Gary Mirich leads many of the firm’s efforts in the areas of energy investment and market assessment. He is also responsible for the firm’s engagements with higher education clients. Since joining the firm in 2001, Gary has provided consulting services and project management expertise on multiple energy disciplines including asset due diligence, price forecasting, investment economics, commodity procurement and risk management, contract negotiations, regulatory advocacy, and transmission planning.
Gary’s experience includes quantification of resource needs for independent power producers and their investors, affordability analyses of Clean Air Act regulations on fossil plants for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and community renewable energy cost estimation for Western U.S. cities. His experience also includes identification of available transfer capability for utility scale renewable energy projects and management of large generation interconnection applications for independent power producer projects in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and the Southwest Power Pool. Gary has also represented business class consumers before state energy regulators, independent power producers in proceedings at the California Independent System Operator and through written testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Prior to joining the firm, Gary held various positions on staff and management at Arizona Public Service Company, APS Energy Services, and IBM Corporation.