Summary of Experience
Robert C. Yardley, Jr., Senior Vice President, has been an advisor to private and public organizations in the energy industry on regulatory, operational, and strategic issues for 30 years. He relies on his in-depth understanding of the competitive challenges faced by regulated and unregulated energy firms and emerging policy trends to advise clients on business and regulatory matters in the electricity and natural gas industries. He has testified before state and federal regulatory agencies on policy initiatives, earnings attrition, incentive regulation, integrated resource planning, distribution system planning, interstate pipeline ratemaking, and emergency response plans and performance. He has designed and led large industry collaboratives on retail customer choice and distributed generation and facilitated client stakeholder meetings. He has substantial executive leadership in the consulting industry and has helped large client teams execute complex organizational initiatives. He possesses strong analytical, organizational, testimony, executive presentation and report-writing skills. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities in the early 1990s, Mr. Yardley was previously a co-founder of Reed Consulting Group and an Executive Managing Director and leader of Navigant Consulting, Inc.’s energy practice.
B.A., Georgetown University, Economics
ABD, Boston College, Economics
Alberta Utilities Commission; Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority; Federal District Court; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Maryland Public Service Commission; Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission; Ontario Energy Board; Régie de l’énergie du Québec; Texas Public Utilities Commission
We conducted an analysis on the highest and best use of a local distribution company’s (“LDC”) assets. Specifically, we: Analyzed the value of potential supplemental service offerings and alternative uses of the LDC’s infrastructure in an effort to optimize the utility of these assets while maintaining reliable service to existing customers. Assessed the potential for broader […]
We filed testimony on behalf of a generation owner and the State of Maryland in a case brought against the State by certain owners of generation in the PJM market. Our work involved defending the right of the State to sign long-term contracts with generators in order to encourage new generation in the State to […]
We are providing assistance related to our clients’ collaborative participation in a major policy proceeding that seeks to implement a new vision for the electric industry. Our policy guidance for the utilities is focused on regulatory frameworks, new rate designs, and demonstration projects to achieve the proceeding objectives, including long-term rate plans and outcome-oriented regulatory […]
We were engaged to evaluate a New England municipal utility’s tariffs and rate design policies, and to develop a strategy to address the potential for increased customer interest in rooftop solar and other distributed generation resources throughout our client’s service territory. The primary concern was that existing Net Energy Metering (“NEM”) tariffs create a risk […]
We provided strategic planning support for the client’s senior management retreat focused on the “Utility of the Future.” We profiled the principal driving forces impacting the industry, including economic, demographic, regulatory, and technological trends, and characterized the risks and opportunities created for utilities.
We supported a utility in evaluating its electric pricing policies, programs and tariffs. Specifically, we: Assessed potential impact of distributed generation and other emerging industry trends on the client’s rate design and tariffs. Refined the client’s rate design goals and “strategy” in response to the emerging industry trends. Identified “gaps” in the existing tariff and rate design, […]