Melissa Chan has over 20 years of experience advising, planning, deploying, and evaluating energy infrastructure deployment from centralized coal to vehicle-to-grid and virtual power plants. A two-time entrepreneur former utility consultant, Melissa leads and scales Fermata Energy vehicle-to-grid solutions to maximize benefits to end users and the grid. Melissa has conceptualized, realized, and launched new grid edge technologies that deliver benefits to utilities and their customers. Her work has focused on the design and evaluation of innovative electricity rates and incentive programs to ensure benefits to all electricity ratepayers, and in particular low-to-moderate income customers; designing and evaluating the deployment of smart grid assets to increase distribution and transmission network reliability and resilience in urban and rural areas; development of a solution to provide access-for-all to low-carbon and low-cost power purchase agreements that are typically only available to corporations; and in her independent consulting emphasized that her clients create and implement diversity procurement practices, develop job training programs, and design their projects to deliver benefits to historically disadvantaged neighborhoods. She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.