Managing Consultant
Kenzie Schwartz

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Kenzie Schwartz

Kenzie Schwartz’s work at E3 focuses on the future of utilities, long-term greenhouse gas reduction policies, and building electrification. She has extensive experience supporting utilities, cities, and states as they develop decarbonization pathways. Recent projects include identifying a portfolio of measures to achieve New York City’s Local Law 97 emissions reduction targets; and developing a set of decarbonization pathways for gas utilities in Massachusetts and evaluating customer and economic impacts.

Throughout Kenzie’s career, she has focused on supporting the development of plans, programs, policies, and products that drive decarbonization. Between stints at E3, she worked at Via Separations, a hard-tech startup focused on reducing emissions by electrifying industrial processes. Prior to joining E3, she worked on regulatory and customer strategy at National Grid. She has a background in finance, climate policy, and regulatory strategy.

Education: MPA, Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University; BS, Sociology, University of Utah


Impact of Massachusetts’s Decarbonization Goals | Massachusetts Local Gas Distribution Companies, 2021-2023

E3 provided analysis in support of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) December 2023 Order in the 20-80 “Future of gas” proceeding, which sets a new regulatory framework for the future of natural gas distribution in support of the Commonwealth’s climate goals. The DPU recommended the E3 team’s analysis in support of the 20-80 proceeding, writing:

“The Department commends the LDCs and their Consultants for their comprehensive effort in estimating the costs and economy-wide GHG emissions reductions involved in transitioning the natural gas system. The Department fully recognizes the difficulty in assessing these multidimensional challenges and expresses its appreciation for the comprehensive Pathways Report.

E3 developed and analyzed eight decarbonization pathways and six regulatory design recommendations as part of a multi-year engagement examining the role of local gas distribution companies (LDCs) in Massachusetts in achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Commonwealth by 2050. In addition to the Decarbonization Pathways Study, which was developed as part of the Commonwealth’s 20-80 proceeding, E3 assisted each of the LDCs in their filing of a Net Zero Enablement Plan that included LDC-specific recommendations and plans to support the Commonwealth’s decarbonization goals. This project also involved a broad modeling framework designed by E3 as well as an extensive stakeholder process aimed at gauging stakeholder perspectives on gas decarbonization.

Read the detailed project description.