Gary Brunault, Rates & Regulatory

Gary Brunault

PRINCIPAL | REGION MANAGER of ORLANDO OFFICE
RATES & REGULATORY | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

As a consultant, achieving a ‘trusted advisor’ client relationship is what motivates me. Earning that trust involves anticipating client needs, communicating in a forthright manner, and delivering exceptional work product in a timely fashion.

Gary has more than 30 years of electric utility consulting experience, serving primarily joint action municipal power agencies. Gary started his career in the early 1980s. He was involved in the start-up phases of operations for North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency, North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1, and Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, collectively representing 61 municipal utilities in the Carolinas. Gary has provided consulting services to these and other municipal clients ranging from power supply planning, municipal bond finance, wholesale electric cost of service and rates, risk analysis, contract negotiations, and litigation support.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1979

Specialties

  • Municipal power agency wholesale rates
  • Wholesale power supply contacts
  • Municipal utility financing
  • Regulatory support

Projects

Gary has provided consulting engineering services on projects involving:

  • Evaluation of responses to RFPs for power supply, and contract negotiations
  • Generating asset valuation, strategic portfolio analysis
  • Consulting Engineer’s reports for Official Statements in connection with the issuance of municipal revenue bonds
  • Annual Engineering Reports in support of Bond Resolution requirements
  • Long-term projections of wholesale power supply costs
  • Working capital requirements
  • Nuclear decommissioning planning and funding policy development
  • Wholesale rate development and implementation of rate structure changes
  • Negotiation support for development of (investor-owned utility) production and transmission cost of service formulas (and auditing of the implementation of such formula rates)
  • Analysis of wholesale customer impacts of investor-owned utility mergers and settlement agreements
  • Probabilistic analysis related to generating asset decisions
  • Testimony in state utility commission proceedings related to municipal utility matters
  • Support of jointly-owned coal and nuclear generation project agreements and contract amendments
  • Litigation support related to contract interpretation disputes

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