Venki Venkateshwara is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting based in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Venkateshwara is in the Network Industry Strategies practice of the Economic Consulting segment.
Mr. Venkateshwara is an experienced industry leader who has counseled management teams at leading energy companies and has directed major analytic assignments for clients. He brings a wealth of experience and insight into wholesale electric markets, public policy, regulatory actions, as well as the challenges of renewable penetration, grid modernization and how each affect planning and strategy.
Mr. Venkateshwara has led electric and gas market studies on several markets including PJM, MISO, NYISO, NE-ISO, the Southeast, and California. He has supported major utilities on matters dealing with fuels markets, integrated resource planning, and environmental regulation. He has also provided analyses and expert testimony on avoided costs in several states as well as at the federal level.
Mr. Venkateshwara has also led strategy and market studies of the opportunities created by electric industry deregulation for utilities, independent power producers, equipment sellers and service providers, including studies of assets or company acquisitions, new technologies, energy trading, the global outlook for energy storage, solid fuel boilers, and environmental control equipment.
In the area of business transactions, Mr. Venkateshwara has considerable experience in providing independent market assessments (e.g., studies to support project finance transactions) or in conducting due diligence on behalf of asset acquirers.
Mr. Venkateshwara’s experience prior to joining FTI Consulting includes work with other consultancies including McKinsey & Company, Charles River Associates and Siemens Energy Business Advisory. Mr. Venkateshwara has also served as a Director of Strategy at Consolidated Edison in New York and the global nuclear and renewables company, AREVA.
Throughout his career, Mr. Venkateshwara has been a thought leader contributing to internal working papers. He speaks frequently at industry events including at the Edison Electric Institute’s Strategic Issues Roundtable and the Nuclear Non-Operator Owner’s Group.