Bruce Bacon

Bruce Bacon  

Consultant

Executive Summary

Bruce Bacon is a Senior Utility Rate Consultant in our Energy Markets Focus Group in our Toronto office. Bruce has over 32 years' experience in the electricity and natural gas industries as a technical expert in utility cost of service, cost allocation and rate design. He provides strategic regulatory advice, project manages the preparation of rate applications, and is an expert witness before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for a number of electricity distribution companies in Ontario.

Representative Work

  • Assisted over 45 electric local distribution companies (LDCs) in the preparation of their 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 rebased/cost of service rate applications; provide ongoing strategic regulatory advice to numerous LDCs within Ontario.
  • Assisted 25 LDCs in completing their cost allocation studies in 2007; served as consultant to the OEB in preparing the OEB paper and cost allocation model used by LDCs in their recent cost allocation studies.
  • Directed the preparation of numerous Distribution Rate Applications for over 15 LDCs; testified before the OEB supporting LDC Distribution Rate Applications.
  • Conducted power-pricing studies for generation clients in Ontario, and a cost-efficiency study for a group of LDCs in Ontario.
  • Testified at the OEB Generic Hearing on changes to the implementation of market-based rate of return.
  • Prepared evidence and testified at the Régie on transmission-rate design for Hydro-Québec.
  • As a member of the Power Purchasing project at Ontario Hydro, developed working knowledge of power trading and risk management techniques in order to risk manage the purchase of power from the power pool.
  • Prepared various position papers for the Market Design Committee (MDC) to address retail market design issues.
  • Directed a province-wide team to develop a new rate structure for about one million Ontario Hydro rural customers.
  • Managed the preparation of long-term financial/rate impact studies submitted to the National Energy Board (NEB) for a $1.2-billion and a $2.5-billion pipeline expansion program; testified before the NEB supporting the impact studies.