About Resource Insight

Resource insight is a nationally recognized consulting firm that specializes in the regulation of electric and gas utilities.  Based in Arlington, Massachusetts, we provide technical and policy analysis, strategic advice, assistance in settlement negotiations, and expert testimony. Resource Insight was founded in 1986 as PLC, Inc.

Since our founding, we have:

  • Advised a wide range of clients on strategy in negotiations, litigation, procurement, and other matters.
  • Represented clients in negotiations and stakeholder working groups on energy-efficiency program design and funding, power procurement, inter-state and inter-class cost allocations, market design, and other issues.
  • Published more than 80 articles and reports on energy-efficiency program funding and evaluation, restructuring, market design, avoided costs, procurement strategies, and other topics.
  • Testified on behalf of clients in approximately 500 regulatory proceedings.

 

Our Staff

Paul Chernick

Paul Chernick

President

More than four decades of experience in utility planning and regulation.

Mr. Chernick has advised clients on a wide range of issues including restructuring policy, estimation of stranded costs, market price forecasts, market valuation of generation resources, and divestiture of generation assets; planning and ratemaking for central supply, energy-efficiency, renewable and distributed resources, and least-cost compliance with environmental regulations; cost allocation and rate design; transmission and distribution planning; and valuation of environmental externalities. Mr. Chernick has testified in more than 350 regulatory and judicial proceedings.

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Jonathan Wallach

Jonathan Wallach

Vice President

Almost four decades of experience in utility planning and regulation.

Mr. Wallach’s expertise includes electric-utility restructuring; wholesale-power market design and operations; transmission pricing and policy; market-price forecasting; market valuation of generating assets and purchase contracts; power-procurement strategies; risk assessment and mitigation; integrated resource planning; mergers and acquisitions; cost allocation and rate design; and energy-efficiency program design and planning. Mr. Wallach has sponsored expert testimony in more than 100 state, provincial, or federal proceedings throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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John D. Wilson

John D. Wilson

Research Director

Mr. Wilson has worked on utility regulation for the past 13 years, and has testified in regulatory proceedings over a dozen times in five states and one Canadian province. His work has included research into the cost-effectiveness of prospective new electric generation plants and transmission lines, retrospective review of generation-planning decisions, conservation program design, ratemaking and cost recovery for utility efficiency programs, allocation of costs of service between rate classes and jurisdictions, design of retail rates, and performance-based ratemaking for electric utilities. His other career experience spans a range of environmental and transportation issues, working at the local, state and federal levels – in the government, private and non-profit sectors.

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Jay Harvey

Jay Harvey

Research Analyst

Mr. Harvey provides data analysis, research, and energy market expertise to inform Resource Insight’s expert testimony and other consulting services. He works on a variety of projects ranging from cost-benefit analyses of coal generators to power procurement price estimation. Mr. Harvey earned a BA in Environmental Policy from Colby College, where he focused on natural resource economics, renewable energy systems, and ecology.

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Dianne DeMarco

Dianne DeMarco

Finance / HR Director

Harriet Doucette

Harriet Doucette

Bookkeeper