James M. Coyne


Financial Advisory:
Divestitures, Fairness opinions, Investment advisory and due diligence, Merger activities, Transaction management, Valuations

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Market Analysis and Resource Planning:
Energy contracts

Cost of capital and return on equity, Incentive regulation, Prudence and project management reviews, Rate design, Regulatory strategy

James M. Coyne

Senior Vice President & Board Member

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Summary of Experience

James 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

Testified Before

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



Advancing FERC’s Methodology for Determining Allowed ROEs for Electric Transmission Companies   PDF

Regulator Rationale for Ratepayer-Funded Electricity and Natural Gas Innovation   PDF

Authorized Return on Equity for Canadian and U.S. Gas and Electric Utilities, Volume V   PDF

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