Managing Consultant
Karl Walter

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Karl Walter is a member of E3’s Integrated System Planning practice area where he has supported utilities, governments, and industry players in understanding how energy systems will transform under deep decarbonization. He focuses on resource adequacy and capacity expansion planning. He has advanced model capabilities as a developer on both E3’s Resource Adequacy Model (RECAP) and Renewable Energy Solutions Model (RESOLVE) and has leveraged those models to analyze system reliability, forecast resource capacity value, and assess the potential value of emerging technologies.

Prior to joining E3, Mr. Walter worked at Guidehouse (fka Navigant), where he co-authored several technical reports on clean demand-side technologies – smart buildings, virtual power plants, low-GWP refrigerants, plug loads, and IoT devices. He also built packages and led impact evaluations in R for energy efficiency evaluations and helped design and create the Fuel Substitution Scenario Analysis Tool (FSSAT) for the CEC. Mr. Walter completed an M.S. in CEE – Systems from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Engineering also from UC Berkeley.

Working at E3 allows Karl to do technical, data-driven analysis to help answer some of the most exciting – and urgent – questions at the cutting-edge of the energy transition.

Outside of work, Karl enjoys discovering new (or old) music, watching documentaries, and exploring the city on long walks.

Education: MS, Systems Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; BS, Energy Engineering, University of California, Berkeley


Resource Adequacy in the Desert Southwest

In the aftermath of recent blackouts in California and Texas, the subjects of reliability and resource adequacy have risen to national prominence. Regulators and policymakers – as well as the general public and media – have taken a keen interest in these topics, and many have questioned whether the industry is adequately prepared to confront […]