Dr Rafael Macatangay

Honorary Lecturer

CEPMLP, Energy Environment and Society

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Dr Macatangay is an energy sector specialist with professional experience in North America, Western Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Previous to CEPMLP, he was Manager, Transaction and Market Analysis at NV Energy Inc. (“NVE”), the utility holding company serving the State of Nevada in the US. At NVE he led a team of quantitative specialists structuring physical and financial instruments for electric power and natural gas, and provided oral and written expert testimony in Nevada regulatory proceedings. Previous to NVE, he was a Vice President at Economists Incorporated (“EI”), a specialist consulting firm with offices in California and Washington DC. At EI he provided oral and written expert testimony in Federal court proceedings, and delivered both expert reports and technical workshops in Hawaii regulatory proceedings. 

Earlier in his career, he worked on nodal price simulation and asset valuation at California software firm LCG Consulting, the creator of the UPLAN optimisation model for electric power markets, and held senior positions at the Center for Research and Communication (“CRC”), a think-tank now known as University of Asia and the Pacific in Manila, the Philippines. At LCG he delivered analytical work products to the Electric Power Research Institute, the Balancing Pool of Alberta in Canada, San Diego Gas & Electric, Alliant Energy Resources Inc., Taiwan Power, BC Hydro in Canada, US law firm Hennigan, Bennet & Doreman, and EPCOR in Canada. At CRC he prepared energy sector reports for the World Bank, the Japan External Trade Organization, international energy companies, and Philippine government agencies.

Dr Macatangay has a PhD from the University of Manchester, UK and was a Visiting Research Associate at the University of California Energy Institute in Berkeley for his post-doctoral work. He is a US citizen and has indefinite leave to remain status in the UK.