Max Luke recently joined NERA as a Consultant with deep experience in the implementation of policies to deal with the evolving nature of utility business models.
Max specializes in the economic, regulatory, and legal implications of emerging trends in the electric power sector. He has worked on projects related to network regulation, electricity tariff design, electricity market
design, and the impact of emerging technologies on utility business models. Prior to joining NERA, Max was a consultant at Kendall Energy Analytics, a firm that he founded to provide support to utilities and policymakers overseeing transformations in the electric power sector. Max was a principal researcher in the MIT Energy Institute’s Utility of the Future study. His master’s thesis, “Promoting Innovation in Electricity Distribution Networks: New Tools for Regulators and Planners,” provides a framework for regulators and network planners transitioning from passively to actively managed network paradigms, including a quantitative methodology to aid planners in assessing the least-cost mix of conventional and unconventional investments.
Max graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016 with a S.M. in Technology and Policy, specializing in in economics, engineering, and regulation of electric power systems. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Environmental Science (Honours) and minoring in Economics and Biology.