Ken provides technical leadership in electricity market analysis. He helps utilities, developers, and financing agencies conduct technical and financial due diligence, perform power system reliability and resilience planning, and perform renewable generation integration studies. He also performs power sector economic studies and evaluates the benefits of transmission and distribution infrastructure investments. Ken is an expert witness on electric transmission and distribution system planning.
In his role, Ken leads ABB PROMOD production cost, GE-PSLF, and PowerWorld power flow research to assess transmission infrastructure needs, impact, and benefits in most U.S. regional electricity markets. These studies help utilities invest in infrastructure to integrate renewable resources and improve their systems’ reliability and resilience. Ken also partners with regulators to identify resources required to meet clean energy and other policy goals.
Ken identifies financial and operational risks by conducting market simulations of the operation of renewable resources under development. Based on these insights, he advises developers and financial institutions on measures to mitigate risk and aid prudent investment. He also supports state regulators in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. to evaluate bids from potential investors and procure offshore wind energy.
Internationally, Ken provides technical guidance on our integrated resource and resiliency planning projects in West and East Africa, developing strategies that ensure robust electric sector performance under risk scenarios, including fuel limitations and drought conditions. He’s a regular speaker at renewable energy and energy efficiency workshops in Africa and the Philippines.
Ken holds an M.B.A and a master’s degree in Technology and Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana.
MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Electrical Engineering, the University of Science and Technology, Ghana
(2018). Ghana solar photovoltaic penetration study, Ghana integrated resource and resiliency plan.
- Mihlmester, P., and Collison, K. (2018). Unpacking the energy storage opportunity in America. Renewable Energy World.
- Collison, K., Chandramowli, S., Gamache, C.K., and Barrow, D. M. (2017). Energy storage: drivers and Pitfalls. Norton Rose Fulbright.
- Harjeet, J., Collison, K., Roseman, E., and Rogier, D. (2016). Averting disaster on the grid: Strategy to mitigate risks of catastrophic events. Public Utilities Fortnightly.