Andrew relishes the challenge of working at the intersection of technology, financial valuation, real customer problems, and regulatory solutions. Over decades of work with electric, gas, and water utilities, he has made grid modernization possible. For example, he designed several successful, comprehensive frameworks for the evaluation of major electric and gas grid investment plans by state regulatory commissions.
He makes it a priority to understand current market and regulatory trends, as well as best practices for presenting program and investment opportunities for internal and external adjudication. He is deeply conversant in a wide range of operational technologies (AMI, DA, SCADA, voltage control, EV charging, PV, storage) and enterprise systems (MDM, CIS, OMS, EAM, ERP) – and, more importantly, how these technologies and platforms present opportunities for addressing emerging requirements.
He joined West Monroe following more than a decade in grid modernization consulting roles with Charles River Associates and Black & Veatch. Previously, he was a director with Duke Energy North America. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical sciences from Harvard University and a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University. He also obtained a professional certificate in project management from U.C. Berkeley.
Andrew enjoys new experiences and challenges away from work, as well. He once rode a bicycle from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Santa Monica, California, with 60 other people – covering 4,000 miles in 50 days. He also lived in Mkhota, Malawi, for two years, and is forever indebted to the people of Mkhota for their warm hospitality and for imparting life-long lessons regarding persistence and resilience. And he is trying hard to learn his wife’s native language, Polish.
He and his wife enjoy exploring Philadelphia’s tremendous cultural diversity, wonderful architecture, and rich history. His favorite form of exercise is intense, long hikes.
He attributes his contributions to a deeply held commitment to cross-functional teamwork. He enjoys the challenges of facilitating discussions involving functionally diverse teams of experts, gathering to tackle interesting and difficult grid planning and management problems – and firmly believes that without such teamwork, great innovation and outcomes simply aren’t possible.