Matt Preston is the thought leader behind our Coal Market Service – North America, covering coal and emissions demand and pricing. His duties include guiding the research and operation of the company's long- and short-term electricity and coal price modeling efforts based on the use of proprietary linear programming models.
Matt has 38 years of coal and energy industry related experience. After a 3-year stint in underground coal mining, Matt joined GPU (formerly General Public Utilities) in 1981. Matt's 17-year career at GPU included significant contributions to the company's strategic response to a variety of critical energy industry developments, including the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and deregulation in Pennsylvania. Other duties included coal supplier evaluations and coal price forecasting. Since joining Hill & Associates/Wood Mackenzie in 1998, Matt has provided a variety of clients with important insights into the inter-related workings of the wholesale generation, coal and emissions markets.
B.S. in Mining Engineering, University of Arizona