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Allan Schurr

IBM Vice President Energy and Utilities


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Allan Schurr is responsible for business development and delivery of IBM’s solutions for the global electric, gas, and water industries, including offerings in customer engagement, grid operations, work & asset management, and power.  In this role, Schurr is working with utility companies on strategy, analytics, enterprise mobility, and solutions to accelerate energy system modernization and the integration of renewable energy sources and distributed energy assets like plug-in vehicles.

Schurr has authored several papers on new utility customer engagement models and the emerging participatory network.  He has testified before the US Congress regarding the benefits of smart grid technology and impediments to its development.  He serves on the National Renewable Energy Lab Energy Systems Integration Technology Review Panel, he is on the board of directors and is the Finance chair and Future of the Grid advisor for the GridWise Alliance, and holds seven patents for residential demand response and electric vehicle grid integration.

Schurr formerly held management and executive positions at Pacific Gas and Electric, PG&E Energy Services, Silicon Energy, and Itron.  He received a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California Davis and a master degree in business administration from St. Mary’s College in California.  He is a registered engineer in the State of California and is a member of the IBM Industry Academy

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