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Jim Saber
CEO at NextEnergy


Jim Saber is President & CEO at NextEnergy. Saber previously lead the business and technology development and demonstration activities to support commercialization and business growth of NextEnergy’s advanced energy clients and stakeholders. Saber’s experience includes the development of over $150 million in technology development and demonstration programs within e-mobility, smart grid, buildings and infrastructure, microgrids, energy storage, renewable energy, and alternative fuels.  

He has lead NextEnergy’s work in establishing new technology development and demonstration platforms within next generation energy efficiency and transportation applications. Prior to joining NextEnergy, Saber spent more than a decade in the energy storage industry where he held product and business development positions with Fortune 500 and startup companies. He serves on the boards of TechTown, Detroit 2030 District, Michigan Institute for Energy Innovation, and the external advisory board of the University of Michigan Energy Institute.  Jim holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Smart Cities & the Value of Public-Private Partnerships