John J. Reed


Financial Advisory:
Divestitures, Fairness opinions, Investment advisory and due diligence, Merger activities, Transaction management

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Market Analysis and Resource Planning:
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, Energy contracts, Integrated resource planning, Project development, Wholesale market design and rules

Cost of capital and return on equity, Market power, Performance benchmarking, Prudence and project management reviews, Regulatory policy, Regulatory strategy, Stranded cost recovery

John J. Reed

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

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Summary of Experience

John J. Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is a financial and economic consultant with more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry.  He has provided advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, asset divestitures and purchases, strategic planning, project finance, mega-project management and prudence reviews, energy project development, energy market analysis, rate and regulatory matters and energy contract negotiations to clients across North and Central America. Mr. Reed’s transaction experience includes corporate M&A, and nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation transactions with an aggregate valuation in excess of $35 billion.  Mr. Reed has provided expert testimony on financial and economic matters on more than 200 occasions before the FERC, Canadian regulatory agencies, state utility regulatory agencies, various state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels in the United States and Canada.  After graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Reed joined Southern California Gas Company, where he worked in the regulatory and financial groups, leaving the firm as Corporate Economist in 1981.  He served as executive and consultant with Stone & Webster Management Consulting and R.J. Rudden Associates prior to forming REED Consulting Group (RCG) in 1988.  RCG was acquired by Navigant Consulting in 1997, where Mr. Reed served as an executive until leaving Navigant to join Concentric as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.


B.S., Economics and Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Licensed Securities Professional: NASD Series 7, 63, 24, 79 and 99 Licenses

Testified Before

Regulatory Agencies

Alaska Public Utilities Commission; Alberta Energy and Utilities Board; Arizona Corporate Commission; California Energy Commission; California Public Utilities Commission; Colorado Public Utilities Commission; Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority; Delaware Public Service Commission; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Florida Public Service Commission; Hawaii Public Utilities Commission; Illinois Commerce Commission; Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission; Iowa Utilities Board; Maine Public Utilities Commission; Maryland Public Service Commission; Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Council; Michigan Public Service Commission; Minnesota Public Utilities Commission; Missouri Public Service Commission; Montana Public Service Commission; National Energy Board of Canada; New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board; New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission; New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; New Mexico Public Service Commission; New York Public Service Commission; Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board; Oklahoma Corporate Commission; Ontario Energy Board; Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission; Texas Public Utilities Commission; Texas Railroad Commission; Texas State Legislature

Courts and Arbitration

American Arbitration Association; Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Appellate Tax Board; Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Suffolk Superior Court; Council  of the District of Columbia Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs; Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth Division; Independent Arbitration Panel; International Court of Arbitration; Province of Alberta, Court of Queen’s Bench; State of Colorado District Court, County of Garfield; State of Delaware, Court of Chancery, New Castle County; State of New Jersey, Mercer County Superior Court; State of New York, Nassau County Supreme Court; State of Rhode Island, Providence City Court; State of Texas District Court of Nueces County; State of Texas Hutchinson County Court; State of Utah Third District Court; U. S. Court of Federal Claims; U. S. District Court, Boulder County, Colorado; U. S. District Court, District of Connecticut; U. S. District Court, Massachusetts; U. S. District Court, Montana; U. S. District Court, Northern California; U. S. District Court, Portland Maine, U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Denver, CO; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District Of New Jersey; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, No. District of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District Of Texas; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, So. District Of New York; U.S. District Court, New Hampshire; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Utah Public Service Commission; Vermont Public Service Board; Wisconsin Public Service Commission

Case Studies


Utility M&A: Realizing the Value of the Deal   PDF

The Path to Energy Independence …The Quest, the Holy Grail and the Rocky Road   PDF

Maximizing U.S. Federal Loan Guarantees For New Nuclear Energy   PDF

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