Jim McMahon

Vice President

Mr. McMahon has been a strategic, economic, and financial consultant to the energy sector for over 20 years, working frequently with diversified energy companies, electric and gas utilities, merchant generators, private equity, and independent system operators.

He specializes in strategy, business planning, and transaction support. For utilities, Mr. McMahon has advised on business strategy, integrated resource planning, grid modernization, and resiliency issues. In addition to advising on these topics, Mr. McMahon has supported and filed related testimony in federal and state regulatory settings, including at FERC and with the regulatory commissions of CA, WY, AR, MO, OK, KS, GA, and IN.

Mr. McMahon’s energy market-related work has focused on commercial due diligence in electric and gas utility, power plant, and electric transmission assets. He has supported transactions involving more than 500 GW of power plants, and was lead commercial and regulatory consultant in two of the last private equity utility transactions. Mr. McMahon also works with ISOs on strategy, planning, and procurement.

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
    Electric utility growth strategy
    A mid-sized utility company was facing a set of critical strategic questions around finding long-term growth for the core electric utility businesses. The...
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  • 03
    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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