Paul Rice, Concentric’s newest team member, is a worthy addition to the rapidly expanding Future of Energy Practice. Paul’s expertise with developing client capabilities in customer experience, microgrids, renewable and distributed energy solutions, and alternative utility business strategies will provide our clients with innovative energy and technology solutions under our Future of Energy practice.
As the energy landscape continues to evolve, Paul will help our clients identify, design, and implement new products and services. Simultaneously, he will work with clients to build the foundational innovation capabilities they need to identify emerging customer needs and deliver responsive solutions.
Before joining Concentric in early 2020, Paul was the Director of New Energy and Customer Solutions Offerings at Black & Veatch Management Consulting. Prior to that, he was the Lead Product Developer for Duke Energy’s enterprise-wide innovation and retail programs organization.
In 2016, Paul was responsible for bringing one of the first products to market that merged customer engagement and behavior modification strategies with energy efficiency, demand response, and two-way communication devices through a mobile-optimized customer platform. The product was the winner of the DistribuTECH Demand Response Product of the Year. Paul has further applied his experience and expertise to build strategies and business models for IOU’s and municipalities (domestic and overseas) to address the evolution of the energy space and generate revenue in a market showing increased competition and changing customer expectations.
“Our Future of Energy engagements deliver strategic, business model, regulatory, and financial outcomes for our clients,” notes Bob Yardley, Senior Vice President. “The success of every engagement ultimately depends on our ability to deliver solutions that benefit customers and their communities. Paul adds the customer focus and expertise that we were looking for, complementing our regulatory, operations, and financial competencies.”