David Millar

David leads Ascend's consulting practice, providing utility clients with expertise in risk-based, long-term resource planning, valuation, and renewable integration. His recent work with Ascend includes WECC market analysis and capacity valuation for Northwestern Energy and flexible resource planning with high renewables for LADWP. Previously, David Millar worked at Pacific Gas and Electric, where he served as a Principal of Energy Modeling and Analysis. He led data analytic projects to guide company strategy on generation portfolio planning, energy storage valuation, and load and price forecasting. Mr Millar previously worked in energy consulting with DNV GL and regulatory policy research at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He holds a master's degree in Energy Economics and Policy from Duke University, and bachelor's degrees in Earth Sciences and Political Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

ACC Public Hearing

November 18, 2021

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Ascend Speaks

In this video, David Millar presents the results of the proposed Arizona Energy Rules cost analysis, performed in conjunction with the three investor-owned utilities in Arizona. Mr. Millar shows the costs of the clean energy pathway are modest compared to a business-as-usual approach, but also that innovation is needed to rein in costs of decarbonizing the last 20 percent of emissions.
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