Robert C. Yardley, Jr.


Financial Advisory:
Investment advisory and due diligence, Merger activities

Market Analysis and Resource Planning:
Demand response, Distributed generation, Integrated resource planning, Net metering, Smart grid

Incentive regulation, Management audits, Prudence and project management reviews, Rate design, Regulatory policy, Regulatory strategy

Robert C. Yardley, Jr.

Senior Vice President & Board Member

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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

Testified Before

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

Case Studies


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

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