Raymond-Kaiser

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Raymond Kaiser

Director Of Energy Management Services

As the director of Energy Management Systems at Amzur Technologies, Raymond Kaiser leads a team of software experts in developing an open-source Internet of Things platform for managing distributed energy resources (DERs). This technology could revolutionize the industry and the world in the years to come by accelerating the transition to distributed energy.

For the past 20 years, Kaiser has provided energy and environmental consulting to utilities; developers; engineering firms; local, state, and federal agencies; and national and international architectural firms. Before that, his 25-year career in IT spanned software development, large account technical support, and sales and marketing. 

In recent years, Kaiser has headed a variety of development projects, including local energy system micro-grids for Glava Energy Center in Sweden, a demo virtual testbed for net-zero-energy communities, and an open-source software-based distributed energy controller for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Labs.

Kaiser is co-chair of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Energy services. Interface Task Force, which is creating a guide for integrating behind-the-meter DER into utility planning and operations. He was also co-chair for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Orange Button Initiative Design & Construction workgroup to establish Open Solar Data Exchange standards. 

Kaiser has presented to a wide range of audiences at international conferences such as North America Smart Energy Week, India Smart Grid Forum, and more, where he discussed topics ranging from the future of DERs to the role of energy standards in the shift to variable energy sources like solar and wind.

Associations

For the past 20 years, Raymond Kaiser has provided energy and environmental consulting to local, state and federal agencies, utilities, major developers, engineering firms, and national and international architectural firms.

He is co-chair of the SEPA Energy Services Interface Task Force and was co-chair for the US Dept of Energy’s Orange Button Initiative Design & Construction workgroup to establish Open Solar Data Exchange standards.

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Panelist and Speaking Engagements

Raymond has presented at several leading conferences including EPRI/OpenADR DER Protocol workshop on the future of DER C&C; the Intelligent Energy Management conference in Sweden, the DOE Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium Technical Review meeting, SEPA’s Grid Evolution Summit, and Solar Power International.

  • Grid Modernization
    GMLC 1.2.2 Interoperability Technical Review Meeting – Notes May 10-11, 2017 Meeting Hosted by American Electric Power Ohio Gahanna, Ohio
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  • Ecosystems Integration Panel Industry Segment Experts Explore Challenges of Integration Solar – Susanna Huang, Ginlong Solis Electric Vehicles – Rich Scholer, FCA Group (Fiat Chrysler) Buildings – Raymond Kaiser, Amzur Technologies Utilities – Howard Self, ABB
    Ecosystems Integration Panel Presenter
  • ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE CUBAN ECONOMY (ASCE) TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING: Cuba’s Infrastructure in Support of Economic Development: Envisioning a 21st Century Renewable, Reliable, Resilient and Affordable Energy Infrastructure for Cuba”
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  • Intelligent Efficiency Conference: 
    • Moderator, Enabling the Virtual Power Plant
    • Moderator, Unlocking Near-Term Load Potential with ICT

    India Smart Grid Forum, February 2020

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Intelligent Efficiency Conference, 2015:

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Projects

1. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota Board of Trustees Thermostat Project, 2016 Read more

2. European Pattern Recognition project: Local Energy Systems – Micro Grids Read more

3. Amzur partnered with the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Labs to propose an open source software based Distributed Energy controller. Read more

4. Demo Abstract: A Virtual Testbed for Net Zero Energy Communities Read more

5. SEPA’s 2019 The Plug and Play Challenge: Read more

6. A College of Engineering faculty member begins modeling a Net Zero Energy Community for Cuba’s future energy infrastructure: Read more

7. ANL Compact Building Load Submeter Commercialization: Read More

8. Sunspec Open Solar Data Exchange: Read More

9. Best Practices for Operation and Maintenance of Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems; 3rd Edition: Read More

News

  1. Kaiser attends India Smart Grid Forum as a keynote speaker in Feb 2020 in Delhi, India. Read more
  2. Amzur Technologies wins the international Intelligent Energy Management challenge in May 2016. Read more
  3. Raymond Kaiser, Amzur Director of Energy Management Systems, Provides a Path Forward on EV Managed Charging and Effective Grid Policies Read more
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