Energy and associated consultants areas of
expertise and capabilities:
Battery Markets and revenues
Existing markets for storage
Storage market price/revenue forecasts
Market forces affecting storage markets
including utility, regulator, legislative and ISO changes
Alternative revenues from storage including:
Customer sited storage revenue
Distribution grid benefits
Wholesale and transmission benefits
Due diligence of battery revenues for
Back-up power benefits
Solar + storage tax benefits
technology review and capex
Cost of battery systems and components
Evaluation of battery suppliers
Evaluation of battery inverter manufacturers
Cost element breakdown and review
Performance and safety characteristics of
different battery chemistries
Review and guidance on opex
and battery refurbishment times and costs
EPC timeline and critical path review
project operations and dispatch
Overview of storage operations service
providers and costs
Back-up power operational conditions and
and regulatory issues
Review of FERC proceedings
Overview of FERC directives on ISO storage
State storage incentive programs review and
Interventions at FERC and state regulatory
Identification of storage new market
opportunities related to legislative activities
Interaction with local governments on
storage costs, benefits and safety
Contracts and Warranties
Review of storage performance contracts
Christopher Cook (Sr. Consultant) – Notable
Achievements & Expertise
Founder or co-founder of four start-up companies all of which provided a return
on and a return of investor’s investments. Total capital increase of
all ventures is approximately $450 million.
• Author of two provisional patents: 1st patent filed for SunEdison and 1st
patent filed for Solar Grid Storage.
• Creator of the concept of the SREC (Solar Renewable
Energy Credit -- based on idea of RECs) which became the model incentive
structure for five states’ solar incentive programs.
• Created the first in the nation solar partnership
under the Clinton million solar roofs initiative.
• Created the platform for measuring state program
success for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council providing a letter
grade structure for each state. IREC has used the grading platform for the
last 18 years.
• Wrote the first solar PPA contract for
SunEdison which became a model contract for the solar industry.
• Wrote the first solar module power
production warranty for SunEdison which became the model solar module
warranty in the industry.
• Wrote a first of its kind battery warranty
for Solar Grid Storage.
• Developed the first model rules for net
metering which has been used by advocates in the majority of the US states.
• Developed the first model small generator
interconnection rules which were used by FERC in developing their initial
small generator rules.
• Identified the 2MW limit and “15
percent rule” as the key components of the model small generator
• Principal architect of the New Jersey solar
program which propelled the State to the second largest solar program in
the US after its adoption.
• Authored with assistance of SunEdison staff,
the law that created the Maryland solar program.
• Authored the first Maryland net metering law.