Chris Kotting has been named as executive director of the Energy Information Standards (EIS) Alliance.

Kotting will provide day-to-day management and leadership to the organization, leveraging his experience in both technical and policy areas of regulated utilities and energy management.

Kotting has worked with numerous standards setting bodies, industry alliances, and other organizations including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC), National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP).

“I am very excited about working with the EIS Alliance in this next phase of its development,” said Kotting. “Consumer energy management systems and smart grid ready facilities together present an opportunity to leverage smart grid intelligence and connectivity in a way that engages consumers and provides a direct benefit, enabling greater adoption and acceptance.”

Lakeview Group has also been selected to provide marketing and management services to the Alliance.

The EIS Alliance was established to develop a common framework for buildings to share and communicate energy data, and is actively developing use cases and data models for energy management systems to share energy information among multiple stakeholders.