Dale A. Kessinger, Principal

Mr. Kessinger is a Principal and co-founder of Clearspring Energy Advisors. Mr. Kessinger has over twenty years of experience in the gas and electric utility industries encompassing all aspects of cost of service analysis, retail rate and tariff design, energy management, financial planning, transportation and supply agreements and utility restructuring issues.

His experience includes rate unbundling and direct access tariff design, negotiating special contract, bypass-avoidance and load management rates, managing electric industry restructuring issues, and analyzing the feasibility of energy-saving capital investments. He has provided expert testimony associated with these activities before three state regulatory commissions and the Oregon State Legislature.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cost of service analysis and rate design
  • Guiding clients to cost-saving rate and energy procurement options
  • Analyzing the economic feasibility of energy conservation measures, self- generation alternatives, utility bypass opportunities and alternate fuel strategies
  • Positioning clients to take beneficial advantage of utility restructuring
  • Competitive energy supply procurement
  • Tariff optimization and rate discounts
  • Providing technical support and expert testimony

Professional Experience

  • Principal and Co-Founder, Clearspring Energy Advisors
  • Senior Energy Manager, Alliant Energy Corporation
  • Senior Rates and Financial Consultant, Power System Engineering
  • Senior Pricing and Policy Analyst, Eugene Water & Electric Board
  • Supervisor of Rates, Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Senior Rate Analyst, Public Service Company of New Mexico

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Master of Business Administration, Financial Management, University of New Mexico - Anderson Graduate Schools of Management

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