EQ Research News Release


Energy Policy Expert Joins EQ Research

CARY, NC – JULY 18, 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 Jamie Van Nostrand as an Energy Policy Expert for EQ Research.

“I am pleased to be rejoining EQ at a time of such critical importance in advancing clean energy across the country,” said Jamie Van Nostrand. “Given the rapid pace of changes underway in the energy industry, the services that the EQ team provides to clean energy clients will prove to be invaluable.”

“We welcome Jamie back as a consultant who in the past has contributed expert witness testimony in high-profile proceedings for EQ’s clients seeking rulings on fair competition in the clean energy industry, rate design impact analysis, and other initiatives fundamental to businesses built on clean energy,” said EQ Research’s CEO, Miriam Makhyoun.

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jamie advises clients on regulatory strategy and provides expert testimony before regulatory commissions on such issues as integrated resource planning, resource acquisitions, climate change and grid resilience, and utility business and regulatory models. Jamie currently serves as Professor and Director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Jamie has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry, and most recently served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Chairman John Rhodes of the New York Public Service Commission. Jamie has a wide range of experience on clean energy issues, including valuation and rate design for distributed energy resources, pricing and policies for electric vehicle charging, performance-based ratemaking, climate action planning, and the operation of regional wholesale electricity markets.

For over two decades, Jamie represented energy clients in state regulatory proceedings in eight western states, as well as proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He was recognized by the Energy Bar Association as its 2007 State Regulatory Practitioner of the Year. Jamie also served as Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center in White Plains, New York.

To gain expert insight from EQ Research or to learn more about Policy Vista™, visit eq-research.com, call 919-238-4360 or email info@eq-research.com.

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.