Jon Black

Load Forecasting Manager
ISO New England

Jon is currently Manager of Load Forecasting at ISO New England, the not-for-profit corporation responsible for keeping electricity flowing across the six-state New England region. In this role, he provides technical direction for energy analytics and both short-term and long-term forecasting of load, distributed photovoltaic (PV) resources, and energy efficiency.

Formerly, Jon served as the ISO’s Lead Engineer on efforts to efficiently and reliably integrate distributed PV into the regional power system. Upon joining ISO in 2010, Jon assisted with the New England Wind Integration Study and the design of wind plant data requirements for ISO’s centralized wind power forecasting system.

Jon is currently a PhD student researching advanced forecasting techniques within the Big Data Energy Analytics Laboratory (BigDEAL) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He received his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where his research at the UMass Wind Energy Center explored the effects of varying weather on regional electricity demand and renewable resource availability.