Danielle S. Powers

Expertise

Financial Advisory:
Divestitures, Valuations

Market Analysis and Resource Planning:
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, Demand response, Energy contracts, Integrated resource planning, Market assessments, Project development, Wholesale market design and rules

Regulation:
Performance benchmarking, Prudence and project management reviews

Danielle S. Powers

Senior Vice President

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Summary of Experience

Ms. Powers has over 29 years of experience in the wholesale and retail electricity markets, power generation, and energy consulting fields with considerable expertise in wholesale electric market operations and analysis, transmission system planning and operations, generation asset sales and acquisitions, asset valuation, wholesale and retail energy planning and procurement, and power plant operations. She has experience in executing both regulated and unregulated fossil and renewable generation asset sale transactions in the areas of regulatory analysis, policy development, due diligence analyses, energy market assessment, and business unit strategy. With her significant experience in preparing market assessments and forecasts, Ms. Powers has advised several clients on the procurement of competitive electricity in deregulated markets by developing strategic procurement strategies, preparing solicitation packages, evaluating supply and service proposals, and negotiating contracts with retail energy suppliers.

Ms. Powers has been extensively involved in the design, implementation, and operation of the ISO New England Forward Capacity Market as well as the operation of existing wholesale markets in the New England power region. Part of her role in this project was to manage the market design effort, which included designing several processes and procedures pertaining to resource qualification, capacity requirements, and market power mitigation and settlement. Ms. Powers drafted several sections of the Market Rules and presented the draft rules to market participants during approximately 20 meetings over a six-month period.


Education

M.B.A., magna cum laude, Bentley College

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts


Testified Before

Connecticut Siting Council; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Massachusetts District Court


Case Studies


Publications

Has the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act (“PURPA”) Outlived Its Purpose?   PDF

Integrated Resource Planning Today – Challenges and Opportunity   PDF

Focused Management Audit of Big Rivers Electric Corp   PDF

The New England Energy Market – What Does the Future Hold?   PDF

Benchmarking: Utility Performance Issues in Ratemaking   PDF

Analyzing New England Power Market Activity   PDF

Market Analysis of Merchant Generators in the New York Wholesale Electric Market   PDF

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