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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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  • Corporate Utility-Scale Offsite Renewable Energy Procurement Solutions

    Procurement of Utility-Scale Solar PV and Wind Power by Large C&I Energy Users: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    Large multinational corporations, universities, and municipalities are increasingly committing to targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and renewable energy procurement as part of their sustainability programs. These commitments go beyond installing onsite renewable energy systems or buying voluntary renewable energy...

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  • Utility Customer Engagement through DSM

    Residential and C&I Customer Engagement DSM: Market Drivers and Barriers, Competitive Landscape, and Global Market Forecasts

    The widespread adoption of digital media tools has changed the way that consumers interact with service providers of all types. Yet, direct communications between utilities and their customers have been limited to a monthly bill and negative events such as power outages or unexpectedly high bills. This history has led to low custome...

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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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Recent Blog Posts

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  • The Amazonification of Energy Efficiency

    July 12, 2018

    Online marketplaces aren’t only for Amazon and utilities anymore. On July 2, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and Enervee announced that they are partnering to give energy product purchasers a new way to shop. This in-kind partnership will provide free resources that combine ACEEE’s efficiency experti...

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  • DER and the Role of Aggregated Demand Management

    July 10, 2018

    The California investor-owned utilities—Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric—recently concluded the latest Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) for 2019. DRAM bidders include traditional demand response (DR) aggregators, energy storage vendors, and EV charging providers. The Ev...

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  • Don’t Call It a Comeback: DR Rebounds in Latest PJM Capacity Auction

    June 5, 2018

    Last year at this time, the big question was whether PJM’s new Capacity Performance (CP) construct was going to kill demand response (DR) in the reliability pricing model capacity auction. While it took a hit, it was merely a flesh wound. In 2018, there has been uncertainty about where prices would end up and if DR bidders would f...

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  • Making the Utility-Customer Relationship a Two-Way Street

    May 24, 2018

    I recently received a home energy report (HER) on my Honeywell thermostat app. It showed my monthly heating and cooling usage, compared it to last year, provided some thoughts on what factors affected my usage, and offered tips to save money in the future. The Quest to Increase Customer Engagement I was intrigued that Honeywell woul...

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Recent Press Releases

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