Robert C. Yardley, Jr.

Expertise

Financial Advisory:
Regulatory due diligence and merger approval proceedings

Market Analysis and Resource Planning:
Integrated planning including the integration of distributed energy resources

Regulation:
Providing strategic policy and implementation services to distribution and vertically integrated electric utilities, Regulatory policy advisory services with a focus over the past four years on our Future of Energy practice

Robert C. Yardley, Jr.

Senior Vice President & Board Member

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Summary of Experience

Mr. Yardley has been an advisor to private and public organizations in the energy industry on regulatory, public policy, and strategic issues for 35 years. During that time, he served as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities for two years and has been active in public policy matters as a speaker, facilitator, and expert witness. As the DPU Chairman, Mr. Yardley regulated the electricity, natural gas, water, telecommunications, and transportation industries in Massachusetts.

Trained as an economist with strong analytical skills, Mr. Yardley has an in-depth understanding of the competitive challenges facing regulated and unregulated energy firms as well as the policy challenges facing government agencies responsible for overseeing the restructuring of the energy industry, including the “Utility of the Future” concepts. Mr. Yardley has testified before state and federal regulatory agencies on policy initiatives, earnings attrition, incentive regulation, integrated resource planning, distribution system planning, interstate pipeline ratemaking, and emergency response plans and performance. Additionally, he has designed and led large industry collaboratives on retail customer choice and distributed generation, and facilitated client stakeholder meetings.

Mr. Yardley holds a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and completed all of the course work for a doctorate in Economics from Boston College but did not complete a dissertation. He also serves on Concentric’s Board of Directors.


Education

A.B.D., Economics, Boston College

B.A., Economics, Georgetown University


Testified Before

Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board; Arizona Corporation Commission; Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control; Federal District Court; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Maine Public Utilities Commission; Maryland Public Service Commission; Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission; Ontario Energy Board; Régie de l’énergie du Québec; Texas Public Utility Commission; Tucson Electric Power Company; Wisconsin Public Service Commission


Case Studies


Publications

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

Stimulating Innovation on Behalf of Canada’s Electricity and Natural Gas Consumers   PDF

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