Dan Ernstmann

Senior Consultant Grid Strategy and Operations | Management Consulting

About Dan

As a senior consultant at 1898 & Co., Dan provides strategic planning, road mapping and consulting services for electric utility clients seeking to modernize electrical distribution systems.

After six years in the United States Navy, where he worked on SONAR systems, oceanography and acoustic analysis, Dan attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. In his current role, Dan works with clients on grid architecture and distributed energy resource (DER) integration projects, helping to develop strategic plans for modernizing distribution systems and implementing advanced technology to meet future demands on the grid.

How Dan helps his clients
Dan helps clients characterize grid management systems and works to establish standards and business policies to facilitate DER management of. Whether he’s working with clients to map their current systems and technologies or developing strategic road maps for implementing new grid capabilities, Dan uses his technical background to perform detailed analysis and creates prototypes to visualize the concepts that are being discussed. He prioritizes providing clients with an in-depth background, but also making it actionable and understandable at a glance.

What motivates Dan
Dan enjoys engaging in discussions around exploring new concepts. With so many changes and new technologies hitting the power industry, he is inspired by seeing how his work helps move the grid forward. A firm believer in the power of communication, Dan enjoys partnering with clients around the country and continuing to support them through ongoing projects.

A little bit about Dan
Dan has started a routine with other employees on Saturday mornings, when they go to a rock-climbing gym and occasionally participate in yoga. A huge music enthusiast, Dan dabbles in music production and writing in his spare time.


Infrastructure Modernization

Emerging Energy Advisory

Capital Asset Planning

Strategic Asset Management

Project Planning & Development

Transmission & Distribution Planning