Areas of Expertise

         RTO Settlement and Settlement Reconciliation

         RTO business design, implementation, management and operations

         Transmission congestion management and analysis

         Electric power system economic and operational analysis

         Energy market price prediction

         Project management and process improvement

Professional Summary

Mr. Johnson has over thirty-five years experience in the electric utility industry in the areas of electric power markets, system operations, planning, economics, and reliability. Mr. Johnson has worked on projects with nearly every major utility in the U.S., UK, Canada and South Africa.

Most recent engagements are for the design and development of market transaction business management software for the ISO-NE and NYISO.

Previous assignments involved the design, development and marketing of a market transaction business management settlement shadow tool to verify charges from the regional transmission operators (RTO) of markets for energy and ancillary services. Markets include the Midwest ISO (MISO), Independent Electric System Operator (IESO, formerly IMO), New England Power Pool (ISO-NE), New York ISO (NYISO) and the PJM systems.

Other engagements included performing Gap analysis for market participants entering the MISO. These activities included documenting current practices, identifying "best in class" and determining transition plan to more competitive practices. Analysis was performed for electric and gas trading and electric power scheduling.

ISO/RTO recent work included project management and process improvements in the Midwest ISO (MISO) system. Projects involved improved functionality for computation of available transmission service, tariff settlements, congestion management and energy scheduling.

Mr. Johnson worked on at the attempted start up of the GridSouth RTO in the Carolinas.  His assignments included implementation of the operating protocol and development of software functionality requirements for vendors.

Previous to that, he developed decision support system for GENCO trading around physical assets used to manage trading activities. From 1976 to 1992 while at Energy Management Associates he managed consulting engagements, developed software, and provided client support. Mr. Johnson worked on the analysis of the privatization of the UK electric utility system in 1990 and 1991 where he developed the software used to compute the reliability metric loss of load probability (LOLP) for each half-hour used daily to compute capacity payments.

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