Steve Hauser has been appointed Vice President of Strategy, Utility Division, at GridPoint, Inc.™, a provider of clean-tech products and intelligent energy solutions for utilities, consumers and businesses. Hauser, who also serves as Executive Director of the GridWise Alliance, will be responsible for creating new markets and partnerships to accelerate the long-term growth of GridPoint.

Hauser led the formation of the GridWise Alliance in 2003 to unite companies from across the country that are committed to transforming the nation’s electricity grid by integrating emerging energy and information technologies to generate, distribute and consume energy more efficiently, cleanly and cost-effectively.

Along with IBM, GridWise is a major sponsor of the annual GridWeek event. Grid modernization leaders will gather to set a common agenda, increase awareness and address policy issues related to smart grid technology deployment. Key stakeholders include utilities, technology and service providers, federal and state officials, electricity consumer groups and media.

Prior to joining GridPoint, Hauser held various senior management positions at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Battelle and SAIC. During his 25-year career, he has served as an advisor to numerous clean energy organizations and is former Chairman of the World Renewable Energy Congress.