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JACOB THOMAS

Jacob Thomas

Jacob Thomas

PRINCIPAL DISTRIBUTION SERVICES | MARIETTA, GEORGIA

 

Contact Jacob Thomas: Jacob.Thomas@GDSAssociates.com

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts”

Jacob specializes in data analytics, finance, economic analysis and quantitative research. He has over 20 years of experience working in GDS’ Distribution Services Department performing a variety of services for clients including retail and wholesale rate design, cost of service, demand-side management evaluation and impact analysis, load forecasting, load research, market research, economic impact analysis and various data mining applications. Jacob has been an expert witness in regulatory proceedings in several states, providing testimony in the areas of load research, cost of service, retail rate design, and weather normalization. He has co-authored Guides and papers and taught training sessions for several agencies and trade associations on a broad array of subjects including Distributed Energy Resource compensation and cost recovery, persistence evaluation of residential behavioral DSM programs, cost of service concepts and Statistically Adjusted End-Use load forecast modeling.

 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 

  • Masters of Business Administration in Finance, Auburn University

SPECIALTIES

  • Distribution Utility Financial Forecasting and Cost Analyses

  • Retail and Wholesale Rate Design

  • Load Forecasting

  • Load Research

  • Market Research & End Use Studies

  • Demand Response Program Evaluation and Design

  • Economic Impact Analysis

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Professional Engineer License (GA)

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Institute of Industrial Engineers

  • American Statistical Association

PROVIDING SOLID ENGINEERING AND ENERGY CONSULTANT SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE U.S. and canada