Michael Kelly

Research Analyst

Michael Kelly is a research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Digital Grid research service within the Utility Transformations program. He also maintains a lead role in the development of Navigant Research’s Global Grid Infrastructure data service, and specializes in smart grid IT systems and data analytics, as well as advanced metering infrastructure.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, Kelly worked as a research analyst at Energy Acuity, where he researched renewable energy projects and transmission planning dockets. In this role, he also contributed to the development of annual reports on solar and wind markets and analyzed public planning documentation. Kelly holds an MS in geography and environmental science, with a focus on geospatial analysis, from the University of Colorado Denver, and a BA in environmental studies from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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“Growing penetrations of DER threaten distribution grid stability and greatly complicate the grid management process for utilities.”
— Michael Kelly