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Senior Principal Consultant,
Charles Budd, Senior Principal Consultant at KEMA, Inc., has extensive regulatory and demand side management experience covering the entire DSM cycle beginning with program planning and continuing through evaluation.
has provided expert testimony on matters involving DSM cost recovery and determination of utility performance incentives, as well as demand-side planning, utility cost of service, rate design, and fuel clauses.
Charles successfully managed the development and operations of over $100 million of energy efficiency and load response programs at two major utilities.
His project management experience includes the planning, staffing and start-up of gas and electric energy efficiency programs, load management programs, real-time pricing programs, as well as managing other complex projects at utilities including implementation of gas choice and waste recycling initiatives.
Mr. Budd's consulting work at KEMA has included energy efficiency planning and program design for several electric utilities, best practices research for energy efficiency and demand response programs, and policy analysis regarding DSM cost recovery and utility performance incentives.
Mr. Budd is currently KEMA's operations manager for the implementation of Commonwealth Edison's energy efficiency programs for business.
Mr. Budd has a BS in Business Economics and Public Policy from Indiana University and a MBA in Marketing from Michigan State University.
He has held positions in several community organizations and industry associations, including two terms on the board of the Association of Energy Services Professionals.