Ben Kellison is the Director of Grid Research for Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, where he specializes in the distribution automation, network management and renewables integration markets. He has authored multiple studies on the smart grid market, concentrating on policy evolution, technology innovation, the market's competitive landscape and project economics. Ben has delivered keynote presentations and moderated for multiple industry conferences. Ben has been a grid edge contributor on CNN Money, NPR and in the Texas Tribune. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science.