MRC&A Clients

Illiniois Commerce Commission - Senior Consultant and Facilitator of NextGrid Project (2017/18), a collaborative study of the utilty of the future.


ComEd -- consultant to public utility regarding regulatory policy, particularly its effects on low-income customers in Northern Illinois.


Citizens Utility Board -- consultant to consumer advocacy organizations in five midwest states (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio) on electric vehicle policy and related matters; lead author of  papers and reports including:;; ABCs of Ohio EVs


Maine Office of Public Advocate-- expert witness in Docket 2010-00267, 2013-00519, 2016-0049 regarding appointment of a Smart Grid Coordinator; see:,

Nicor Gas Co -- expert witness in Docket 15-0218 regarding gas main extension policy, see: 


Michigan Environmental Council -- author of report projecting long-term costs of an increase in the Michigan Renewable Energy Standard for electricity providers from 10% by 2015 to 25% by 2025; see:


RenewMissouri -- author of expert testimony regarding a certificate of convenience and necessity for a solar facility. See:

Sierra Club/NRDC -- author of report analyzing long-term costs of three coal gasification plants approved or pending in state legislature: See:

Illinois Smart Grid Advisory Council and Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation -- Mr. Cohen was appointed by Senate President Cullerton to statutory group advising public utilites on smart grid deployment; elected chairman of associated organization investing in Illinios energy projects and supporting consumer engagement and education.

Illinois Statewide Smart Grid Collaborative -- Facilitator (on behalf of EnerNex Corporation); see

Northern Illinois Energy Project/Citizens Utility Board -- Expert witness, Dockets 07-0566, 07-0585, regarding smart grid policy and cost recovery among other matters; see:

Natural Resources Defense Council 
Author of six state-specificpapers on the economic development potential of renewable resources (2009-11)

Attorney General of Missouri 
Expert witness, Docket ER-2008-0318; see:

Distributed Energy Financial Group -- Co-author of paper on implications for low-income utility customers of prepayment for electric service. See:

Illinois Power Agency -- Consultant on development of statewide Electricity Procurement Plans (2008, 2009) and long-term procurement planning (2010-2012)

Adica Consulting, LLC -- Co-author of research paper on Distributed Energy Resources in the U.S. (for an international client); Leader (in Dubai, United Arab Emirates) of smart grid training course (2010)

RW Ventures -- Strategic advisor on development of energy efficiency retrofit program for the City of Chicago (2009)

Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel -- Organizational development and staff training (2009)

Missouri Coalition for the Environment -- Author of cost projections analysis, rulemaking comments on proposed Renewable Electricity Standard; see:

Northern Illinois Energy Project (NIEP) -- Advisor to government/consumer consortium on energy policy issues, including of smart grid pilot program and rate structures

Citizens Utility Board (CUB) -- Expert witness in regulatory proceedings

Attorney General of Illinois -- Expert witness in regulatory proceedings