PA Consulting adds energy storage expert Daniel Finn-Foley

12 May 2021 3 min. read
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PA Consulting, an innovation and transformation consulting firm, has welcomed Daniel Finn-Foley as a principal consultant in the firm's energy and utilities practice. He is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

An expert in energy storage, Finn-Foley will provide PA’s clients with insight and advice on stationary storage and the energy transition market. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the energy space as a researcher, consultant, and analyst.

“The energy and utility industry is in the middle of a transformation. Amidst this breakneck acceleration of decarbonization and decentralization, energy storage has emerged as a fulcrum that translates policy and economic force into real-world action, and its role will only increase over the coming decades,” Finn-Foley said. “I'm thrilled to be joining PA Consulting and deepening their expertise and unique perspective on the market and helping clients chart these unfamiliar waters."

Daniel Finn-Foley, Principal consultant, PA Consulting

Finn-Foley joins from Wood Mackenzie, an energy and mining sector-focused research and consulting firm, where he spent five years and was latterly head of energy storage. In the role, he led a team focusing on global advanced storage market trends, applications, and future drivers.

Before Wood Mackenzie, Finn-Foley was a senior consultant in retail energy markets at DNV and a consultant focusing on renewable energy at Navigant. He was also previously a program analyst at the US Department of Energy.

He holds a master’s degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst Wind Energy Center and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Brown University.

“We are delighted to welcome Daniel to the energy and utilities practice,” said Aris Karcanias, PA Consulting’s global head of the practice. “He has spent the past decade studying the energy transition and will apply his expertise and leadership in the energy storage space to help unlock value for our clients.”

PA’s US energy and utilities practice has in the last four years advised on the development, purchase, sale, or financing of more than $50 billion in clean energy infrastructure. The consulting firm last year launched iPredict, an AI-powered system that predicts when underground assets will fail and enables utilities to make repairs before an outage occurs.

The practice works with clients across clean energy, water, nuclear, natural gas, and electric and power. Its consulting offerings include market entry strategy, litigation consulting, digital utilities, customer experience, grid modernization, and rates and regulation.

Headquartered in London, PA Consulting advises clients across industries on strategy and operations, digital transformation, and product design and engineering, among other areas. The firm has 3,300 professionals across Europe and the US.

The firm earlier this year welcomed David Price as a partner in its energy and utilities practice in Houston.