Robert Burke
Principal Analyst
Biography of Robert Burke

Mr. Burke is a Principal Analyst in Market Development department with ISO New England (the Regional Transmission Organization “RTO” for the New England control area). He has over thirty-five years of experience in the energy industry. Since joining ISO-NE, he has held various positions and been involved with the development and subsequent on-going improvement of the wholesale energy markets, and worked with market Participants regarding Demand Resource integration issues. In his present position, he works on development of market rule changes for all areas of the New England wholesale markets and their FERC fillings.

Mr. Burke has been directly involved in the New England Demand Response programs since the 2000 summer program. As ISO-NE implemented Standard Market Design (SMD) on March 1, 2003, Mr. Burke worked on the melding of all the existing load response programs into New England's SMD. Since that time, Mr. Burke has been involved in the development and implementation of new Demand Response programs and ISO-NE’s Internet based demand response dispatch open solution (IBCS-OS). He has been directly involved in the development of the new dispatch methodology implemented by ISO-NE for June 1, 2010.

Mr. Burke has a B.E. in heat and power from Stevens Institute of Technology, MBA and MS in Computer Science, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and has completed all examination requirements in Connecticut for a CPA. He is a member of the GridWise Architecture Council since 2009 and a member of IEEE. The GridWise Architecture Council works to foster smart grip interoperability. He has made presentations on more than three-dozen panel discussions and technical seminars, and authored or coauthored more than a dozen technical papers.

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