Jeff McDonald, Ph.D.


Financial Advisory:
Competitiveness assessment for M&A transactions, Fairness opinions, Valuations

Market Analysis and Resource Planning:
Demand forecasting, Energy contracts, Market assessments, New and alternative markets, Procurement and hedging advisory, Product development, Wholesale market design and rules

Cost allocation, Incentive regulation, Prudence and project management reviews

Jeff McDonald, Ph.D.

Vice President

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Summary of Experience

Dr. Jeff McDonald has enjoyed a successful career in the economics of wholesale electricity markets for more than 20 years. He has performed market analysis and design through two ISOs in positions from Analyst to Vice President, as well as functions across market policy assessment and advocacy, regulatory filings and expert witness testimony, in-depth empirical analysis, and building effective teams.

Dr. McDonald’s experience includes evaluating, developing and advocating for specific market design elements to executive management, stakeholders, and regulators; communicating complex market issues to audiences of varied backgrounds; and designing, performing, and managing empirical analysis of market performance and complex market issues. He has provided expert witness testimony on the topics of wholesale energy, reserve, and capacity market design proposals as well as market performance, price formation, and competitiveness before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for fifteen years. In addition, he has performed, managed, and submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dozens of forensic investigations of anticompetitive behavior during that time.

Dr. McDonald earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from University of California – Davis, a M.S. in Natural Resource Economics from University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and a B.S. in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from University of California – Davis.


Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California – Davis

M.S., Natural Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

B.S., Agricultural and Managerial Economics, University of California – Davis

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