S.M., technology policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M., environmental engineering, Tufts University; B.S., mechanical engineering, University of Connecticut
Summary of Experience
Mr. Cavicchi is an expert on the economics of wholesale and retail electricity markets. With more than 20 years of consulting experience, he advises a wide range of clients on issues associated with wholesale power market design and market power mitigation frameworks, wholesale and retail contracting practices, and regulatory and contract disputes arising in these marketplaces. In these engagements Mr. Cavicchi has conducted economic analyses evaluating the impact of regulatory policies on electricity markets, applied rigorous analytical modeling tools to power system operations, evaluated the effectiveness of market power mitigation frameworks in conjunction with antitrust analyses, and led economic investigations of market participant bidding behavior associated with allegations of market manipulation. Mr. Cavicchi has extensive experience as an expert witness before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other federal and state regulatory authorities. He presents and publishes frequently on issues relevant to electricity market design and evolution. He is a registered professional mechanical engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.