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 Dr. Hethie Parmesano, et al.
Electricity Journal Debate: A Response to Boonin's Straight Fixed Variable 'Feebate' ... Published Article Dr. Hethie Parmesano
NERA Expert Files Rate Case Testimony on Marginal Cost Testimony Dr. Hethie Parmesano
Testimony on NIPSCO's Fuel Adjustment Clause Modification Testimony Dr. Hethie Parmesano
Major Electricity Customer Pricing Options: The Case of Saudi Arabia Published Article Dr. Hethie Parmesano, et al.
The Line in the Sand: The Shifting Boundary Between Markets and Regulation in Network... Book Sean Gammons, Kurt G. Strunk, Jonathan Falk, Dr. David Harrison Jr., Mike King, Dr. Chantale LaCasse, Dr. Hethie Parmesano, Dr. Michael Rosenzweig
Rate Design is the No. 1 Energy Efficiency Tool Published Article Dr. Hethie Parmesano
Bulk Transmission Rate Design -- AESO's Solution Presentation Dr. Hethie Parmesano
Assessment of AESO Transmission Cost of Service Analysis Report Dr. Hethie Parmesano, et al.
Portable Entitlements: Unlikely to Resolve Transition Dilemma Published Article Dr. Hethie Parmesano