Edward G. Cazalet, PhD 101 First Street. #552 Los Altos, CA USA 408.621.2772
An internationally recognized electric industry expert, Dr. Cazalet is a leader in (1) the design and operation of markets for electricity, (2) the design and operation of smart grid transaction services (3) and electricity storage and renewables integration. For his industry contributions, Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine named Dr. Cazalet “Innovator of the Year”.
Dr. Cazalet is a leader in technology for automated transactions for electric power as a key element of the “internet of things”. He has advocated new electricity market designs using price responsive demand and forward contracts to support high penetration of variable renewables and reliable decentralized grid operations. He has extensive experience in designing building and operating high-speed, reliable transaction systems for electric power.
Dr. Cazalet is also a leader in standards development for demand response, distributed energy resources, storage and dynamic pricing. He is the author of the Organization for Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) White Paper on Transactive Energy Market Information Exchange (TeMIX).
Dr. Cazalet holds a PhD from Stanford University focused on economics, decision analysis and power system planning and operation and degrees in engineering from the University of Washington.
CEO and Founder TeMIX Inc. TeMIX Inc is a provider of transactive systems and services to the power and energy industry. The TeMIX Platform can host the full scope of transactive services from generator to transmission, to distribution, to consumer, and to the devices on the internet of things. Smart Grid Standards Development Dr. Cazalet is a contributor to several Smart Grid Standards efforts including the NIST Priority Action Projects 03, 04, 07, and 09. He also is a member of the Organization for Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). For OASIS he co-chairs the Energy Market Information Exchange Technical Committee (eMIX), and is a member of the Energy Interoperation (EnergyInterop) and Web Services Calendar (WS-Calendar) Technical Committees. Governor, California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Appointed by California Governor Schwarzenegger, Dr. Cazalet recently served as a member of the five-person Board of Governors of the CAISO. He also served as transition manager “interim CEO” while the search for a permanent CEO of the CAISO was completed. Dr. Cazalet served as vice chair of the Board, served on the Finance Committee, and served as chair of the Operations Committee of the Board. The Operations Committee oversaw market design including resource adequacy, market and grid operations and transmission planning. He was also the board member assigned to oversee the design and implementation of multi-hundred million dollar project for new software and hardware technology for the CAISO locational marginal price (LMP) day-ahead and real-time markets. (www.caiso.com) CEO and Founder, Automated Power Exchange, Inc. (APX) Dr. Cazalet founded APX in 1996 and served as Chairman and CEO to 2000, Chairman to 2002 and as a board member to 2004. Dr. Cazalet conceived the business opportunity, led the design of the technology and products, and raised $67 million in investment capital in three rounds from venture capital investors and strategic power industry investors such as Bechtel, Tokyo Electric, Kyushu Electric, Hydro Quebec, Excelon and First Energy. He successfully led the company into diverse exchange, scheduling, demand response, and settlements businesses in North America, Europe and Asia with over 100 highly competent professionals. APX developed independent power exchanges in California, the Midwest, Eastern US and in Europe. Today, APX provides independent transaction services for trading, scheduling, and paying for electric power including the tracking of green power transactions and the dispatch of generation and demand response. The company was recently merged to form NSYE Blue, 60% owned by NYSE Euronext. Upon appointment to the CAISO Board of Governors Dr. Cazalet resigned as a board member of APX. (www.apx.com) CEO and Founder, The Cazalet Group The Cazalet Group provides high-level strategy, consulting, training, design and research to the electricity and energy industry. Focused on the transition to the Smart Grid, The Cazalet Group brings experience, confidentiality and industry knowledge to the executives and organizations it serves. (www.cazalet.com) Co-Founder, MegaWatt Storage Farms, Inc MegaWatt Storage farms builds, operates and owns renewable electricity storage farms and provides storage advisory services to battery manufacturers and utilities. MegaWatt is storage technology agnostic and deploys commercial electricity storage for renewables integration and grid stability. (www.MegaWattSF.com)
President and Founder, Cazalet Systems As a consultant, Dr. Cazalet carried out many studies of complex, long-term power contracts, and transmission and generation investments for electric utilities and public agencies. Dr. Cazalet developed and applied the Power Market Decision Analysis Model (PMDAM) to simulate power markets covering all power plants and transmission lines over large market areas such as the Western American continent. He sold this modeling system to Electronic Data Systems where it was in operation for seven years as a major power market analysis tool for many power companies in all regions of the US. President and Founder, Decision Focus, Inc. Dr. Cazalet founded DFI and led DFI to become the leading firm in energy and electric power market modeling and decision analysis consulting. The firm attracted more than 50 PhD’s specializing in decision analysis and software development for the power, energy, telecommunications and transportation industries. SRI International Dr. Cazalet was an early member of the pioneering Decision Analysis Group at SRI International, which was the world’s largest think tank. Dr. Cazalet participated in and led high-level consulting and decision analysis engagements for several of the country’s largest corporations. SELECTED CONSULTING CLIENTS Electric Power: Metron , Exide, Monitor360, California Attorney General , AltairNano; Bonneville Power Administration, Calpine Corporation, Edison Source , Nevada Power, Duke Power, Carolina Public Service, PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric, Wisconsin Electric, Boston Edison, Northern States Power, Long Island Lighting Tennessee Valley Authority, San Antonio City Public Service, Mexican Federal Electricity Commission, New England Power Pool , New York Power Pool, Electric Power Research Institute. Dr. Cazalet guided the development of power marketing and generation expansion strategies for the CEO and top executives of Bonneville Power Administration. For executives of other utilities, he provided consulting and studies of bulk electric power market contracts, environmental compliance planning, system reliability, capacity planning, fuels strategy, plant construction decisions, marginal costs, rate design, and power market modeling.
Oil Companies: Gulf Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, Asiatic Petroleum, Sun Oil, Continental Oil.
Working for the CEOs and top executives of these clients, Dr. Cazalet provided analysis and advice on corporate strategy, synthetic fuels investment, subsidiary divestiture, diversification studies, and training in decision analysis. He was the developer of the SRI-Gulf National Energy Model and the Generalized Equilibrium Modeling System (GEMS). This modeling methodology is still employed in California and worldwide for energy economic studies and planning.
Banks: Morgan Guaranty Trust, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Omaha National Bank.
Dr. Cazalet developed bond portfolio management systems and trained banking management in energy-economics and decision analysis.
Other Corporate: Pacific Bell , Xerox, Gulf Chemicals, and Syntex Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Cazalet led many market and product pricing studies including a major telecommunications study for Pacific Bell. For Xerox Corporation, he led several high-level decision analyses of new product introductions. For Gulf Chemicals he led the analysis of the decision to build a major new chemicals refinery.
Government: US Office of Management and Budget, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, National Science Foundation, Council on Environmental Quality, California Energy Commission.
Dr. Cazalet led the analysis team for President Ford’s synthetic fuels initiatives. He was the designer of several major national and regional energy modeling systems including a long-range energy policy model for the US Federal government.
OTHER Board Member, US China Green Energy Council (www.ucgef.org).
Co-Chair, Energy Market Information Exchange (EMIX) Technical Committee, Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS EMIX TC).
Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Chairman, Working Subgroup on Analytical Tools for Resource Adequacy.
Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets: Chairman, Working Group on Forward Power Contracts.
US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Invited testimony on Regional Transmission Operator (RTO) market design, congestion management and transmission rights.
Coauthor: “The Power Market: E-Commerce for All Electricity Products”, Public Utilities Fortnightly, February 1, 2000.
U.S. Congress Committees, Invited testimony on gas deregulation and synthetic fuels legislation. National Research Council, Appointed to panels studying radioactive waste management and nuclear energy development alternatives. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND PhD, Engineering Economic Systems, Stanford University, PhD Thesis: "Decomposition of Complex Decision Problems with Applications to Electric Power System Planning". BS and MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington.
Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University, supervised the dissertation research of PhD candidates and conducted sponsored research. PERSONAL Ed was born in Vancouver, Canada. He is a US citizen. Ed has three grown children and seven grandchildren. He is married to Pam Cazalet Blackman. Ed has been a competitive swimmer since childhood, representing Canada in international completion. Ed has held several world-and national Masters swimming records and was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in 2013. http://youtu.be/y0VAjE43AjQ