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MCR Transmission Experts to Speak at G&T Conference (press release)

DEERFIELD, IL, June 1, 2017: MCR Performance Solutions, LLC, a leading management consulting firm serving electric, natural gas and water utilities, will be participating in the G&T Accounting and Finance Association’s annual conference on June 19-22 in Anchorage, Alaska. This annual conference provides an opportunity for G&T finance and accounting professionals to discuss recent events and trends impacting the industry.

Jim Pardikes, Vice President, and Ron Kennedy, Director, of MCR’s Transmission Strategy practice, will provide insights on transmission investing for G&Ts on Wednesday, June 21 at 9:00 am. The presentation shows how investing in transmission can create value for its members. Transmission investing not only can enhance reliability, but also provides G&Ts an opportunity to own rather than “rent,” because owning transmission can partially hedge rapidly rising transmission rates; the higher the investment, the larger the hedge.

“Many G&Ts are beginning to run transmission like a business—a core element includes proactively looking for profitable opportunities to invest in transmission,” Pardikes said in anticipation of participating in the upcoming conference.

About MCR’s Transmission Strategy Practice

MCR’s Transmission Strategy practice specializes in the MISO and SPP transmission marketplace. Our clients—G&T cooperatives, municipals, joint action agencies and public power districts—have a goal of optimizing the value of their current and future investments in electric transmission. We help them realize the full revenue potential from their transmission assets. Through our consulting assignments, we have created millions of dollars in value for our clients and broken new regulatory ground for our client base with landmark decisions in FERC rulings.

About MCR Performance Solutions, LLC

MCR is a management consulting firm specializing in the electric, natural gas and water utility industries. MCR helps clients achieve superior performance through innovative and effective solutions in their strategies, operations, processes, finances, forecasting, organizational designs, economics, testimony, and business cases. Our practices include Transmission Strategy, Financial Advisory, Regulatory Services, Energy Efficiency, Nuclear Generation, and Utility Transformation Services. For more information, please visit


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