Paul J. Hibbard
M.S., energy and resources, University of California at Berkeley; B.S., physics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Summary of Experience:
Mr. Hibbard has both public and private sector experience in energy and environmental technologies, economics, market structures, and policy. He has provided technical and policy analysis as well as strategic advice to clients in such areas as power system planning, electricity market design, natural gas commodity and transportation contracting, energy infrastructure needs, energy facility siting, the design and performance of market-based emission control policies, utility structure and procurement practices, and the administration of renewable development programs. Mr. Hibbard’s work has addressed the implications of new renewable and emission portfolio standards for retail suppliers; the impacts of transmission congestion management on power purchase contract pricing; the evolution of electricity market structures; utility ratemaking practices; and the transfer of U.S. federal and state emission control programs to other countries. He served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities during a period of major change in utility ratemaking practices and state energy policy. Mr. Hibbard also has written on a wide variety of energy and environmental topics for such publications as Public Utilities Fortnightly and The Electricity Journal, and has authored numerous whitepapers and reports for foundations, commissions, and industry organizations.