Gerrit contributes to the development of E3’s proprietary tools for production simulation, capacity expansion planning, and reliability modeling, and he uses them to help clients solve challenges such as how to value grid-scale storage technologies, optimally integrate renewable generation into utility systems, and quantify the benefits of participating in the Western Energy Imbalance Market. Gerrit was a principal analyst on an E3 study for the California ISO showing that its expansion to include more Western utilities would lower the cost of achieving the state’s goal to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2030.
Gerrit, a native of Belgium, joined E3 in 2015 because of its key role in developing solutions to expand the use of renewable energy in the West. He hopes that his work will have some influence on how we build a more resilient, decarbonized, and efficient grid in the most cost-effective way.
Education: MS, civil and environmental engineering, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University; MS, bioscience engineering, catalytic and environmental technology, and BS, bioscience engineering, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
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