industries in 2012, Marc represented the Hawaii Electric Industries three utilities to the PUC docket for developing reliability standards throughout the islands and integrated the first large scale wind farm into the Maui grid in 2005.

Marc began his career at Pacific Gas & Electric in 1983. He holds degrees in Computer Science, Data Processing, and Information Technology Management. Marc has also earned internationally recognized certifications in information systems security, secure software development, systems and network auditing, wireless network auditing, incident response, forensic analysis, and Industrial Control Systems security and incident response.