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Achieving a Low Carbon Future

The energy industry is being re-shaped by today’s movement to a low carbon future. More and more, policy and market drivers are increasingly pushing cleaner fuels and technologies to the forefront of the strategic choices related to electricity generation and energy efficient consumption. For compa­nies along the entire electric utility value chain, clean energy is no longer a matter of being “green” – it is a matter of under­standing and embracing the potential of clean energy, formulating an effective business strategy, and transforming the company’s operating model in order to capture the op­portunities and manage the risks brought about by the clean energy movement.

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DEWA awards contract for building R&D Centre to Navigant Global

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the contract for building its Research and Development (R&D) Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to Navigant's Global Energy Practice.

Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis

Navigant prepared an annual assessment, Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis about the transition of the U.S. offshore wind industry from early developments to commercial viability.

Why the U.S. Power Grid’s Days Are Numbered

Navigant Director, Karin Corfee, is quoted in the Bloomberg Business Week article, "Why the U.S. Power Grid's Days Are Numbered". The article also cites a report from Navigant Research.

Energy "Quarterly Dialogue"

Navigant’s Energy Quarterly Dialogue for the first quarter 2013 provides coverage and analysis of key news, valuation, M&A, and capital markets activity including: energy assets and services, oil and gas refining and marketing, oil and gas transportation and storage, and independent power producers (IPPs)/merchant generators.

Impact and Process Evaluation of the U.S. DOE’s Wind Powering America Initiative

Navigant prepared a report evaluating the impacts and processes of the former Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America (WPA) initiative.

Renewable Energy "Quarterly Dialogue"

Navigant's quarterly report focuses on renewable energy and offers a general overview of market activity and comments around the $44.2 billion in new U.S. investment in clean energy that took place throughout 2012.

Capital Trends and Risks Associated with Natural Gas-Related Investments

The January 2013 issue of NG Market Notes analyzes capital investing in the oil and gas sector and provides insights on how to effectively navigate through future boom and bust cycles.

Net Metering Bill Impacts and Distributed Energy Subsidies

Navigant white paper for Arizona Public Service describing the cross-subsidies provided to APS customers with solar generation due to monthly bill savings and net metering.

 White Paper
U.S. Offshore Wind Manufacturing and Supply Chain Development

Navigant assessed the domestic supply chain and manufacturing infrastructure supporting the U.S. offshore wind market for the Wind and Water Program within the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

China, the U.S., and the Future of Renewables

Bill Dickenson discusses the future of renewable energy with the increasingly tense relations between the U.S. and China in’s Energy & Environment blog:

Can Demand Response Programs Help Meet the Renewable Energy Integration Challenge

Bruce Perlstein discusses the importance demand response programs will play in aiding states achieve their mandated Renewable Portfolio Requirements in at article posted on

‘Fast Suits’ and Faster Swimmers

Bill Dickenson compares the compromise between the Olympics regulations on “Fast Suits” to the much debated wind industry PTC.

Sunny Side Up

Shannon Graham and fellow Berkeley alum Sheldon Kimber (COO, Recurrent Energy), discuss the state of the solar industry in “Sunny Side Up” published by Berkeley-Hass magazine.

 Article / White Paper
Large-Scale PV Integration Study

Navigant experts prepared a Large Scale PV-integration Study that quantifies the impact of variable PV generation output on NV Energy’s system operations, including balancing reserve requirements, and the ability of the existing generation fleet to accommodate increasing amounts of large-scale PV and distributed generation.

 Case Study
How Will Solar Manufacturing Evolve in the U.S.?

Navigant Associate Director, Graham Stevens, discusses the future of U.S.-based solar manufacturing in light of the White House call for increased domestic production.

Harsh Realities at the Solar Praxis Solar Industry Summit

Navigant Energy Director Paula Mints recaps the May 12-13, 2011 Solar Praxis UK conference held in London. Attendees got a harsh dose of reality during the opening sessions. The regal Grand Connaught Rooms in London was well attended at over 200 people, all looking for ways to turn recent industry bad news into future opportunities.

The Stratification of the Grid-Connected Solar Industry

In an April 2011 article for PennEnergy, Navigant’s Paula Mints discusses the development of today’s grid-connected solar industry – from its initial slow growth to sudden popularity.

Solar Photovoltaic & Distributed Generation - Studies at the Forefront of Grid Operational Impact

Navigant conducts a distribution study to identify the technical and economic impacts of small PV and small wind generation on NV Energy’s distribution system.

 Case Study
The Clean Energy Relay Race

Managing Director, and leader of Navigant’s Energy Practice, Bill Dickenson, responds to the National Journal’s Energy blog question, “Is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race?”

Sector Profile for Solar Photovoltaics in Canada

Report prepared by Navigant for Natural Resources Canada analyzes the Canadian solar photovoltaic (PV) market sector.

NY Green Bank Program Aims to Accelerate the Deployment of Clean Energy

Navigant’s Bob Kendall, Dan Bradley and Jim Peterson discuss NYSERDA’s NY Green Bank program’s objectives, as well as the immediate and long term impact of the program.

New Markets for Biogas

Navigant’s Mackinnon Lawrence and Adam Borison discuss the relatively untouched potential of the US biogas market in an article for Bioenergy Insight.

Dust is Settling in Electric Car Market

Navigant's Energy Practice leader, Bill Dickenson and Navigant Research principal research associate, Dave Hurst, provide insights on the state of the electric car market in National Journal’s energy blog.

 Article / White Paper
Renewable Energy "Quarterly Dialogue"

Navigant’s quarterly report focuses on renewable energy and offers a general overview of market activity and comments around the global renewable energy sector which increased to a record $250 billion in 2012.

More Risk for the Natural Gas Market

In the April 2013 issue of NG Market Notes, Rob Wentland discusses the growing litigation risks facing the unconventional oil and gas industry.

The World-Wide Reach of North American Gas Prices

In the March 2013 issue of NG Market Notes, Navigant Associate Director Bob Gibb explores some of the possible directions the global natural gas market could take as the current oil-indexed paradigm is challenged by new sources of competitive LNG.

Navigant Announces Coal-Fired Generation Operational Excellence Awards

Navigant’s Operational Excellence Awards are presented annually to those North American coal-fired generation plants that have demonstrated excellence in cost-efficient reliable plant performance over the preceding five-year period. The data used to select the winners derives from Navigant’s Generation Knowledge Service (GKS) Fossil database.

Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis

Navigant prepared a comprehensive annual assessment for the U.S. offshore wind market for the Wind and Water Program apart of the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Navigant Participates in AOL Energy's Video Roundtable

Andrew Kinross participated in AOL Energy’s video roundtable discussion regarding the rush urbanization in the developing world.

 Webcast Webinar
Potential Role of Demand Response Resources in Maintaining Grid Stability and Integrating Variable Renewable Energy under California’s 33 Percent Renewable Portfolio Standard

Navigant energy experts evaluate the potential role of demand response in maintain grid stability for California’s renewable portfolio standard requirement in a white paper for California’s Demand Response Measurement and Evaluation Committee.

 White Paper
What the U.S. and EU Countervailing Duty Investigations and Decisions Have In Common with Russian Roulette

Paula Mints argues that in the U.S. and EU countervailing duty investigations, along with the resulting tariffs in the U.S., there are no winners.

The Car a 500-Pound Gorilla Drives

Bill Dickenson’s National Journal blog on the role of clean energy in the U.S. military.

 Article / White Paper
Ten Solar Resolutions for the New Year

In this January 2012 article published in ElectroIQ, Navigant’s Paula Mints reflects on the ups and downs of the solar industry in 2011.

Exciting week at Intersolar North America, and a lecture

Navigant’s Paula Mints recaps this years’ InterSolar North America Conference and provides insight to the global solar technology suppliers (including China’s status as the leading manufacturer of solar technology globally).

 Article / White Paper
Intersolar EU: Updating solar trends across Europe

Navigant’s Paula Mints, analyzes the emerging European energy industry trends resulting from the more than 2,200 companies at Intersolar Munich, the original solar trade show.

 Article / White Paper
Selling Solar Futures: The Commodity vs. Product Debate

In a May 2011 article published in Photovoltaics World, Navigant Director Paula Mints addresses the sale of solar futures and the age-old commodity vs. product debate.

The Time for (Behavior) Change is Now

This paper presents the results of a meta-analysis of successful behavior change programs in the energy industry as well as in other fields.

 Article / White Paper
Solar and the Law of Unintended Consequences

In this September 2011 article published in ElectroIQ, lead analyst for Navigant’s Solar Services Program takes a look at some pertinent unintended consequences in the solar industry.

Integrating DSM and Supply-Side Options – The Business Disconnect

Navigant Managing Director Daniel Violette and Tucson Electric Power’s Denise Richerson-Smith discuss the challenges facing demand side management as the industry works to meet expanded goals for energy efficiency and demand response.



Daniel R. Bradley

Dan Bradley is a Director in the Energy Practice. Dan specializes in procurement and resource planning with a recent focus on Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).

Kevin Cooney

Kevin Cooney is a Managing Director in the Energy practice and is a registered professional engineer with over 20 yrs experience in energy efficiency program design and evaluation, market assessment, and technology evaluation.

Lisa Frantzis

Lisa Frantzis is a Managing Director for Renewable and Distributed Energy at Navigant. She has 30 years of experience in managing extensive technical, market, and economic analyses of renewable energy systems.

Dave Kleinschmidt

Dave Kleinschmidt is a Managing Director in the Energy practice. He has extensive experience in technical, financial, market and strategic evaluations for all types of traditional, emerging and new electric power technologies.

Laurie Oppel

Laurie Oppel is a Managing Director and leads the Power Systems, Markets, and Pricing segment of the Energy practice. Her expertise includes transmission pricing and tariff development, interconnection contract development and negotiation, transmission planning and design, and T&D system operations.

Daniel M. Violette

Dr. Violette is a Managing Director with the Energy practice. He is an economist who has worked on energy efficiency evaluations for over 40 utilities spanning over 500 programs across all sectors.

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