Making the Right Resource Choice Requires Making the Right Model Choice

September 1, 2021



Gary Dorris, PhD

Dr. Dorris has been a pioneer of innovative solutions for energy risk management and portfolio planning for over two decades. For the past 20 years, Dr. Dorris has led the organic growth of Ascend to an industry-leading 150+ person energy analytics software and consulting company. He has been a pioneer of innovative solutions for modeling power markets to support real-time operations, portfolio management, and resource planning for over two decades. His expertise is highly sought after to provide board of director presentations, expert testimony on risk management, asset valuation, and resource planning, including acting as the lead expert witness for Merrill Lynch in the prominent Enron proceedings. He has performed independent market assessment to support over $30 billion dollars in project financing. He has been an advisor to multiple Boards of Directors. Prior to founding Ascend, Dr. Dorris served as CEO of e-Acumen, a 60-person energy analytics software firm. He began his career developing structured power transactions at Citizens Power & Light.