James M. Coyne

Expertise

Financial Advisory:
Divestitures, Fairness opinions, Investment advisory and due diligence, Merger activities, Transaction management, Valuations

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Market Analysis and Resource Planning:
Energy contracts

Regulation:
Cost of capital and return on equity, Incentive regulation, Prudence and project management reviews, Rate design, Regulatory strategy

James M. Coyne

Senior Vice President & Board Member

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Summary of Experience

James M. Coyne, Senior Vice President, is an energy industry expert who provides financial, regulatory and strategic support services to clients in the power and gas utilities industries.  Drawing upon his industry and regulatory expertise, he regularly advises utilities, public agencies and investors on business strategies, investment evaluations, cross-border trade, rate and regulatory policy, capital cost determinations and energy markets.  He is a frequent speaker and author of numerous articles on the energy industry and regularly provides expert testimony before federal, state and provincial jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.  He testifies on matters pertaining to the cost of capital, capital structure, business risk, alternative ratemaking mechanisms and regulatory policy. Prior to Concentric, Mr. Coyne worked in senior consulting positions focused on North American utilities industries, in corporate planning for an integrated energy company, and in regulatory and policy positions in Maine and Massachusetts.


Education

M.S., Resource Economics, University of New Hampshire, with Honors
B.S., Business Administration and Economics, Georgetown University, Cum Laude


Testified Before

Alberta Energy and Utilities Board; American Arbitration Association; British Columbia Utilities Commission; Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Maine Public Utilities Commission; Massachusetts Superior Court; New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board; Ontario Energy Board; Régie de l’énergie du Québec; South Dakota Public Service Commission; Texas Public Utilities Commission; Vermont Public Service Board; Wisconsin Public Service Commission


Case Studies


Publications

Authorized Return on Equity for Canadian and U.S. Gas and Electric Utilities, Volume III (in French)   PDF

Authorized Return on Equity for Canadian and U.S. Gas and Electric Utilities, Volume III   PDF

Stimulating Innovation on Behalf of Canada’s Electricity and Natural Gas Consumers   PDF

Authorized Return on Equity for Canadian Gas and Electric Distributors and Select Comparators Newsletter, Volume II   PDF

Recent Developments in the Cost of Capital for Canadian Utilities   PDF

Authorized Return on Equity for Canadian Gas and Electric Distributors and Select Comparators Newsletter, Volume I   PDF

Review of Demand Side Management Framework for Natural Gas Distributors   PDF

Regulator/Industry Dialogue on Economic Regulation of Energy Services Delivery in a Lower Carbon World – Case Studies   PDF

Regulator/Industry Dialogue on Economic Regulation of Energy Services Delivery in a Lower Carbon World – The Public Interest Framework Surrounding Climate Change   PDF

Utilities Regulation in a Low Carbon World   PDF

A Review of Low Income Energy Assistance Measures   PDF

CAMPUT Return on Equity for Utilities in Canada v. US   PDF

Vermont Alternative Generation Report   PDF

A Review of the Return on Equity of Gas Utilities in Ontario   PDF

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