Mr. Duncan is employed by MPR Associates, Inc., Alexandria, VA, where he leads the Grid Modernization & Resiliency practice, and is focused on all aspects of reliably integrating renewables and energy storage into utility operations. His functional expertise includes substation- and behind-the-meter-scale energy storage, distributed energy resource (DER) assets and their management systems (DERMS), development of microgrid resiliency criteria, and thought leadership surrounding all aspects of electric utility distribution operations. Recent focal points of work include providing leadership to utilities on smart inverters and associated functions, interconnection requirements and how they must evolve in context of energy storage and microgrid requirements, financial quantification of energy storage applications within the utility environment, development and execution of a substation microgrid program, and development of microgrid resiliency requirements.
Mr. Duncan was appointed in July 2018 by Governor Ralph Northam to serve on Virginia’s Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority, where he currently advises the Commonwealth on renewable energy and energy storage integration. Mr. Duncan is a contributing member to various IEEE standards groups including IEEE P1547.x, ICAP for IEEE 2030.5, and IEEE P1679. He currently holds 9 patents and is a recipient of a R&D 100 award.