Omar Siddiqui is the Program Manager, Energy Utilization research within the Power Delivery & Utilization sector for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
His research activities focus on assessing the economic impacts, environmental impacts, and best practices of energy efficiency, demand response, dynamic pricing, and the emerging smart grid infrastructure, including: CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions, estimation of resource potential, cost/benefit valuation, integration into utility resource planning and transmission and distribution planning, and portfolio development.
Mr. Siddiqui joined EPRI in 2007 with more than ten years of experience in the energy efficiency arena. He consults with EPRI members to develop strategic frameworks to integrate energy efficiency into the calculus of utility capital and operational planning.
Before joining EPRI, Mr. Siddiqui worked at Global Energy Partners as a project manager and director of business development. He consulted with utilities across the country on energy efficiency projects and the assessment of end use technology applications. His background also includes financial, merger and acquisition, and management consulting experience with such firms as J.P. Morgan, Kaiser Permanente, and A.T. Kearney. Mr. Siddiqui began his career as an energy analyst at Barakat & Chamberlin.
Mr. Siddiqui received a BS degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University. He received his MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California at Los Angeles.