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For the Clean Air Task Force, I am creating 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 are focusing 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, I am an Energy Entrepreneur in Residence, helping technologists understand their markets and commercialize their inventions. I’ve been part of teams working on tidal power and distributed wind power.
I am helping 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.
I am proud to have been one of the inaugural members of ESA’s Technical Advisory Council. As energy storage plays an increasingly important role in our power system, ESA’s voice as a champion for storage will be more critical. I also authored white papers for ESA on a variety of topics.
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. I helped DK identify strategic opportunities in the US and assessed the market viability of their plans.
I have been in several World Bank projects, all around disruptive technology and infrastructure. For the Chief Economist for Sustainable Development I 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, I 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. And I helped a cross-Bank group create educational pieces on the use of disruptive techs for sustainable development.
For the Aspen Institute’s Energy & Environment Program, I 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, de-carboninzation, 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. I helped UniGen with commercialization strategies.