Summary of Experience
Mr. Cattrell advises clients on emerging trends in the energy industry including utility business model innovation, regulatory model reforms, new operating models, and technology investment strategies. He has led projects that address strategies for utility modernization, market design and integration, regulatory framework evolution, and performance measurement. In addition, Mr. Cattrell has managed client-initiated studies on a wide range of energy-related matters.
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. Mr. Cattrell is a member of The Energy Bar Association, the National Association of Business Economics, and the International Association of Energy Economics.
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.
At the beginning of the New York REV proceeding in 2014, the PSC Chair requested that the investor-owned utilities participate as a group, establishing the Joint Utilities of New York (“Joint Utilities”). Concentric provides Project Management Office (“PMO”) support to the Joint Utilities and works with Subject Matter Expert teams to prepare comments in REV-related […]
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 […]
Concentric provides Project Management Office (“PMO”) support to New York’s large investor-owned utilities and works with Subject Matter Expert teams to prepare comments in NY REV-related proceedings. Our work began in 2014 and 2015 with the seminal “Track 1” and “Track 2” policy proceedings that addressed business model and ratemaking issues, respectively. Subsequent comments have […]
In light of recent goals established in New York State related to decarbonization of the natural gas industry, two clients engaged Concentric to provide support on this complex issue. Concentric is working with New York’s large investor-owned LDCs to draft comments related to integrated planning for natural gas utilities. One of the LDCs has separately […]
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.
The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) was an early adopter of the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) as a methodology to succeed Net Energy Metering to compensate Distributed Energy Resources (DER). The March 9, 2017 order in Case E-15-0751 established a methodology to compensate DER for five distinct sources of value: Energy […]
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 […]