Jim McMahon

Vice President

Jim McMahon is a vice president and leads the advisory services segment in CRA’s Energy Practice. He has been a strategic, economic, and financial consultant to the energy sector for over 25 years.

Mr. McMahon works with diversified energy companies, electric and gas utilities, merchant generators, private equity, and independent system operators. He specializes in strategy, business planning, and mergers and acquisitions. For utilities, Mr. McMahon has advised on business strategy, integrated resource planning, grid modernization, rates and resiliency issues, among other areas. In addition to advising on these topics, Mr. McMahon has supported and filed expert testimony in federal and state regulatory settings, including at FERC and with the regulatory commissions of CA, WY, AR, MO, WI, OK, KS, GA, and IN.

Mr. McMahon’s M&A work has included commercial and regulatory due diligence on behalf of pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks, and private equity. He has been involved in a wide range of energy infrastructure transactions, including electric and gas utilities, power plants, electric transmission, community and C&I solar and storage, hydrogen hubs, CCS, and long-duration energy storage. He has supported transactions involving more than 1,000 GW of power plants. Mr. McMahon also works with ISOs on strategy, planning, and procurement.

Mr. McMahon holds an MBA and a JD from the College of William & Mary and a BA in Economics from Tufts University.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Supporting Alliant Energy’s innovative distributed generation compensation proposal
    Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin Power & Light engaged CRA to support its Power Partnership proposal, an innovative model for compensating distributed generation...
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  • 02
    MISO interconnection reform
    In response to growing backlogs in its generator interconnection queue, MISO retained CRA regulatory and economic experts to evaluate milestone payments...
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  • 03
    Diligence support to Cox Enterprises in its investment of DSD Renewables
    CRA’s Energy Practice is pleased to have supported Cox Enterprises in its investment in DSD Renewables, a clean energy company that primarily serves commercial...
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