Power and renewables

DNV GL adds three experts with deep energy efficiency expertise to its Sustainable Energy Use team

New experts strengthen DNV GL’s advanced data analytics and strategic consulting capabilities to support customers in energy efficiency planning and evaluation.

OAKLAND, California - 2 August - DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has made three key additions to its Sustainable Use business: Craig Williamson, Bob Ramirez, and Marc Collins. Energy use patterns in North America are rapidly changing in response to customer-sited automation technologies, distributed energy resources, and evolving regulatory climates.  DNV GL has taken a major step in expanding its longstanding industry leadership in managing these changes by adding expertise in energy efficiency program evaluation, energy data analytics, and energy efficiency planning.

DNV GL helps utility customers harvest value from interval metering data via a range of predictive analytics tools, end-use load decomposition and demand response program support. Craig Williamson strengthens the company’s data analytics capabilities with decades of hands-on work within utilities and as an advisor and instructor, with particular expertise in statistical methods. As energy efficiency programs look for new ways to meet challenging goals with custom, behavioral, and systems approaches, Bob Ramirez brings deep and diverse expertise in building science to the company’s energy efficiency evaluation staff.  With the expansion of energy efficiency programs in Canada, Marc Collins provides a broad range of high-level expertise in efficiency program policy, strategic planning, and evaluation in that country.

“With these three established energy experts joining our team, we are able to continue to improve the depth of services we offer our clients,” said Miriam Goldberg, DNV GL’s director and country manager for the Policy Advisory and Research group. “Each of them brings an element of expertise that complements and expands our capabilities in areas that are becoming more and more important to the energy industry.”

Marc Collins, CEM, CMVP is a senior principal consultant and is located in Toronto, Canada. While involved with projects across North America, Mr. Collins will have particular focus on Canadian organizations. For the past ten years, Mr. Collins has held senior positions in energy efficiency program evaluation from both the consulting and program administrator perspectives.

Bob Ramirez, P.E. is a principal engineer with more than thirty years of energy consulting experience. His key areas of expertise include commercial and residential impact evaluations, support for and creation of TRMs and other deemed savings methods, large-scale on-site verification and baseline studies, energy efficiency potential studies, measure cost and cost-effectiveness analysis, as well as broad and extensive experience with energy efficiency technologies and end-use load shapes and large-scale building simulation/modeling.

Craig Williamson, senior principal consultant, has thirty years’ experience with electric and natural gas utilities. He is recognized as an industry expert in load research, statistical analysis, and sample design. He also brings in-depth knowledge on utility load research data analytics, forecasting, rate design, cost allocation, demand response, and program impact evaluation.

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