Kurt G. Strunk

Managing Director


New York City
Tel: +1 212 345 5035
Fax: +1 212 345 4650

Email: kurt.strunk@nera.com
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MBA, with Distinction, The European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD)
BA in economics, with Honors, Vassar College


Kurt Strunk is a seasoned energy and finance expert with 25 years of experience working in energy disputes and as an advisor to energy companies, governments, and regulators, based in NERA’s New York City office. He has provided expert testimony and reports on over 100 occasions in international and domestic arbitration, litigated court disputes, and adversarial regulatory proceedings. Mr. Strunk has addressed the quantum of damages in construction disputes, breach-of-contract cases, and alleged expropriations. He has also testified on asset and contract valuation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory reform, cost of capital, pipeline access, and the design of competitive energy markets.

Mr. Strunk has deep expertise in the energy sector, including oil and gas production, midstream pipelines and electric transmission, power plants (solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, and conventional coal and gas), wholesale and retail markets for power and gas, upstream and downstream oil markets, and distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar. He has led due diligence and valuation exercises in support of investors in a variety of power, oil, and gas M&A transactions.  

Mr. Strunk has extensive knowledge of the electric power industry, including the commercial and institutional frameworks for independent power development, concessions and other infrastructure contracts, fuel supply arrangements, and competitive solicitations. He has a keen understanding of the operational, strategic, and financial challenges electric and gas utilities face and has evaluated merger synergies. Mr. Strunk has advised on oil and gas mergers and acquisitions, valuation, restructuring, contracting, tariff-making, commodity procurement and risk management, and product pricing. 

Mr. Strunk’s professional experience spans six continents and includes work in English, Spanish, and French. Mr. Strunk is recommended as a leading energy expert by Who’s Who Legal (2019–2022), where he touted as “an invaluable expert” who “tackles each project with great attention and thoughtfulness” and “advises energy companies, governments, and regulators.” Mr. Strunk is complimented by clients for his “exceptional understanding of utility operations,” “strategic insight on key issues,” and consideration as an “excellent witness.”   



Title Type Author
Damages: Geopolitics Increases Caseloads and Complicates Quantum Published Article By Kurt G. Strunk, Jorge Baez, Robert Patton
Could Mexico’s Capacity Market Design Lead to Gaming by Generators? Published Article By Kurt G. Strunk and Willis Geffert
NERA Electricity Insights | Q1 2018 Report By Scott J. Bloomberg
NERA Electricity Insights | Q4 2017 Report By Scott J. Bloomberg
NERA Electricity Insights | Q3 2017 Report By Scott J. Bloomberg
Beyond net metering: A model for pricing services provided by and to distributed gene... Published Article By Kurt G. Strunk and Willis Geffert
Interest Rates After the Election: What They Mean for Public Utility Returns Published Article By Kurt Strunk and Walter Hopkins
The Decoupling of Treasury Yields and the Cost of Equity for Public Utilities Brief By Kurt G. Strunk
FERC's U-Turn on Transmission Rate Incentives Working Paper Kurt Strunk with Julia Sullivan, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Energy Policy Briefing Note: The Real Costs of Eliminating Unsecured Credit Lines and... Regulatory Filing Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska, Kurt Strunk, et. al.