Summary of Experience
Mr. Coyne is a Senior Vice President with over three decades in the energy industry. He provides financial, regulatory, strategic, and litigation support services to clients in the natural gas, power, and utilities industries. Drawing upon his industry and regulatory expertise, Mr. Coyne regularly advises utilities, public agencies, and investors on business strategies, investment evaluations, and matters pertaining to rate and regulatory policy. Recently, he assisted a client on a multi-year engagement, reviewing performance metrics and developing data to be used in a custom distribution rate application. Mr. Coyne helped the client draft and submit this application to the client’s regulatory authority.
Mr. Coyne has authored numerous articles on the energy industry and provided testimony and expert reports before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada. He is a thought leader who has spoken on the topics of utility regulation, return on equity, business strategy, and other energy matters.
Prior to Concentric, Mr. Coyne worked in senior consulting positions focused on North American utilities industries, in corporate planning for an integrated energy company, and in regulatory and policy positions in Maine and Massachusetts. He holds a B.S. in Business from Georgetown University with honors and an M.S. in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire. He also serves on Concentric’s Board of Directors.
M.S., with Honors, Resource Economics, University of New Hampshire
B.S., Cum Laude, Business Administration and Economics, Georgetown University
Alberta Beverage Container Management Board; Alberta Utilities Commission; American Arbitration Association; British Columbia Utilities Commission; California Public Utilities Commission; Canada Energy Regulator; Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Florida Public Service Commission; Georgia Public Service Commission; Hawaii Public Utility Commission; Maine Public Utilities Commission; Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals; Massachusetts Superior Court; Minnesota Public Utilities Commission; New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board; Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities; New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board; Public Utilities Commission of Ohio; Ontario Energy Board; Prince Edward Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission; Régie de l’énergie du Québec; South Carolina Public Service Commission; South Dakota Public Service Commission; Texas Public Utilities Commission; U.S. Department of Commerce; Vermont Public Service Board; State Corporation of Virginia; Wisconsin Public Service Commission; Yukon Utilities Board
We were retained to review and opine as to the prudence of the client’s development of an overall commercial strategy for a refurbishment project at the client’s nuclear facility, as […]
We provided the client with extensive analysis and expert evidence relating to its next generation Incentive Regulation (“IR”) Plan proposal. Our role included conducting an assessment of relevant regulatory precedents in […]
We have testified on the appropriate cost of capital on behalf of many electric utilities before numerous state commissions. We are familiar with the requirements in most state regulatory jurisdictions in […]
We have presented testimony on the rate of return and overall cost of capital in numerous electric transmission cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). We are well versed in […]
Concentric organized, delivered, facilitated, and documented two multi-day “Utility-of-the-Future” workshops for a vertically-integrated utility as a level setting exercise that would establish a foundation for development of corporate strategy and […]
Concentric provided research, analysis, and expert testimony on the issues of earnings sharing, rate riders, rate design, cost of capital, and Energy Transition-related cost recovery to a Canadian electric utility […]
Concentric provided analysis, expert testimony, and hearings support to a U.S. natural gas and electric utility before the California Public Utilities Commission for the company’s multi-year cost of capital proceeding. […]
Our client, a major North American utility, was involved in high-value litigation concerning the value of generation assets conveyed to a former subsidiary, and whether the Company’s Board of Directors […]
Concentric was retained by a Canadian natural gas and electricity utility through counsel to develop comprehensive expert evidence on the cost of capital for its regulated gas and electric operations […]