Executive Management

Andrew Price, President & COO

Andrew Price, President & CEO

Email: aprice@competitive-energy.com

Andrew Price was named President & Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2024. Andrew joined CES in 2001 as an Energy Analyst and held Senior Energy Analyst and Senior Vice President positions before being named President & Chief Operating Officer in 2015. Andrew has been a member of the Maine Technology Institute’s Environmental Technology Board since 2013 and is a founding member of Beaver Ridge Wind LLC, the company that developed, owned, and operated a 4.5 MW wind power project in Freedom, Maine. Prior to joining CES, Andrew was an Associate at MRW & Associates, an energy consulting firm in Oakland, California. Andrew has degrees in Physics and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College and Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. 


Matt Gamache, Chief Operating Officer

Email: mgamache@competitive-energy.com

Matt Gamache joined CES as an Energy Analyst in 2014. CES as an Energy Analyst in 2014. Since then, he has held positions as Senior Energy Analyst, Managing Director of Renewables, and was promoted to Vice President, Analytics & Operations in 2022, and to Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2024. Over the past decade as part of the Analytical team at CES, Matt has been involved in nearly all aspects of CES service offerings. He has significant experience in distributed generation and net metering projects, power purchase agreements, renewable energy procurement strategies, utility tariff analysis, energy budgeting and price forecasting. His primary interests are the renewable energy transition, energy regulation, geopolitics, and commodity markets. He holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College in Government and Environmental Studies and a Masters of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) from Vermont Law School.


Eben Perkins, Chief Strategy Officer

Email: eperkins@competitive-energy.com

Eben Perkins joined CES in 2016 and was promoted to Vice President in 2022 and Chief Strategy Officer, effective January 1, 2024. Eben manages CES' consulting practice, helping customers complete targeted market assessments, understand state and federal energy legislation, evaluate on-site and off-site energy project opportunities, and develop long-term strategic plans for energy infrastructure investment. Eben also oversees CES' regulatory interventions and represents the company in ISO New England’s stakeholder forums. Prior to joining CES, Eben worked in a variety of roles in the electric and telecommunications sectors for Iberdrola USA, Tilson, and Energy Market Innovations.

Richard Silkman, CEO

Richard Silkman, Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Email: rsilkman@competitive-energy.com

Dr. Richard Silkman is a Ph.D. economist and a nationally recognized expert in the regulation of public utilities, the development of competitive energy markets and the development, licensing and operation of power plants, including hydroelectric generating stations. He is a Co-Managing Partner of CES and has extensive experience in a wide range of settings, including education, government, consulting, and the private sector. He has served as an expert witness before the FERC and a number of state public utilities regulatory commissions, as well as advised state legislatures on matters related to electric utility regulation and deregulation. In 1986, Dr. Silkman served as the chief policy advisor to the Governor of Maine on matters related to economic policy, energy, hydropower and river management policy, telecommunications regulation, state tax policy, health care regulation and cost-containment, and land-use and natural resources policy. Dr. Silkman has also developed a 4.5 MW wind project (Beaver Ridge Wind) and co-developed (along with Mr. Isaacson) the Kennebec Valley Gas Company to bring natural gas to industrial, institutional, commercial, and residential customers in central Maine. Dr. Silkman is also a founding partner in GridSolar, a smart grid company that addresses grid reliability through nontransmission alternatives and distributed generation.

Mark Isaacson, Chairman of the Board

Mark Isaacson, Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Mark Isaacson is a founding partner in CES, formed in 1999. Mark began his career in the electric industry in 1980 by becoming a partner in two hydroelectric facilities in Maine – the Edwards Dam and the Worumbo Dam. Mark is also a founding Partner in Maine Renewable Energy, a retail electric supplier of 100% renewable electricity to the residential and small commercial market in Maine. He has extensive expertise in marketing as well as in the development of mathematical models. He holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Production from the University of Chicago.


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