Steve is a Vice President with ICF Commercial Energy Division and leads the Distributed Energy Resources Team. Steve has particular expertise in evaluating the economics of conventional and renewable energy resources—both central station and distributed generation—within the context of developing technologies, market design and environmental regulations. He works with many of the major US power companies and developers in evaluating the impact of distributed energy resources (DER) on their system and the implications for their business models and their distribution system planning and operations.
He has published numerous whitepapers on the Value of Solar and Distributed Resources and is actively working with the DER team to develop innovative analytical frameworks that can be used by utilities and third parties to more accurately assess the value of these resources in the context of system planning. This includes work with PG&E on the development of a framework for quantifying the costs and benefits of integrating DER’s on their system for the nation’s first public Distributed Resource Plan filings as well as supporting the six investor owned utilities in New York (the Joint Utilties) in their regulatory filings within the context of the NY REV process.
Prior to ICF, Steve worked for Luz Industries, an early developer of utility scale solar thermal electric power plants in Israel and California. He has a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MA in Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.