Peter is the leader of Go’s Distributed Energy Resources (DER) team, helping clients navigate the complex world of grid-interactive technologies such as renewable energy, demand response, and energy storage for both on-site and off-site opportunities. The journey of developing an energy project ranges from studying a project’s technical, regulatory, and economic feasibility; assisting with market engagements; reviewing proposals; comparing vendor submissions; reviewing the technical components of contracts; and optimizing designs. Leveraging his knowledge of product design and design innovation, he helps clients develop frameworks and strategic plans. He has consulted on over 150 megawatts (MW) of distributed solar projects, including two of the largest projects in the country.
Peter works with municipal utilities, including some of the largest in Ohio, and is our client lead for Westerville Electric Division. He analyzes, designs, and manages energy efficiency, load management, and renewable energy programs. He understands the utility business model, wholesale electricity procurement, rate design, and distribution engineering, which enables him to help utilities forecast their budgets.
Peter also contributes to our energy markets, policy, and regulatory consulting for the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association. He co-authors policy briefs on state policies (e.g. House Bill 6) as well as state and federal regulations (e.g. net-metering, FERC MOPR).
Peter’s background is interdisciplinary. He received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Philosophy from Ohio State University and worked at Go from 2014 to 2017. His fascination for how policy and economics influence the energy sector brought him to UC Berkeley, where he received his Master of Science in Energy and Resources from the Energy Resources Group in 2019. While in California, Peter analyzed the economics of Ohio industrial electricity rates for his thesis, worked for the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab with the Grid Integration Group, was a Summer Policy Fellow at the Natural Resource Defense Council, and received the National Science Foundation fellowship. Upon completing his Master’s degree, Peter returned to Columbus, excited to incorporate the knowledge and policy expertise he had gained into his work at Go.
Peter enjoys outdoors (backpacking), indoors (book club), doing indoor things outdoors (board games), and doing outdoor things indoors (gardening). He usually uses an indoor voice. In the Columbus community he supports the Ohio Energy Project and Washington Gladden Social Justice Park.