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Adam Forni, Senior Research Analyst

Adam Forni

Adam Forni is a senior research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Energy Technologies program, focusing on generator sets, microgrids, combined heat & power, and hydrogen economy technologies, including fuel cells and electrolyzers. Forni has broad technical experience covering electrical and mechanical systems, financial modeling, and construction and development processes.

Prior to Navigant Research, Forni performed renewable energy consulting for Fortune 500 clients, managing engagements resulting in more than $2 billion in new revenue. He also served as a program manager at Bloom Energy, where he managed a $100 million fuel cell portfolio for Home Depot and microgrid projects for Apple, Yahoo!, and Disney. Forni is a registered professional engineer (electrical) in California, and holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine and a BS in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University.

Recent Reports

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  • Optimizing Fossil Fuel Generation with Energy Storage

    The development of energy storage has been tightly associated with the integration of renewable energy. However, energy storage is one of the most versatile technologies on the grid. A new generation of projects combining energy storage with fossil fuel (ESFF) generators is shifting the paradigm of how energy storage is utilized. In...

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  • Microgrid Enabling Technologies Market Overview

    Biomass, CHP, Diesel, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Hydro, Solar PV, and Wind:

    The driving force behind microgrid deployments is the growth in a wide variety of distributed energy resources (DER). As one of many options to aggregate and optimize these DER, the microgrid platform challenges the status quo by allowing for new levels of resilience and reliability in light of emerging threats to global power grids...

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  • Smart Gensets

    Automated, Interactive, and Analytics-Enabled Reciprocating Generator Sets

    Reciprocating generator sets (gensets) have traditionally been deployed with simple control systems, often sitting dormant until a power outage occurs. But as the global power equation shifts toward generation that is more distributed, intelligent, and interconnected, smart features are being incorporated into gensets at a growing ...

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  • Market Data: Diesel and Natural Gas Generator Sets

    Distributed Reciprocating Engines for Residential, Standby, Cogeneration, Utility, and Prime and Continuous Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    Diesel and natural gas generator sets (gensets) are the most widely adopted distributed energy resources on the planet, and they have been established as an industry for over a century. But as the global power equation shifts toward generation that is more distributed, clean, and intelligent, traditional markets for gensets are unde...

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Recent Blog Posts

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Recent Press Releases

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