Steve Fine
Distributed Energy Resources

Steve is a Vice President with ICF’s Energy Advisory and Services practice, and leads the Distributed Energy Resources Team. Steve has expertise in evaluating the economics of conventional and renewable energy resources—both central station and distributed generation—within the context of developing technologies, market design and environmental regulations. He works with many of the major US power companies and developers in evaluating the impact of distributed energy resources (DER) on their system and the implications for their business models and their distribution system planning and operations.

He has published numerous whitepapers on the Value of Solar and Distributed Resources and is actively working with the DER team to develop innovative analytical frameworks that can be used by utilities and third parties to more accurately assess the value of these resources in the context of system planning. Before joining ICF, he worked for Luz International Inc., at the time the largest manufacturer and developer of solar thermal power plants in the world.

Steve has an M.A. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. .

Insights by Steve Fine

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What Utilities Can Do Now: 8 Practical Steps to Evolve Your Energy Efficiency Programs
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The hunt for the value of distributed solar
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D.C. City Council's dramatic new proposal in utility regulation
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Getting the most out of distributed resources: Three challenges for utilities
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On the Grid's Bleeding Edge: The California, New York, and Hawaii Power Marketing Revolution
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Turning Locational Value Into Real Dollars
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Missing links in the evolving distribution markets
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Missing Links in the Evolving Distribution Markets
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NY REV takes a big step forward: What the SDSIP filing means for the future grid
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Community Solar, Let It Shine
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The Value in Distributed Energy: It's All About Location
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Combined Heat and Power Demonstration Shows Benefits at Data Center
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On the Grid's Bleeding Edge: The California, Hawaii, and New York Power Market Revolution
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Capacity Performance: Changing the Game in PJM ISO
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Clean Power Plan: Risks and Opportunities
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EPA's 111(d) Clean Power Plan Could Increase Energy Efficiency Impacts, Net Benefits, and Total Value
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