Jim Pardikes is a Vice President at MCR and leads the Transmission Strategy Practice. He has 30 years of experience consulting to the utility industry, including public power and G&Ts in MISO and SPP. His expertise includes electric transmission cost recovery, public power cost of capital and capital project economic evaluation. Jim has extensive experience providing expert transmission testimony at FERC for joint action agencies, municipals and G&Ts, facilitating client working teams and presenting to executive management and Boards of Directors. Jim has written on many transmission-related topics, such as factors in RTO membership, the value of transmission investments and making the case for transmission incentives.