Josh Schellenberg, M.A.
Josh Schellenberg's experience includes developing load impact evaluations for demand response programs at multiple utilities. Since 2008, he has conducted annual evaluations of California’s Base Interruptible Program. This program is one of the largest demand response resources in the United States with over 800 MW of load reduction capacity. Mr. Schellenberg also played a key role in developing load impact estimates for Southern California Edison's Real Time Pricing tariff and Agricultural and Pumping Interruptible program. His other demand response work includes the evaluations of Ontario Power Authority's DR-3 program and San Diego Gas & Electric Co.'s air conditioning load control program.
For an important Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study on the value of service reliability, Mr. Schellenberg worked on estimating an econometric model of power interruption costs for residential and C&I customers across the United States. Mr. Schellenberg took the lead on building this econometric model into a publicly-available calculator that utilities use to assess the value associated with their reliability investments. This calculator can be found at ICEcalculator.com.
Mr. Schellenberg also has expertise in conducting electric vehicle market research for utilities. For a large Canadian utility, he conducted benchmarking research, which was used to help inform the utility's business strategy in the electric vehicle market. For a large West Coast utility's electric vehicle research efforts, he assisted with focus groups and survey design. Mr. Schellenberg's analysis of these focus groups and surveys helped design the utility's electric vehicle rates and incentive programs.
Mr. Schellenberg holds an M.A. in economics from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. in economics from the University of Connecticut.