Kevin Timms

Kevin is a Data Scientist and focuses on developing predictive models of electricity usage and costs, and works with the Genability team to develop data-driven products. Kevin's work stems from his interest in accurately quantifying market insights despite an energy marketplace, consumer products, and customer behaviors that are constantly evolving. His background is in modeling dynamic systems and generating novel decision algorithms. He has a PhD from Arizona State University and Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

A Record-Breaking Summer in ERCOT

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages 90% of the electricity market in Texas, recently wrapped up its summer season. Reminiscent of record grid loads in August 2015, the ISO saw some dramatic moments this June through September: First, four new peak load records were set starting August 8th, when ERCOT experienced demands […]

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Investigating the Effect of California’s NEM 2.0 on Solar Savings

Update: On May 31, 2016 PG&E closed the residential time-of-use tariff used in this analysis (E-6) for new enrollment and added ETOU-A and ETOU-B as new options for residential customers. Genability Switch was updated on that day to reflect the current options for customers switching to time-of-use. More information about the new tariffs is found here […]

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Smarter Savings Forecasts with Intelligent Baselining

We’ve significantly upgraded the way homeowners’ electricity usage is baselined prior to going solar. Now it’s possible to accurately model savings and avoided cost for all customers including those on time of use tariffs with as few as one utility bill! Part of our recent set of upgrades to Switch, this new feature is called […]

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Summer’s Effect on a Household’s Electricity Bill

Across the country, summer can bring sun, fun, vacations, and…higher electricity bills. To combat the heat and humidity of summer, households across the country crank up the A/C, increasing the load an average home pulls from the power grid. But even beyond the extra electricity homes use by turning the knob on the air conditioner […]

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