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Peter Asmus

is a principal research analyst at Navigant Research. Formerly, he was a senior research analyst contributing to Pike Research & Smart Energy  practice, with a focus on wind energy as well as emerging energy distribution models such as microgrids and virtual power plants. Asmus has 20 years of experience in energy and environmental markets, as an analyst, writer, and consultant.

Asmus is the author of four books covering key energy market issues: Reaping the Wind, Introduction to Energy in California, Reinventing Electric Utilities, and In Search of Environmental Excellence. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and he is quoted regularly in major publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Reuters. Prior to joining Pike Research, Asmus was president of Pathfinder Communications, and was previously editor of the Clean Power Journal, assistant editor of California Policy Choices, and has written for a number of energy trade publications including Windpower Monthly and Electric Utility Week. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.