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Clean Energy Expert Paul Schuster joins PA Consulting as a Partner in the Energy and Utilities practice

17 April 2023

Paul Schuster joins PA Consulting (PA), the global company bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in its Energy and Utilities business. Paul will focus on guiding clients through the complex changes of the energy transition to achieve their net zero aspirations.

Paul brings over 20 years of experience in the clean energy sector and has led efforts to help the world’s largest commercial and industrial clients deliver on their net zero aspirations through renewable energy contracting, electrification, and industrial decarbonization. Before joining PA, he held positions as an external executive at Accenture, and a managing director of commercial strategy at Edison Energy. Previously, Paul was a co-founder of the utility advisory firm, PowerAdvocate, which was later acquired by Wood Mackenzie.

Energy affordability, accessibility, security, and water scarcity are just some of the challenges facing the Energy and Utilities sector. There’s also a huge opportunity. The rapid scale-up and use of new technology, the digital and clean mobility revolution, and the creation of resilient and interconnected energy supply chains and infrastructure, are areas redefining the energy eco-system, and the role of the customer. PA works across the energy value chain to help clients thrive in complex energy markets and establish next generation utilities and technology. Examples of PA’s work includes leading the transformation to green energy with Ørsted, supporting US Wind in their commitment to decarbonize the power sector by 2035, and boosting California's use of renewable energy by developing the world's biggest battery with Vistra Energy.

Aris Karcanias, Global Head of Energy and Utilities at PA Consulting, said: “Paul has established himself as a leading expert in helping energy companies navigate the challenges and opportunities from the energy transition. His knowledge, skillset, and specific focus on clean energy and sustainability will be of great benefit to our clients. We have established an industry-leading and purpose-driven energy and utilities team, and Paul adds yet another layer of expertise to our offering. We are incredibly excited to have him on board.”

Paul Schuster, Clean Energy Expert at PA Consulting, said: “PA’s teams have always been the smartest people in the room, answering the toughest questions about the energy transition through deep analytics, digital acuity, and intelligence. I’m thrilled to be joining this team and building the platform through which these capabilities can help commercial and industrial companies accelerate their decarbonization goals at scale.”

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