Iain Addleton is an Associate at Synapse Energy Economics, where he specializes in energy systems modeling, economic impact modeling, integrated resource planning, and other issues related to electric utility practices. His recent work includes analyses of unit commitment practices and coal plant economics in regulated electricity markets in the Southeast and Midwest, capacity expansion modeling in New York and the Carolinas, and macroeconomic impact analysis of clean vehicle policy scenarios in Illinois. He has direct experience with the IMPLAN economic impact model and the EnCompass capacity expansion model and serves as Synapse's Topic Area Manager for energy storage.
Prior to joining Synapse, Iain worked as a Research Associate for Anbaric, a transmission and storage project developer based in New England. His responsibilities included researching market opportunities for offshore wind and energy storage projects, analyzing the potential of grid-scale storage to replace peaker plants in New York State, and modeling pathways for a 100% renewable energy system in Massachusetts. Iain also developed a revenue-stacking framework for storage projects in ISO-NE, NYISO, and PJM, and authored case studies of onshore wind development in Maine and Competitive Renewable Energy Zones in Texas. Previously, Iain worked as a consultant for the Food and Forests team at Ceres, a sustainable investment nonprofit in Boston. He also interned at the City of Cambridge Community Development Department and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years as an intelligence officer.
Iain graduated from Davidson College in 2012 with a double-major in History and Political Science and received a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in 2019. At Fletcher, Iain specialized in energy policy and business strategy, and completed his capstone on the development of the offshore wind industry in Scotland.