The direction of the utility sector is moving towards clean energy with increasing speed, and that's creating a load of important questions for power providers: What are the impacts to the grid? What are the best types of generation for each region? How should we handle distributed assets and the rise of the pro-sumer?
To help our community of utility professionals navigate unchartered waters, Energy Central regularly adds new voices to our vetted and respected Network of Experts, and the latest addition to the Clean Power Group is Jeff Ressler, CEO of Clean Power Research.
Jeff joined Clean Power Research in 2007 and has overseen the inception of numerous software tools at the company designed to spread clean power information to the industry widely. His decade of experience at Microsoft (including speech assistant to Bill Gates) has served to inform him about how these digital tools can unlock the future of clean energy.
Jeff expects to make himself available to the Energy Central Community to provide insights from his unique perspective, answer pressing questions posed by Energy Central Community members, and generally be a voice of authority in these critical clean power discussions. To help introduce himself to the Energy Central Audience, Jeff sat down with the Energy Central Community Manager for a one-on-one interview as a part of the Energy Central Power Perspective ‘Welcome New Expert Interview Series, providing key insights like the following comparison between the energy industry and the tech sector (a field in which he also has experience):
I see a lot of parallels between tech and the energy sector. In the energy space, many of us talk about decentralization and digitization as elements of the energy transformation (often along with decarbonization, thus gaining the tagline “the 3Ds”). Over my career of about 25 years, software has of course driven digitization, but we’ve seen cycles of decentralization and, if you will, recentralization.
The full interview can be read here:
Energy Central Power Perspectives™: Welcome Jeff Ressler of Clean Power Research, New Expert in the Clean Power Community- [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Interview]
All other interviews with experts in the Energy Central Community can be found at our Power Perspectives Section.