Wade Shafer is an Associate Director for Power, Gas, Coal, and Renewables group at IHS Markit. His research focuses on western US and Canadian power market fundamentals, leveraging his background in renewables and distributed generation to analyze these evolving markets. As the lead power researcher for the IHS Markit multiclient study Reinventing the Wheel, Mr. Shafer has evaluated the impact of electric vehicles on power market fundamentals and new electric vehicle opportunities in the power industry. While at IHS Markit, he has also led the North American electricity demand forecast and covered solar power in North America. Mr. Shafer holds a BS from The George Washington University and an MS from Johns Hopkins University.