Alaska Microgrid Group
Peter Asmus is a veteran researcher, analyst, book author, public speaker and journalist that has been tracking cutting edge energy issues for more than three decades. He has emerged as a global thought leader and leading authority on topics such as microgrids, virtual power plants (VPPs) and distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS). He has authored over 100 technical and market forecasting reports on microgrid topics ranging from controls, standards impacting deployment and the ranking of leading vendors according to predefined metrics. At present, he serves as a consultant to the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP), which has helped the state lead the U.S. in terms of installed microgrid capacity. As Executive Director of the Alaska Microgrid Group, he lectures, moderates panels and leads webinar on topics linked to deployment of remote power microgrid systems throughout North America and the rest of the world. He also offers thought leadership on VPP/DERMS for AutoGrid, recently acquired by Schneider Electric – a leading global microgrid innovator --and ranked as one of the world’s leading pioneers with applying artificial intelligence (AI) to digital platforms aggregating and optimizing distributed energy resources (DER) to improve the resiliency and sustainability of the world’s electricity grids.Until March of 2022, he served as Research Director for Guidehouse Insights microgrid research program. Asmus has been managing the company’s microgrid syndicated research service since 2009. In that role, he has served as the lead author of over 100 different reports. Asmus is also the author of four books covering key energy market issues: Introduction to Energy in California, Reaping the Wind, Reinventing Electric Utilities, and In Search of Environmental Excellence. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and he is quoted regularly in major publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Reuters. His articles have also appeared in Forbes, Utility Dive, Public Utilities Fortnightly, T&D World and many other trade, technical and public policy journals.