Michael Borgatti, Vice President of RTO Services and Regulatory Affairs, has over ten years of experience in energy and policy related issues. He is the firm’s principal representative addressing the operations, procedures, and markets of regional transmission organizations (RTO). RTOs serve as the foundation of competitive wholesale electricity markets in the United States.
Mr. Borgatti is an expert on the complex, technical operations of RTOs and has been a leader in the development of RTO rules related to capacity, energy, and other structural issues. He frequently develops position papers, analyses, and briefs at RTOs and FERC. He identifies the impact of RTO technical complexities on the business plans of his clients and helps to evaluate the risks, costs, and revenue implications associated with tariff changes. He also works on project development and risk analysis related to generation interconnection, merchant transmission, and credit issues.
Mr. Borgatti is knowledgeable on various RTOs within the country including PJM Interconnection (PJM), New England (ISO-NE), Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), California ISO (CAISO), Southwest Power Pool (SSP), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), and New York (NYISO).
Mr. Borgatti has provided market analysis, risk assessment, and developed financial strategies associated with both energy and capacity markets. He also provides valuable insights on valuation and acquisition activities for new and existing generation projects as well as merchant transmission assets.
In addition, Mr. Borgatti possesses a strong understanding of commercial, regulatory, and ratemaking issues and policy based on his assistance with project development activities and his previous years as a legal specialist at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.