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Principal, Energy and Utilities Transportation Expert, The Cadmus Group
Mr. Colby is an energy decarbonization leader with 15 years of experience in the electric utility industry, including significant experience leading research, planning and development efforts focused on utility load forecasting, demand-side management (DSM), demand response (DR), distributed energy resources (DER), and transportation electrification (TE). He brings significant real-world experience working with key stakeholders in the energy industry in California and the U.S. Mr. Colby has a deep understanding of the barriers to decarbonizing the energy and transportation industries, drawing on a dynamic background in utility regulation, state and local policy, and utility demand-side management and beneficial electrification programs. Prior to Cadmus, Mr. Colby worked for two different investor-owned utilities: Xcel Energy in Colorado and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), where he developed innovative new TE programs at both organizations. Mr. Colby earned a BA in Economics with a Minor in Urban Studies from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and a MA in Economics from San Diego State University (SDSU).
Mr. Colby is an experienced educator and trainer as well. While earning his graduate degree from SDSU, Mr. Colby taught two courses of Introduction to Macroeconomics. In addition, throughout his career Mr. Colby has led numerous trainings (e.g., for internal staff, contractors and consultants, program participants, etc.), stakeholder outreach events, community education events, conferences, and other opportunities to present and educate in front of diverse audiences, both online and in-person. Mr. Colby is passionate about decarbonization, and transportation electrification specifically, and one of the reasons he recently left working for a utility to re-join the consulting world is to have a broader impact on the clean energy transition. Mr. Colby is excited about the potential opportunity to share what he has learned over 15 years in the industry with those just starting out.