Colin M. Meehan

Positions
  • Director, Regulatory and Market Strategy, Comverge, Inc.
Biography

Colin Meehan is the Director of Regulatory and Market Strategy at Comverge, Inc. where he focuses on developing policies and regulations that support the growth of DR in competitive markets with a focus on Texas, California and other Western markets in the U.S.  Colin’s work includes advocacy for effective smart grid policy at state legislatures, Public Utilities Commissions and Independent System Operators on legislation, rules and protocols to enable the deployment of demand side resources and other microgrid capabilities.  Colin currently is a member of ERCOT’s Protocol Revisions Subcommittee and has served on the board of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association, Austin Energy’s Rate Review Public Involvement Committee, and the City of Austin’s Local Solar Advisory Committee.  Prior to joining Comverge Colin was Environmental Defense Fund’s Policy Manager for U.S. Climate and Energy where he served as project manager for EDF’s collaborative efforts with Pecan Street, Inc.  Colin has also worked as a Settlement Analyst focusing on nodal market implementation for LCRA and as a wholesale power analyst for ICF International.  

Research Topics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Smart Grid
  • Power system emissions
  • Power system modeling
Publications
Education
  • MS, Energy and Earth Resources, Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, University of Rochester (2001)
Awards

Recipient of Jackson School of Geosciences Recruitment Award, 2011

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings
  • Colin Meehan, Michael E. Webber, Kazunori Nagasawa, “The Net Impact of Wind Energy Generation on Emissions of Carbon Dioxide in Texas,” ASME 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July23-26, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Colin M. Meehan, Carey W. King, Jared B. Garrison, Michael E. Webber, “The Total Impact of Wind Energy Variability on Fossil Fuel Emission Rates in Texas,” in 31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference. November 4-7 2012, Austin, TX, USA.