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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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  • Maximizing the Residential Energy Customer Experience with Emerging Solutions

    The global electric power industry is facing a fundamental shift from centralized generation toward a mix of distributed energy resources (DER) and smart grid solutions. This mix, known as the Energy Cloud, is poised to disrupt traditional utility models for residential customers. Meanwhile, technology disruptors looking for new mar...

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  • Market Data: Demand Response for C&I

    Global CIDR Capacity, Site, Spending, and Revenue Forecasts: 2018-2027

    Since the launch of the first demand response (DR) programs decades ago, the industrial sector has represented an important target customer base. Energy usage in industrial facilities is generally electricity intensive, and it tends to be more complex than in commercial buildings due to the range and type of industrial energy proces...

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  • Global DER Deployment Forecast Database

    Distributed Renewables, Fuel Cells, Generator Sets, Energy Storage, Microgrids, EV Charging, Demand Response, and Energy Efficiency:

    During the last few years, the consolidation of distributed energy resources (DER) has represented a significant component of the energy market. Initially, DER was used at the fringe of the market, where conventional power was difficult and expensive to provide. However, technology advances, business model innovation, changing regu...

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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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Recent Blog Posts

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  • AESP Conference Makes DSM Gumbo in the Big Easy

    March 22, 2018

    I hadn’t attended the Association of Energy Service Professional’s (AESP’s) annual conference in 10 years. I hadn’t been to New Orleans in 20 years. When the two came together in February, I decided it was time to kill two birds with one stone. Neither disappointed. I’ll focus on the conference here, but the beignets, ...

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  • Old McDonald Had a Grid, EIA AEO

    February 15, 2018

    The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its 2018 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) on February 6. Several short- and long-term trends warrant highlighting as follows: US net energy exports occur over the projection period to 2050 in most scenarios that are modeled. The US becomes a net energy exporter by 2022 in reference...

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  • DERMS Is the Word at DistribuTECH

    January 30, 2018

    After attending DistribuTECH in years 2014 through 2016, I took 2017 off because it seemed like there was less emphasis on demand-side management (DSM) and behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DER) like demand response, energy efficiency, and energy storage. The biggest standalone public companies in the space at the time,...

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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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Recent Press Releases

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