Mr. Bruce Hamilton serves as a Senior Consultant at CMG, where he provides leadership for public sector projects designed to deliver measurable benefits to states, cities and communities in pursuit of sustainable energy and economic development.
Expertise — Strategic Planning, International Development, Marketing Management, Business Cases, Business Models, Project Management, Energy Markets, Nuclear Energy, and Technology Integration.
CMG Frameworks – Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Grid Roadmap, Smart City Roadmap.
Mr. Hamilton is internationally recognized as a thought leader and key facilitator in the formation of productive partnerships for development and deployment of smart grid technology. He supported the establishment of a smart grid collaboration agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy, was lead author of a Feasibility Report on A Smart Grid and Green Technology Development Initiative between the State of Illinois and Korea and served on the Program Management Office for the Illinois-Korea Smart Grid Partnership established to provide leadership for collaboration between international government agencies, NGOs, businesses, universities and research centers for the development and deployment of smart grid technology in Illinois.
Mr. Hamilton is founding Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Development and previously served as Head of Energy Modeling, Databanks and Capacity Building at the International Atomic Energy Agency. For clients including the Asian Develop Bank (ADB), European Union, United Nations Development Programme, USDOE and The World Bank, he developed, managed and supported projects to address energy and environmental priorities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. He has business relationships with government agencies and electric power utility companies in 50+ countries.
Mr. Hamilton supported the Illinois Power Agency in achieving its mission to ensure adequate, reliable, affordable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable electric service at the lowest cost, for retail customers in Illinois that purchase power and energy under fixed price tariffs from ComEd and Ameren. The IPA contracted Bruce to serve as Procurement Planning Consultant, and lead a 12-person team that performed the following:
- Create and apply a set of methodologies and tools to serve as the core market model from which the IPA develops portfolio recommendations.
- Collect, analyze and standardize wholesale power market data and enter into the market model to capture the demand, supply and transmission characteristics appropriate to the PJM and MISO regions that have bearing on the Illinois electricity market.
- Analyze market scenarios and advise on potential market risks to the IPA portfolio.
- Prepare the IPA’s first Annual Report on The Costs and Benefits of Renewable Resource Procurement in Illinois.
- Provide market advisory services based on consultant’s specialty knowledge on smart grid and green technology and programs, fuel prices, regulatory trends, and market structure.
Mr. Hamilton also supports international initiatives to accelerate the pace of smart grid deployment by consulting on smart grid roadmap development and business case evaluation, advising on the creation of enabling policy and business models, providing customer education services for electric utilities, connecting interested consumers with solution providers, and organizing smart grid workforce development training.
In 2012, Mr. Hamilton served as chief technical consultant for the U.S.-China Smart Grid Dialogue co-sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and China’s National Energy Administration. In a 2013, the first edition of China’s “Economy-Green China“ magazine, contained an interview with Mr. Hamilton in which he contrasts smart grid initiatives in China and the U.S. and provides advice for enhanced international collaboration.
Mr. Hamilton received the 2011 Midwest Energy Leadership Award for Entrepreneurship and multiple awards from the U.S. Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer for his efforts in commercializing technology developed at Argonne National Laboratory. He served as guest editor of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Power & Energy Magazine, co-authored a book titled Smart Grid: Integrating Renewable, Distributed & Efficient Energy (Elsevier 2012) and as a member of several industry leading initiatives including the following:
- USDOE Smart Grid Customer Engagement Working Group
- ADB Regional Smart Grid Task Force for Southeast Asia
- Smart Grid Interoperability Panel International Task Force
- Organizing Committee for IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technology Conference
- CIGRE International Working Group on Communication Solutions for Information Exchange in the Smart Delivery of Electrical Energy