Kenneth A. Sosnick

Expertise

Regulation:
Cost allocation, Cost of capital and return on equity, Cost of service studies (marginal and embedded), Rate design

Kenneth A. Sosnick

Senior Project Manager

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Summary of Experience

Kenneth A. Sosnick, Senior Project Manager, has over 10 years of experience with natural gas, electric and oil industry matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  During Mr. Sosnick’s 10 years at FERC, he spent two years (2003-2004) as an auditor in the Office of Enforcement and eight years (2005-2013) in the Office of Administrative Litigation as an expert witness and one of the lead technical staff negotiators in more than 15 major interstate natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline, and electric utility proceedings.

While in the Office of Administrative Litigation, Mr. Sosnick applied his expertise to a variety of complex issues relating to utility ratemaking. He has concentrated on natural gas pipeline and oil/product pipeline cost of service rates, levelized rates, incremental vs. rolled-in project costs, allocation of corporate overhead costs, master-limited partnership income taxes, throughput/system rate design quantities, cost allocation and rate design, fuel recovery mechanisms, extraordinary events surcharge trackers, NGA Section 5 rate proceedings, depreciation rate calculations, Return on Equity calculations under Discounted Cash Flow methodology as well as electric formula rates and Order No. 1000 cost allocations.

After leaving FERC in 2013, Mr. Sosnick joined MRW & Associates LLC as a Senior Project Manager.  As a consultant, Mr. Sosnick constructed cost of service models and evaluated cost allocation and rate design proposals in natural gas pipeline proceedings.  Mr. Sosnick has specifically worked on developing the cost of service model and/or rate design model for Southern Star Central Pipeline, El Paso Natural Gas Company, Transcontinental Pipeline, Sea Robin Pipeline, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, Inc., Florida Gas Transmission, Northern Natural Gas Company, Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company, and Wyoming Interstate Company.

He contributed to the multi-office taskforce for the revision of the FERC Form 2, Docket No. RM07-9-000 and served on the panel at the Open Commission meeting addressing the FERC Commissioners and any related questions.

Mr. Sosnick has previously taught at the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities Practical and Regulatory Training for the Natural Gas Interstate Pipeline Industry specifically addressing FERC requirements for determining “Just and Reasonable” rates.


Education

B.S. in Accounting, Robert E. Cook Honors College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA (2003)


Testified Before

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


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