William Monsen, Principal Consultant

Mr. Monsen has been providing technical and economic analysis for the energy industry for more than 25 years. He is an expert in utility resource planning, retail power procurement, power market evaluations, due diligence for power generation projects, and independent power issues. Mr. Monsen has provided expert witness testimony in numerous regulatory proceedings and has analyzed power markets in the U.S. and Asia for independent power producers, financial institutions, and customers. He has helped municipalities and other end-users understand present and future consumption needs and reduce energy costs through competitive commodity procurement and efficiency improvements. He has also provided litigation support in a wide variety of proceedings and has helped clients negotiate power purchase and power sales agreements with utilities.

Prior to joining MRW in 1989, Mr. Monsen was an energy economist with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). At PG&E Mr. Monsen was responsible for providing analytical support to management's decision-making process by forecasting rates and revenue requirements, developing long-term planning models, analyzing utility and non-utility investment opportunities, and analyzing electric resource planning issues.

Prior Positions
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
• Energy Economist

University of Wisconsin-Madison Solar Energy Laboratory
• Academic Staff

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. in Engineering Physics, University of California, Berkeley





Selected Publications

Uncertainty and Surplus Allowances Dog California Cap-and-Trade Program
Project Finance NewsWire
August 2016

Renewables Face Daytime Curtailments in California
Project Finance NewsWire
November 2014

Additional Power Needed in Southern California
Project Finance NewsWire
October 2013

Keys to Getting California Power Contracts Approved
Project Finance Newswire
April 2013

California Rules Worry Out-Of-State Generators
Project Finance News Wire
May 2012

Proposed Market Rules May Increase Wind Curtailments
North American Windpower
June 2011

New California Rules May Complicate Financing of Renewable Energy Projects
Project Finance News Wire
June 2011

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