Todd W. Filsinger

 
Senior Managing Director
Executive Leader
Restructuring
Interim Management

Todd W. Filsinger has been active in the energy industry for over 25 years and is recognized globally as a leader and turn-around specialist in the energy sector. As a consultant and interim executive leader, Mr. Filsinger guides electric utilities through bankruptcy, restructuring and reorganizations, and develops complex strategies for renewable energy producers, oil and gas entities and merchant power companies.

 

From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Filsinger was a partner and led PA Consulting Group’s global energy practice, where he was active in the development of critical strategies for utility and merchant energy sectors and advised on generation risk, competition, deregulation, power market prices and utility valuations.

 

In 2008, Mr. Filsinger was named interim chief operating officer of Calpine Corp. Filsinger was Calpine’s head of commercial operations, which included oversight of trading, origination and structuring activities and budget management as it emerged from bankruptcy.

 

In 2009, Mr. Filsinger was named co-chair of the Coalition for the Green Bank (CGB). He appeared on C-SPAN to discuss the possibility of “green jobs” in the United States, as well as the group’s efforts to develop a green bank at the federal level to fund renewable industries. Filsinger shared management of the Coalition for the Green Bank with co-chair Reed Hundt (former chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission), and a steering committee of members from over 50 renewable energy operators, green finance and capital companies. Filsinger was published by Public Utilities Fortnightly for his renewable energy work.

 

In 2010, Mr. Filsinger founded Filsinger Energy Partners to provide administrative management, engineering, accounting, research, policy and management services to the energy industry.

 

In 2014, Mr. Filsinger was named the Lead Energy Advisor to Energy Future Holdings (EFH) and its subsidiaries (Luminant, TXU Energy and Oncor) to guide the company through its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring, Filsinger’s work with Energy Future Holdings included retail market modeling and analysis, environmental review, property tax litigation, business plan development, compensation plan review, financial cost reductions and projections, and bankruptcy court filings and testimonies.

 

In 2016, Filsinger Energy Partners worked on public and private energy asset valuations for electric utilities, including the evaluation of alternative ownership options for Electric Utility Assets on the Islands of Oahu and Hawaii for the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute.

In 2017, Mr. Filsinger was hired as Chief Financial Adviser to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to lead the utility through its restructuring process after hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the electric infrastructure on the island.  

In January 2018, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló named Mr. Filsinger as a member of a working group tasked with transforming the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA).  In February 2018, Mr. Filsinger represented PREPA at a bankruptcy court hearing, describing the Puerto Rico utility’s operational and liquidity challenges. Mr. Filsinger testified that PREPA had been running dangerously low on cash. Mr. Filsinger told the court that the government-run utility must have additional financing in place or parts of the Island would begin to go dark within a matter of days.

 

In October 2018, Mr. Filsinger was profiled by the Colorado State University Walter Scott, Jr. School of Engineering in an article titled, "With an engineering degree, alumnus shows you have the power to do anything."

 

In a January 2020 video interview with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), California Governor Gavin Newsom explained that the State of California had been working with "a gentleman by the name of Todd Filsinger, who is a turnaround expert.” Governor Newsom continued, "Filsinger Energy Partners are experts in transformational thinking, and they have guided us down a path over the course of the last six or so months to lay out in prescriptive detail what that 21st-century utility looks like.”

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