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Summit Blue Consulting LLC, a provider of utility and energy consulting services, has appointed Frank Stern as principal. Stern, who will lead work in the areas of utility resource planning, climate change policy analysis and renewable resources, is a recognized industry expert who has led major assignments for utilities, independent generators, and state and regional energy agencies.

"[Stern's] recent work includes assessing the potential for renewable energy, analyzing energy efficiency and demand response, pricing renewable energy credits, analyzing trends in integrated resource plans, developing models used for generation asset and contract valuation, and estimating distributed generation potential," says Kevin Cooney, CEO of Summit Blue.

Stern previously held management positions with PA Consulting Group and Hagler Bailly Inc.


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