New Faces at Concentric

Concentric is pleased to welcome to the firm a returning alumnus and two new additions to meet the demands of our continuing growth.

Joshua Nowak is returning to Concentric as an Assistant Vice President at our Marlborough, MA Headquarters. Joshua specializes in providing rate case services on cost of capital matters related to return on equity, cost of capital and financial market issues. He is also experienced in providing strategic direction on financing activities including bond offerings, credit rating analysis, and investor relations. Most recently, Joshua was the Director of Regulatory Strategy & Integrated Analytics at National Grid. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & History from Boston College.

Emma Nicholson, Ph.D. has joined the Washington, DC office as a Senior Project Manager. Emma brings expertise in the areas of wholesale electricity and capacity market design, price formation, market rules and practices, and market power mitigation. She is also experienced in assessing competition, electric and gas price forecasting, production cost modeling, and cost allocation and rate design. Before joining Concentric, Emma was an Economist at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation. She holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Economics from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Government from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Colin Burns is a new Consultant in the Calgary, Alberta office. Colin specializes in depreciation studies for public utilities and railroads. He is also experienced in gas demand forecasting, pipeline abandonment, and financial analysis of natural gas pipeline systems in Canada. Colin holds a CET–Computer Networking Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

“I am delighted to welcome our newest team members,” said John J. Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Concentric. “We continue to experience robust growth, and that momentum is attracting great people.”

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