Solar Energy: Impacting Pennsylvania Consumers, Businesses & Communities

April 26, 2022 | 11:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

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Pennsylvania’s competitive energy markets have encouraged billions in private capital investment in the state. Solar is currently the leading energy resource for new projects. With less government regulation, solar power can create jobs, save money for consumers, and help support family farms. The resulting economic growth can provide a reliable and consistent revenue stream for rural communities, saving local taxpayers and helping to fund critical infrastructure, public health, and safety services.


Presented in partnership with Cypress Creek Renewables, the PA Chamber proudly offered a free webinar, “Solar Energy: Helping Pennsylvania Consumers, Businesses & Communities.”


Program Highlights:


  • Overview of where solar deployment stands in Pennsylvania
  • Discussion of the ways in which solar deployment can lower electricity costs for consumers
  • Presentation of analysis on customer savings realized through different kinds of solar energy deployment


Visit the attendee information page here to access speaker presentations and other information from the webinar.

Patrick Augustine is a Vice President in CRA’s Energy practice, with fifteen years of experience in the electric industry, specializing in market analysis and strategy development within the utility and power market sectors.  Mr. Augustine manages and performs power market assessments and other economic analysis in support of utilities, project developers, investors, and lenders in their energy asset development, financing, and integrated resource planning efforts. Mr. Augustine is a frequent writer and presenter in the power market space and has testified before multiple state utility commissions on various electric resource planning and power market analysis topics.  Mr. Augustine holds a master’s degree from Duke University and a bachelor’s from Harvard University.

Jeff Plewes is a Principal in CRA’s Energy practice. He specializes in the economic analysis of energy and environmental policy and market design, particularly with respect to decarbonization.  He has worked with companies throughout the energy sector to help them understand the implications of public policies and regulations. Mr. Plewes has led projects for clients in each of the North American competitive electricity markets and for many regulated utility clients. Broader areas of focus include climate policy, resource adequacy, electricity and capacity market strategy, and economic impact analysis. Mr. Plewes holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Zander Bischof is the Director of Analysis on Cypress Creek Renewables’ (“CCR”) Policy & Strategy team. Mr. Bischof leads analysis underpinning CCR’s work on legislation, regulation, and markets across the country in more than a dozen states in which Cypress Creek develops, owns, and operates community- and utility-scale solar and storage assets. In this role, Mr. Bischof works closely on ERCOT, PJM, the Southeast, and the WECC markets. Mr. Bischof also serves as the NYISO and Illinois market leads for the Policy & Strategy team. Prior to his time at Cypress Creek, Mr. Bischof worked as a strategy and economic consultant in the power and gas sectors for nearly five years, where he worked on a myriad of commercial, regulatory, and market issues. Mr. Bischof holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago.