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CRA provides strategic, economic, and financial advice on energy issues worldwide. Our team of experts combines evidence-based research, rigorous analysis, and proven experience to deliver value across all aspects of energy industry issues. We help a wide range of industry clients devise winning strategies, create opportunities, navigate uncertainty, and transform their operating models. We also provide expert-witness support in civil litigation and arbitration, regulatory proceedings, and international arbitration.

Our clients operate across the industry and include:

  • Competitive retailers
  • Distribution companies
  • Energy solutions providers 
  • Generators
  • Governments
  • Industry organizations
  • Integrated utilities
  • Investors
  • Law firms
  • Power pools
  • Regulators
  • Trading/wholesale
  • Transmission companies
  • Transmission/market operators

CRA discusses the importance of power grid modernization

Forbes quoted CRA Vice President Jim McMahon in an article discussing smart grid resilience questions that have arisen following the Texas power outages:

The power outages across Texas reveal an issue that goes far beyond managing transmission lines… Traditional grid planning processes are no longer acceptable as flexible use of the grid is required. A digitized grid that supports a diverse and distributed set of resources is needed to manage through uncertainty. Prioritization is urgently needed, and if these recent events have taught us anything, it’s that now is the time to get serious about prevention and tackle solutions that may not be easy, but that pave the way for grid resilience.”

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Engagements

  • 01
    Study of Benefits for New Energy Trading Market in U.S. Southeast
    CRA conducted an industry leading study (July 2020) for a coalition of investor owned utilities and electric cooperatives to evaluate the costs and benefits of...
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  • 02
    Transaction advisory for cellulosic ethanol technology
    A CRA expert was retained to advise an ethanol producer on a commercialization strategy for a newly developed patented cellulosic ethanol process technology it...
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  • 03
    Cleaner energy portfolio support for oil and gas company
    CRA worked with a major oil and gas company to develop its future view on energy service demands and the technologies that will be required to meet those...
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