Summary of Experience
James D. Simpson, Executive Advisor, has over 35 years of experience with regulatory relations, regulated pricing and business strategy. Since joining Concentric in 2005, he has been responsible for projects related to rates, decoupling mechanisms, capital and O&M tracker mechanisms, incentive ratemaking, marginal cost studies, cost of service adjustments, service quality measures, and demand forecasts. Prior to joining Concentric, Mr. Simpson held senior executive positions at a natural gas utility and an entrepreneurial company providing a proprietary service to generating companies. Mr. Simpson also held staff and director level positions at the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin
B.A., Economics, University of Minnesota, magna cum laude
Connecticut Department of Public Utilities Control; Maine Public Utilities Commission; Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission; New York Public Service Commission; Ontario Energy Board; Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission; Vermont Public Service Board
We have provided a range of demand forecasting services to natural gas distribution companies as part of their Forecast and Supply Plan filings. Services range from complete integrated resource planning to serving as an outside advisor to internal demand forecasting teams. Services include: (i) preparing demand forecasts based on customer and use per customer econometric […]
We conducted a survey for a consortium of electric utilities on Time Varying Rate (“TVR”) pilot and full scale programs in North America. We provided summary statistics for customer participation levels, TVR impact on system peak and overall power consumption, and the persistence of price responsiveness over multiple years.
We provided the client with extensive analysis and expert evidence relating to its next generation Incentive Regulation (“IR”) Plan proposal. Our role included conducting an assessment of relevant regulatory precedents in select North American jurisdictions pertaining to IR plans and researching productivity factors and methods established in other jurisdictions for estimating utility productivity. The research found […]