Kevin Porter is a vice president and principal at Exeter Associates, Inc., working with RAP and other clients on renewable energy policy design and implementation, grid integration of renewable energy generation, and electricity policy and markets. His work with RAP focuses predominately on integrating greater amounts of wind and solar generation and encompasses technical assistance to government regulators and decision-makers, organizing and helping lead workshops, advising and aiding recipients of grants from Energy Foundation China for renewable energy research, and leading delegations of academics, government officials, grid officials, and renewable energy industry representatives to various locations in the United States to meet with industry experts on integrating wind and solar power. He also has co-authored multiple RAP publications.
Mr. Porter has more than 30 years of experience in renewable energy technologies, state and federal regulation of the electric power industry, and transmission access and policy. In addition to consulting for RAP, Mr. Porter also has provided consulting services to the Center for Resource Solutions, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, among others. He previously was a senior analyst for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he performed analyses on the economic and technical status of renewable energy technologies, federal and state renewable energy policy development and impacts, and the implications of electric restructuring for renewable energy technologies. He also worked as an energy analyst for the Renewable Energy Institute and the Investor Responsibility Research Center.
Mr. Porter earned a bachelor’s in environmental studies from Lewis and Clark College and a master’s degree in economics from The American University.