Kush Patel combines a deep understanding of how energy markets and regulatory economics interact with experience in renewable energy development and finance. He helps E3’s clients make strategic and tactical decisions based on new public policies, evolving technologies, and shifting customer expectations.
Kush led our study on full value tariff design and retail rate choices, sponsored by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority and New York State Department of Public Service. The study proposed advanced dynamic tariffs to help implement New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative. Kush also was the lead in a due diligence analysis for an equity investor to finance a $200 million energy storage project in the Los Angeles Basin, the first project of its kind to successfully attain financing. Kush is particularly excited to be taking the insights and lessons learned from California, New York, and Hawai‘i to other states and countries, including projects in India, China, and Africa.
Kush’s background combines strategic consulting with on-the-ground experience. Prior to joining E3 in 2013, he served as director of corporate development and project finance for a solar installation company. Before that, he spent 10 years consulting with natural gas and electric utilities in New York City and in Washington, D.C., for the Oliver Wyman Group at NERA Economic Consulting.
Education: MS, engineering management, Dartmouth College; MS, accountancy, George Washington University School of Business; BAengineering sciences and economics, and BE, materials science, Dartmouth College
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