Strategic Policy Economics brings together a team of highly qualified and experienced consultants, analysts, and researchers, who collaborate to conduct research, provide consulting services, support client needs, and publish reports.
Marc Brouillette, Principal Consultant
Marc Brouillette is the principal consultant and founder of Strategic Policy Economics. He brings 18 years of Ontario energy sector business strategy experience including detailed analyses of the cost, emissions and supply mix implications of Ontario’s Long-Term Energy plans and climate strategies. Marc has been advising provincial and federal government ministries, agencies, and crown corporations for over 20 years on issues in the aerospace, energy, and gaming sectors. He specializes in matters that involve technology based public-private initiatives in policy driven regulated environments.
Marc has negotiated contract relationships involving domestic and/or international stakeholders working directly with both federal and provincial ministries, crown corporations and regulators, as well as with the private sector, municipalities, and non-profit organizations.
Marc has recently conducted several detailed analyses on Ontario’s electricity sector including the role of wind energy, hydro imports from Quebec, nuclear, transmission interties, and distributed energy with storage resources. He has written about the challenges and implications of Ontario’s cap and trade system and the implementation challenges, options, and costs of Ontario’s climate policies for emission reduction.
Prior to his career in strategy consulting, Marc helped develop and negotiate, on behalf of Canada, the international agreements defining Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station Program, how design reviews would be conducted, risk would be managed and how domestic suppliers to the international space agencies would interact.
Marc holds a BASc in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo and an honours MBA from the Schulich School of Business.
Scott Lawson, Business Analyst
Scott Lawson graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Economics, with Distinction. Scott has worked as a Business Analyst with Strategic Policy Economics since November 2015. In his role, Scott has developed business cases for several opportunities in Ontario’s energy sector. Scott has created models testing the ability of wind and storage to supply Ontario’s demand, forecasted Ontario’s future electricity demand, designed a low-cost and low-carbon electricity system, and assessed the economic impacts of a carbon price in Ontario.
Andisheh Beiki, Consultant
Andisheh Beiki has been working in the energy and climate field since 2012. She joined Strategic Policy Economics in 2016 as a Consultant, where she focuses on research and analysis in the energy sector, addressing key challenges of energy generation and management in various jurisdictions. Andisheh has worked on several Strategic Policy Economics research projects including the “Emissions and the LTEP” reports, several market research projects, and assessment of Ontario’s Climate Change Strategy. Andisheh holds an Honours BSc in Physics and Mathematics and a MSc in Earth Science from the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Mini-MBA Graduate Professional Skills Program.
Marty Tzolov, Consultant
Marty Tzolov has been a Consultant with Strategic Policy Economics for over a year. His experience includes analyzing and researching various energy supply technologies, nuclear innovation, and industry-academia collaborations. Prior to his current role, Marty spent 3 years as a Field Service Engineer working in energy generation facilities and transmission stations across Ontario. He holds a MEng and BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Jesse Berlin, Research Analyst
Jesse Berlin has been conducting energy policy research at Strategic Policy Economics since 2017, focused on tracking trends in media coverage of climate change and the electricity industry. He is particularly interested in the political economics of carbon pricing and climate policy, and in collaboration between the nuclear and renewable industries. Jesse graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BSc in Cognitive Science and Philosophy with a minor in Computer Science in 2016.
Daniel Holman, Analyst
Daniel Holman became an Analyst at Strategic Policy Economics in 2018, where he focuses on following journalism related to the energy industry and climate change. Daniel received his BA in History from Brock University in 2015 and his MA in History from the University of Guelph in 2018.