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 Expert  726986

Expert in Renewable Energy Integration & Policy, Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency, Utility Tariff Design


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has nearly 30 years of professional experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy, smart grid/meters and climate change issues. His consulting firm provides consulting services to the electric power industry worldwide.

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS Energy efficiency & demand-side management (DSM) programs Implementation & integration of demand response (DR) programs Climate change, environmental sustainability, carbon neutrality Renewable energy technologies – procurement & integration Resource analysis & integrated resource planning (IRP) Smart grid, smart metering & smart pricing Competitive retail electricity markets Market design, market structure & market performance issues Managing price volatility, risk management & asset valuation Market modeling, simulation, demand & price forecasting Regulatory & policy issues on energy efficiency, renewable energy & climate change

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alternative energy

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California electricity crisis

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conservation of energy

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electric energy generation

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electric power distribution

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electric power generation equipment

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electric power system

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electricity market

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electricity price

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energy

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energy conservation

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energy consumption

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energy conversion

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energy economics

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energy efficiency

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energy management

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energy market analysis

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energy market development

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energy storage

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energy-efficient electric-load management

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climate change

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renewable energy source

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renewable resource

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solar energy

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wind energy

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smart grid

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energy efficiency evaluation, measurement & verification


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1978   Ph.D.   Economics   Purdue University  
1976   M.S.   Economics   Purdue University  
1974   MCSE   Structural Engineering   Purdue University  
1972   BSCE   Civil Engineering   Purdue University   with Highest Distinction

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President and Founder

 

This organization provides strategic advice to clients in the electric power industry worldwide on topics including market design and performance, policies to promote the integration of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, demand side management and integrated resource planning, global climate change. Working with government institutions, regulators, and policy makers.

2002 to 2003

 

Global Energy Decisions

 


 

Global Product Manager

 

Was responsible for production and coordination of Henwood's Power Advisory Products and Services, including five bi-annual reports covering all major US markets as well as periodic reports covering key international markets including Korea, Spain, Italy, the UK, Singapore and the Philippines.

Advised private investors and project developers on asset valuations, investment strategies and risk management in competitive wholesale electricity markets including demand and price forecasting, market analysis, business development and risk mitigation.

1996 to 1997

 

National Economic Research Associates

 


 

Senior Consultant

 

Provided clients with advice on restructuring, regulatory and transition strategy, retail product development and pricing, cost unbundling and profitability analysis, and information requirements of retail access.

Clients included PSE&G, Edison International, PNM, Ontario Power Generation, EPRI, the World Bank project in the Province of Orissa in India, Spain's UNESA, and others.

1991 to 1996

 

Electric Power Research Institute

 

Customer Systems

 

Senior Project Manager

 

Responsible for demand-side management and integrated resource planning. Managed costing, pricing and profitability of retail products and services including development and marketing of new software products for the electric power industry. Designed, organized, and conducted training programs for EPRI members domestically and internationally including clients in Australia, Africa, the Far East and Europe.

1980 to 1990

 

Southern California Edison Company

 


 

Senior Research Scientist

 

Served in Engineering, Planning & Research, System Planning, and Power Supply Departments in positions of increased responsibility. Conducted economic analysis, R&D planning, budgeting and cost-effectiveness analysis, integrated resource and scenario planning, financial analysis of power contracts, investment and risk strategy, renewable energy technologies, analyses of advanced metering and remote monitoring systems, analyses of cost and performance of power stations, including interface with regulatory agencies.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written 15 books and book chapters, and over 30 publications in peer-reviewed and professional journals. He has also given numerous presentations at conferences and for corporate clients.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Academic Press  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • In-house training and executive education for utility executives and staff
  • Consulting studies on specific topics such as utility rate design, tariffs, energy efficiency financing, renewable integration, electric vehicles, distributed generation, and related matters
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Power & Wind Forecast.
  • Expert in Smart Grid technology for monitoring output of a wind turbine.
  • Smart grid renewable energy expert for consulting on Elsevier seeking writer on Smart Grid & Renewables.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Can serve as expert witness in utility regulatory & tariff proceedings
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Electric utility distribution expert for consulting on electric power line design, safety.
  • Power quality engineer expert witness for consulting on house fire and death due to smart meter installation.
  • Expert witness structural engineer flue supports for consulting on expert witness.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
North America & Mexico   Have served clients across US, Canada & Mexico
Latin America   Studies and consulting in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, and elsewhere
Europe   Practically all countries within the EU
Middle east & Africa   Saudi Arabia, So Africa, Iran, etc.
Australia, NZ, Asia Pacific   Australia, NZ, Japan, HK, Singapore, Malaysia. India, The Philippines, etc

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
French  
Farsi  

Market Research:
Familiar with all aspects of the electric power sector in the US and internationally

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Offers customized executive training, in-house seminars, technical workshops

Other Skills and Services

Strategic planning, scenario analysis, forecasting of demand, prices and related issues in the power sector


 

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