Allison Weis, PhD

Manager, Optimization Analytics
Ascend Analytics

Dr. Allison Weis leads the battery storage team Ascend Analytics, in addition to providing technical guidance on a variety of optimization analytics products for renewable integration, flexible grid resources, and system planning. She manages development of battery and hydro optimizations for a range of clients facing different system constraints and goals. She leads development of planning analytics for optimal resource selection across transmission connected, distribution connected, and behind-the-meter resources. Prior to joining Ascend, Dr. Weis developed models for flexible grid resources at Tesla based on integration of wind and solar with batteries and electric vehicle stations.

Dr. Weis earned her PhD in Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University where she also researched the most efficient and cost-effective ways to achieve high penetration of renewable energy into U.S. central power grids as part of the RenewElec Project and Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center (CEIC).