An experienced, multi-disciplinary team
building technology and model predictive control
electric system markets and operations
energy regulation and policy
Chief Technology Officer
Vince Cushing has 50 years of experience encompassing all facets of the electricity industry including power contracting; grid engineering, operations and markets; grid ancillary services; coal plant NOx/SO2 compliance; grid storage; financial risk management; SCADA systems; demand response; retail power supply; utility strategic planning; and transmission planning. He has developed and applied advanced analytical approaches to financial risk management, asset valuation, power supply planning, emissions compliance, energy storage, and financial forecasting.
QCoefficient is his seventh start-up. In 1998 he co-founded EnergyConnect, Inc. – one of the first demand response companies in the U.S. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President for Calpine Power Services -- instrumental in the 1990's restructuring of California wholesale and retail electric markets.
In the 1990's, Mr. Cushing was a nationally recognized expert on emission allowance trading and pricing. He served as a technical and electric market advisor to the electric utility industry and to the Utility Air Regulatory Group in negotiations related to the SO2 and NOx regulations pursuant to the 1992 Clean Air Act Amendments; served on several regional and national Clean Air Act committees; and guided the financial analysis for NOx compliance for the largest coal fleet in the United States.
Mr. Cushing has served on the Operating Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Council, on executive committees of regional transmission associations, as Chairman of the Interconnection Arrangements Committee of the Edison Electric Institute and as a utility industry liaison to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in engineering administration from George Washington University.