Myles Collins

Managing Consultant

Myles joined Nexant’s Utility Services group in 2016. At Nexant, he has worked on a variety of projects, including evaluating load impacts from demand response programs, estimating savings from behavioral conservation programs, assessing market potential for demand response and developing predictive models to improve business performance. He has also focused on estimating customer interruption costs (CICs) for value based reliability planning and recently led a CIC study for a large Canadian utility. Myles worked with colleagues at Nexant and Berkeley Lab (formerly Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) to update a guidebook for electric utilities for estimating power system interruption costs. He is has also worked with Berkeley Lab and the U.S. Department of Energy to draft a cost-benefit analysis guide for investments in electricity system resilience. Before coming to Nexant, Myles worked for five years at Southern California Edison, where he led strategy, planning and analytics projects for the Customer Service organization. Myles holds a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee-RAND Graduate School and a Master of Public Policy from UCLA. During his five years at RAND, he focused on energy policy, behavioral energy conservation, and new quantitative methods for planning under uncertainty.

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