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​​​​Energy transition expert Vy Manthripragada joins PA Consulting as a Partner in the Energy and Utilities practice

06 June 2023

Vy Manthripragada joins PA Consulting (PA), the company bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in its Energy and Utilities business. ​​At PA, Vy will help clean energy investors and developers scale their solar (including distributed), storage, wind, and other technology platforms and shepherd their projects from concept to completion, with a particular focus on innovative financing, development, and offtake strategies.

Vy brings more than 12 years of experience in the global and US clean energy sectors and has worked across a range of renewable technologies including solar, wind, hydro, biomass and energy storage. She is experienced in providing strategic advisory solutions to utilities, regulators, independent power producers, renewable energy project developers, and renewable energy financiers. Vy joins PA from FTI Consulting Group where she was a Managing Director in the Power and Renewables practice. She previously served as a Principal at Pacific Gas & Electric Company where she led the procurement of over 1000 MW of energy storage and solar power, including front-of-the meter and behind-the meter resources.

Aris Karcanias, Global Head of Energy and Utilities at PA Consulting, said: “Our purpose driven Energy and Utilities team continues to rapidly grow – this time with the appointment of energy transition expert, Vy Manthripragada. ​​Vy has provided strategic counsel to numerous energy market participants, helping clients access capital, structure transactions, and navigate complex markets and regulatory frameworks. In this period of rapid availability of new technologies driven by unprecedented deployment of public- and private-sector capital, her expertise will help PA clients accelerate their energy transition journey and advance their net zero strategies. We are excited to have Vy on board at such an important time for PA. Welcome to the team, Vy.”

Vy Manthripragada, Partner and energy transition expert at PA Consulting, said: “I am thrilled to join the Energy and Utilities team at PA Consulting. We are at a critical juncture of the energy transition and there is a tremendous amount of work to be done. The PA team is comprised of experts across the energy value chain, creating an opportunity to have a fulsome approach to anticipating and solving our clients' most pressing challenges. Above all, I am excited to work with the incredibly kind and collaborative team at PA Consulting whose focus is to expand their position as a leading energy policy, energy market, and utility rate advisor of the clean energy transition. Together, we will be able to accomplish great things.”

Energy affordability, reliability, resiliency, 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 helping Vattenfall become the leading European fossil-free energy provider. In addition, PA launched iPredict™ to support utilities clients across the US, the world’s first artificially intelligent system for predicting failures in critical underground electricity distribution assets.

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