JOHN FLORY - Executive Managing Director
John Flory is Executive Managing Director for Alliance. Most of his over four decades of experience has been in initiating businesses and business practices that enabled businesses and energy market systems to be more capital efficient, resilient and sustainable.
Mr. Flory has been part of the start-up of over a half dozen businesses. Some noteworthy examples include:
• The California Independent System Operator and the California Power Exchange – to facilitate efficient and reliable
wholesale power markets,
• North American Energy Credit and Clearing, which was later purchased by NASDAQ OMX, a clearinghouse type entity to
facilitate physical and financial market reliability and capital efficiency,
• Demand Reserve Partnership of the California Power Authority, which was the nation’s first major Demand Response (DR) project integrated with power grid operations that delivered nearly 500 MW of DR capacity from a group of DR suppliers or aggregators; DR is seen as a major complement to the intermittency of renewable energy in achieving a cleaner and more resilient energy system.
• eSmart Systems US which, as Microsoft’s leading Global Artificial Intelligence (AI)Partner of the Year in Energy, harnessed AI for the inspection of energy assets to enhance operational reliability and efficient asset management and also used AI for the optimal dispatch of Distributed Energy Resources (including Electric Vehicles, batteries and solar) to lower costs, enhance reliability/resilience and reduce carbon footprint.
Other indicative experience includes: