LEI’s subject matter experts come from over a dozen countries with degrees in economics, finance, public policy, engineering, mathematics, and business. Our organization is relatively flat, consisting of three tiers: consultants, senior consultants, and managing consultants. In addition, industry experts in particular areas are hired to represent the firm and participate in projects as senior advisors. Senior team members are supported by a dedicated team of consultants and research associates in Boston, Chicago and Toronto.
With over twenty years of experience in evolving electricity and natural gas markets, A.J.’s diverse background enables him to work effectively in both emerging markets and OECD countries. In North America, A.J. has been articulate in describing market relationships between wholesale power marketers, merchant plants, aggregators, and the existing investor owned utilities. In emerging markets, A.J. has considerable experience dealing with the challenges of mixed private and public ownership, difficulties in creating credit-worthy distribution and retail entities, and the realities of line losses, unreliable fuel deliveries, and politicized labor relations.
Julia specializes in economic analysis and evaluation of infrastructure assets, such as power plants, natural gas-related infrastructure, electricity transmission and distribution systems, and utilities, as well as market design and expert economic advisory services for power markets. She has worked extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia in valuing electricity generation and wires assets, water and wastewater networks, as well as gas transportation assets, and in advising on market rules, innovative rate design, and institutional best practices.
Directors and Managing Consultants
Eva is involved in many of LEI’s market design engagements, spanning diverse issues such as cost-benefit analysis, market power mitigation, tariff rate-making, auction design (including competitive solicitations for procurement), and wholesale market rules design.
Eva is also the primary modeler on many of the firm’s price forecasting engagements.
Managing Consultant, Toronto
Amit has been deeply involved with LEI’s international engagements in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East, along with North America, particularly Western Canada. He has extensive experience in advising clients on matters of regulatory framework and market structures. He has worked on numerous economic and regulatory advisory projects in addition to managing energy litigation and asset valuation projects with the firm.
Managing Consultant, Boston
Cherrylin has extensive experience in regulated rate design in the wires sector and is a lead researcher for the firm in the area of transmission cost allocation and Incentive-Based Ratemaking (“IBR”) design. She is also very familiar with infrastructure valuation models and analyses, having performed due diligence analyses in both the generation and transmission sector, and in a variety of market jurisdictions (both deregulated and regulated markets).
Marie Fagan, PhD
Chief Economist, Boston
With over 25 years of experience in research and consulting for the energy sector, Marie’s career has spanned international upstream oil and gas, global coal, North American gas markets, and North American power markets. She has advised C-suite industry clients, buy-side and sell-side financial clients, as well as legislators and regulators; she has served as an expert witness. Marie draws on her broad expertise across electricity markets and fuels to provide integrated perspectives and sound strategic advice.