For the DC Public Service Commission, along with a team of consultants led by Energy Shrink, Tenley analyzed the climate plans of DC’s public utilities.
For the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Tenley evaluated a suite of forecasting and modeling tools, and offered a set of recommendations on their use. Tenley also crafted a set of recommendations on some of NYSERDA’s internal analytic processes.
For the Clean Air Task Force, Tenley created a new methodology to analyze energy and climate innovations. Rather than forecast the future market penetration of a technology based on assumed cost and performance, we focused on how and why a technology is expected to deploy and diffuse through the economy.
For the Maryland Clean Energy Center’s Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator, Michae was an Energy Executive in Residence and Strategy Lead, helping technologists understand their markets and commercialize their inventions. Michael was part of teams working on tidal power and distributed wind power.
Tenley helped the Natural Resources Defense Council analyze whether there may be a better, more economic and efficient way to pay for reliable power in the US.
Michael was one of the inaugural members of ESA’s Technical Advisory Council. Michael also authored white papers for ESA on a variety of topics. ESA is now part of the American Clean Power Association.
DK Energy US, a subsidiary of the EDF group, is tasked with developing the United States business of Dalkia SA, one of the leading providers of energy services in France. Tenley helped DK identify strategic opportunities in the US and assessed the market viability of their plans.
Michael was involved in several World Bank projects, all around disruptive technology and infrastructure. For the Chief Economist for Sustainable Development MichaeI crafted scenarios, led a workshop and authored a paper on incorporating disruptive technologies (AI, 3D Printing, MaaS, distributed gen, etc.) into infrastructure planning. For the Energy and Extractives Global Practice, Michael helped the client understand a suite of disruptive technologies such as distributed energy resources and digitization as they evaluate how to adjust their own programs.
For the Aspen Institute’s Energy & Environment Program, Tenley wrote a paper simplifying some of the most complex and important transformations happening in the US power sector. Those include the “3 Ds:” decentralization, digitization, decarboninzation, as well as capital turnover of infrastructure, the changing fuel mix, and regulatory reform. The key to this work was untangling the interwoven threads connecting all of these trends.
1st client! UniGen Reources is a startup in California, developing software to facilitate integration of renewable power. Tenley helped UniGen with commercialization strategies.