William B. Marcus
Principal Economist, JBS Energy, Inc.
William B. Marcus, has 29 years of experience in analysis of electric and gas utilities.
Mr. Marcus graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. magna cum laude in economics in 1974 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1975, he received an M.A. in economics from the University of Toronto.
In July, 1984, Mr. Marcus became Principal Economist for JBS Energy, Inc. In this position, he is the company’s lead economist for utility issues.
Mr. Marcus is the co-author of a book on electric restructuring prepared for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He wrote a major report on Performance Based Ratemaking for the Energy Foundation.
Mr. Marcus has prepared testimony and formal comments submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Energy Board of Canada, the Bonneville Power Administration, the U.S. Bureau of Indian
Affairs, U.S. District Court in San Diego, Nevada County Municipal Court; committees of the Nevada, Ontario and California legislatures and the Los Angeles City Council; the California Energy Commission (CEC), the
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the Transmission Agency of Northern California, the State of Nevada’s Colorado River Commission, a hearing panel of the Alberta Beverage Container Management
Board; two arbitration cases, environmental boards in Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia; and regulatory commissions in Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District
of Columbia, Hawaii, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont,
Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Yukon. He testified on issues including utility restructuring, stranded costs, Performance-Based Ratemaking, resource planning, load forecasts, need for powerplants and
transmission lines, environmental effects of electricity production, evaluation of conservation potential and programs, utility affiliate transactions, mergers, utility revenue requirements, avoided cost, and
electric and gas cost of service and rate design.
From 1975 to 1978, Mr. Marcus was a research analyst at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
From July, 1978 through April, 1982, Mr. Marcus was an economist at the CEC, first in the energy development division and later as a senior economist in the CEC’s Executive Office. He prepared testimony on
purchased power pricing and economic studies of transmission projects, renewable resources, and conservation programs, and managed interventions in utility rate cases.
From April, 1982, through June, 1984, he was principal economist at California Hydro Systems, Inc., an alternative energy consulting and development company. He prepared financial analyses of projects,
negotiated utility contracts, and provided consulting services on utility economics.
Mr. Marcus has served on several local government advisory comittees, including a 1991-92 SMUD Rate Advisory Committee, which recommended cost allocation and rate design changes to the SMUD Board.