Mark R Roche, CEM, BEP, CDSM, CEP, CEA Mark has over 30 years of experience in Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Power Generation, Energy Delivery, Energy Management, Utility Marketing, Customer Service and Regulatory Activities. Mark served in the US Navy for 12 years onboard two submarines in their Reactor Control Divisions and also was a Mathematics Instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School. Since 1997, he has served in several leadership roles with two investor-owned electric utilities. He has direct experience in leading electric utility teams covering: Energy Management, Load Management, Distribution Power Quality, Field Operations, Distribution Control Center Operations, Meter Department Operations, Grid Management, Service Delivery, Revenue Assurance, and Regulatory.
Mark has been very active in energy management and DSM since leaving the Navy. In 1998 he developed and presented multiple courses on energy technology and management with a concentrated focus on how to implement effective energy management programs. He has been a Certified Energy Manager Instructor since 2001 and has also served the CEM Program as Test Writer, Board Member, and Ethics Committee Member.
Mark serves as the chairman of the Board for the Business Energy Professional and the Certified Demand Side Management Professional certification programs. He has also authored two college-level courses on “Operational Considerations for the Smart Grid” and “Business Impacts of the Smart Grid” for the National Energy Center of Excellence for Bismarck State College. Mark’s approach to instruction and helping attendees is that of a mountain guide; sometimes supportive, sometimes challenging, occasionally hand-holding, but always engaging and very interactive. He routinely receives very high remarks for his level of effort and the time he makes himself available to ensure attendees get the most out of the course.
Mark has a bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State College and has a master’s degree from Colorado State University. Mark is currently the Manager of Regulatory Rates covering DSM and storm hardening for Tampa Electric Company.