Summary of Experience
Mr. Bishop has over 23 years of management and economic consulting experience advising energy industry clients throughout the United States and Canada. He has a broad range of expertise covering strategic, regulatory, financial, and transactional matters. Specifically, Mr. Bishop has extensive regulatory and civil litigation experience regarding both natural gas and electric issues, including federal and state rate case proceedings, market power and competitive concerns, asset purchase and sales transactions, contractual disputes, regulatory strategy, and policy formulation.
Mr. Bishop has extensive experience in the research, analysis, preparation and defense of expert testimony, reports, affidavits and other filings in over 50 administrative and civil proceedings on a wide range of energy and economic issues. Clients in these matters have included natural gas distribution companies, natural gas pipelines, natural gas storage providers, natural gas producers, electric utilities, and independent energy project developers. His testimony has included a range of issues including regulatory and economic policy, valuation for damages assessments, management prudence evaluations, and virtually all elements of the utility ratemaking process, including cost of service, cost allocation, rate design, and cost of capital. Mr. Bishop has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Canada’s National Energy Board, and the British Columbia Utilities Commission. Prior to the formation of Concentric Energy Advisors, Mr. Bishop consulted for several years with Reed Consulting Group and Navigant Consulting, Inc.
B.A., Economics and Geography, Colgate University
British Columbia Utilities Commission; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; National Energy Board of Canada
We provided an independent market assessment and prepared a report describing the potential economic benefits of a proposed natural gas pipeline project to various energy consumers. Our team then supported its study by presenting the scope, methodology and findings to the media and public during a teleconference and roundtable.
We produced a high-level forecast of peak demand growth for New York City and Long Island between 2014 and 2020. We forecasted demand that is in excess of current pipeline and regional peak shaving capacity in 2020; estimated costs associated with serving demand in excess of capacity with i) incremental pipeline expansions back to the Marcellus […]
We have provided litigation support and expert testimony to clients in six separate legal proceedings before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on the government’s breach of the Standard Contract for spent nuclear fuel disposal. We screened and analyzed more than a hundred thousand pages of discovery materials in these cases, advised the clients’ legal […]
Our team provided extensive litigation support for over three years to the natural gas pipeline client as part of its pipeline restructuring proceeding before the National Energy Board (“NEB”) to address the numerous industry changes that had impacted capacity and tolls on the pipeline. We filed numerous rounds of written evidence covering policy matters, cost […]
Concentric was retained by the attorneys of a confidential client related to a reorganization plan filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the value of the client pursuant to that reorganization plan. With less than two weeks of advance preparation, Concentric served as the clients’ sole expert on a key feature of the valuation formula. […]