EUCI Energy Storage Procurement RFP Best Practices
Margarita Patria presents during the session titled “Structuring an RFP Energy Storage Resource Procurement. Dean Koujak and Ilka De Luque present during the...
Dean Koujak is a principal in CRA’s Energy Practice. He provides energy market and procurement advisory services to utilities, developers, investors, and other stakeholders in the electric power industry.
Mr. Koujak is highly qualified in independent procurement oversight and implementation and has served in a variety of capacities in this regard including as an independent evaluator, administrator, independent monitor, and independent observer. In addition, he has developed regulatory filings and reports submitted before Public Utility Commissions on matters pertaining to resource procurement, in addition to distributed energy resources, renewable portfolio standards, rate design, non-wires alternatives, and utility organizational modernization.
Prior to joining CRA, Mr. Koujak was a director in the energy practice of a major consulting firm. While there, he served as a consultant to utilities and other stakeholders in the industry advising on procurement, large-scale renewable development, renewable portfolio standards compliance, utility business strategy, decarbonization pathways, transmission infrastructure planning, grid modernization, non-wires solutions, power markets matters (NYISO/PJM/ISO-NE/MISO), energy efficiency program implementation, utility contract negotiations, electric resource planning, regulatory compliance strategy, M&A, and industry litigation. He has managed multiple key utility initiatives throughout all stages of the projects including planning, design, implementation, and execution. Over time, he has enabled electric utilities to successfully plan, evaluate, select, and contract over 10 GW of capacity from thermal, renewable, storage, and demand response resources. He has supported and been engaged on competitive power procurement and electric market matters across the US and Canada.
Mr. Koujak holds an MBA from Stony Brook University, a JD from Hofstra University, and a BS in Engineering Management from the New York Institute of Technology.