Craig R. Roach is the President and founder of Boston Pacific Company, Inc. He has 39 years of experience working on investments in, policies for, and litigation concerning the electricity and natural gas businesses, and other energy businesses. For 28 years at Boston Pacific, he has served the full range of stakeholders: public utility commissions, regional transmission organizations, competitive power suppliers, electric utilities, electric and gas marketers, gas pipeline companies, electric transmission companies, trade associations, government agencies, and energy consumers. Prior to founding Boston Pacific, he was an economist with the U.S. Congressional Budget Office and a Project Manager with ICF Incorporated, an energy and environmental consulting firm.
Craig is a nationally-recognized expert as evidenced by his submissions of testimony, affidavits, or comments to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in more than 30 proceedings, public utility commissions in 25 states plus the District of Columbia (some on multiple occasions), regulatory bodies in three Canadian provinces, in federal and state courts, and in arbitrations. A list of his submissions can be found at the link above. Also shown therein is a list of his speeches and articles.
Craig oversees all of Boston Pacific’s work as an independent monitor or independent evaluator for electricity markets and competitive solicitations. Since 2004, Boston Pacific has served as an independent advisor to the Board of Directors of the Southwest Power Pool Regional Transmission Organization; much of this work has involved market design and market rules for the wholesale electricity markets. Boston Pacific also has served since 2004 as an independent monitor or evaluator for major competitive solicitations including those in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere; in this work, Boston Pacific generally reports to the state regulatory commission.
Boston Pacific also serves as advisors on major new technology policies and procurements. Examples include evaluations for: (a) offshore wind for New Jersey; (b) major clean coal projects in both Mississippi and Illinois; (c) onshore wind generation in the Pacific Northwest, Oklahoma and elsewhere; (d) geothermal projects in Colombia, South America and in Hawaii; (e) a full range of advanced technologies for the U.S. Virgin Islands; (f) wind and geothermal projects for the U.S. DOE loan guarantee program; and (g) dozens of natural gas-fired combined cycle projects. Boston Pacific also has conducted substantial financial and market consulting for power investments throughout North America and in about two dozen countries around the world.
Craig earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin and Bachelor of Science in economics, cum laude, from John Carroll University. He had served on the Advisory Board to the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Economics.