J. Stephen Gaske

Expertise

Market Analysis and Resource Planning:
Demand response, Energy contracts, Market assessments, Project development

Regulation:
Cost allocation, Cost of capital and return on equity, Cost of service studies (marginal and embedded), Incentive regulation, Rate design, Regulatory policy, Regulatory strategy

J. Stephen Gaske

Senior Vice President

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Summary of Experience

J. Stephen Gaske, Senior Vice President, has more than 30 years of experience as an economic consultant, researcher, and professor in the fields of public utility economics, finance, and regulation. His areas of expertise include: finance, cost of capital, and risk analysis; rate design, cost allocation, cost of service, and pricing of services; energy markets and the economics of public utilities and energy infrastructure; competition and antitrust principles; and regulatory and energy economics, rules, and policies.  Dr. Gaske has provided consulting services in more than 300 regulatory, antitrust, tax and civil proceedings.  In addition, he has presented expert testimony in more than 100 state, provincial and federal regulatory commission hearings in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.  He has served as an advisor to numerous regulated companies and has authored many studies on behalf of utilities, associations and government agencies.  His work has included projects involving: natural gas pipeline and distribution companies; electric utilities; oil pipelines; railroads; postal service; telephone and satellite telecommunications companies; and water and sewer companies.  He has been a lecturer at electric rate courses sponsored by the Edison Electric Institute and natural gas rate courses sponsored by the American Gas Association.  He is a former Associate Professor of Finance and also has taught college courses in Public Utility Economics, Transportation, and Accounting.  Prior to joining Concentric, Dr. Gaske was the President of H. Zinder & Associates.


Education

Ph.D., Indiana University School of Business
M.B.A., George Washington University
B.A., University of Virginia


Testified Before

Alaska Public Utilities Commission; Alberta Energy and Utilities Board; Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board; Colorado Board Of Assessment Appeals; CRE de Mexico; Economic Regulatory Commission; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission; Iowa Utilities Board; Maine Public Utilities Commission; Minnesota Public Utilities Commission; Montana Public Service Commission; National Energy Board of Canada; New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board; New Mexico Public Service Commission; New York Public Service Commission; North Dakota Public Service Commission; Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board; Ontario Energy Board; Régie de l’énergie du Québec; South Dakota Public Service Commission; Texas Railroad Commission; U.S. Postal Rate Commission; Wisconsin Public Service Commission; Wyoming Board of Equalization; Wyoming Public Service Commission


Case Studies


Publications

A Review of Low Income Energy Assistance Measures   PDF

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