Power Sector Tranformation Expert
Mike O’Boyle is the Power Sector Transformation Expert for Energy Innovation. He works for the firm’s Power Sector Transformation program to uncover policy and technology solutions for a clean, reliable, and affordable U.S. electricity system. Mike coordinates projects for America’s Power Plan (APP), a platform for innovative thinkers—including policymakers, advocates, and utility stakeholders—to reform the utility regulatory model and identify opportunities for grid transformation and optimization. He has worked with stakeholders from a variety of states—including California, New York, Hawaii, Minnesota, and others—to help improve the link between public policy goals and the motivations of electric utilities.
Mike is the primary editor of APP’s Trending Topics monthly newsletter, which keeps policymakers and other stakeholders updated on today’s most pertinent power sector issues. He has authored reports covering a wide range of power sector topics, including distributed energy resource ownership and operation, mechanisms for adopting performance-based regulation, proper valuation metrics for utility compensation, and more.
Before joining Energy Innovation, Mike graduated cum laude from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where he focused on energy and international law. He also has a B.A from Vanderbilt University in Philosophy and Asian Studies, with a minor in Economics.