Dean Koujak

Dean Koujak | Energy | Charles River Associates

Mr. Dean Koujak provides energy market and procurement advisory services to utilities, developers, investors, and other stakeholders in the electric power industry.

Prior to joining CRA, Dean was a director in the Energy Practice of Navigant, which was later acquired and rebranded as Guidehouse, Inc. While at Navigant and later Guidehouse, 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.

Dean 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.

Selected Engagements

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    Independent evaluation of utility resource RFPs 
    To support the procurement of capacity, energy, and associated renewable energy credits, CRA’s client, a large midwestern investor-owned utility, identified...
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