Melissa F. Bartos

Expertise

Financial Advisory:
Investment advisory and due diligence

Market Analysis and Resource Planning:
Demand forecasting, Energy efficiency, Gas Market Modeling, Integrated resource planning, Market assessments, Procurement and hedging advisory

Regulation:
Cost of service studies (marginal and embedded), Incentive regulation, Performance benchmarking

Melissa F. Bartos

Assistant Vice President

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Summary of Experience

Melissa F. Bartos, Assistant Vice President, is a financial and economic consultant with more than eighteen years of experience in the energy industry.  In the last several years, she has focused on natural gas markets issues, including conducting comprehensive market assessments for various clients considering infrastructure investments and developing detailed demand forecasts for a number of gas distribution companies.  Ms. Bartos has also designed, built, and enhanced numerous financial and statistical models to support clients in asset-based transactions, energy contract negotiations, reliability studies, asset and business valuations, rate and regulatory matters, cost-of-service analysis, and risk management. Her modeling experience includes building Monte-Carlo simulation models, designing an allocated cost-of-service model, statistical modeling using SPSS, and programming using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Ms. Bartos has also provided expert testimony regarding natural gas demand forecasting and supply planning issues, and incentive ratemaking.  Ms. Bartos previously consulted with Reed Consulting Group and Navigant Consulting, Inc.


Education

M.S., Mathematics (Statistics), University of Massachusetts at Lowell
B.A., Mathematics and Psychology, Computer Science minor, College of the Holy Cross, magna cum laude


Testified Before

Connecticut Department of Public Utilities Control; Maine Public Utilities Commission; Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission; Ontario Energy Board; Régie de l’énergie du Québec


Case Studies


Publications

Estimated Savings For New York Consumers From The Millennium Pipeline Eastern System Upgrade Project   PDF

Estimated Energy Market Savings From Additional Pipeline Infrastructure Serving Eastern PA and NJ   PDF

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