Matthew Tanner, Ph.D., has over ten years of experience advising clients across the power-sector value chain on strategy, risk, and planning matters.

His expertise includes renewable integration, market transformation, power systems modeling and forecasting, utility resource planning, and risk simulation. He advises clients on market opportunities, risks of changing market structures, resource planning, and investment strategy under uncertainty.

Dr. Tanner provides highly analytical and creative approaches for utilities, investors, independent power producers, and other market participants to evaluate emerging market opportunities and adapt their business models as decarbonization drives market changes. He has deep expertise in modeling power markets, optimizing generator portfolios, and assessing the impact of technology on the power sector. He is an expert in helping clients understand underlying market drivers and regulatory and technological changes in the power sector and in helping utilities operate their systems reliably, reduce emissions, and minimize cost.

In recent years, Dr. Tanner has worked with both developers and utilities to understand the future requirements to maintain power system reliability as intermittent renewable generation increases on the system. He has testified before state utility commissions on renewable integration requirements. He has worked with developers and investors to understand how the capabilities of flexible resources, such as storage, gas, and hydro, can meet system requirements and how future market constructs might value such capabilities.

Employment History

Navigant Consulting
2017 – 2020
Associate director
2012 – 2017

Energy Information Administration
Operations research analyst, U.S.
2009 – 2012

Areas of Expertise


Texas A&M University
PhD, Industrial Engineering, 2009

Princeton University
BSE, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, 2004