Dr. Hethie Parmesano

Affiliated Consultant


Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 346 3000
Fax: +1 213 346 3030

Email: hethie.parmesano.affiliate@nera.com
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PhD and MA in economics, Cornell University
BA in economics, Colby College


Dr. Hethie Parmesano is an expert on electricity, gas, and water industry costing, pricing, sector structure, and regulation. She recently retired from NERA as Senior Vice President, and continues as a Special Consultant to the firm. In recent years she has been involved with projects dealing with regulation, restructuring, and privatization of state-owned utilities in a variety of different settings, including the UK, Spain, Saudi Arabia, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Greece, El Salvador, Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Cambodia, and Mexico. Dr. Parmesano also has extensive experience with utility costing, pricing, and restructuring issues in the US and Canadian utility industries. Her work both in the US and abroad has involved issues such as regulating distribution companies, metering and settlement for customers with retail access, transmission pricing, rate structure for Provider-of-Last-Resort service, backup rates for distributed generation, real-time pricing and other innovative pricing options, and efficient pricing of bundled service. She teaches seminars on costing and pricing topics, and has testified widely on utility matters before regulatory agencies. She is a co-founder of NERA's industry group called the Marginal Cost Working Group.

Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Parmesano was staff economist at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and an economic analyst at the Los Angeles City Planning Department. She has also been a faculty member at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Title Type Author
Implications of Carbon Cap-and-Trade for Electricity Rate Design, with Examples from ... Working Paper By Dr. Hethie Parmesano with Theodore J. Kury, Director of Energy Studies at the University of Florida
Electricity Journal Debate: A Response to Boonin's Straight Fixed Variable 'Feebate' ... Published Article By Dr. Hethie Parmesano
NERA Expert Files Rate Case Testimony on Marginal Cost Testimony By Dr. Hethie Parmesano
Testimony on NIPSCO's Fuel Adjustment Clause Modification Testimony By Dr. Hethie Parmesano
Major Electricity Customer Pricing Options: The Case of Saudi Arabia Published Article By Dr. Hethie Parmesano with Anees S. Azzouni and Saud A. Al-Rashed
The Line in the Sand: The Shifting Boundary Between Markets and Regulation in Network... Book Edited by Dr. Sarah Voll and Mike King
Rate Design is the No. 1 Energy Efficiency Tool Published Article By Dr. Hethie Parmesano
Bulk Transmission Rate Design -- AESO's Solution Presentation By Dr. Hethie Parmesano
Assessment of AESO Transmission Cost of Service Analysis Report By Dr. Hethie Parmesano et al.
Portable Entitlements: Unlikely to Resolve Transition Dilemma Published Article By Dr. Hethie Parmesano