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Brett Feldman, Principal Research Analyst

Brett Feldman

Brett Feldman is a principal research analyst with Navigant Research, contributing to the Utility Transformations program. With 20 years of experience in the utility sector, Feldman focuses on demand-side management programs and their implications for the global power industry.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, Feldman was a principal for demand response at Constellation Energy, an energy efficiency program manager for Eversource, and an energy consultant for ICF and Nexant. He has also served as the chair of the Business Issues Committee of the Association of Demand Response and Smart Grid, the chair of the New York Independent System Operator Price Responsive Load Working Group, the vice chair of the Independent System Operator-New England Demand Resources Working Group, and the co-chair of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Committee. A Certified Energy Manager, he has experience across multiple markets, including ISO-NE, NYISO, PJM, and Ontario. Feldman is a recipient of the Peak Load Management Alliance’s 2014 Outstanding Market Research Award and 2017 Thought Leader Award. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Boston University.

Recent Reports

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  • Demand Response for Renewables Integration

    DRRI Market Drivers and Barriers, Case Studies, and Global Market Forecasts

    Small amounts of intermittent renewable generation like solar and wind power have almost no measurable effect on overall system stability. Yet, anticipating the degree to which generation goes up and down rapidly—called ramp events—is critical to supporting grid stability in a cost-effective manner when penetration exceeds 10%-1...

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: Residential Demand Response

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 15 Residential DR Vendors

    As the global residential demand response (RDR) market has heated up in recent years, leading companies have invested heavily to develop their capabilities and strategy. A number of companies focused on other aspects of the smart grid arena are now beginning to tackle the DR space. There are also many startup companies with new hard...

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  • Non-Wires Alternatives

    Non-Traditional Transmission and Distribution Solutions:

    Traditionally, when a transmission or distribution system operator needed to upgrade or replace infrastructure due to aging equipment or increased load demand, it would simply conduct poles and wires projects. However, grid management and distributed energy resources (DER) technologies have improved, utilities are looking to engage ...

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  • Distribution Utility Transformation Strategies

    Few people in the utilities industry have escaped the buzz surrounding the energy transformation. There is not a day that goes by without a new announcement about how the decentralization of energy will transform utility business models or which technology vendors are offering new disruptive products and services. All indicators su...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Increasing SMB Customer Engagement through Integrated Demand-Side Management Programs

    October 5, 2017

    For decades, utilities have had success reaching large commercial and industrial (C&I) as well as residential customers with demand-side management programs like energy efficiency and demand response. Large C&I customers typically have utility account managers catering to their service needs, while mass marketing techniques ...

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  • As Summer Winds Down, a Look at Residential Demand Response Leaders

    September 19, 2017

    Summer 2017 was relatively light from a demand response (DR) perspective in North America—aside from California, which saw extreme heat waves. There were not a lot of opportunities to test the capabilities of DR resources that utilities, regional transmission organizations, and retail electric providers had stockpiled to prepare f...

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  • AMI Data Brings New Possibilities for Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification: Part 2

    August 4, 2017

    Coauthored by Emily Cross and Peter Steele-Mosey Part 1 of this blog series covered operational improvements and provided background on the role of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data in energy efficiency program evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V). This blog continues the discussion with a focus on program ...

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  • Natural Gas Demand Response – Current Utility Programs: Part 3

    July 25, 2017

    Coauthored by Paul Moran As we discussed in our last blog, demand response (DR) in the natural gas sector has been less prevalent in the natural gas industry than in the electricity industry due to the lack of clear market signals that otherwise would enable market participants to put a price on deferred natural gas consumption. How...

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Recent Press Releases

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