Anant Kumar

Anant Kumar | Energy | Charles River Associates

Anant Kumar is a principal in CRA’s Energy Practice with expertise in providing advisory services to electric utilities and financial investors on power markets, generation/transmission planning, and regulatory issues.

As a power market expert, Mr. Kumar is an experienced seller-doer responsible for directing large strategic engagements and leading business development efforts. He is also a frequent publisher and thought leader.

Mr. Kumar advises utilities and financial investors on diverse engagements including integrated resource planning, T&D planning, asset, and utility transactions, decarbonization strategies, and reliability analysis.  He has led utility resource planning engagements in several US states and island nations including supporting public stakeholder meetings on behalf of electric and natural gas utilities.

He has a strong consulting background with over 20 years of economic and management consulting experience in the energy industry. His experience includes client engagement at utility senior and executive levels including CEO, company Board, senior management committees, and with private equity and infrastructure fund investment committees, co-investors, and lenders, and engagement in public stakeholder proceedings.

Utility operating experience in the Transmission and Distribution Planning space with some of the largest US utilities including Entergy, DTE, and LCRA.

Mr. Kumar support CRA’s Energy Practice in driving sales and execution in emerging growth areas of the energy transition including energy storage, generation flexibility, integrated G, T, and D planning, electric/gas planning, and hydrogen analysis.

As a frequent thought leader and adviser, he is a recognized expert in market and regulatory due diligence, integrated resource planning, and transmission analysis.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Buy-side market and regulatory due diligence support for acquisition of minority shareholding in FirstEnergy Transmission
    FirstEnergy Transmission was selling a minority share in their transmission assets in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Brookfield retained CRA to perform market and...
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  • 02
    RTO cost-benefit analysis 
    CRA’s regulatory support consultants were retained by a utility client to perform a cost-benefit analysis for regional transmission organization (RTO)...
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  • 03
    Analysis for midwestern utility with electric and gas utility operations
    For a midwestern utility with electric and gas utility operations, Jim McMahon, Patrick Augustine, and Anant Kumar analyzed how the company would be affected...
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