Dia Dean Koujak, a director in Navigant’s Energy practice, provides advisory services to utilities, developers, investors and other stakeholders in the electric power industry. Having more than 14 years of industry experience, Dean has advised on several key decisions in power procurement, large scale renewable development, renewable portfolio standards compliance, transmission infrastructure planning, grid modernization, non-wires solutions, RTO markets (NYISO/PJM/ISO-NE), energy efficiency program implementation, utility contract negotiations, procurement standards and compliance, electric resource planning, M&A and industry litigation. He has managed multiple key utility initiatives throughout all stages of the projects including planning, design, implementation and execution. Over time, Dean has enabled electric utilities to successfully plan, evaluate, select, and contract over 4,600 MW of electric generating facilities. He has supported and been engaged on competitive power procurement and electric market matters in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Hawaii, California, Ohio, Massachusetts, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and North Carolina. Over the course of multiple resource planning and procurement engagements, he led the comparative evaluation of energy storage, renewable and conventional generation resources.
Select Engagements Include:
Management, implementation, evaluation and development of renewable energy & electric generation procurement.
Independent monitor and observer for utilities and commissions.
Development and implementation of innovative utility procurement designs.
Comparative evaluation of alternative power supply options.
Transmission interconnection and infrastructure matters in the NYISO.
Power asset acquisition due diligence.
Strategy development and implementation of renewable energy initiatives.
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) negotiations for conventional and renewable generation.
Distributed Energy Resources (DER) investment analysis.
Advisory services on natural gas supply and transportation options in a constrained environment.
Expert witness testimony on procurement and PPAs
J.D., Hofstra University School of Law M.B.A., Management, Stony Brook University B.S., magna cum laude, Engineering Management, New York Institute of Technology
Admitted to Practice, New York State Bar, Second Department (2014) Admitted to Practice, Bar of the State of New Jersey (2014)