Expertise DescriptionI have over 35 years experience with business and marketing in the energy, gas, and power industry. I am the Principal and President of a consultancy focused on power marketing, commodity risk mitigation, gas supply, independent power generation, broker ethics, pricing strategies, and broker responsibilities. I have worked in the gas and power utility and energy trading industry, where I developed and implemented business development and risk mitigation plans for gas and power projects throughout the US. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Natural gas purchases and hedging; Long-term gas purchase price redetermination for a utility owned power plant; Power market competitiveness; Utility electricity rates and rate optimization consulting services; Competitive market gas supply, trading, trading systems; Economic market benefits of a new gas pipeline and power plant of right-of-way condemnation cases; Energy market structure; Utility rate case, market competitiveness and specific revenue charges; Utility asset taxation.
My consulting services include energy transaction strategies, targeting, and execution and negotiation.
I am an experienced general manager of an 850-mile fully integrated pipeline from 1989 to 1992. Prior to that, I was in operations work and post-university technician roles.
I have a great deal of power resources development experience including several wind projects.
My 24+ years of gas industry experience includes managing a vertically integrated pipeline and business development, including natural gas vehicles and stand-by systems such as propane air.
I testified at a hearing in support of the local economic benefits of an extension of El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline in a right of way condemnation hearing.
I was involved and drove in market development of the 1st natural gas fueled vehicle in Iowa wherein I advised MidAmerican Energy of the limited market potential of NGVs.
|BS||Industrial Administration (Marketing) and Industrial Psychology||Iowa State University|
Awards & Affiliation
|Merchant Power Deal of the Year|
|Distinguished Speaker of the Year Award|
|Exceptional Performance Award|
Energy Bar Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases