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Wade Shafer
Director, Climate and Sustainability, North America Power and Renewables
Wade Shafer, director for the Climate and Sustainability, North America Power and Renewables practice at IHS Markit
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Wade Shafer—Director for the Climate and Sustainability, North America Power and Renewables practice at IHS Markit—covers western North American power markets and researches electric power decarbonization strategies. Based in Washington, D.C., he analyzes power market fundamentals—focusing on California and Alberta—and follows policy, technology, and generation trends. His decarbonization strategy work includes renewable generation portfolios that meet hourly electricity demand, resource adequacy in low carbon power systems, hydrogen for seasonal energy storage, electricity demand arising from heating electrification and hydrogen production, and the implications of electric vehicles for the power grid. Utilities, power plant developers, energy and automotive companies, and private equity firms use his work and seek his advice for generation asset valuations, resource and strategic planning, and public policy. Mr. Shafer speaks with and supports all levels of organizations, including corporate executives and directors.

Mr. Shafer earned an MS from Johns Hopkins University and a BS from The George Washington University. He has over a decade of experience working in electric power and other infrastructure industries.

Industry expertise
Climate and Sustainability
Areas of interest
Decarbonization
Electric Generation Commercial Due Diligence
Electric Power Markets
Electric Vehicle Power Grid Implications
Electricity Policy and Regulation
Energy Transition
Hydrogen
Power Market Investment Strategies
Commodity Price Forecasts
Regional focus
North America
Languages
English
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