Ross Baldick

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Senior Consultant
CMG Consulting LLC
Austin, TX
Phone: 888-445-5486

Dr. Ross Baldick is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and a Senior Consultant for CMG Consulting LLC.

Expertise — Business Cases, Business Models, Project Financing, Grid Design, Generation Design, Utility Operations, Energy Markets, and Technology Integration.

CMG Frameworks — Strategy and Scenario Planning, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Optimization and Transformation, Smart Grid Roadmap, Smart City Roadmap, Distributed Energy and Microgrid Planning, and Virtual Power Plan Planning.

Dr. Baldick’s most current expertise and research involves optimization and economic theory applied to electric power system operations, the public policy and technical issues associated with electric transmission under deregulation, and the robustness of the electricity system to terrorist interdiction. Dr. Baldick has developed a textbook based on a graduate class, “Optimization of Engineering Systems” that he teaches in the electrical and computer engineering department at The University of Texas. Dr. Baldick also teaches a three-day short-course “Introduction to Electric Power for Legal, Accounting, and Regulatory Professionals” and a one-day short-course “Locational Marginal Pricing” for non-technical professionals in the electricity industry. And Dr. Baldick is the former editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and former chairman of the System Economics Sub-Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Power Systems Analysis, Computation, and Economics Committee. Furthermore, Dr. Baldick is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Dr. Baldick received his B.Sc. and B.E. degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1991-1992 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. In 1992 and 1993 he was an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Ross has published over 70 refereed journal articles and has research interests in a number of areas in electric power.