Journey to an integrated planning process
American Electric Power (AEP) began its journey to develop a more integrated planning process across its generation, transmission, and distribution operations...
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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.