In the push for decarbonization, more and more distributed and variable energy sources are coming online. The added stress on the grid can be managed effectively without costly T&D upgrades through demand side solutions driven by time and location based price signals.
Meter-based pay-for-performance approaches offer a path to reward aggregated load impacts from behind-the-meter resources. Key to the success of these programs are standardized and transparent measurement. Open-source CalTRACK methods implemented through the OpenEEmeter can now provide consistent and transparent measurement and valuation of demand flexibility, allowing these resources to compete at scale against more traditional supply side options.
Adam is the Director of customer solutions at Recurve, a cutting edge firm focused on creating a decarbonized energy grid by integrating behind the meter demand flexibility resources. He has years of leadership and experience connecting research and analytics to program planning, developing building-level customer targeting strategies utilizing smart-meters to connect energy efficiency and demand side-programs. Adam holds a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a postdoctoral fellow from Sandia National Labs and has published more than 30 articles in scientific journals that set the foundation for the next generation of climate technologies.