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- Steven R. Fall | BWMQ, Inc.
Steven R. Fall Vice President Brown, Williams, Moorhead & Quinn, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Steven R. Fall has joined BWMQ as a Vice President as of October 2, 2017. Mr. Fall will concentrate on terminal negative salvage analysis and pipeline operations. Mr. Fall comes to BWMQ with a background in large scale construction and project management. Mr. Fall was Project Engineer for Anchor Construction Corporation of Washington, DC., which specializes in major underground utility construction projects. Mr. Fall coordinated the underground utilities operated by DC's Department of Transportation, Washington Gas, PEPCO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, and the National Park Service. Mr. Fall's hands-on project management included phasing and crew assignments, calculating timing sequences for equipment requirements, establishing performance standards, monitoring project progress, negotiating change order pricing and inspecting project designs, activities, and completion of performance. Mr. Fall's green infrastructure expertise includes the Washington, DC Klingle Valley Trail restoration project, which included bio-swales, bio-retention structures, and permeable pavements. Mr. Fall coordinated compliance activities regarding up-to-date construction site restoration requirements. Mr. Fall was most recently a Project Manager at the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, where he handled high impact projects regarding regulatory compliance. Mr. Fall coordinated council members, property owners, private contractors, and city construction inspectors in bringing on-going construction projects into compliance with building regulations and codes. Mr. Fall graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in chemistry. Mr. Fall is a member of the National Utility Contractors Association. CV and Summary of Managed Cases
- Robert J. Cupina | BWMQ, Inc.
Robert J. Cupina Petroleum Engineer Robert J. (Rob) Cupina has joined Brown, Williams, Moorhead & Quinn, Inc. after a distinguished 36-year career at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Federal Power Commission. Mr. Cupina was the Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Energy Projects from 2001 to 2009. He directed a staff of 330 engineers and physical scientists responsible for processing applications for the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline and storage facilities for interstate and foreign commerce, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), and licenses for non-federal hydroelectric projects, as well as managing the license compliance and dam safety programs and the supplemental siting authority for interstate electric transmission facilities under EPAct 2005. Mr. Cupina's many major energy infrastructure accomplishments include: issuing an open season rule as a prerequisite to an Alaska natural gas pipeline, significant expansion of LNG terminals and the interstate pipeline grid, rules for electric transmission siting and creation of the infrastructure policy group and the hydrokinetics program. Mr. Cupina was the Director of the Division of Tariffs and Rates - Central in the Office of Markets, Tariffs and Rates in 2000 to 2001. He directed a staff of 75 economists, accountants and engineers responsible for analyzing filings for rates and services by electric utilities for the transmission of electric energy and by natural gas pipeline companies for the transportation of natural gas. The Central Region included the Midwestern U.S. and the offshore Gulf of Mexico. His major concentration at the time was organizing a new Office and implementing Order No. 2000 to establish regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs). Mr. Cupina also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Pipeline Regulation from 1989 to 1999, where he directed a staff of 170 regulatory professionals responsible for siting natural gas pipeline, LNG and storage infrastructure and analyzing the operators' rates and terms and conditions of service. His major accomplishments include pipeline expansions to California and the Northeast and issuing and implementing Order No. 636 to restructure the gas industry. Mr. Cupina is thoroughly familiar with the Commission's licensing and certification process improvements embodied in the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) for hydroelectric projects and the Pre-Filing Process (PF) for natural gas and electric transmission projects. They are based on three essential components: early identification and resolution of issues by stakeholders, coincident rather than sequential action by the myriad agencies involved using a single administrative record, and meeting specific, predictable milestones and overall processing timeframes. Compared to the traditional approaches, these processes place a premium on flexibility and collaboration. Mr. Cupina has been a tireless advocate for expediting the process and enhancing the quality of deliverables throughout his career. Mr. Cupina educational background includes: MPA Public Management, George Mason University BS Technology Management, University of Maryland SMG, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Pennsylvania State University CV and Summary of Testimony Experience
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- 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.
- 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
- 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. 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 Inquiry@bwmq.com , or use the contact form located to the right. Primary Contact - David Haag, CEO P.O. Box 10 Sunderland, MD 20689-0010 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 arrow&v Submit Thanks for submitting!
- 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
- Barry E. Sullivan | BWMQ, Inc.
Barry E. Sullivan Economist Mr. Sullivan joined BWMQ in September 2005. He was elected President of BWMQ in April 2006 and CEO in March 2015. At the end of 2019, Mr. Sullivan made the decision to retire his position and become an Associate. He will be available for consultation on an as needed basis. Mr. Sullivan’s recent work as an expert witness before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Canadian National Energy Board has concerned the following issues: market power and market-based rates in oil and natural gas pipeline proceedings, natural gas pipeline rate design, short-term rate design, return on equity, the appropriate Proxy Group companies utilized in return on equity studies, business risk of natural gas pipeline companies, oil pipeline ratemaking and prudent cost recovery, and economic life, depreciation and negative salvage studies for natural gas and oil pipeline companies in formal FERC rate case proceedings. Mr. Sullivan’s most recent filed testimonies are in the Enable MRT - Docket No. RP18-923, Trailblazer - Docket No. RP18-922, and Empire - Docket No. RP18-940 proceedings and MoGas proceeding in Docket No. RP18-877. Mr. Sullivan's testimony concerned business risk, rate design, tariff issues and the Proxy Group companies. Testimony in the Eastern Shore Proceeding in Docket No. RP17-363, concerned rate design, business risk and the Proxy Group companies; his testimony in Dominion Cove Point in Docket No. RP17-197 concerned the Proxy Group companies and business risk; his testimony in the Great Lakes proceeding in Docket No. RP17-598 concerned the Proxy Group companies and business risk; his testimony in the TIGT proceeding in Docket No. RP16-137 concerned rate design, business risk and the Proxy Group companies; his testimony in the Alliance proceeding in Docket No. RP15-1022 concerns return, business risk and the Proxy Group companies; testimony in the Sabine proceeding in Docket No. RP15-1322 involved rate design and billing determinants; testimony in the Gulf South proceeding, Docket No. RP15-65, concerns rate design, business risk and the Proxy Group entities. Testimony in the ANR Storage proceeding in Docket No. RP12-479 concerned market power and market-based pricing authority for ANR storage facilities; testimony in CenterPoint in Docket No. RP12-955, and Southern Star in RP13-941 concerned Proxy Group companies, business risk and rate design issues; TAPS testimony in Docket No. IS09-348 on prudent cost recovery and oil pipeline rates; CGT testimony in Docket No. RP11-1435 concerned rate design, short-term rates and business risk; PNGTS testimony in Docket Nos. RP10-729 and RP08-306 concerned economic life, depreciation, short-term rates, and the Proxy Group companies. Mr. Sullivan filed testimony in support of El Paso’s rate design in Docket No. RP10-1398; market power in the Mobil Pipe Line Company proceeding in Docket No. OR07-21; the Proxy Group companies included in return calculations in the Southern Natural proceeding in Docket No. RP09-427; short-term value-based rates, FERC cost allocation and rate design history, and discounting in the El Paso proceedings in Docket No. RP08-426; Commission policy and market power in the GTN proceeding in Docket No. RP06-407, an expert report in the USGen proceeding in Docket No. RP06-391, and oil pipeline ratemaking testimony in the TAPS proceeding in Docket No. IS05-82. Mr. Sullivan has 38 years of experience in the natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline and electric utility industries. His areas of expertise include formal market power analysis and all facets of natural gas and oil pipeline ratemaking. He has testified as an expert witness on economic life, depreciation, cost classification, cost allocation, rate design, billing determinants, market power, market-based rates, market manipulation and other rate-related issues in numerous natural gas pipeline proceedings, oil pipeline proceedings, and electric proceedings. Mr. Sullivan was employed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from March 1979 to September 2005. He retired as a Supervisor in the Technical Analysis Division of the Office of Administrative Litigation. Mr. Sullivan was a technical expert for the entire 26 years he was at the Commission and provided testimony in many formal proceedings. The areas of his expertise included: formal market power analysis, market based rates, cost allocation and rate design, oil pipeline regulation, electric utility regulation, depreciation, Mcf/mileage studies, refunctionalization studies, offshore regulation, negotiated rates, discount studies, and other regulatory issues. Mr. Sullivan has applied his expertise relating to natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline and electric utility issues in a wide range of formal proceedings at the Commission. He has developed many creative and innovative approaches to deal with these and related issues in administrative proceedings at the Commission. As a Supervisor in the Office of Administrative Litigation, Mr. Sullivan supervised, initiated, directed and coordinated the preparation and presentation of the Commission’s technical Trial Staff’s settlement and testimony position on all matters set for formal hearing in natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline and electric utility proceedings. These issues include formal market power analysis, market based rates, rate design; seasonal rates; distance based rates; separation of services (unbundling); discounting; capacity release; capacity assignments; interruptible transportation rates; storage rate design; refunctionalization studies; stranded costs; restructuring issues; incremental versus rolled-in rates; depreciation and negative salvage; cost of service and rate base issues; oil pipeline rates; tariffs and operational issues; and the resolution of contract disputes. Mr. Sullivan has testified as an expert witness on market power and market based rates, cost classification, allocation and rate design, billing determinants, depreciation, and other rate related issues in numerous natural gas rate proceedings, oil pipeline proceedings and electric proceedings. He has been responsible for various presentations to FERC Commissioners on such topics as Offshore Gathering Policy, Negotiated Rates and Discounting, Enron and Manipulation of the Western Energy Markets in 2000-2001, and Section 5 rate case proceedings. Mr. Sullivan has a BA with Honors in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and attended one year of graduate Economics at the University of York, England. 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
- 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.