Jane Colby, an Apex Analytics principal, manages planning studies, potential assessments, market research, and program and portfolio evaluations. Ms. Colby has over 25 years of leadership experience in the energy industry, in which she has managed evaluation studies, market characterization assessments, market research studies, demand-side management (DSM) planning and cost-effectiveness analysis, integrated resource planning (IRP) studies, negotiated power purchase agreements, traded electricity in forward and spot markets, and testified on DSM and IRP at regulatory hearings.
Ms. Colby managed several portfolio evaluations including for Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois, Xcel Energy, and Independent Energy System Operator of Ontario (IESO) for a wide variety of programs and sectors. She conducted several DSM potential studies including for Colorado Springs, the State of Minnesota, Vermont Pubic Service Department, and Tri-State G&T. She also led a distributed resource assessment for Burbank Water and Power’s IRP and developed an IRP report for Public Service Company of New Mexico, which included reviewing the modeling approaches and report organization against utility IRP best practices. Ms. Colby led a renewable market assessment project for Xcel Energy and a solar market research study for Energy Trust of Oregon.
Before joining Apex Analytics in 2020, Ms. Colby was a Principal at Cadmus leading a variety of consulting studies in DSM evaluation, planning, and market assessments. She has also worked as senior vice president and manager for El Paso Merchant Energy, where she developed, negotiated, and managed the execution of complex power transactions involving power assets and long-term contracts. Ms. Colby also worked for Xcel Energy in various capacities including DSM planning and evaluation, wholesale electricity trading and risks management, integrated resource planning, and market research.
Ms. Colby has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and an M.S. in Natural Health from Clayton College of Natural Health.