Kenneth H. Ditzel is a managing director in BRG’s Energy & Climate practice and has more than twenty years of experience in energy and environmental consulting.
He advises clients in the areas of arbitration, litigation and regulatory disputes, due diligence, integrated resource planning, project feasibility studies, and policy analyses. His clients have included financial institutions, independent power producers, manufacturers, private equity firms, technology firms, trade associations, and utilities. Mr. Ditzel often uses optimization, statistical, and financial models to determine how changes in market and regulatory variables affect commodity supply, demand, and prices; asset and portfolio operations and financials; and the broader economy.
Mr. Ditzel’s economic and policy impact analysis has been used to assess current and future impacts to GDP, employment, labor income, and tax revenues at the project, county, state, market, national, and international levels. His economic-impact work has covered many industries, including agriculture, energy, entertainment and events, forestry, manufacturing, and retail and wholesale trade.
Mr. Ditzel’s environmental consulting has focused on greenhouse gases (GHGs) and criteria pollutants, such as particulate matter, NOx, and SO2. For GHGs, Mr. Ditzel has led numerous Scope 1-3 emission accounting and reporting engagements, conducted Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) scenario analyses and Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) goal setting, advised on the quality of carbon offsets, and examined proposed state and federal policy changes and their impacts on energy markets and the economy. In addition, he has conducted critical reviews of GHG lifecycle emission assessments of biofuels, biomass, and coal technologies and projects.
As an expert witness, Mr. Ditzel has been involved in matters related to biofuels, coal production and conversion, crude oil production and pipelines, gas-to-liquids refineries, natural gas demand forecasting, power market forecasting, and retail sales impacts. He has testified before the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration, the London Court of International Arbitration, a US district court, the US House of Representatives, and a state public utility commission.
Senior Managing Director, 2014 – 2023
Charles River Associates
Principal, 2004 – 2014
Areas of Expertise
University of Virginia
BS, Mechanical Engineering