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Concentric names new Senior Project Managers

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Concentric Energy Advisors Inc. (Concentric) has reported that former regulators, Benjamin O. Davis and Kenneth A. Sosnick, have joined the firm as Senior Project Managers.

Ken Sosnick’s experience is wide ranging, and includes work in the electric, oil/petroleum product pipeline and natural gas pipeline industries. Previously, he worked at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During his more than 10 years at FERC, Mr. Sosnick served in multiple roles including Energy Industry Analyst—Office of Administrative Litigation and Auditor—Division of Regulatory Audits. Mr. Sosnick has concentrated on electric formula rates, cost of service rates, levelised cost of service rates, allocation of corporate overhead costs, master-limited partnership income taxes, throughput/system rate design quantities, cost allocation and rate design, natural gas pipeline fuel recovery mechanisms, extraordinary events surcharge trackers, Section 5 of the NGA rate proceedings and extensive exposure to depreciation rate calculations and Return on Equity calculations under the FERC Discounted Cash Flow methodology. After leaving FERC in 2013, Mr. Sosnick was employed at MRW & Associates LLC as a Senior Project Manager. As a consultant, Mr. Sosnick constructed cost of service models and evaluated cost allocation and rate design proposals in natural gas pipeline proceedings.

Ben Davis has over 7 years of experience working on electric power and regulatory issues at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU). Whilst employed at the DPU, Mr. Davis served as Economist and Director of the Electric Power Division, where his responsibilities covered matters pertaining to clean energy policies, grid modernisation, dynamic pricing, competitive electric markets, utility provision of retail electric supply, electric system reliability, service quality, and utility mergers. Mr. Davis's experience in sustainable electricity policies and regulation includes utility administered energy efficiency programmes, electric rate decoupling, long-term contracts for renewable generation, electric vehicles, and net metering.

"Mr. Sosnick's and Mr. Davis's technical skills, regulatory expertise and broad experience on energy issues that are affecting many of Concentric's clients will significantly complement our firm's ability to assist clients in addressing industry challenges and opportunities," said Concentric's Chairman and CEO, John J. Reed.

Mr. Sosnick will be located in San Francisco, California whilst Mr. Davis will be located at Concentric's headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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