|CHRISTOPHER A. PARENT, Senior Analyst
Mr. Parent is a Senior Analyst at Exeter with over 20 years of experience in the electricity markets and regulation in North America. He has extensive experience analyzing policy and market issues; performing detailed technical analysis; and developing and delivering training programs for regulators and stakeholders. Mr. Parent has developed solutions to complex issues and provided expert testimony across a broad range of energy industry topics. He has a demonstrated ability to gain consensus across diverse stakeholder groups and to develop solutions to complicated policy and technical issues and questions. At Exeter, Mr. Parent’s performs policy assessments and analyses; conducts feasibility studies of distributed generation and hybrid solar/storage projects; reviews power purchase agreements and other energy arrangements; supports clients in regional stakeholder processes; and advises clients on retail and wholesale markets in their respective regions.
|JENNIFER L. ROGERS, Senior Analyst
Ms. Rogers is a Senior Analyst at Exeter, with over 10 years of experience in the energy industry. At Exeter, Ms. Rogers evaluates and forecasts power supply requirements, costs, and renewable energy needs; provides bill and rate analysis; and reviews energy use, scheduling, and scheduling deviation data for clients. She also conducts utility service assessments to identify areas for potential utility cost savings, providing detailed analysis of supply contracts, energy use, and a review of billing practices. Ms. Rogers holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Northeastern University, where her studies focused on economic modeling and policy analysis.
|FELIPE A. SALCEDO, Senior Analyst
Mr. Salcedo is a Senior Economist at Exeter. He has 15 years of experience providing a full range of financial, rate management, and economic consulting services to utilities and federal and local governments. Mr. Salcedo has provided consulting services in the areas of electricity, natural gas, potable water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utilities. At Exeter, Mr. Salcedo has reviewed, analyzed, and participated in dozens of utility rate filings, and provides expert testimony in litigated proceedings before state public utility commissions. Additionally, Mr. Salcedo provides technical advisory services for the evaluation of rates across all utility industry sectors with both regulated and unregulated utilities. Mr. Salcedo holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia, and a Master of Science in Finance from Georgia State University. Mr. Salcedo is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Public Utility Regulation and Economics from New Mexico State University.
|REBECCA E. WIDISS, Senior Analyst
Ms. Widiss is a Senior Analyst at Exeter. Her work at Exeter includes economic modeling, socioeconomic analysis related to the siting of power plants, and energy policy analysis. She is the primary author of the Energy Storage in Maryland report published in late 2018; the co-author of a report on the Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard issued in late 2019; and served as the project lead for the creation of SmartDG+, a free online screening tool for utility-scale wind and solar projects in Maryland. Prior to joining Exeter, Ms. Widiss was awarded a Mass Media Fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement for Science and worked as a Senior Associate with Business for Social Responsibility. Ms. Widiss holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and an M.A. in Systems and Policies Analysis from Johns Hopkins University.
|STACY L. SHERWOOD, Senior Analyst
Ms. Sherwood is a Senior Analyst at Exeter. She has over 10 years of experience in utility regulation, with a focus on energy efficiency and demand response evaluation. At Exeter, Ms. Sherwood participates in litigation before state utility regulatory commissions regarding the effectiveness of utility energy efficiency plans and advanced metering infrastructure, as well as revenue requirement cases in the electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater industries. Additionally, Ms. Sherwood has conducted utility feasibility and rate analyses for the U.S. Department of Defense and has contributed to publications addressing, in full or in part, energy policy, environmental justice, and renewable energy resources. Ms. Sherwood holds separate Bachelor of Science degrees for Accounting, Business, and Economics from McDaniel College.
|MATT T. HOYT, Senior Analyst
Mr. Hoyt is a Senior Analyst at Exeter. His work at Exeter is primarily related to energy supply acquisition; bill and rate analysis; and policy design, implementation, and evaluation. Recent projects that Mr. Hoyt has led or provided support include: a multi-year review of demand-side management and demand response opportunities at U.S. Army facilities throughout the country; assessments of energy storage, nuclear energy, and renewable portfolio standard policies for the state of Maryland; a comprehensive evaluation of opportunities to optimize the U.S. Army’s utility procurement practices and policies; and an assessment of resource adequacy constructs in organized wholesale markets for the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States. Prior to joining Exeter in 2016, Mr. Hoyt worked as a Data Scientist at AEP Energy and as a Senior Analyst for TargetPoint Consulting, a market analytics company. Mr. Hoyt holds separate Bachelor of Arts degrees in Government and English from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Administration from Ohio State University.
|KATHERINE S. FISHER, Economist
Ms. Fisher is an Economist at Exeter. Ms. Fisher provides research support on the assessment and evaluation of state energy storage and renewable energy policies, and the development of billing and rate analyses for utility service assessments for the U.S. Department of Defense. Ms. Fisher also monitors utility and energy sector trends and rate case filings for the U.S. Department of Energy, and helps administer SmartDG+, utility-scale wind and solar project screening tool for Maryland. Ms. Fisher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Leeds in England.
|WILLIAM R. COTTON, Research Assistant
Mr. Cotton is a Research Assistant at Exeter. Mr. Cotton works on a wide range of projects, including utility rate assessments for federal entities; state and regional renewable energy market analyses including economic assessments of renewable energy projects; and electricity load forecasting and power procurement. Mr. Cotton holds separate Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a Master of Science in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
|NICHOLAS A. DISANTI, Research Assistant
Mr. DiSanti is a Research Assistant at Exeter. He has 5 years of experience in utility rate analysis, renewable energy policy, and evaluation of proposed legislation and regulations. At Exeter, Mr. DiSanti conducts research and prepares reports regarding U.S. regulatory policies and key energy market issues including, but not limited to, state renewable portfolio standards; technical support for utility general rate cases; electric, natural gas, and water utility billing analyses; and stakeholder engagement and planning. Mr. DiSanti holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Towson University, and a Master of Professional Studies in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.