Summary of Experience
Mr. Cattrell advises clients on emerging trends in the energy industry, including technology investment strategies and utility business model innovation. He provides financial analysis, regulatory advisory services, and public policy analysis on a variety of engagements. Mr. Cattrell’s projects have included development of strategic approaches to utility modernization, development of regulatory strategies for owners of nuclear energy facilities, asset valuations, state regulatory and federal litigation cases, expert testimony preparation, and client-initiated studies on a wide range of energy-related issues. As a member of Concentric’s Future of Energy team, Mr. Cattrell has advised utility clients on strategic approaches to emerging trends including the integration of renewable and distributed generation, energy storage, time-varying rate design, net metering, evolving utility business models, smart grid deployment, and regulatory innovation.
Prior to joining Concentric, Mr. Cattrell worked with various government agencies to implement information security best practices as a consultant with Janus Associates. He also worked on numerous technology projects in Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He received a B.A. in Computer Science from Colby College and a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University.
M.P.P., Georgetown University
B.A., Colby College
We provided strategic planning support for the client’s senior management retreat focused on the “Utility of the Future.” We profiled the principal driving forces impacting the industry, including economic, demographic, regulatory, and technological trends, and characterized the risks and opportunities created for utilities.
Since 2014, Concentric has provided regulatory advisory and Project Management Office (PMO) to New York’s investor-owned electric utilities related to their collaborative participation in New York Public Service Commission policy proceeding that seeks to implement a new vision for the electric industry (referred to as “Reforming Energy Vision” or “REV”). Concentric worked with leaders from […]
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 participation in an anticipated generic policy proceeding. The first workshop addressed the key change drivers and business model implications, the role of innovation and new […]
We acted as an agent of a state regulatory commission by serving as the Independent Evaluator for the competitive acquisition process that our utility client undertook to acquire resources pursuant to its approved state’s resource plan.
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 well as the specific commercial strategies being pursued for multiple major work packages. We reviewed and considered the client’s ability to manage the project under […]
We provide assistance related to the client’s efforts to develop an option to construct and operate two new reactors at the company’s nuclear facility. We conduct assessments of the project controls and project management practices used to plan and implement four extended power uprate projects. We review the processes used by the client to consider […]
We assisted the client with a review of the project management processes used to manage an extended power uprate-life cycle management project at the client’s nuclear generating facilities. This work included reviewing the extended power uprate (“EPU”)/life cycle management (“LCM”) project and the prudence of management’s decisions and actions over the course of the EPU/LCM […]
We participated in a workshop session to identify and discuss the client’s key objectives for a major capital replacement program and ongoing operations of a nuclear generation facility. We shared lessons learned and operational experience from other mega projects with a focus on nuclear uprate, refurbishment, life cycle extension, and major component replacement projects. Our […]
We are providing assistance related to our clients’ collaborative participation in a major policy proceeding that seeks to implement a new vision for the electric industry. Our policy guidance for the utilities is focused on regulatory frameworks, new rate designs, and demonstration projects to achieve the proceeding objectives, including long-term rate plans and outcome-oriented regulatory […]
We conducted a survey for a consortium of electric utilities on Time Varying Rate (“TVR”) pilot and full scale programs in North America. We provided summary statistics for customer participation levels, TVR impact on system peak and overall power consumption, and the persistence of price responsiveness over multiple years.
We were engaged to evaluate a New England municipal utility’s tariffs and rate design policies, and to develop a strategy to address the potential for increased customer interest in rooftop solar and other distributed generation resources throughout our client’s service territory. The primary concern was that existing Net Energy Metering (“NEM”) tariffs create a risk […]