Martin R. Cohen
Mr. Cohen founded Martin Roth Cohen and Associates in February, 2008. In his first case as an independent consultant, he filed testimony on behalf of the Citizens Utility Board in Docket 07-0566, a ComEd rate proceeding before the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), advocating creation of a smart grid collaborative to engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders in development of a specific set of policies, costs, and benefits. He made a similar recommendation in ICC Docket 07-0585, an Ameren-Illinois Utilities rate proceeding. Relying on Mr. Cohen’s testimony, the ICC ordered creation of the Illinois Statewide Smart Grid Collaborative (ISSGC). EnerNex Corporation was selected by the ICC to direct the ISSGC and Mr. Cohen was retained by EnerNex as lead facilitator of the process, which included more than 300 stakeholders. The 356-page ISSGC report was filed with the ICC in 2010. Mr. Cohen was selected by the ICC as Senior Consultant to the NextGrid Study in 2017/18, a collaborative effort to evaluate the utility of the future. In 2017-20 he authored three published reports on electric vehicle policy on behalf of the Citizens Utility Board (https://www.citizensutilityboard.org/abcs-of-evs/ and https://www.citizensutilityboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Charging-Ahead-Deriving-Value-from-Electric-Vehicles-for-All-Electricity-Customers-v6-031419.pdf and https://www.citizensutilityboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/EV-for-All.pdf).
Mr. Cohen's past work includes: