Dennis Meiners is the Principle Operating Officer at Intelligent Energy Systems, LLC. IES is committed to providing comprehensive energy solutions for Alaskan communities by implementing sustainable village systems tailored to lowering costs for consumers, increasing income to the utility, and reducing dependency on fossil fuel. IES provides development and integration assistance for wind and other renewables using the latest in control systems, load balancing, thermal and real energy storage, and smart metering systems. IES developed specialized Wind Heat Smart Grids in three western Alaska villages. These systems use advanced technology for variable wind energy to displace fuel used for power generation and residential heat. IES’s current projects involve advanced smart metering infrastructure, incorporation of lithium ion storage batteries for autonomous wind operation, and use of residential appliances for grid self regulation.