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Sustainability and decarbonization expert Kimberly Johnston joins PA Consulting as a Partner

Aug 01, 2022

Kimberly Johnston has joined PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in PA’s Energy and Utilities Practice and a member of PA’s Climate Response unit. 

Created to address the next generation of challenges faced by climate change, the Climate Response unit is focused on helping clients deliver on the energy transition and meet net zero commitments. Kimberly’s specialist areas of decarbonization and sustainability will be integral to helping the public and private sector achieve net zero ambitions.

Kimberly has a unique background and brings nearly 30 years of experience in the energy sector, focusing on finance, growth strategies, policy, and regulations. She joins PA from EY’s Americas Power and Utilities Practice where she was a Partner. Prior to EY, Kimberly was a corporate officer at CenterPoint Energy where she was instrumental in Texas competitive energy markets, regulatory strategies, legislative priorities, and natural disaster resilience measures. She is a recognized thought leader and has been named as Houston’s Most Influential Women and is a frequent speaker at major industry events, including World Economic Forum, COP26, NARUC, EEI, AGA, and other trade associations.

PA’s energy and utilities experts work with businesses to anticipate the future, champion innovation, and lead the energy transition to unlock new potential in the energy and utilities markets. From leading the transformation to green energy with Ørsted, Denmark’s largest energy producer, to boosting California's use of renewable energy by developing the world's biggest battery with US power company Vistra Energy, and helping Veolia Water Technologies deliver more value to their customers using digital solutions and innovative business models, PA’s experts provide critical support and advice amid global uncertainty and change, seek to preserve valuable resources and enhance environmental outcomes for societies around the world.

Aris Karcanias, Global Head of Energy and Utilities at PA Consulting, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kimberly to the PA family. She is an excellent addition to our market-leading Energy and Utilities group and adds a new dimension to our Climate Response unit. Her unique expertise in delivering decarbonization and resiliency oriented solutions through financial ingenuity, new market design, and technology innovation will help address the significant challenges created by climate change that our clients and cities across the US face.”

Kimberly Johnston, Energy and Utilities Expert at PA Consulting, said: “At PA, tackling the climate crisis at speed is a major focus. We are activating stakeholder collaboration and co-innovating to deliver resilient and sustainable communities. I am thrilled to join a team of experts with a multi-disciplined strategy to unlock long term value creation for all stakeholders."

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