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Syd Bishop

Senior Content Specialist

About Syd

Syd is a senior content specialist and all-around word nerd for Virtual Peaker. Syd believes in the inevitability of renewable energies and in implementing a diverse energy portfolio and is excited to use his skills to help spread that message far and wide. In his scant free time, Syd is a father of two, husband of an awesome wife, a musician, and a lover of comic books, and all things sci-fi.

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Climate inaction

Climate Inaction Will Cost Far More Than Investing In Renewables

Last week, Politico ran an article that implied that partisan legislation aimed at mitigating climate change is the cause for […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
distributed energy resources

3 Use Cases For Flexible Dispatching of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

Distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar, battery storage, and smart home devices like thermostats and water heaters have dominated conversations […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
Distribution Constraint Management

Distribution Constraint Management Made Easy: What is Localized Dispatch?

The U.S. electric grid is an ad hoc creation with no singular oversight. As such, utility companies and energy markets […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
EV Charging

What Happens If You Ignore EV Charging Needs?

In 2023, Americans bought more than a million electric vehicles (EVs). Between discounts and incentives, EVs are expected to get […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
utility energy conference 2024

Join Virtual Peaker At These 2024 Utility Energy Conferences

Sharing our annual utility energy conference schedule has become a yearly tradition here at Virtual Peaker, and one we’re thrilled […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
blog recap demand flexibility

Top 5 Blogs of 2023 Roundup – Demand Flexibility, Predictability, & APIs!

I started in this industry almost 20 years ago now, and have watched the energy landscape change dramatically in that […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
utility CEO decarbonization

What Keeps Utility CEOs Up At Night? Grid Reliability, Decarbonization, & Infrastructure

Utilities faced a relatively static energy landscape for decades, with comparatively predictable load curves and demand. Global electrification and decarbonization […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
distributed energy resources

Distributed Energy Resources, AI, & the Lump of Labor Fallacy

Fiction has often presented artificial intelligence as an existential threat to humanity, one dedicated to replacing and, often, eradicating humankind. […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
grid congestion

How Demand Flexibility Can Alleviate Grid Congestion

According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Transmission Needs Study released in October, today’s grid cannot adequately support […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
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