Congratulations to Greg Shepler on his promotion to Managing Principal effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Shepler has over 25 years of consulting experience in the utility industry. He has consulted with over 90 utilities – IOUs, cooperatives, and municipals – as well as with merchant generators and marketing organizations. He has developed a broad range of expertise that includes wholesale power supply (evaluation, strategy, and negotiations) in various markets/regions, financial forecasting/budgeting, merger and acquisition analysis and support, asset valuation, generation and T&D benchmarking, demand-side management/demand response/energy efficiency program development and evaluation, management reorganization design/implementation and process improvement.
Congratulations to Lynne Travis on her promotion to Managing Principal effective April 1, 2015. Ms. Travis has over 30 years of consulting experience in the utility industry. She analyzes, recommends and negotiates wholesale power supply options, performs economic analyses, provides contract administration support and develops and analyzes rate design options for utility clients. Ms. Travis has been instrumental in evaluating and negotiating power supply proposals for electric cooperatives in North Carolina and Georgia. She also provides contract administration support for existing clients in the areas of monthly bill validation, auditing of power supply costs, annual budgeting, power cost projections and regulatory reporting.
Congratulations to Creighton Batrouney on her promotion to Lead Consultant effective April 1, 2015. Mrs. Batrouney has over 6 years of consulting experience in the utility industry. She recently assisted the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in preparing their comments for the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. She provided detailed research and analysis refuting the EPA’s rationale for applying a national energy efficiency standard across all states. She has also assisted clients in Georgia and North Carolina in developing a position on the Clean Power Plan and a strategy for environmental compliance as states begin to address the Clean Power Plan in the development of their State Implementation Plans (SIP). She also continues to manage contract administration efforts in the areas of monthly bill validation, annual budgeting, and power cost projections.