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Will Gifford

Will Gifford

Will Gifford was formerly a senior consultant with expertise in applying statistical methodologies to the quantification of demand side management resources and analysis of their integration into organized markets. Mr. Gifford served as a project manager and lead analyst on demand response (DR) projects for a broad range of clients, including large investor owned utilities, rural cooperatives, and the US Federal Government. He has also engaged in research efforts evaluating energy efficiency programs and estimating energy usage by various end uses, on both regional and national levels, including U.S. Residential Lighting End-Use Consumption Study, and End-Use Data Development for Power System Load Modeling in New England.      

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Next-generation demand response forecasting - increasing the accuracy and speed of your forecasts

Next-generation demand response forecasting - increasing the accuracy and speed of your forecasts

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Does this sound familiar? Your utility has demand response programs that shave peak when deployed, by between 40 and 80 MW total, depending on the day. Some of this wide variation is due to weather diffe ...

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Where are demand response and smart grids headed? Key issues from the National Town Meeting

This author no longer works for DNV GL. The National Town Meeting on Demand Response (DR) and Smart Grid was held May 26-28 in Washington, DC. As in years past, this event provided a concise snapshot presented over two days of where the DR and sm ...

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Measurement and verification for volt var optimization: why bother?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. At a recent Volt Var Optimization (VVO) conference, one of the presenters made a disparaging comment about measurement and verification (M&V) for VVO, suggesting that it's a heck of a lot of trouble to g ...

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