Hugh Somerset supports E3’s Integrated System Planning practice area with a focus on portfolio planning and emerging bulk-grid technologies for state agencies, utilities, and project developers. He operates E3’s capacity expansion model RESOLVE, loss of load probability model RECAP, and operational reserves model RESERVE.
Hugh joined E3 after studying Energy Engineering at UC Berkeley with a focus on distribution grid planning and mitigation strategies of grid-caused wildfires. During his studies, Hugh worked in resource valuation at Ascend Analytics and siting DERs for deferring distribution grid investments at PG&E. These combined experiences have made Hugh excited about performing thoughtful and sound technical analysis to inform stakeholders to the energy transition.
Outside of work, Hugh can be found rock climbing or, for now, dancing Salsa and Lindy Hop. However, his ambitions are to become exactly decent at more dance forms than his fingers can count.
Education: BSc, Energy Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
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