Joe Cavicchi is an Executive Vice President with Compass Lexecon and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. His expertise is conducting economic analyses of US electricity markets. In particular, he advises clients in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission matters, state regulatory proceedings, and arbitration and court proceedings. He files testimony, affidavits and expert reports supported by economic analyses.
Mr. Cavicchi’s work focuses extensively on analyzing the U.S. wholesale electricity markets and developing an in-depth understanding of the operations of the wholesale markets. His work involves conducting economic analyses of wholesale power markets and related regulatory policy to support a wide variety of testimony, presentations and papers. He analyzes power market designs and market power mitigation frameworks; assesses the competitive impact of mergers and acquisitions; evaluates power and fuel contract dispute analysis; assists with power procurement designs; and, oversees the application of complex analytical modeling to assess electricity system operations. He also runs workshops and seminars on power market design features. He has been actively involved in the electricity industry both before and after its restructuring for a total of more than 20 years.
Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, Mr. Cavicchi was a staff mechanical engineer and a project manager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, overseeing the development, permitting, engineering, construction, and start-up of a $40 million, 20 megawatt gas turbine-based cogeneration facility at the Cambridge campus.
Mr. Cavicchi holds an S.M. in technology policy from MIT, an S.M. in environmental engineering from Tufts University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut.
He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is proficient in Spanish.