Dr Glenn Drayton

Founder and Chief Software Designer

Glenn’s experience in power system modelling and economics spans over 25 years. His academic studies coincided with the deregulation of the New Zealand, Australian and Singapore power markets, and Glenn's work influenced the design of the energy-ancillary services co-optimization formulations in those markets. Glenn started Drayton Analytics (later renamed Energy Exemplar) in 1999 to produce a next-generation power market model based entirely on optimization, the result being PLEXOS. Glenn obtained his B.Sc.(Hons) in operations research, and Ph.D. in management science from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. As Chief Software Designer, Glenn focuses on strategic concepts and developments and long-term product direction. He specializes in mathematical optimization applied to power system planning.