Concentric Energy Advisors
The Concentric Connection • January, 2020
Concentric Energy Advisors
Happy New Year

Thank you to our friends and clients for allowing the Concentric family to serve you in 2019. I take considerable pride in leading a team of professionals who bring a determination to exceed our clients’ highest expectations on every engagement. Concentric saw extraordinary results this year, and it was in no small part thanks to our team. I want to share some highlights from 2019 with you.

We published several meaningful studies on behalf of our clients:

Our financial advisory practice played significant roles in the merger of San Jose Water with Connecticut Water, the Duquesne Light Holdings acquisition of TEN Inc., and Unitil’s divestiture of Usource.

Our team represented NuPower LLC, a 10MW fuel cell developer of a district energy project, as they sought approval for a cost-of-service-based rate by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.  We developed multiple rounds of testimony, including a critical piece on non-regulated ROE.  Our work assisted NuPower in securing a Power Purchase Agreement with United Illuminating at a rate that reflected the unique risks that unregulated developers face in the market.

Our expert witnesses filed testimony in:

  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming and at the FERC and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
  • Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Québec, Saskatchewan, and the Canada Energy Regulator and the Québec Superior Court (District of Gaspé).
  • And looking farther afield, we also filed testimony in Bermuda and Guam.
Exciting Organizational Developments

At the organizational level, Concentric is growing and expanding our service offerings, including the addition of a team that is focused on the emerging role of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues  in our industry.

Mr. Paul Rice recently joined our team as an Assistant Vice President providing clients with innovative energy and technology solutions under our Future of Energy practice. Paul is a consultant with over 15 years of experience with new business models, product development, and consulting. He is a trailblazer in developing client capabilities in customer experience, microgrids, renewable and distributed energy solutions, and alternative utility business strategies, and will provide clients with innovative energy and technology solutions under our Future of Energy practice. Before joining Concentric, Paul was the Director of New Energy and Customer Solutions Offerings at Black & Veatch Management Consulting.

Staff Recognition

We recently recognized significant contributions to Concentric’s clients, mission, and management by promoting the team members below:

  • Connie Singer from Project Assistant to Senior Project Assistant
  • Anna Martinez from Staff Accountant to Senior Staff Accountant
  • Gwen Walsh from Business Development Coordinator to Business Development Analyst
  • Peter Hoegler from Analyst to Senior Analyst
  • Olivia Prieto from Senior Analyst to Consultant
  • Jessalyn Pryciak from Senior Analyst to Consultant
  • Jacob Hurwitz from Consultant to Senior Consultant
  • Mark Cattrell from Senior Project Manager to Assistant Vice President
  • John Trogonoski from Senior Project Manager to Assistant Vice President
  • Melissa Bartos from Assistant Vice President to Vice President
  • Larry Kennedy from Vice President to Senior Vice President
  • Dan Dane from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Concentric Energy Advisors and CE Capital Advisors
Our Commitment

Our commitment to our clients centers on four fundamental strengths:

  • Our workforce is comprised of and led by senior energy experts that have hands-on involvement in every assignment.
  • Our work ethic is founded on employing a disciplined and rigorous approach to problem solving and working with a high level of responsiveness to help clients meet their deadlines and to capitalize on a rapidly evolving energy market.
  • We are proud to stand behind every work product that we produce, no matter how large or small the engagement—our work product is the foundation of our business.
  • Our approach is to bring our expertise to the client in a hands-on and fully collaborative manner that helps to develop our client’s staff, and that makes the most cost-effective use of outside resources.

On behalf of the Concentric family, we look forward to entering this New Year with a renewed commitment to creating value for clients through hard work, market knowledge, and excellent work product.

I wish you a happy, healthy, and productive 2020.

John J. Reed
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Concentric Energy Advisors

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