Veteran Policy Analyst Joins EQ Research
CARY, NC – JULY 8, 2019 – EQ Research, the national energy consulting firm known for Policy Vista™, an online platform tracking and analyzing regulatory proposals, state legislation and general rate cases, announced today the addition of Charlie Coggeshall as a Senior Policy Analyst.
Charlie’s renewable energy policy and regulatory expertise includes more than ten years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining EQ Research, Charlie was a consultant for the Coalition for Community Solar Access, and was instrumental in driving the design and implementation of Oregon’s community solar program. His expertise in community solar was established over three years as a senior policy analyst with Clean Energy Collective (CEC), where he led the company’s participation in regulatory design efforts for a diverse range of community solar markets across the country. Prior to CEC, Charlie was a Renewable Energy Manager at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, engaging in regulatory and legislative processes relating to net metering, integrated resource plans, solar valuation, and green power and tariff programs throughout the Southeastern United States.
Charlie’s foundation in renewable energy was established through working with the U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where he co-authored several NREL technical reports and served as a lead coordinator, researcher, and editor of landmark initiatives such as the Sunshot Vision Study and Rooftop Solar Challenge. Charlie holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy from the University of Denver.
“I am excited to join the experts at EQ Research in driving energy policy research, design and analysis for clients across the country,” said Mr. Coggeshall. “I look forward to leveraging my policy and business skills to support EQ’s clients in achieving their clean energy business goals.”
“Charlie is known for his work ethic and knowledge base on renewable energy and has contributed a great deal to the industry, particularly in the areas of community solar, techno-economic analysis, and project development. EQ welcomes our new colleague and together we will continue to serve our clients and stakeholders of energy information,” said EQ Research’s CEO, Miriam Makhyoun.
About EQ Research
EQ Research provides policy research, analysis and data services to businesses active in renewables, energy efficiency, energy storage and electric vehicles. EQ Research’s areas of expertise include state regulatory policy and utility proposals, state legislation, financial incentives, local government policy, RPS and REC issues, net metering, rate design, and general rate cases.
Prior to forming EQ Research, several of its analysts managed and operated the nationally recognized DSIRE project for the U.S. Department of Energy, from 2007 to 2013. EQ’s team also includes the founders of Keyes & Fox LLP, a firm of national legal experts in renewables, distributed energy resources (DERs) and low-carbon transportation fuels. Keyes & Fox attorneys have shaped state-level energy policy through appearances before more than 40 states’ public utility commissions, and through engagement with state legislatures across the country.