Robert C. Grace
Managing Director & President
Senior Director, Distributed Energy Resources Practice Lead
Kathryn Craddock Mckee
Senior Director, Operations
Senior Director & General Counsel
Raghu Palavadi Naga
Senior Consultant, Market Analytics Manager
Operations Manager, Policy Analytics
Senior Policy Analyst
Market Analyst Fellow
SEA is firmly committed to the future – and those that help make the future the present. We are proud to engage in the Massachusetts’ Clean Energy Center Internship Program. Below you will find our current wonderful interns:
Research Associate Intern
On a project basis, SEA periodically brings in experienced professionals to add their expertise to a SEA project team in support of a client’s needs. SEA has working relationships with advisors including:
Raymond Coxe, Ph.D.
William (Bill) Golove
Robert C. Grace
Robert C. Grace, Managing Director & President, is a leader and innovator in technical and policy analysis of renewable energy markets. Over 21 years as President of Sustainable Energy Advantage, he has provided market, policy, financial and strategic analysis to over 150 public, private and non-profit sector clients, helping them evaluate and implement renewable electricity market, policy and business opportunities.
Trained as an interdisciplinary analyst in energy and environment, Bob has worked with a broad range of stakeholders and a diverse array of functions over his 35 years in the electricity industry. He specializes in multi-stakeholder activities addressing complex and cutting edge challenges in a comprehensive, insightful and objective manner. Bob is a frequent public speaker and lecturer, committee participant, and author on topics shaping the renewable energy landscape.
Bob founded SEA’s flagship Renewable Energy Market Outlook fundamentals analysis, and Eyes & Ears Regulatory, Legislative and Policy analysis services, which are relied upon by market participants and governments throughout the northeastern US to build their market understanding, develop and enhance their market views, and guide their strategic decision-making. He has led project teams developing, implementing and improving policies and initiatives driving thousands of MW of sustainable energy demand, and helping a range of businesses building resources or enabling demand to fulfill their sustainable energy objectives.
Prior to founding Sustainable Energy Advantage, Bob built upon a foundation in utility supply and rate analysis, regulatory economics, wholesale power supply planning, analysis and transactional roles, to serve as principal analyst to the teams pioneering electric industry restructuring at New England Power Company, and then to create and serve as Director of ReGen, the green power division of AllEnergy Marketing Company, which launched the first renewable energy-based retail offering in the eastern U.S. competitive electricity era.
Bob is past board member of Northeast Energy & Commerce Association (NECA) and past co-chair of NECA’s Renewable Energy/Distributed Generation Committee. He holds a M.S. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Energy Studies from Brown University.
Tom Michelman, Senior Director and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Practice Area Lead, joined SEA in 2013 and has over twenty-eight years of experience in electric industry and renewable, retail & wholesale energy markets.
Tom has led deep dive analyses of DER renewable markets in all covering the northeast from Virginia to Maine as well market entry / opportunity assessments that have covered all the US state markets. Highlighted analyses include program revenue forecasting, total addressable market assessments, queue forecasting, senior advisor developing of SEA’s NY VDER custom calculator and Battery Revenue Analysis Tool and market fundamentals supply, demand, price forecasting of the Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Maryland SREC markets, including a handful of expert witness engagements. Related, Tom initiated and manages the Massachusetts Solar Market Study subscription service.
For public clients he has conducted due diligence and advised on the terms and conditions for a variety of power purchase / net metering offtake agreements and procurements. He innovatively structured, drafted and led sophisticated RFPs for net zero schools that incorporate the upside of battery storage savings and revenue capture via a shared savings / benefit structure.
For institutional clients, a municipal opt-out aggregator, and a community solar back-office firm he has conducted market research, supported planning and operations, and analyzed various methods of renewable energy procurement to satisfy environmental and additionality goals.
Tom has participated in numerous analyses for statewide energy offices, most prominently, Massachusetts Post-1600 MW solar study, and a lead participant in the MA Solar and Net Metering Task Force and the 2019 New Jersey SREC Successor Program Study.
Prior to joining SEA Tom co-founded and was a Principal at Boreal Renewable Energy Development to cost effectively implement distributed generation renewable energy projects. Tom’s focus was utility scale distributed wind and solar generation at commercial, industrial, municipal, and institutional sites. He has provided expert witness testimony for renewable distributed generation issues in Massachusetts and was a key participant advocating and consensus building for virtual net metering inclusion in the Massachusetts Green Communities Act. In addition, he consulted on various aspects of the renewable energy industry. Areas of expertise include: retail and wholesale electric markets, financial pro forma scenario analysis, processing of historical energy consumption, and analysis of current and future utility tariffs, and wholesale and REC prices, managing REC marketing and sales, and net metering.
Tom led or participated in dozens of wind and photovoltaic projects most ranging from 20 kW to 20 MW, from pre-feasibility and feasibility stages, and then for viable projects through design and construction, commissioning stages, as well support when operational. Projects include successful wind installations in Gloucester (Applied Materials), Falmouth (Notus Clean Energy), Fall River (Philips – Lightolier), Charlestown, MA (MWRA), among others.
Prior to founding Boreal, Tom worked as an energy consultant for KEMA (formerly XENERGY and now DNV GL) for ten years primarily focusing on and co-managing their retail energy practice and analyzing the impact of energy efficiency programs.
Tom has a M.S in Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island, and B.A. in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Political Science from Northwestern University.
Jason S. Gifford, Senior Director, has nearly 25 years of experience in the development of renewable energy policy, market analysis, and financial modeling. At Sustainable Energy Advantage, Jason leads and contributes to a wide range of consulting and strategic advisory services to both public- and private-sector market participants. Through detail-oriented and objective analyses, Jason has supported the development and implementation of renewable energy policies for dozens of governmental entities and provided SEA’s electricity market participant clients with independent and actionable information to support informed decision-making.
In addition, Jason established SEA’s financial modeling and advisory services practice area, which he now leads, and has provided expert testimony related to renewable energy policy, market, and technology development. As a well-balanced quantitative and qualitative analyst, Jason has developed or contributed to an array of tools to help policy makers and market participants understand the market or financial implications of policy or business decisions, respectively. Jason was the primary architect of the Cost of Renewable Spreadsheet Tool (CREST) model, under contract to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The CREST models have been used to support and inform the development of cost-based incentives across the United States.
Prior to joining SEA, Jason served as Industry Investment and Development Manager at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Renewable Energy Trust (what is now the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center). At MTC, Jason focused on investment-related financial analysis and due diligence, Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) market development, and contributed to the study and development of long-term hedge contracts between renewable energy generators and end-users.
Prior to MTC. Jason was Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Business Development at Green Mountain Energy Company, where he led public policy efforts in the mid-Atlantic, mid-West, and New England, participated in retail product development and marketing, and negotiated a contract to serve the nation’s then-largest residential electric consumer aggregation.
Jason holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College and an M.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Babson College.
Kathryn Craddock Mckee
Kathryn A. Craddock McKee, Senior Director, Operations, has over 14 years skillfully managing daily operational and administrative functions with the past five years focused in the renewable energy sector. Kathryn has an extensive background in project planning and meeting/event coordination and implementation with a remarkable attention to detail. She has an innate ability to anticipate needs when providing comprehensive support to both clients and staff. She is accomplished at identifying and implementing process improvements that ensure quality, reduce cost, and increase efficiency.
Ms. Craddock holds a B.A. in Physical Education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
John Keene, Senior Director and General Counsel, is an attorney and energy policy analyst specializing in electric regulatory matters, wholesale electricity markets and transmission policy.
John began his career in the energy industry as Director of the Division of Regional and Federal Affairs (“DRFA”) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities where he was the primary legal and policy advisor to the DPU’s Commission on regional and federal matters – including wholesale market design, transmission policy, and how these matters impact retail markets and distribution systems subject to state jurisdiction.
John left the DPU to join Boston based renewable energy developer, First Wind (which was acquired by SunEdison and its subsidiary TerraForm Power in 2015), where his primary role was to represent SunEd/TERP’s operational and development interests on issues such as interconnection processes, energy and capacity markets, and transmission policy.
John served at Vice Chair of the New England Power Pool Alternative Resources sector for 3 terms (2015-2017), was on the Board of RENEW Northeast (2016), and served as NECPUC Electricity Staff Chair. John was appointed by Governor Patrick as one of Massachusetts’ two representatives to the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC), a federally funded transmission planning initiative.
John earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston College. In his spare time, John is actively involved in youth sports where he is a volunteer coach in multiple sports and a member of the Board of Directors for his hometown Little League.
Raghu Palavadi Naga
Raghu Palavadi Naga, Director, joined SEA in 2022, where he serves as Director in the Market Analytics, Wholesale Market, and Energy Storage areas. In addition to serving as an internal subject matter expert on wholesale markets, Raghu’s responsibilities include quantitative analyses of the impacts of state and regional renewable energy policies and programs, market entry assessments, and SEA’s ongoing fundamentals analysis of regional REC markets.
Before joining SEA, Raghu served as a Director in the market monitoring teams for NYISO and ISO-NE markets at Potomac Economics, where his focus areas included capacity markets, financial analysis and dispatch modeling for storage, hybrid and thermal resources. Raghu has played a key role in the economic evaluation of new entrants and retirements for the purpose of market power assessments. He has also managed the analysis of electricity market outcomes and market design proposals, and played a central role in the development of numerous reports and regulatory filings with recommendations for market enhancements. Prior to Potomac Economics, Raghu worked at International Resources Group and DecisionWare Group, where he developed cross-sectoral energy system models and financial models for analyzing clean energy policies and investments in the US and over a dozen countries in Europe and Asia.
Raghu holds a Masters degrees in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and Civil Engineering (Transportation) from University of California Davis, and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Jim Kennerly, Director, has over twelve years of experience in market and policy analysis focused on renewable energy and energy efficient technologies (including beneficial electrification of the transportation sector). At SEA, Jim leads SEA’s Eyes and Ears regulatory, policy and legislative tracking and analysis services. Jim also leads SEA’s support for the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and DG Board’s annual efforts to engage with key stakeholders to develop and propose Ceiling Prices for the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth (REG) program, and leads other projects for the Distributed Energy Resources practice. Jim’s main areas of expert consulting services include distributed energy cost, price and deployment forecasting (including distributed energy systems paired with energy storage), market development, market entry, public policy analysis, due diligence support, rate forecasting, the load impacts of beneficial electrification and the evolution of the utility business model.
Prior to joining SEA, Jim was Senior Policy Analyst at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University, where he served as the senior analyst for the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) project and was a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative-funded researcher specializing in solar PV and distributed energy resource policy, economics, utility regulation and rate design. “Rethinking Standby and Fixed Cost Charges: Regulatory and Rate Design Pathways to Deeper Solar PV Cost Reductions,” a paper Jim served as the lead author for, developed into NCCETC’s quarterly 50 States of Solar reports, tracking regulatory and legislative developments across the country affecting the economics of distributed solar. Prior to working at the Center, Jim worked at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association and at ICF International, where he served as a consultant to the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. Jim received a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Politics from Oberlin College.
Stephan Wollenburg, Senior Consultant, joined Sustainable Energy Advantage in June 2021 with more than ten years of experience in diverse roles within the clean energy industry, working in storage, demand response, energy efficiency, renewables, voluntary power markets, and power supply. Through this work, Stephan has developed expertise in areas including strategic planning, quantitative analysis, and policy & regulatory support. At SEA, Stephan focuses on analysis and intelligence of policy and markets that include storage and demand response. Before joining SEA, Stephan served as a Lead Product Owner for Massachusetts residential energy efficiency and demand response programs at National Grid. In that role, Stephan led the strategy for nation-leading programs, collaborating closely with other Massachusetts utilities, stakeholders and regulators, and serving as a leader for residential energy efficiency and demand response in the Commonwealth. Prior to that, Stephan worked as the Green Energy Programs Director for Green Energy Consumers Alliance, managing the Cape Light Compact’s default power supply program and municipal energy efficiency services, and then as an independent consultant.
Stephan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an A.B. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Brown University.
Po-Yu Yuen, Senior Consultant & Market Analytics Manager, joined SEA in 2013 and has since leveraged her keen interest in performing interdisciplinary analysis and modeling of complex clean energy market and policy interactions to support a broad range of strategic consulting and analytical services at SEA. Her areas of focus include REC market analysis and strategic support; clean energy supply procurement and bid support; policy analysis and support (design, evaluation, and implementation); policy cost modeling, including ratepayer analysis and benefit-cost analysis; and grid-scale renewable energy project development cost and deployment forecasting.
Po-Yu has significant experience in clean energy compliance markets and policies, leading SEA’s New York Renewable Energy Market Outlook (REMO) fundamentals analysis service for the New York Clean Energy Standard market and is a key contributor to SEA’s New England REMO service for the region’s RPS Class I markets. She has participated in multiple public studies to support state agencies on compliance markets design and implementation, most notably, the 2020 Cost Analysis accompanying the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s White Paper to implement the state’s 70% by 2030 renewable energy goal and the 2017 Analysis of Massachusetts Electricity Sector Regulations to support the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)’s consideration and implementation of the Clean Energy Standard.
Prior to joining SEA, Po-Yu was an intern at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, where she supported the Clean Energy Division’s municipal energy data analysis and regional energy procurement services, as well as developed strategic energy action plans for communities in the Greater Boston region.
Po-Yu holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University focusing on clean energy policy and sustainable community development and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Erin Smith, Principal Analyst, joined Sustainable Energy Advantage in June 2021. Erin has seven years of experience in the clean energy industry, with expertise in New England wholesale energy markets and clean energy policy, federal energy policy, energy innovation and technology road mapping, the funding ecosystem at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and industrial decarbonization technologies including carbon capture and storage (CCS) and green hydrogen. At SEA, Erin tracks wholesale market and renewable energy policy developments across New England and New York and summarizes and analyzes them as part of SEA’s Eyes and Ears service. Erin also performs energy economic modeling to forecast renewable energy costs in the various RPS markets across the Northeast, and is a core member of SEA’s green hydrogen practice area. Prior to SEA, Erin worked to advance federal clean energy policy from at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a top think tank in Washington, D.C. Erin then worked as a graduate researcher at MIT where she analyzed and modeled the economics of CO2 transport and storage in global decarbonization pathways that include carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Erin Smith holds a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley.
Toby Armstrong, Principal Analyst, joined SEA in June 2018. As SEA’s distributed energy market modeler, Toby performs in-depth research and analysis of New England’s distributed energy market across a variety of services, including granular tracking of legislative and regulatory developments in the region, geospatial analysis to assess the solar technical potential of land in New England, and the forecasting of REC supply from state programs. Toby leads SEA’s modeling of the Massachusetts SREC, which entails detailed accounting of supply and demand dynamics, modeling price formation, and forecasting SREC production based on an analysis of meteorological conditions influencing solar production. Toby also plays a leading role in analysis assessing the levelized cost of renewable energy, which employ financial modeling to derive optimal incentive values for state program, and has been used to inform the policy in Rhode Island and New Jersey Solar Transition Incentive. Finally, Toby has been a primary contributor to SEA’s retail rate forecasting, which helps inform clients of expected net metering revenue.
Toby holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a B.A. in Sustainable Energy Policy with Minors in Resource Economics and Environmental Science from the Commonwealth Honors College of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Andrew Lidington, Operations Manager, Policy Analytics, joined SEA in January 2018. Andrew has performed extensive legislative, policy, and regulatory research and analysis covering renewable energy updates in New York, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont for SEA’s Eyes and Ears, which he assists in managing. Andrew has created thorough distributed energy forecasts for SEA’s New York Renewable Energy Market Outlook Service (NY-REMO) to evaluate industry progress toward New York State’s 10 GW by 2030 distributed solar target and provided quantitative and qualitative renewable energy analysis for a variety of SEA’s large-scale and distributed energy consulting projects. Prior to working at SEA, Andrew interned at Power Advisory, where he researched, analyzed, and developed reports on power market and regulatory changes in the United States and Canada.
Andrew holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College with concentrations in Environmental Sustainability and Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design and completed the Babson College Honors Program. He also holds an Engineering Studies Certificate in Sustainable Design from Olin College of Engineering, and a Sustainability Certificate from the Babson-Olin-Wellesley Cross-Registration Program.
Mary McMahon, Senior Analyst, joined SEA in September 2021. Mary researches, writes, and conducts analysis on offshore wind and other large-scale renewables topics for SEA’s Eyes and Ears Services. Prior to working at SEA, Mary served as an analyst covering global energy markets and climate change for the Central Intelligence Agency. Mary holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a B.A. in Chemistry with a minor in Classics from Northwestern University.
Cal Brown, Senior Policy Analyst, joined SEA in May 2021. Cal performs detailed research and policy analysis and gathers market and policy intelligence related to legislative and regulatory developments. Cal has a particular focus on distributed energy resources, helping stakeholders understand, craft, and participate in behind the meter and community-scale procurements and incentive programs. He also has experience in stakeholder engagement processes and qualitative retail rate research. Prior to working at SEA, Cal managed political campaigns on the federal, state, and local levels in the Northeast, oversaw recruitment and staffing operations for national advocacy organizations, and served as Staff Director in the Massachusetts legislature.
Cal holds a Master of Energy Regulation and Law degree from Vermont Law and Graduate School, and a B.A. with a concentration in History and Political Science from Hampshire College.
Eric Pinsker-Smith, Senior Analyst, joined SEA in January 2020. Eric has five years of experience in the energy sector in the fields of pipeline infrastructure construction, electricity market analysis, renewable product engineering, and environmental sustainability. At SEA, Eric closely follows the NYISO stakeholder meetings, monitoring renewable-energy efforts at NYSERDA, tracking large-scale renewable developments in the Northeast, and following vehicle electrification efforts around the country, while also leading the team’s efforts to build and maintain a model that tracks and forecasts community choice aggregation efforts in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Eric conducts market modeling and helps research solar development opportunities by conducting GIS analysis. He also manages SEA’s customized NY Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) calculator, which helps project owners in NY forecast their VDER program revenues. Previously, Eric worked for National Grid where he was involved with complex pipeline construction and price modeling.
Eric holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Sustainability, both from the University of Rochester.
Witter Swanson, Analyst, joined SEA in June 2021. Witter tracks and reports on renewable energy legislative and regulatory developments across New England and New York. He also focuses on legislation in New York, Maine, and Vermont, as well as transmission planning across the northeast U.S. Witter also contributes policy research support for consulting engagements. Prior to SEA, Witter was a Business Development Intern with Vineyard Power Cooperative, the community partner to Vineyard Wind, and worked as a researcher at Amherst College with a focus on the college’s solar electricity purchases.
Witter holds a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Amherst College.
Yasin Naman, Market Analyst Fellow, joined SEA in June 2021 and has 4 years of experience in the energy sector. He is responsible for a wide range of quantitative analyses, Excel model development, research, client interaction and support tasks related to clean energy markets and policies in the Northeast. His subject matter focuses include Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) markets, Clean Peak Standard (CPS), large-scale renewable supply curve analysis, and biomass operations modeling. Yasin is also part of SEA’s green hydrogen practice area, focusing on diverse models for use cases of Hydrogen in the region. Before joining SEA, Yasin worked as mechanical designer of power systems with Siemens, performed energy and carbon accounting systems for Covestro, and has research experience in Energy Systems from Northeastern University, where he focused on software development for sizing CHP devices.
Yasin holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering for Universidad de los Andes, Colombia and a M.S. degree in Energy Systems from Northeastern University.
Sahil Bakht, Analyst, joined SEA in March 2021, where he performs a variety of quantitative analysis such as analyzing variable revenue forecasts of net metering projects for multiple Investor-owned Utilities across the NE region, tracking community choice aggregation programs, and supporting qualitative and quantitative analysis for SEA’s subscription-based Renewable Energy Market Outlook (REMO) service in New York and New England. Sahil also helps in building customized Excel spreadsheet models for various clients to analyze Front of the Meter and Behind the Meter revenues streams by focusing on solar and storage dispatch schedules. Sahil also supports SEA with research-work related to electrification and development of storage technology in the NE region.
Prior to working at SEA, Sahil interned at Metalmark Innovations in Harvard-Innovation Labs, Boston, where he designed electrical systems to tests novel metal oxide materials, developed by the company, for air purification. He also worked on a multitude of things including integrating various gas sensors and analyzing their behavior in different conditions; developing data visualization techniques; operating laser and metal cutting machines; and making multiple CAD designs.
Sahil holds a Masters in Energy Systems from Northeastern University in Boston.
Victoria Molitor, Research Associate Intern, joined SEA in June 2022. Prior to working at SEA, Victoria interned at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in the water quality monitoring group where she worked to provide clean water for the Boston area.
She holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University with a minor in Economics and will be returning to Tufts this fall to pursue her Master’s in Data Science.
Emma Stevenson, Research Associate Intern, joined SEA in September 2022. Emma is a second-year master’s student at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she studies International Economic Policy and International Development and Environmental Policy. She is interested in learning more about the renewable energy industry and the energy transition. Prior to SEA, Emma worked at other consulting companies focused on energy efficiency and financial services.
Emma holds a B.A. from Lehigh University in Economics/International Affairs and Global Studies.
Libby DeLucia-Harting helps clients to understand how to meet the growing federal, state, and local mandates for clean energy workforce development. Libby has thirteen years of experience in clean energy and workforce development. Her network and trusted status in both sectors enable her to quickly build effective partnerships to meet emerging needs. She has worked with clients to rapidly launch a large-scale skilled trade workforce program in NYC and an offshore wind scholarship program in Massachusetts.
Libby integrates private sector talent needs with state-of-the-art trainings and the untapped potential of underserved communities. She advises on program design and implementation strategies, helping clients take a holistic view of their objectives, identify the optimal steps to accomplish them, and establish their workforce development programs. Libby incorporates her extensive experience in clean energy, first-hand knowledge of workforce program management, and rigorous business education to create impactful outcomes for clients. Her mission is to transform lives and communities through clean energy careers.
In clean energy, Libby worked at National Grid, the Clinton Foundation, a boutique investment advisory firm, and an independent power producer. She has been responsible for business development, contract negotiations, and financial and policy analysis. In workforce development, she managed a skilled-trade workforce program in Brooklyn and serves on the Advisory Board for Per Scholas.
She earned her MBA from MIT Sloan and her BA in Environmental Studies from Brown University. She excels at building relationships, establishing partnerships, strategic thinking, and financial and policy analysis.
Anna Giovinetto, Consultant, has been involved in the U.S. renewable energy market since the early 2000’s when, as a Director at Evolution Markets, she was voted the leading national broker of renewable energy credits (RECs) three years in a row.
From there, she went on lead federal and state policy work for Noble Environmental Power, RES Americas, and Advanced Energy Economy, with particular focus on climate change, the production tax credit, renewable portfolio standards and REC compliance markets, siting and wildlife issues, and corporate renewable energy purchasing.
Today Anna provides sustainability reporting, writing and editing services to a wide range of clients, including several well-known names in the renewable energy industry.
Anna holds a Master’s in International Environmental Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Raymond Coxe, Ph.D.
Raymond Coxe, Executive Advisor, has worked at the crossroads of electricity markets, economic regulation and commercial evaluations in both the US and internationally for over 30 years, a period spanning the arc of industry restructuring. While experienced in all facets of competitive wholesale power markets, Ray has unique expertise in the interrelationships among market structure, economic regulation and commercial evaluations, including:
- Project development: Conceptualization, evaluation, refinement and successful implementation of large independent transmission projects – including the Cross Sound Cable and the Linden VFT projects – driven by economic and policy considerations.
- Transaction support: Development, negotiation, and finalization of complex wholesale power purchase agreements and interconnection agreements;
- Financial analysis: Detailed commercial and feasibility analysis of electric sector projects, including development and review of pro-forma financial analyses, risk review and mitigation strategies, and electricity market forecasts
- Market structure evaluation: Analysis of competitive power market structure and organization, with a focus on linkages between capacity, energy and transmission markets, often in support of market changes to promote specific business or policy objectives.
First in various roles at New England Electric System, during the earliest days of restructuring the late 1980s and early 1990s, and then as a Senior Vice-President at TransÉnergie U.S. Ltd. (developer of the first negotiated-rate transmission project in the United States), Ray was instrumental in successfully resolving many issues regarding market structure, economic regulation and commercial feasibility of market-driven initiatives. These successes include many “first of a kind” accomplishments that have served as templates for others, and range from the earliest stages of project conceptualization to the profitable sale of the operational project. Since 2006, Ray has been an independent market consultant, with a focus on advising clients on the commercial and regulatory aspects of complex wholesale power projects and transactions. Ray has testified before the US FERC and US Department of Energy, and is a frequent speaker at industry forums and conferences.
Ray has a B.S. / Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982/1988).
William (Bill) Golove
Bill Golove, Executive Advisor, is an innovative professional with more than 25 years’ experience designing and developing clean energy projects and programs for companies ranging from small start-ups to major corporations and governmental entities. Bill’s career experience includes a mix of academic and industry positions, including research, teaching, consulting, staff and executive positions within the sustainable energy industry. Bill has held positions such as Chief Development Officer for Tri Global Energy, a Dallas-based renewable development company, Executive Director of Business Development for Northland Power, a Toronto-based IPP, Senior Business Development Manager for Chevron Energy Solutions and Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Bill has been working on clean energy projects for the past 25 years. Among his accomplishments, he led the development of approximately 1,500 MW of Texas wind projects currently in late-stage financing, construction and/or operation. Prior to that, Bill led development of more than $100 Million of “behind the meter” energy projects, including energy efficiency, solar, demand response, fuel cells and co-generation at more than 500 facilities in California.
He contributed to the development of the first wind project in Eritrea on behalf of the World Bank and advised the US Postal Service, General Services Administration, Department of Energy, Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs and other US government agencies on renewable power procurement and project development. Further, Bill developed pre- feasibility financial analysis software for sustainable energy projects and gave training on its use in countries around the world.
Bill is a nationally-recognized expert in sustainable energy, having published more than 40 papers and given over 100 invited lectures on a wide variety of related topics. He was twice awarded the US Presidential Award for Federal Energy Management for his work on behalf of the federal government. He has a Ph.D., Energy and Resources Group (2006), MA, Energy and Resources Group, (1995), MBA (1992) and BA, Political Science (1988), all from U.C. Berkeley.