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STEVEN HUNT

Steven Hunt

Steven Hunt

MANAGING DIRECTOR | RATES & REGULATORY | WASHINGTON, DC

Contact Steven Hunt: Steven.Hunt@GDSAssociates.com

Steven has over 20 years of electric, natural gas, and oil utility experience, including 18 years of experience at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  He was the FERC Chief Accountant for nearly 3 years and has extensive experience leading complex audit, accounting, and ratemaking projects within the electric, natural gas, and oil industries.   Steven also has a deep knowledge of the FERC Uniform System of Accounts, accounting and ratemaking precedent and policies, and Enforcement programs.  With this experience, he understands the role and perspective of an energy markets regulator and has an innate ability to transfer his experience as a regulator to consulting engagements and provide tremendous value to clients.  At GDS, Steven leads wide-ranging projects covering retail and wholesale cost-of-service ratemaking matters, including expert witness testimony, settlement and litigation support, preparation of comment and protest letters, rate reviews, and FERC enforcement matters. 

 

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant,  licensed in Washington, DC
  • Master of Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech
  • Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Accounting from Virginia Tech

SPECIALTIES

  • FERC accounting regulations
  • Income taxes and Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Expert witness testimony before state regulatory commissions and FERC
  • Wholesale transmission and production formula rates
  • Settlement and litigation support
  • Consultation on FERC audit and enforcement matters
  • Retail cost-of-service ratemaking
  • Public speaking

    ASSOCIATIONS

    • Energy Bar Association – Energy Professional Board Member
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    MANAGING DIRECTORS

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