Brigid Rowan

 

Brigid Rowan is an energy economist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of energy and regulatory economics (related to conventional, unconventional and renewable energy, and energy efficiency). Ms. Rowan's practice addresses pipeline economics and regulation, economic development and environmental impacts of various energy supply and transportation options, evolving North American oil, gas and electricity markets, as well as regulation of natural gas and electricity. She believes that addressing climate change is imperative.

Since 2011, her practice has focussed on oil supply and transportation (notably Canadian tar sands, shale, pipelines and rail). She has co-authored reports and expert testimony on the most controversial oil projects in North America, including “Pipe Dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the Construction of Keystone XL.” "Pipe Dreams" is an influential and widely publicized study on the employment impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Ms. Rowan has provided consulting services in energy economics and regulation and expert evidence in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Washington, California, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, New York, New Jersey and New England, as well as at the National Energy Board (NEB) in Canada. She has provided testimony in over 25 regulatory proceedings before the Régie de l'énergie du Québec (Quebec Energy Board) and co-authored expert evidence at the NEB. Brigid’s clients include public interest, environmental and indigenous groups, energy companies, start-ups and governments. She has also worked with start-ups in senior management, as well as large corporations in energy marketing, communications and government relations positions throughout Canada, the US, and internationally.