Microgrids offer opportunities for local communities to invest in energy-efficient and low-carbon sources of electricity while improving their resilience to extreme weather and security risks. Microgrids provide about 1.6 GW or roughly 0.2 percent of U.S. electricity. They are especially useful for universities, hospitals, and military bases.
Shalom Flank, Ph.D.
Microgrid Architect, Urban Ingenuity
Dr. Flank became the nation’s first “microgrid architect” more than a dozen years ago, as Pareto Energy’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Flank has served as microgrid architect for a number of project development companies, including Urban Ingenuity, Pareto, and Anbaric. Dr. Flank manages technical, financial, and regulatory aspects of their…
Energy Policy and Compliance Analyst, District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment
Mr. Haas works closely with policymakers, ratepayers, businesses and utilities to achieve the District’s energy system goals. This work includes drafting comments on behalf of the District of Columbia Government in regulatory proceedings, analyzing legislative initiatives and managing grant programs. His area of practice is multidisciplinary – blending quantitative and…
Senior Energy Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Doug Vine is a Senior Energy Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). He supports the center’s work primarily by following trends in global and domestic energy production and utilization and their impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, he focuses on topical energy issues, including electric power,…