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Paul Chernick

President, Resource Insight, Inc.

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President, Resource Insight, Inc. Consults and testifies in utility and insur­ance economics. Reviews utility supply-planning processes and outcomes: as­sesses prudence of prior power planning investment decisions, identifies excess gen­er­at­ing capacity, analyzes effects of power-pool-pricing rules on equity and utility incentives. Reviews electric-utility rate design. Estimates magnitude and cost of future load growth. Designs and evaluates conservation programs for electric, natural-gas, and water utilities, including hook-up charges and con­servation cost recovery mechanisms. Determines avoided costs due to cogen­erators. Evaluates cogeneration rate risk. Negotiates cogeneration contracts. Reviews management and pricing of district heating systems. Advises regulatory commissions in least-cost planning, rate design, and cost allocation.