Leonardo Giacchino, and Jonathan Lesser publish third edition of Fundamentals of Energy Regulation

01 Jan 20

BETHESDA, MD January 1, 2020—The third edition of Fundamentals of Energy Regulation, by Solutions Economics founder and partner, Dr. Leonardo Giacchino, and Continental Economics president, Dr. Jonathan Lesser, is now available.  Six new chapters provide expanded discussions on regulatory accounting, pricing and services regimes, regulatory agency performance and objectives, the tariff review process, the mechanics of establishing the allowed rate of return, and methods to manage key physical and non-financial risks.  Additional topics include state subsidies and mandates, market distortions, electric capacity markets, distributed resources and battery storage. 

Fundamentals of Energy Regulation is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of practitioners, including regulators, attorneys, energy company managers, economists, and accountants, as well as students in all of these fields.  The book provides practical and specific guidance on economic and regulatory concepts used in ratemaking and regulatory oversight.  Fundamentals of Energy Regulation, 3rd Edition is now available for purchase.

Dr. Leonardo Giacchino has extensive expertise in international arbitration, global investor services, and regulatory strategy for utilities, and has testified in U.S. Courts, international arbitration courts, and public utility commissions in numerous countries.

Dr. Jonathan Lesser has over 30 years of experience working for regulated utilities, the government, and as an economic consultant.  He has testified in U.S. Courts, public utility commissions in the US and Latin America and before legislative committees in numerous states on critical economic and regulatory issues affecting the energy industry.

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