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Jacobson Energy Research LLC

About Jacobson Energy Research LLC
Jacobson Energy Research LLC is family-owned and operated in Providence, RI.
David I. Jacobson
166 Arlington Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Jacobson Energy Research, LLCProvidence, RI 
Principal Starting Nov 2011
Provide consulting services in all aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energy program and measures evaluation, planning and regulatory support. Specialties include development of measure, program and portfolio-level evaluation plans; organizational design of evaluation function; managing complex impact and process evaluations; developing and reviewing energy savings algorithms; analyzing renewable energy systems and policy

National Grid, (previously New England Electric System)Waltham, MA 
Manager of Evaluation (thru 10/31/11), Supervisor, Principal Analyst1989 2011
Oversee all process and impact evaluation for gas and electric programs in MA, NY, RI and NH including billing analysis; end use and whole building metering; on site and telephone surveys; rebate design; building energy simulation; and baseline studies.
Oversee a staff of 7-10 engineers and analysts
Represent the company on efficiency evaluation matters with NY PSC Evaluation Advisory Group, MA Energy Efficiency Advisory Council and RI Energy Efficiency and Resources Management Council 
Testify before Public Utility Commissions and provide regulatory support for: the preparation of testimony and responses to data requests; and presentations at technical sessions with Commission staff
Project manager of various National Grid Energy Efficiency evaluation, planning, and regulatory reporting projects including: impact evaluation of Custom electric projects; technical potential studies; process evaluations; estimates of statistical precision of portfolio energy savings; analysis of CHP cost effectiveness; screening of customized gas efficiency measures
Manager of statewide Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund. Responsible for managing various PV, wind and fuel cell incentive programs.  
Member of RI Renewable Energy Fund Advisory Board.
Manage Massachusetts PV Pilot Program;-a 100-panel statewide demonstration program. 
Consult to other utilities in DSM evaluation and planning including: project manager for development of Commercial New Construction program for NYSERDA; project manager for impact and process evaluation of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation's Residential New Construction Program; process evaluation of Con Edison's commercial and industrial DSM programs; project manager for DSM program planning and evaluation for Nantucket Electric.

Northeast UtilitiesHartford, CT
Engineer, Conservation & Load Management Department1986 1989
Project Manager responsible for development of: energy and demand impacts; program costs; incentive levels; and market penetration for all DSM programs screened through the Company's Integrated Demand/Supply Planning process.
Provided support in rate cases and regulatory proceedings, filings and responses to data requests. 
Developed residential appliance consumption trends for load forecasts including impact of federal and state energy legislation.  
Assisted in design of new commercial construction program as part of a collaborative process with interveners.  

Blast Support Office US Army Corp of Engineers, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering1984 1986
Consultant for BLAST(Building Loads Analysis and System Thermodynamics), a building energy simulation program. Provided technical assistance to Corps of Engineers personnel, conducted training courses, developed mathematical models of thermal storage systems.

U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Energy, Conservation and Power, Washington, D.C
Intern Summer 1985
Monitored DOE and DOD energy conservation programs. Conducted research for a congressional hearing on current electric utility finance issues.

Center for Energy and Environmental StudiesPrinceton University, Princeton, NJ
Research Assistant and Consultant, Buildings Research Group1982 1984
Performed air infiltration experiments and computations; insulation leakage tests; measurements of moisture migration in residential crawl spaces and attics; and evaluations of energy reducing retrofits in gas water heaters.

Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryEnergy Efficient Buildings Program, Berkeley, CA
Research Assistant DOE Summer Fellowship ProgramSummer, 1981
Performed analysis of electric co heating experimental data and assisted with air infiltration field experiments.


University of IllinoisUrbana Champaign, Il
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (Highest Honors), 1986
Thesis: Simulation and Optimization of the Operation of an Ice Storage System.

Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, NJ
B.S. (Highest Honors), Applied Sciences in Engineering, 1982
Concentration in Energy and Environmental Engineering