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Lisa Petraglia is Vice President of EDR Group and leads the firm’s energy and environmental policy practice. She has worked on behalf of both public and private sector clients, and on large consulting teams with stakeholder engagements related to regional environmental policy development.  This includes work on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, low carbon fuel standard, cleaner technology production standards, multi-pollutant reduction strategy, and a preliminary greenhouse gas implementation plan.

Ms. Petraglia has led the firm’s economic evaluation of programs for renewable portfolio standards, and multi-fuel, multi-sector energy efficiency for individual states and the U.S. Department of Energy.  In the area of energy infrastructure, she has led the firm in economic impact assessments of generating plants and systems of lower carbon intensity, including gas-fired and renewable technologies, and regional transmission infrastructure.  She has also contributed to cost-benefit analysis related to the duration of impacts associated with shifts in generating or energy-consuming technology.

Ms. Petraglia also directs economic research and modeling transportation analysis related to economic development policy and program evaluation.  This includes work on transit and highway projects, as well as workforce training, entrepreneurship and business investment programs. Prior to joining EDR Group in 2000, she was with Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) from 1993 to 2000 where she led the firm’s Technical Consulting unit to support REMI model applications. Ms. Petraglia is fluent as a user of many different types of economic impact models. She holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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