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 last thirteen years, Dr. Dorris has organically grown Ascend Analytics to be a leading provider of quantitative software solutions for energy portfolio management and data infrastructure. His analytic innovations have extended toward the development of over a dozen software applications used by more than fifty energy companies. Dr. Dorris holds a Ph.D. in applied economics and finance from Cornell University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering and BA in economics with Magna Cum Laude distinction also from Cornell University.

Navigating the New Energy Market Dynamics

January 1, 2018



Utilities need to adopt new decision-making tools in order to compete in the "new normal" environment of renewable energy supply.

The rapid deployment of renewable energy is fundamentally transforming energy supply and power markets, resulting in lower average prices but also more volatile prices. These new market dynamics are causing pain for inflexible generation resources, but also creating significant revenue-enhancing opportunities for flexible resources, particularly in the ancillary services and real-time markets.