Christine Hertzog is a consultant, author and professional explainer focused on smart grid technologies and solutions. She provides strategic advisory services to startups and established companies that include corporate, market and funding development.
She is the author of the "Smart Grid Dictionary," now in its third edition, the first and only dictionary that explains the jargon, acronyms and terminology, and now available in English and Chinese. She is the co-author of "The Smart Grid Consumer Focus Strategy," which identifies consumer/utility challenges and how to improve consumer engagement initiatives.
She has two decades of experience working with hardware, software and services companies that range from small startups to multinational corporations, and has recently been involved in the National Institute of Standards initiative on smart grid cybersecurity and interoperability standards requirements with a focus on privacy. She is an adviser to several smart grid startups, and serves on the advisory boards of The Energy Collective, ElectricityPolicy.com and ZPryme. Based in Silicon Valley, she is a regular presenter at industry conferences and blogs about a wide range of smart grid-related topics.