Michael Hochberg is an energy analyst with expertise in wholesale power markets, utility regulation and renewable energy investment strategy. While working in the Global Energy & Utilities practice of PA Consulting Group, Michael helped launch and grow the firm’s Mexico City office from two to more than ten consultants, and supported state-owned energy companies, independent power producers and other investors in responding to the Mexican energy reform. Michael’s experience also includes evaluating power market investment opportunities and risks in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. Prior to consulting, Michael worked at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the White House, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Spain. His research has been published by the Middle East Institute, OilPrice.com and the Oxford Energy Forum.
Michael holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University, and is a Master of Science candidate at the ICAI School of Engineering, Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain, where he is the recipient of the Iberdrola Postgraduate Scholarship, a competitive, merit-based award including full tuition and a living stipend.
Competitive tendering schemes have become a preferred method of contracting renewable energy generation capacity internationally. As of early 2015, at least sixty countries had adopted renewable energy tenders, compared to just six countries in 2005 (IRENA). However, there has been little research on the subject compared with the importance and prominence of the issue. The […]