Energy is centrally important to the global economy and is widely regarded as a key driver of societal development and human welfare. Electric power, in particular, is in the midst of a phenomenal transformation with technological revolutions in renewable generation, distributed resources, battery storage, transport electrification, shale gas for power and more.
This transformation represents both a challenge and an opportunity for market participants.
Market Design. Policymakers, regulators, suppliers, consumers, and other stakeholders need to assess and guide the fundamental design of wholesale and retail electric power markets to reflect the reality of new technologies. What services are provided? Who provides them? What are the costs and who bears them? What prices are paid and who pays them?
System Planning. Grid administrators, regulators, and utilities must optimize the planning and operation of the power network that incorporates new technologies. Centralized and distributed generation. Transmission and distribution assets. Customer-side assets such as rooftop solar. Battery, hydro and other storage. Advanced metering. Remote sensing and big data. AI-based forecasting.
Project Development. Project sponsors, as well as equity and debt investors, must evaluate and appropriately support investments to generate, transmit, distribute, store and consume power with new technologies. Utility-scale wind and solar. Centralized, distributed and behind-the-meter storage. LNG to power. Long-distance transmission facilities. Smart meters. Electric fleet charging stations.
Nathan is a trusted advisor for both public and private organizations seeking to understand and shape this transformation. We have unmatched experience across the globe facilitating market reforms and improving performance, guiding infrastructure investment and operation, and providing technical, economic and financial project support. In this work, Nathan combines deep technical knowledge of the power and renewables industry, broad qualifications across a range of key analytical and organizational disciplines, and a commitment to helping our clients affect meaningful positive change.
Nathan has a proven record of work with government ministries, regulatory agencies, regional authorities, multilateral financial institutions, investment banks, private investors, project developers, and asset owners. We are deservedly respected for our ability to assemble world-class multidisciplinary teams and manage large complex projects under challenging conditions. Few organizations have our history of success in locations as diverse as California, El Salvador, Manitoba, Moldova, Papua New Guinea, and Senegal.