Brigid Rowan is an energy economist with over 25 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 is informed by evidence that deep and rapid decarbonization is required to address the climate emergency. Her work examines economic development and environmental impacts of large energy supply, infrastructure and transportation projects (including pipelines), North American and global oil, gas, coal and electricity markets, as well as regulation of natural gas and electricity.
Since 2011, her practice has focused on fossil fuel supply and transportation (notably Canadian tar sands, shale oil and gas, coal, pipelines and rail). She has co-authored reports and expert testimony on the most controversial oil, gas and coal projects in North America, including crude oil pipelines (Keystone XL, Enbridge Line 9B, Trans Mountain Expansion Project), natural gas pipelines (Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project and PennEast) and energy logistics facilities (Millennium Bulk Terminals (coal), Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal (crude) and Kalama Manufacturing & Marine Export Facility (shale gas/methanol)).
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 Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) and the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She has filed testimony in over 25 regulatory proceedings before the Régie de l’énergie du Québec (Quebec Energy Board). She has also provided support to counsel in all the Quebec proceedings and litigation support in many others. Brigid’s clients comprise governments (including Indigenous and tribal authorities) and regulators, environmental, public interest and customer groups, start-ups and energy sector companies. She has held leadership positions in start-ups and non-profits, and worked with large corporations in energy marketing, communications and government relations.
Since 2011, co-authored 13 expert reports on the economic impacts of the most controversial oil, gas and coal projects in North America, including Keystone XL, Trans Mountain Expansion Project, Williams NESE, PennEast and Millennium Bulk Terminals.
With Ian Goodman, prepared highly influential and widely publicized Keystone XL employment impact analysis, demonstrating to the Obama Administration and the US media that KXL would not be a major job creator.
Co-authored over 30 national, regional, and state/provincial expert reports on the economic development and environmental impacts of various energy supply and transportation options in the US and Canada since re-joining TGG in 2006.