Vazken Kassakhian

Research Analyst
Smart Electric Power Alliance

Vazken Kassakhian is a Research Analyst with the Smart Electric Power Alliance. Prior to that, as an Energy Analyst at the Sierra Club, he analyzed state compliance pathways for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and completed a national analysis of the impact of mandated state and local policies and voluntary purchases on utility-scale renewables and distributed solar for the Sierra Club.

He has also held research and analysis positions with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission advising on regulatory policy on Smart Grid and cost recovery and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory analyzing policy and market impacts in the electric sector.

Vazken has an MBA and a certificate in renewable and sustainable energy from CU Boulder and a BA in English from UC Berkeley.

Recent projects and publications include:

Distributed Energy Resources Integration: Policy, Technical, and Regulatory Perspectives from New York and California (SEPA & ScottMadden, Inc., December 2016)

Beyond the Meter: Addressing the Locational Valuation Challenge for Distributed Energy Resources (SEPA & Nexant, September 2016)

Beyond The Meter: The Potential for a New Customer-Grid Dynamic (SEPA, July 2016)