Robert Kaineg is an associate principal in the Energy Practice at CRA. As an energy economist, he has worked as a consultant for more than seven years developing solutions for clients in the public and private sectors. He supports clients’ strategy development and investment decisions through policy and market analysis, project evaluation, financial modeling, and market forecasting. Mr. Kaineg has worked closely with agencies within the German, Japanese, Mexican, Norwegian, and Ukrainian governments; leading US utilities and merchant power generators; and global companies iron and steel, fossil fuel, and mining industries.
In addition to his work in the US power and natural gas sectors, Mr. Kaineg has significant experience advising clients on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and European power markets. He is part of the team that developed CRA’s German Power Market model, which was recently used to forecast how energy efficiency targets and changes in the generation mix will impact long term power and capacity prices in Germany, and the effects on the value of existing generating assets.
Mr. Kaineg has developed residential and urban energy efficiency projects, assessed clean energy investment opportunities, managed low-carbon project portfolios, and designed efficient systems for the implementation and monitoring of environmental projects. He has been responsible for managing project teams that provide detailed and accurate research and analysis to support investment decisions and policy development.
MS, Economics, Florida Atlantic University
BA, International Studies, University of Illinois