My focus is on helping organizations make wise choices about energy resources.”
Frank Stern is the managing director of engineering in the energy efficiency and demand-side management group within the Energy practice. He has a breadth of experience in a variety of areas in the energy industries, including energy program evaluation and planning, renewable energy, climate change policy analysis, generation asset and contract valuation, and competitive bidding resource selection.
With more than 25 years of experience, Frank advises some of the world’s largest energy companies and utilities. He has significant experience in both supply and demand sides of the electric utility industry, giving him insights into the multifaceted problems that frequently arise. On the supply side, Frank forecasts wholesale market and renewable energy credit prices, values fossil, nuclear and renewable assets, evaluates competitive bids for meeting generation requirements, and assesses the potential for renewable resources. On the demand side, Frank manages multiyear, multiprogram evaluations of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and demand response programs, including the consideration of cost-effectiveness and economic impacts, and assesses the potential for such programs going forward. His work frequently involves complex modeling using various types of tools.
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Frank has been an invited speaker on over 30 occasions at major industry conferences, has over 30 publications in journals and conference proceedings, and has testified on a variety of energy industry issues before state commissions and regulatory agencies. He is on the Building Energy Modeling, Rating, and Labeling working group in the Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative of the American National Standards Institute. He is a registered professional engineer (mechanical).