Robert Stephens

Robert Stephens

     Areas of Expertise 

Competitive Procurement
Competitive Energy Procurement
Electric Retail Competition and
    Customer Choice
Renewable Energy Procurement
Request for Proposals
Risk Assessment

Cost of Service/Rate Design
Cost of Service
Decommissioning Cost Recovery
Demand-Side Management/
    Energy Efficiency
Open Access Rates, Terms and
Performance Based Rates
Prudence and Used/Useful
Rate Design and Tariff Analysis
Real-Time Pricing
Standby Rates
Wildfire Mitigation Cost Recovery

Asset Valuation
Fuel Cost Recovery
Revenue Requirement Issues

Special Projects
Client Group Administrator
Legislation and Public Policy


Mr. Stephens is a Senior Principal at BAI. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He also earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is certified as an Engineer Intern in Illinois.

Mr. Stephens joined BAI in 1997. At BAI, he has been involved in implementing customer choice through electricity purchasing consultation and providing testimony before public utility commissions, civil courts and legislative bodies on electric industry restructuring issues, bundled and unbundled service rate cases and other matters. He has also implemented customer choice through electricity purchasing consultation as well as prepared and evaluated Requests for Proposals and other special studies.

Prior to joining BAI, Mr. Stephens had eight years of utility regulatory experience through his employment with the Illinois Commerce Commission. During his first five years with the ICC, he held various positions in the Planning and Operations Department. The following three years Mr. Stephens worked as a technical advisor to one of the Commissioners concerning all aspects of the electric, gas, telecommunications and water industries. Prior to joining the ICC, Mr. Stephens held the position of Energy Planner at a Midwestern electric utility where his duties centered on Integrated Resource Planning and administering load management programs. He has also served as a Mechanical Engineer at a state agency dealing with energy management at institutional facilities.

Project Work

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Executive Director to:

  • Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers

Advisor to:

  • City of New York
  • Tennessee Valley Industrial Committee


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