Edward Remedios, MBA, Ph.D.
Ed Remedios, Senior Consultant, has over forty years experience in the electric, gas and petroleum industries. He spent twenty years in positions of increasing responsibility with PG&E, taking early retirement as PG&E’s head of Economics and Forecasting. His responsibilities included coordination of the corporate strategic plan, forecasting economic and market conditions and sales, and evaluation of projects.
For VHC, Dr. Remedios forecasts electricity and natural gas markets, evaluates power project and contract finances and electric, gas and transmission tariffs. He has evaluated energy projects and contracts, fuel supplies, renewable energy resources, energy efficiency and demand-side programs, generated sales forecasts, including econometric and end-use models, analyzed marginal costs, market power issues and acquisitions. He examined gas market supply and demand in California and in the Northeast, electricity market power and operational issues in the WSCC and helped VHC prepare the Proponent’s Environmental Assessments for the sale of four of PG&E’s fossil units and its Geysers geothermal power plant. He has developed comparisons of electricity supply alternatives, including municipalization and Community Choice Aggregation, conducted detailed analyses of potential savings from switching between alternative tariffs, and assessed the relative costs of different approaches for financing additions to an electric distribution system.
He has reviewed in detail the methods applied by SCE and by SDG&E in their evaluations of offers received under various RFOs for new power resources, including renewables, combined heat and power, and demand-side resources and recommended refinements, where needed. Dr. Remedios has testified before the CPUC concerning electricity tariffs, supply curtailments and the operation of the California electricity market.
Ed holds B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He earned an M.B.A. with emphasis in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley.