MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc. ("Concentric") is pleased to announce that Ralph Zarumba has joined the firm as Vice President, and on August 29, 2016 Gregg Therrien will join the firm as Assistant Vice President, both in the regulatory consulting practice of the firm.
Mr. Zarumba has more than 30 years of experience performing economic, regulatory and financial analysis. He has specialized in theoretical and applied techniques of electricity cost and pricing analysis, market analysis, and regulatory policy. Mr. Zarumba has testified as an expert witness in multiple jurisdictions and is currently leading a team who is supporting the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority in their first rate request before an external regulator. Prior to joining Concentric, Mr. Zarumba served as a Director of the Energy Practice at Navigant Consulting.
Mr. Therrien is a former utility executive who has held Director level positions at Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation and affiliated companies for more than 15 years. Most recently, he served as the Director, Gas Construction at Connecticut Natural Gas and The Southern Connecticut Gas Company and Director, Regulatory & Tariffs at UIL Holdings, Inc. Mr. Therrien's experience includes developing regulatory strategies and addressing technical rate case issues such as utility cost of service, rate design, tariff writing and administration, as well as leading pricing, gas cost accounting, gross margin and load forecasting efforts for regulated utilities.
"As we see the energy industry undergo major shifts in regulation and traditional utility business practices, Concentric's stable of energy experts are assisting the industry in addressing these challenges and developments," said John J. Reed, Concentric's Chairman and CEO. "With the additions of Ralph and Gregg to our team, we will continue to provide highly-regarded experts with extensive testifying experience and in-depth knowledge of emerging regulatory trends to our clients to guide them through these evolving issues."
Mr. Zarumba will be located in Chicago, Illinois and Mr. Therrien will be located in Concentric's headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Concentric Energy Advisors (ceadvisors.com) specializes in management consulting and financial advisory services with an exclusive focus on the North American energy industry. Our staff possesses expertise in all aspects of the power and natural gas markets at both the wholesale and retail levels, as well as the oil pipeline industry. Our service areas include: utility regulation, financial advisory, market analysis and resource planning as well as litigation support. Our energy industry experts have held positions with utility companies, regulatory agencies, integrated energy companies, regional transmission organizations, retail marketing companies, and utility management consulting firms.
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