Sacha works with utilities and SAS data scientists to apply analytics to the issues facing utilities. One aspect of his work involves bringing together the experience of utilities, the guidance and funding of the Department of Energy, the research strength of academia and the analytics expertise of SAS to address some of the grid’s toughest problems, such as low grid inertia.
Prior to joining SAS, Sacha spent more than 20 years with utilities working with such industry giants as Duke Energy, GE, Deloitte, Siemens and Hydro Quebec on the infrastructure for electric vehicles and renewables, IoT for utilities, and advanced distribution management system (ADMS) projects.
"I’ve worked my entire career in the utility industry applying technology and analytics to improve grid reliability and customer visibility, and to ease the shift to green energy. My team helps clients extract valuable decision points from their existing data, and we give them the tools to continue on the path to empowering their employees to make confident, data-driven decisions. I take pleasure in seeing clients realize the ease and speed in which they can turn data into decisions." Sacha Fontaine, P.Eng. Advisory Industry Consultant, Energy & Utilities US-Based