Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Vibrant Clean Energy
Dr. Clack is pursuing a path that leads the way for a more intelligent electric power system design, here in the US and abroad. Dr. Clack has been at the forefront of the energy optimization world for many years. In 2012, he created the groundbreaking National Energy with Weather System (NEWS) simulator through support from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Research Council (NRC) project. He later transferred to the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder. During his time at CIRES, he developed various methods to advance the way people think about variable generation and the future role it has. His most recent efforts have been towards understanding the energy transition for decarbonizing the energy system. Dr. Clack can be characterized as an expert in mathematics, statistics and optimization. He combines this expertise with the gained skills of numerical weather prediction, electrical engineering, and economics. Dr. Clack founded and now leads his team at Vibrant Clean Energy to help clients in complicated grid studies and licensing their WIS:dom® energy grid planning software for independent use. VCE® has helped government, academia and industry expand their understanding of how renewables, storage, demand-side resources and novel technologies could all co-exist and are better combined for reducing GHG emissions from the energy systems at low cost.