David Shadle

Grid Optimization Editor

Dave joined the T&D World team as the editor of the Grid Optimization Center of Excellence website in January 2016.

Dave is a power industry veteran with a history of leading environmental and development organizations, championing crucial projects, managing major acquisitions and implementing change. Dave is currently a principal at Power Advance, LLC, an independent consulting firm specializing in power project development, research and analysis, due diligence and valuation support. Dave is also a contributing consultant for Transmission & Distribution World. Prior to Power Advance, Dave held business and power project development positions with The Louis Berger Group, Iberdrola Renewables, FPL Energy and General Public Utilities. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Purdue University.

President Trump
A New Energy Era?
The faithful made their annual pilgrimage to DistribuTECH about two weeks ago.
solar panel with light on roof
Will DERs Be a Driving Trend in 2017?
Many industry experts predict that we will see continued maturation in the distributed energy resource (DER) market
distributed energy resources
Is FERC's New Rule on Energy Storage & DER Aggregators a Game Changer?
FERC announced a proposed rulemaking that will allow energy storage and distributed energy resource (DER) aggregators
Saving Baseload Plants: Rare As Hen's Teeth
I don’t have the evidence to prove it has never happened before, but I can say this event is as rare as hen’s teeth
Four Reasons Why I May NEVER Install Solar Panels on My Roof 3
The first rule when buying real estate, location-location-location, may be the most important factor when determining the value proposition for a residential solar installation.
What Makes a Grid Smart?
Well, that’s a stupid question…..or is it? We hear about more “smart grid” technologies and applications on a regular basis.
Another Climate Agreement 1
If you blinked, you missed it. There were some brief press stories and some late night parody about the meeting a few weeks ago between President Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada.
Energy Storage: Are We There Yet? 4
Everyone recognizes the Energizer Bunny, the marketing icon for Energizer Batteries in North America.
High-Flying Testimonial
As a long time electric utility veteran, I have always been attracted to power generation technology.
Old and New: Overview of the 2016 IEEE PES T&D Event
As a veteran (some would say old in the tooth) utility and energy guy, I’ve been to a lot of conferences and exhibitions: air and water pollution control, renewables and energy technology shows
Electrical Workers Still on Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs List 3
Electrical workers are still in the top 10 most dangerous job list. But utilities are aggressively working to lower the number of accidents.
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Deja Vu? Getting Demand Response Right
The recent decision from the Supreme Court upholding FERC’s authority to regulate demand response programs in wholesale markets was a watershed event.
Remember the Shrimp on the Treadmill? 2
A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a new funding initiative for grid modernization.

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