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- Policy Development
- Regulatory Support & Litigation
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We are committed to service excellence and maintaining deep knowledge of the electricity sector. We conduct our work with an eye to the future, staying on top of industry trends, while being grounded in evidence and practicality.
John is a senior electricity market analyst and electricity policy consultant based in Boston, with over 25 years of experience in energy market analysis, power procurement, project valuation, and policy analysis and development.
He offers extensive experience in evaluation and analysis of electricity markets and competitive position of generation technologies and projects within these markets, including development of power market price forecasts, implementation of power procurement processes, and development and evaluation of renewable energy policies. John has used market price forecasting tools to evaluate generation and transmission system investments in markets across North America. He has defended these forecasts in formal regulatory proceedings and before lenders and investors.
John also has extensive experience with respect to the application of competitive procurement processes for transmission investments, advising clients on development and participation in such processes. He has testified on electricity market price forecasts, wholesale market competitiveness issues, transmission pricing issues, power contracting policies and electric utility resource planning issues.
John has a BA in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Boston University.
Jason is a senior electricity market and electricity policy consultant based in Toronto, with 25 years of experience in competitive and regulated electricity markets. He has acted for multiple clients with business and policy interests across Canada andthe United States, within areas of generation development and investments,transmission and distribution development, energy storage development, market assessment and intelligence, business strategy, wholesale electricity market design, power procurement, energy policy development, and regulatory andlitigation support.
Prior to joining Power Advisory, he was the Director of Generation Procurement at the Ontario Power Authority, and previous to that led resource adequacy, market development, and market surveillance initiatives for the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator.
Jason is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, a member of the Advisory Board of Business Renewables Centre Canada, and is the renewable generator representative on the Independent Electricity System Operator’s Technical Panel.
He was selected as the Hedley Palmer award recipient from the Association of Power Producers of Ontario in 2019 as a leading contributor to the independent power industry, and in 2009 he was awarded with the Canadian Solar Industries Association Leader of the Year award.
Jason holds an MA in Economics with a focus on financial markets and graduated from York University and the University of Toronto.
Andrew is an experienced electricity sector consultant based in Boston with 20 years of experience focusing on renewable energy and other emerging energy technologies. He serves a variety of clients including financial investors, utility companies, project developers, and equipment vendors on issues of investment decisions, market assessments, and go-to-market strategy.
Andrew’s main focus areas are solar and wind generation, but he also has expertise in energy storage, EVs, home energy management, energy efficiency, smart grid/microgrids, energy services companies, demand response, and research and development at utilities.
He has conducted dozens of commercial and technical due diligence assignments for financial and strategic investors on transactions involving energy assets and companies. Andrew’s principal focus is on the United States and Canada electricity markets, but over the course of his career, his assignments have taken him across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Prior to Power Advisory, he was a Director in the Energy Practice at Navigant Consulting where he spent 15 years.
Andrew has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Babson College.
Michael is an experienced electricity sector consultant based in Toronto, with over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors working on energy and infrastructure projects.
He has advised clients on contractual and commercial matters, undertaken due diligence for equity investors and lenders, prepared financial and energy models for generation projects, and advised clients on integrating contracts into electricity markets in Ontario, Alberta, and across the United States. Michael also provides end-to-end procurement-related advice to clients from project initiation to close-out.
Prior to joining Power Advisory, he was the Director, Contract Management at the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator and was responsible for over 30,000 MW of generation contracts as well as the Energy Support programs.
Michael has a BSc from the University of Toronto, an MEng degree in civil engineering from McMaster University, an MBA from McMaster University, and an Honours LLB from Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom, and is also a licensed PEng in Ontario.
Travis Lusney is a Professional Engineer with over 13 years of experience in the regulated and commercial electricity sectors. He offers relevant experience in transmission and distribution power system planning, generation procurement strategy, policy development and power purchase agreement negotiations. Travis provides clients with a unique expertise in the integration between generation development and transmission/distribution planning by providing advice on project risk assessment and strategic investment.
Travis is an expert in energy storage resources and their applicability to customers, grid operators and wholesale markets. Travis has performed extensive analysis for a wide range of customers on the opportunities, risks and impacts of energy storage resources on power systems. Travis has deep expertise in competitive energy procurement having worked on various procurement initiatives as the independent administrator including Nova Scotia wind RFP in 2012 and Emera’s Atlantic Link Notice of Solicitation for renewables in 2017. Travis offers clients participating in competitive energy procurements through competition strategy, competitor analysis along with offering detailed knowledge of generation curtailment risk, regional transmission constraints and power system operational restrictions for all electricity market participants.
Prior to Power Advisory, Travis worked as a Senior Business Analyst as the lead on the ongoing evolution of the Feed-In Tariff program for the OPA. Travis worked as a Transmission Planner at the OPA where he was a lead for connection assessment development as part of the Feed-In Tariff program, reviewing both transmission and distribution impacts. He was also involved in developing regional integrated system plans with ten to twenty year planning horizons along with assessing bulk system requirements. He was the lead on a study on Distributed Generation impacts in urban centers to understand the barriers and benefits of large scale integration. Previous to his work at the OPA, Travis was a Distribution Engineer at Hydro Ottawa where he was responsible for capital planning, asset management, reliability analysis, regulatory filing support and project management.
Travis has served on the board of the Queen’s University Engineering Society Services Inc.(QUESSI – the Campus Bookstore) and was a University Councillor for Queen’s University. Travis has an MSc in Electrical Engineering and a BSc in Electrical Engineering, both from Queen’s University.
Sarah is an electricity sector professional with over 12 years of experience in the electricity sector based in Toronto. She has worked with utility scale and distributed generators, electricity distributors and transmitters, system operators, industrial load customers, and emerging technology providers.
Sarah has supported clients in electricity regulatory and policy matters with a particular focus on sector evolution and distributed energy resources. Recently, she contributed to the development of several innovative studies and reports, including the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator’s Innovation Roadmap and Workplan, the Electricity Distributor Association’s Power to Connect Roadmap to a Brighter Future, and the Ontario Energy Association’s Discussion Paper on Load-Serving Entities.
Prior to joining Power Advisory, Sarah was a core member of the team that developed and launched of the Feed-in Tariff Program in 2009 at the Ontario Power Authority. Throughout her career, she has supported clients as they navigate changes in electricity policy and regulation, procurement of generation, and innovation impacting the power system.
Sarah has an MSc of Environmental Studies focusing on electricity pricing policy from the University of Waterloo, and has an BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph with a major in environmental monitoring and analysis.
Brady is an Energy Economist with over 12 years of experience in the electricity sector, both with regulated utilities and electricity markets, based in Toronto. He has participated in dozens of regulatory hearings at the Ontario Energy Board, including drafting arguments and cross-examining witnesses. Brady also appeared before parliamentary committees. His research and commentary on the electricity sector and other regulated sectors has been published and quoted extensively in the media and the legislature.
Prior to coming to Power Advisory, Brady worked as a Senior Analyst within the Market Assessment and Compliance Division at the Independent Electricity System Operator. As part of that role, he conducted analysis on the competitiveness of Ontario’s electricity market and assessment of potential exercises and abuse of market power, including drafting reports published by the Market Surveillance Panel among other reports and studies. He was also an economist and Executive Director of the Consumer Policy Institute, a public advocacy group that regularly participated in regulatory proceedings.
Brady holds an MA in Economics from York University and a Masters in Writing and Cultural Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
Jim is a professional electrical engineer with over 30 years of experience in the energy sector. He has worked in Ontario helping clients navigate the electricity market, in other provinces and the US. He has helped clients understand the nuanced regulatory environment for renewable energy project developers and collaborates with regulated utilities, assists clients evaluate market attractiveness, manages and advises on competitive procurement RFPs.
Jim has assisted clients succeed in securing and maintaining long term power purchase agreements and evaluating the feasibility of behind the meter generation and compliance with the net metering and community net metering constructs across markets.
Jim draws from his extensive public and private sector experience including a lead role at the Ontario Power Authority managing the Feed-in Tariff Program, at the Ontario Energy Board as Manager of Market Compliance, Policy Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Energy, the Department of Energy in Eritrea and a year in Sierra Leone, both in Africa.
Jim founded Compass Energy Consulting where he worked for 10 years, he spent a year at the Ryerson University Centre for Urban Energy before joining many of his former colleagues at Power Advisory.
Christine is an Economist based in Calgary, with 10 years of experience in the electricity industry. She has experience in regulatory and markets. Christine’s experience includes distribution connected generation (DCG) issues in Alberta (e.g., DCG Credits such as Option M, substation fraction, adjusted metering, etc.), transmission and distribution tariff, performance-based regulation, regulated rate option energy price setting plans, and capacity markets.
She has worked with a range of clients in all segments of the electricity market, with a particular focus on utilities and generation owners and developers, including DCG developers, renewable generation developers, and co-generation owners. Christine has testified before the Alberta Utilities Commission and represented clients in Alberta Electric System Operator consultations. She has also worked behind the scenes on regulatory application development and support.
Prior to joining Power Advisory, Christine worked for the Alberta Utilities Commission in the distribution rates department where she worked to develop the 2018-2022 performance-based regulation plan and supported numerous other rates applications. Prior to the Alberta Utilities Commission, she worked for the Alberta Electric System Operator in the competitive process department, where she was involved in designing a competitive procurement process and using that process to bid out the Fort McMurray West transmission project, which was later modified and used for the Renewable Electricity Program.
Christine holds an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.
Will Chow is an electricity market consultant with over 12 years of experience in regulatory policy, power market design and system operations. Prior to joining Power Advisory, Will spent 10 years at the Alberta Electric System Operator as an economist in regulatory and market design and, following that, as a system controller in real-time grid and market operations. Prior to the AESO, he worked for the Alberta Utilities Commission in regulatory policy specializing in retail and distribution settlement and metering.
Will brings to Power Advisory’s clients his expertise in electricity market design including a detailed knowledge of economic fundamentals, regulations, rules, and policies underlying the Alberta wholesale electricity market. Will has appeared as an expert witness before the Alberta Utilities Commission in matters related to the FEOC regulation. His years spent as a system controller also bring a grid reliability perspective to his client’s needs related to electricity generation, transmission planning and security, intertie policy, and ancillary services.
Will is a NERC-certified Reliability Coordinator and holds a BA in Applied Economics from Queen’s University.
Wesley is an Energy Economist and Financial Analyst with 25 years of consulting experience in the electricity sector, specializing in developing complex models, and is based in Toronto.
His work has included electricity system planning, price forecasting, market assessment, corporate financial analysis, and project financial analysis of solar, wind, hydro, biomass, tidal, gas-fired generation and transmission projects. For the Ontario Energy Board, Wesley has been leading the forecasts for the default supply Regulated Price Plan paid by residential and small commercial customers in Ontario. He has advised multiple governments, regulators, project owners and developers across Canada and the United States.
Wesley holds an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto and a BA in Mathematics from Carleton College.
Greg is an electricity sector professional with six years of experience in the industry. He focuses on applying economic principles and computational tools to issues in climate, energy policy, and electricity markets.
Prior to Power Advisory, Greg worked in power system planning and market analysis at Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator. He has broad experience in energy modelling and probabilistic resource adequacy assessments, and he was a key contributor to the Annual Planning Outlook. He is familiar with demand forecasting and supply portfolios for low-and zero-emissions scenarios. Greg has also worked on supply procurement and capacity auction design, performing capacity value assessments for solar, wind, hydroelectric, storage, and demand response resources. His experience in electricity markets includes forecasting, market monitoring, and drafting reports on competitiveness and economic efficiency.
Greg holds a BASc in Engineering Science, majoring in Energy Systems Engineering, from the University of Toronto.
Ami is an energy market consultant with a broad focus providing research and support on renewable energy development and power procurement, regulatory compliance, and electricity market design, based in Boston.
She has assisted with review of the BOEM federal offshore wind lease areas and the status of the accompanying offshore wind generation projects, with special attention to transmission and interconnection. Ami has also assisted with the review and tracking of corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) across Canada and numerous jurisdictional reviews across the United States. Prior to joining Power Advisory, she held positions with the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) Clean Energy Extension Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
Ami holds a dual BSc in Resource Economics and Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College.
Charles is a Professional Engineer with over three years of experience in renewable energy. Prior to Power Advisory, Charles was a Civil Project Engineer at Westwood Professional Services in Madison, Wisconsin. His experience was within the wind and solar markets as a site designer. As a site designer, he created engineering plans for 1.5 GW of wind projects from Iowa to Hawaii, and he designed over 4 GW of utility-scale solar projects as a civil team lead. In 2020, Charles transitioned into the offshore wind industry, enrolling in a master’s program at Tufts University in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering. At Tufts, he led a research team assessing the global supply of offshore wind installation vessels capable of next generation wind turbine installations. The published research has been widely referenced, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2021 Offshore Wind Market Report. Additionally, he worked on a feasibility assessment of O&M facilities to support the NY Bight offshore wind lease areas.
Charles has a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MSc in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering from Tufts University.
Andrew is an energy market consultant, based in Boston, providing research and analysis support. He focuses on performing market analysis for renewable project developments across North America.
Originally joining Power Advisory as a research analyst, Andrew has provided research and analysis of retail electricity rates and electricity markets for renewable project developers. This includes supporting the development of REC forecasting models and assessing energy storage development opportunities throughout the US. He has experience reviewing energy procurements and analyzing renewable policies in the Northeast US. Prior to joining Power Advisory, Andrew worked with Northeast Clean Energy Council as part of the Cleantech Navigate program.
Andrew holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from Tufts University.
Julie is Power Advisory’s Office and Accounts Manager based in Toronto. She has eight years of experience in bookkeeping and credit management for a private whole distribution company. As well, she has five years experience with operations and project coordination in financial services. Julie holds a degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Toronto.