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- Consultants | BWMQ, Inc.
consultants Officers David J. Haag PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER View Bio Vice Presidents Patrick R. Crowley, V.P. ECONOMIST View Bio Steven R. Fall, V.P. CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR View Bio Garry A. Grasso, V.P. ECONOMIST View Bio Alex Kirk, V.P. MATHEMATICIAN ECONOMIST View Bio Alan R. Lovinger, V.P. MBA ACCOUNTING View Bio Associates Robert J. Cupina PETROLEUM ENGINEER View Bio Teresa C. Douglas RESEARCH ANALYST/eTARIFF MANAGER View Bio Miriam Swydan Erickson DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS View Bio Edward C. Gallick, Ph.D. PhD ECONOMIST View Bio James (Jim) Guest CPA ACCOUNTANT View Bio Barry E. Sullivan ECONOMIST View Bio Bruce Warner, CPA MBA, CDP, CFF, TAXES View Bio Jeff C. Wright ECONOMIST View Bio
- Home | BWMQ, Inc.
FEATURED EXPERTISE Natural Gas Act Section 4 and 5 Rate Case Support and Testimony Continue Brown, Williams, Moorhead & Quinn, Inc. (BWMQ) is a nationally recognized energy consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. We offer technical, economic, and policy assistance to the various segments of the natural gas pipeline industry, oil pipeline industry and electric utility industry on business and regulatory matters. More About Us EXPERTISE BWMQ provides its clients with professional and technical support covering a wide range of regulatory, policy, economic and rate making issues facing market participants in the energy industry, concentrating on interactions with FERC and state regulatory commissions. More Info CONSULTANTS BWMQ's team of experts provides analytical expertise and advocacy on behalf of clients across a wide range of energy issues. More Info INDUSTRIES BWMQ provides consulting services to all segments of the natural gas, electric transmission, and petroleum industries, including natural gas pipelines, local gas distributors, marketing entities, producers, end users, government entities and trade organizations. More Info CONTACT US For General Inquiries, please e-mail us at , or use the contact form located to the right. Inquiry@bwmq.com Primary Contact - David Haag, CEO 1155 15th Street NW Suite 1004 Washington, DC 20005-2706 Inquiry@bwmq.com Tel: (202) 775-8994 Fax: (202) 223-9159 Enter Your Name Enter Your Email Phone Company Enter Your Subject Choose an option Choose an option General Inquiry Rates and Revenue Requirements (Allocation & Rate Design) Regulatory Analysis (Gas, Oil, and Electric) Market Based Rates (Gas and Oil) Market Analysis (Gas, Oil, and Electric) Cost of Capital and Return on Equity Depreciation and Negative Salvage Value Asset Evaluation and Risk Management eTariff Filings EQR Filings arrow&v Submit Thanks for submitting!
- Jeff C. Wright | BWMQ, Inc.
Jeff C. Wright Economist Mr. Wright has over 35 years of experience in the natural gas pipeline, storage and LNG industries. He has testified as a leading energy expert before the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, as well as the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water and Power. Mr. Wright also represented the U.S. Government/Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in presentations on federal siting procedures to numerous foreign delegations, including but not limited to, Russia, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Mexico. Mr. Wright also met regularly with his regulatory counterparts in Canada and Mexico. Prior to joining BWMQ, Mr. Wright was the Director of the Office of Energy Projects at the FERC from 2009 to 2015. Prior to becoming Director, Mr. Wright served as the office's Deputy Director from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Wright's career at FERC spanned 35 years of increasing responsibility. Mr. Wright worked on many of the important interstate pipeline, storage and LNG infrastructure projects during his career at FERC. Mr. Wright supervised the analysis and subsequent approval of all natural gas pipeline facilities between 2007 and 2015; including 79.8 Bcf per day of pipeline capacity, 5,789 miles of pipeline, 3.8 million horsepower of compression at an estimated cost of $38 billion; 775 Bcf of Storage capacity, 28.5 Bcf per day of deliverability, and 729,819 horsepower of compression; and five LNG export terminals with a combined liquefaction capacity of 9.2 Bcf per day. Mr. Wright oversaw the authority to site interstate electric transmission facilities under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. During his tenure with the FERC, Mr. Wright directed a staff of 340 technical professionals responsible for analyzing applications to construct and operate natural gas pipelines, natural gas storage, and liquefied natural gas terminals (for the export and/or import of natural gas); licensing non-federal hydroelectric projects, the administration and compliance with the licenses, and the safety of the dams under the agency's authority; and, overseeing the authority to site interstate electric transmission facilities under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Mr. Wright has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, December 1989. Member of Business Honor Society. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of William and Mary, May 1979. CV and Summary of Managed Cases
- Alan R. Lovinger | BWMQ, Inc.
Alan R. Lovinger MBA Accounting Mr. Lovinger has more than thirty years experience in the energy field. He was employed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from July 1976 through February 1998, when he left to join BWMQ. As a Staff Accountant, he specialized in cost of service matters with an emphasis on income tax matters. Mr. Lovinger gained knowledge in the income tax field through employment with the Internal Revenue Service as an Internal Revenue Agent for more than six years. Mr. Lovinger provided expert testimony on accounting and accounting-related policy matters before the Commission. He also provided expert testimony on tax matters before the Commission and has provided accounting and tax advice and assistance on projects involving construction of facilities to serve new or expanded markets. Mr. Lovinger was involved in the Commission’s activities on such matters as competition, restructuring, stranded costs and market based rates. Mr. Lovinger has represented the Commission in dealings with the Internal Revenue Service on income tax issues that arose in various rate proceedings. He also assisted the Commission on rulemakings for such cost of service matters as tax normalization, cash working capital and Post Retirement Benefits other than Retirement. Mr. Lovinger received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in management from Bryant College, Rhode Island, in 1965 and did graduate work at Texas Tech University majoring in Accounting. CV and Summary of Managed Cases
- Alex Kirk | BWMQ, Inc.
Alex Kirk Mathematician Economist Mr. Kirk holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from Linfield College, and a Masters in Economics from the University of Washington, with a focus in econometrics and natural resources. Since joining BWMQ in 2007, Mr. Kirk has testified on issues involving natural gas supply and demand, pipeline competition, and cost-of-service levelization for natural gas pipeline rate cases. At BWMQ, Mr. Kirk has also assisted clients with storage and pipeline market-based rate applications, economic life determination for natural gas pipelines, business risk, rate design and both traditional and levelized cost-of-service modeling. Prior to joining BWMQ full-time, Mr. Kirk was an instructor for Principles of Microeconomics and Natural Resource Economics courses at the University of Washington. Mr. Kirk also participated in environmental tort litigation consulting with Greenfield Advisors, and economic analysis at the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. CV and Summary of Managed Cases
- Edward C. Gallick, Ph.D. | BWMQ, Inc.
Edward C. Gallick, Ph.D. PhD Economist Dr. Gallick has over thirty years of experience in developing and managing complex analyses of market power, antitrust, and competition issues in regulated and unregulated industries at Federal Regulatory Agencies. Dr. Gallick’s areas of expertise include development of competition analyses for market-based rate proposals in the natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline, and electric industries; merger analyses in regulated and unregulated industries; exclusive dealing arrangements, nonprice payments; and development of litigation strategy and expert economic testimony. Before joining BWMQ, Dr. Gallick was the Manager in the Competitive Analysis Group, Office of Administrative Litigation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gallick established precedents in litigated and nonformal proceedings on how to analyze market power issues and developed the economic framework to determine whether market power concerns exist in natural gas pipeline, crude oil pipeline, and electricity markets. Dr. Gallick planned litigation strategy in competitive analysis and market power proceedings at the Commission. Dr. Gallick reviewed, edited, and approved all testimony on all substantive issues concerning competition, market power, and efficiency for the Office of Administrative Litigation. Dr. Gallick conducted seminars on market power issues, and advised the Commission on criteria for assessing market power in geographic markets in both origin and destination markets. Dr. Gallick's research on market power issues has resulted in the publication of two books. While at the FTC, Dr. Gallick published a book that concluded that the market for U.S. harvested tuna was competitive despite a market structure that appeared to be dominated by only three buyers of tuna (i.e., possible "monopsony" market power). While at the FERC, Dr. Gallick published a second book that estimated the potential effect of entry on the level of competition in the relevant geographic markets for delivered natural gas under the assumption that price and entry regulation is removed. Prior to his employment at BWMQ and the FERC, Dr. Gallick worked at the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. He holds a BA in Economics from the California State University at San Francisco, an M.A. in Economics from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA. CV and Summary of Managed Cases
- Filing Services | BWMQ, Inc.
Public Utility Filing Services BWMQ provides its clients assistance with making regulatory filings, compliance with FERC regulations, and offers training.
- Teresa C. Douglas | BWMQ, Inc.
Teresa C. Douglas Research Analyst / eTariff Manager Ms. Douglas has over 35 years experience in the energy industry. She has been with Brown Williams Moorhead & Quinn Inc. since its inception in 1986, and was employed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1982 to 1986 in the Office of Pipeline Producer Regulation. Ms. Douglas has extensive knowledge of energy databases and reference materials from which to extract pertinent information in a timely manner. She has provided technical assistance to BWMQ’s consultants in the development of spreadsheets used for cost and ratemaking analysis. In addition, Ms. Douglas possesses a thorough knowledge of FERC’s filing requirements and has assisted clients with electronic filings in various tariff, certificate and rate applications submitted to the FERC. Pursuant to FERC Order 714, many filings and submittals to FERC are required to use the electronic XML schema format. In order to make electronic filings, each regulated entity is required to obtain a company ID and password. Ms. Douglas has assisted clients with their company registrations with FERC to obtain their unique Company ID and passwords and she has also assisted with revisions to company registrations due to company name changes and/or change of address. Ms. Douglas operates BWMQ’s proprietary eTariff software program that supports natural gas, electric, and oil pipeline industry electronic filings, to create XML packages as required by FERC Order 714. She has created hundreds of XML packages and tested them on FERC’s “sandbox” test site for accuracy and troubleshoots any and all errors until corrected. After the testing process, the client is given the option to either make the filing themselves or Ms. Douglas can make the filing on their behalf, once she is designated as a filing agent in the company's registration with FERC. Also, FERC has implemented a new filing process for filing Electric Quarterly Reporting (EQR) Filings beginning with the reporting of the 3rd Quarter for 2013 (October 2013). The change was implemented due to technology changes that rendered the filing process in use obsolete. Instead the Commission has adopted a web-based approach to filing EQRs that will allow a filer to submit EQRs directly through the Commission’s website as per Order No. 770, Revisions to Electronic Quarterly Report Filing Process, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,338 (2012). Ms. Douglas is available to assist clients with their EQR filings in a cost effective manner, using the new EQR filing requirements, as set forth by FERC.
- Rate Regulation | BWMQ, Inc.
Public Utility Rate Regulation BWMQ advises clients regarding the complex arena of regulatory policies and procedures in the development of cost-based rates, market-based rates, tariff provisions, asset acquisitions, depreciation & negative salvage rates, terminal decommissioning rates, and tax allowances.
- James (Jim) Guest | BWMQ, Inc.
James (Jim) Guest CPA Accountant Mr. James Guest has over 32 years of experience in the electric, natural gas, and oil industries. Mr. Guest began his career in the energy industry in 1974 when he joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. During Mr. Guest’s tenure at the Commission, he served in various positions of increasing responsibilities, including as the Chief Accountant of the Commission. While at the Commission, Mr. Guest directed the development and implementation of almost every major regulatory accounting policy initiative in the gas pipeline, electric utility and oil pipeline industries for the past 15 years. He guided the Commission's regulatory accounting programs through the restructuring of both the natural gas and electric utility industries and provided counsel and advice to senior Commission staff on a wide range of financial accounting, reporting, cost allocation and cost-of-service matters. He also played a major role in implementing the agency's compliance audit program for the industries and presented expert testimony on a number of accounting matters before the Commission. Mr. Guest was a frequent speaker at meetings of industry accounting executives, state public utility accounting staff, and the major U. S. public accounting firms. Mr. Guest received a B.S in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. CV and Summary of Managed Cases