As an economist and former utility regulator, Riley Allen advises regional staff on current power sector regulatory practices in the U.S. and around the globe. Mr. Allen provides support on a wide range of issues, including integrated resource planning, forecasting, electric utility industry restructuring, alternative regulation, transmission planning (and consideration of non-transmission alternatives), utility investment in advanced metering and dynamic prices, renewable energy feed-in tariffs, and energy efficiency planning.
Prior to joining RAP, Mr. Allen was the senior policy advisor to the Vermont Public Service Board, and served as the director of utility planning at the Vermont Department of Public Service. For almost 20 years, he served as an economist, expert witness, and hearing examiner on a variety of major state-level policy investigations. From 2001 to 2004, he acted as technical advisor on several development projects to assist governments and communications regulators in Southern Africa.
Mr. Allen received his master’s in economics from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Florida.