Matt is a director in Navigant’s Energy and Capital Markets group. He supports market participants in understanding and planning for the changing dynamics of energy markets and the overall power industry. With more than 10 years’ experience in integrated resource planning, energy market strategy, and risk analysis, he focuses on developing and providing highly analytical and creative approaches for utilities, investors, independent power producers, and other market participants to evaluate emerging market opportunities and adapt their business models to the changing markets across North America.
Matt is an expert in helping clients understand the underlying drivers of Navigant’s wholesale market forecasts as well as potential changes that can drive risk both on the upside and downside. For utility clients, Matt ensures that they understand their changing requirements and technology options to meet those requires. He supports them in ensuring that they can operate their systems reliably and at the lowest cost.
Areas of Expertise
Utility Strategy and Resource Planning. Guides utilities throughout North America in their resource planning and developing their strategy in response to the changing power system. Specializes in developing novel approaches for utilities to evaluate emerging issues such as integration of variable energy resources, the economics of decarbonization, and business opportunities with new technologies and distributed energy resources.
Wholesale Market Forecasting and Business Strategy. Leads and contributes to a wide variety of energy planning projects both at the wholesale and distribution level. Focuses on scenario analysis of asset value, wholesale power market price forecasting, benefit/cost analysis, and asset decision analysis for existing and emerging technologies. Has strong experience evaluating and developing business models for battery and bulk storage stacking applications in energy, ancillary services, and capacity.
Wholesale Market Design and Participation. Strategic support of ISOs and system operators as they are developing, reforming, or determining whether to join organized energy markets. Works on the key challenges and opportunities that are arising due to zero marginal cost generation and the rising need and value of flexibility in the system.
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University BSE, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University