As a lead business solutions analyst, Baker evaluates emerging technology and policy issues in the electric power sector. In this role, he administers technology demonstration projects with PJM members, research institutions, and the industry at large for the purpose of deploying innovative solutions to emerging problems. Recently, this work has focused on PJM market evolution initiatives related to Distributed Energy Resources, Renewables, and Energy Storage technologies participating in the PJM Capacity, Energy, and Ancillary Services markets.
Prior to joining PJM, Baker worked as a researcher at the University of Delaware’s Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration on electric Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology, helping to successfully deploy the first fleet of electric vehicles to provide ancillary services to a wholesale power market in 2007.
Baker has a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science from Ithaca College in New York and a Master’s degree in Marine Policy from the University of Delaware, where he studied the offshore wind power potential in the Atlantic Ocean and related transmission system integration issues.