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Lisa Vedder Joins Avant

Avant is pleased to announce that Lisa Vedder has joined the company as Director, Consulting.

Lisa has provided professional consulting services to electric, water, wastewater, solid waste, natural gas, and telecommunications utilities nationwide. Her areas of expertise include rate design, cost-of-service studies, power supply, regulatory policy, technical and financial evaluations of utilities, auditing, and energy contracts. She has been involved in utility rate cases, privatization and securitization analyses, and negotiation of complex energy deals and power purchase agreements. She has also provided litigation support and prepared written testimony, reports, and briefs filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), various state regulatory agencies, and an International Tribunal. Ms. Vedder specializes in alternative rate designs and emerging mechanisms. Lisa led pro forma development and rate evaluation efforts for the 2017 Community Choice Aggregation Feasibility Studies for the City of San Diego and for Central Coast Power, consisting of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties. She has also performed self-insurance and hazard mitigation fund studies for island utilities in the Caribbean and Western Pacific. Efforts included analyzing pre-and post-storm fund performance for utilities in the Southeast, Atlantic and Northeast US, and the Caribbean and Pacific, as well as trends in disaster recovery funding and catastrophic risk pooling post Hurricanes Sandy and Irene.

Lisa holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University with Methodological Areas of Concentration in Regulation and Industry Analysis and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Lisa was the Women’s Leadership Initiative Fellow for her class at Harvard. Lisa also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was inducted into Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu engineering honor societies. Lisa is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Certification in Control Self-Assessment from the Institute of Internal Auditors.