MA Public Affairs, University of Texas
BS Finance and BA Entrepreneurship, Washington University
Eric Borden has over ten years of experience in the energy industry and joined Synapse in 2022. Mr. Borden leverages his experience and industry knowledge to lead projects, write reports, and provide expert testimony in multiple subject matter areas, including: ratemaking, rate design, revenue requirements, distributed generation, cost-effectiveness of demand-side resources, risk modeling, wildfire-related policies and expenditures, electric vehicles, and rate cases.
From 2015 to 2022, Mr. Borden was an Energy Expert at The Utility Reform Network (TURN) in California. There he served as an expert witness in numerous proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission, providing in-depth analysis to inform policy recommendations on a variety of energy and regulatory issues. Prior to his role at TURN, Mr. Borden served as a Senior Energy Analyst at 4Thought Energy, where he conducted financial analyses for a distributed generation natural gas combined heat and power firm. He previously consulted at The Kenrich Group, LLC, and CRA International.
Mr. Borden has also conducted energy analysis internationally. In 2012-2013, he was awarded a fellowship from the German government to conduct research on the role of energy storage in the German energy transition and served as a German Chancellor Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Mr. Borden holds a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas in Austin.