SERVICES OFFERED
AND SELECTED CLIENT PROJECTS

LEGAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
MARKET AND MARKET STRUCTURE ANALYSIS
CORPORATE STRATEGY OR PLANNING ANALYSIS
NATIONAL MARKET TRANSITION ANALYSIS
ENERGY TARIFF ANALYSIS
POWER AND FUEL SUPPLY CONTRACT ANALYSIS
CORPORATE PRUDENCE ANALYSIS
FORECASTING ANALYSIS
TRAINING
INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS
LITIGATION SERVICES

LEGAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

  • transparency of legal system applied to business in Jamaica, for the Inter American Development Bank (1991).
  • transparency of Philippine laws on energy regulation, for the World Bank (1993 - 1995).
  • transparency of Malaysian electricity regulation, for Tenaga Nacional Berhad (1996).
  • legal foundations for electric power regulation in the Philippines, for the Philippine Energy Regulatory Board (1995).
  • legal foundations for natural gas regulation in the Philippines, for the Philippine Energy Regulatory Board (1995).
  • annotation of the Orissa Electricity Reform Act, for the Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission, India (1997).
  • analysis of legal and regulatory issues, including United States state and federal constitutional, contract, environmental and tariff law issues, of legal systems of 13 United States states and territories, in studies required for privatization of utility systems of military bases of the United States Department of Defence for the United States Department of Defense (with C.H. Guernsey as engineering contractor, 1988 - 2000).
  • transparency of the Ukrainian legal and power sector regulatory systems, for the United States Agency for International Development (2000 - 2003).

MARKET AND MARKET STRUCTURE ANALYSIS

  • market structure analysis of U.S. city gate contract deliveries from interstate pipelines, for the Illinois Commerce Commission. Developed method of analysis now commonly used for similar problems by the Federal Energy Regylatory Commission (1986 - 1989).
  • market structure analysis of upper middle west U.S. natural gas pipelines, for the Illinois Commerce Commission, Iowa State Utilities Board and Indiana Office of Consumers Counsel (1985 - 1988).
  • United States electricity generation as a market for natural gas, for Shell Oil Company, Houson (1991).
  • natural gas markets of the northwestern United States, for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (1991 - 1994).
  • competitivenss of United States energy markets, in sole-authored book Energy: Ending the Never-Ending Crisis, CATO Institute Press, (1997).
  • competitiveness of the PJM power markets, for group of New Jersey Boroughs (1999).
  • competitive risks inherent in the structure of the Ukraine thermal generation industry, for USAID, (2001 - 2003).
  • redesign of the wholesale electricity market of Ukraine, for USAID, (2001 - 2003).

CORPORATE STRATEGY OR PLANNING ANALYSIS

  • benefits from competition among potentially separated pieces of an integrated utility, for that company (with NERA, 1989).
  • natural gas supply and price forecasts for strategic plan of Southern Company, for that company (with NERA, 1990).
  • stochastic dynamic programming analysis of capacity expansion plan of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, for that company (with NERA, 1990).
  • analysis of electric power transmission contracting in relationship to transmission capacity planning and system operation, of Public Service Company of New Mexico, for that company (with NERA, 1989 - 1990).

NATIONAL MARKET TRANSITION ANALYSIS

  • developed and implemented technical and legal strategy for transforming united states interstate natural gas pipelines from vertically integrated monopolies to open access carriers, for Illinois Commerce Commission (1986 - 1989).
  • co-author of analysis of Philippine electric power sector transition from monopolistic with shortages to open markets with adequate supply, for the World Bank (1993 - 1994).
  • analysis of strategic options for development of the Ukraine wholesale power supply market, and implementation of a wholesale electricity market concept by the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers, for USAID, (2001 - 2003).

ENERGY TARIFF ANALYSIS

  • electric utility retail supply, bulk power and transmission rate analysis, for the Kansas Corporation Commission (1980 - 1985).
  • electric utility interstate transmission tariff analysis, for the Kansas Corporation Commission (1980 - 1985).
  • design and analysis of electricity transmission tariffs and related services rates of local distribution and national transmission companies, for Philippine Energy Regulatory Board (1995).
  • design of electricity marginal cost tariffs, for Tenaga Nacional Berhad (1996).
  • natural gas retail utility tariff analysis, for the Kansas Corporation Commission.
  • natural gas interstate pipeline transmission tariff analysis, for Kansas Corporation Commission, Illinois Commerce Commission, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission, Kansas Gas Supply Corporation, Florida Cities Fuels Committee (1980 - 1998).
  • natural gas pipeline national tariff analysis, for the Philippine Energy Regulatory Board (1995).
  • develop and implement a retail electricity transmission and supply tariff that attracted international investors to purchase local distribution companies in the Ukraine, for the National Electricity Regulatory Commission of Ukraine, via USAID, (2000 - 2002).

POWER AND FUEL SUPPLY CONTRACT ANALYSIS

  • analysis of purchase power contacts of all electric utilities in state, in audits of fuel adjustment clauses and policy hearings, for the Kansas Corporation Commission(1980 - 1984).
  • analysis of all natural gas purchase contracts for all utilities serving the state, for the Kansas Corporation Commission fuel adjustment clause hearings (1980 - 1985).
  • fuel clause audits and analysis of all natural gas and electric utilities serving the state, for the Kansas Corporation Commission (180 - 1985).
  • audit of natural gas take or pay contract renegotiation settlement agreements of most major United States interstate pipelines, for the Illinois Commerce Commission (1985 - 1988).
  • purchased gas cost adjustment clause audits of most major interstate pipelines in the United States, for the Kansas Corporation Commission and for the Illinois Commerce Commission (1983 - 1988).
  • analysis of price in Canadian gas supply contracts serving the state of California, for Pacific Gas Transmission Company (with NERA, 1991).
  • analysis of purchase power supply contracts of Philippine National Power Corporation, for the Philippine Energy Regulatory Board (1995).
  • assistance in electric power purchase RFP to group of New Jersey boroughs; analysis of power needs to prepare RFP strategy; comparative analysis of bids offered (with Betts and Holt, 1999).

CORPORATE PRUDENCE ANALYSIS

  • purchasing practices of Northern Natural Gas Company (now ENRON), for the Kansas Corporation Commission (1883 - 1985).
  • purchasing practices of Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, for the Illinois Commerce Commission (1985 - 1987).
  • contracting and contract renegotiation of Algerian LNG by Trunkline Gas Company, for the Illinois Commerce Commission (1985 - 1987).
  • shareholder disclosure analysis of planning and corporate strategy of Public Service Company of New Mexico, for that company (with NERA, 1989 - 1990).

FORECASTING ANALYSIS

  • issue forecasts of energy industry events, for the Illinois Commerce Commission (1986 - 1990).
  • natural gas price forecasts for various clients of NERA and of Ballonoff Consulting (1989 - 1995).
  • published 864 price forecasts of natural gas prices, tested against actually realized subsequent prices, with near zero mean error, for pre-paid subscribers consisting largely of major United States utilities and energy resource companies (1991 - 1995).
  • see also strategic planning sub-heading above.

TRAINING

  • managed $1.2 million project for training of staff of the Philippine Energy Regulatory Board, including definition of needs, recruitment of service providers, contracting of service, and service delivery oversight, for that Board (1995 - 1996).
  • taught "market economics and competition law", in cooperation with International Law Institute, for the Philippine Energy Regulatory Board (1995).
  • taught "systems analysis for utility regulation", as part of utility regulation course for middle and high rank utility executives, via C. H. Guernsey and Company (1996).
  • taught history of regulatory law and comparative international regulatory law issues, as part of training course for international mid-level managers, for the International Law Institute, (2000).
  • design and manage diverse regulatory and economic training courses for Ukraine government agencies, as part of the task of Chief of Party for the Hunton & Williams Kiev Project Office (2000 - 2002).

INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS

  • internal consistency of distribution of authority among Philippine energy regulatory agencies, for World Bank (1993).
  • institutional structure, resource needs, training needs, possible forms of organization, and budgetary needs of the Philippine Energy Regulatory Board, for that Board (1993 - 1995).
  • effectiveness of use of sector loan development funds by Philippine Energy Regulatory Board, for World Bank (1995 - 1996).
  • strategic and tactical analysis of reforms possible in instutions, and management of implementation of actual reforms, Ukraine, for USAID (2000 - 2003).

LITIGATION SERVICES

  • create and prosecute strategies to effect policy choices of regulatory body in tariff cases, for the Illinois Commerce Commission (1985 - 1990).
  • manage and conduct large scale discovery in litigated cases on diverse energy and energy-competition issues, for diverse clients (1982 - 2000).
  • author briefs and other legal analysis in litigated cases, for diverse clients (1983 - 2000).