Earnest White

 

Senior Consultant (804) 971-8362 ewhite@energyfuturesgroup.com

Biography

Earnest White brings experience focused in load forecasting, power market modeling, capacity expansion planning, and regulatory policy. His most recent experience was analyzing and providing expert witness testimony on integrated resource plans, renewable portfolio standard petitions, utility-scale solar certifications, general rate cases, and retail choice as staff member of the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Earnest has training and experience across several utility-specific planning platforms including PLEXOS, Aurora, PROMOD, and IMPLAN. Additionally, he has worked with SAS, R, and Python.

Education

  • Master of Energy Business, University of Tulsa, 2021
  • Bachelor, Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009

Experience

2022-present

Senior Consultant, Energy Futures Group, Hinesburg, VT

2017-2022

Principal Utilities Policy Specialist, Virginia State Corporation Commission, Richmond, VA

2014-2017

Lead Analyst Wholesale Markets, Tesla Forecast Solutions, Richmond, VA

2008-2014

Power Market Modeler, Tesla Forecast Solutions, Richmond, VA

Selected Projects

    • Virginia State Corporation Commission. Analyzed and provided expert witness testimony related to the load forecasting assumptions and capacity modeling of the 2018 and 2020 Dominion Energy Virginia IRPs. (2018-2020)

 

    • CENACE. Supported the National Energy Control Center (CENACE) of Mexico’s development and deployment of its national and regional power market forecasting. (2016-2017)

 

    • Transpower New Zealand. Collaborated with New Zealand’s national grid operator to develop new techniques to estimate and forecast the effects of distributed generation on net load at the transmission level. (2011-2017)

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