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Joseph Lopes

Joseph Lopes

Joseph S. Lopes is a senior principal consultant for DNV GL, with over 35 years of technical and management experience and expertise in mathematics, statistics, load modeling, and data analysis. He has an extensive background in project management, energy technology assessment, load research, measurement and verification (M&V), equipment performance assessment, demand-side/demand response analysis, energy efficiency and technology studies, economic analysis, and rate/regulatory issues. His projects have included U.S, Canada, Caribbean and international projects, including several for the World Bank and their subsidiary, International Finance Corp. This work included his role as Responsible Officer for the evaluation of the Efficient Lighting Initiative (ELI), a seven-nation initiative (2000-2005). Before joining DNV GL (then KEMA), he was a founding partner of Applied Energy Group, Inc., and his own firm, Lopes Consulting Services. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Manhattan College and is an M.S. Candidate in Energy Management at NYIT (NY), which has included energy equipment performance analysis. To join Mr. Lopes’ professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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The “Happy Hour Effect” – PV, Electric Vehicles and Learning Thermostats Walk into a Bar…!

The “Happy Hour Effect” – PV, Electric Vehicles and Learning Thermostats Walk into a Bar…!

Utilities are facing the confluence of three residential trends over which they have little or no control, but are tasked with meeting its consequences.  The effects of all three of these trends coincide at about the same time of day, potentially wr ...

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Using end-use load data for better infrastructure investment planning

Using end-use load data for better infrastructure investment planning

Background of Infrastructure Planning in the Electric Utility Industry Since the development of the modern electric grid, pioneered by Thomas Edison with the Pearl Street Station in New York City in 1882[1], the struggle to match generation and tran ...

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How does more accuracy in end-use load shapes improve impact estimation of energy efficiency and DR programs?

How does more accuracy in end-use load shapes improve impact estimation of energy efficiency and DR programs?

Background of Demand-Side Management and Evaluation in the U.S. The 1970’s saw two events that forever changed the landscape of electricity production in the United States. The Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 ended the era of cheap oil at a time when oil ...

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