UC Davis has a goal to supply 100% renewable energy to campus by 2025. A significant component of achieving this goal is our 14MW solar farm, the largest behind the meter solar installation on a university in the country. This installation creates an issue that also reflects the solar-heavy California electrical grid: net demand is high in the evening hours when prices are high. In an effort to mitigate this, Facilities Management staff have created a framework of efforts to address this issue including: industrial scale load shifting, demand response in fleet of buildings, battery backups, etc.
David works at UC Davis Utilities where he supervises a team of engineers and analysts who gather, maintain, and analyze utilities data, optimize utility systems, manage energy purchasing, and support campus sustainability initiatives. Before coming to UC Davis, David worked as a consultant helping clients with environmental compliance, litigation, permitting, and risk assessment.