Mr. Kenneth Costello received B.S. and M.A. degrees from Marquette University and completed some doctoral work at the University of Chicago. Mr. Costello previously worked for the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Argonne National Laboratory, Commonwealth Edison Company, and as an independent consultant. Mr. Costello has conducted extensive research and written widely on topics related to the energy industries and public utility regulation. His research has appeared in books, technical reports and monographs, and scholarly and trade publications. These publications include the Cato Journal, Electricity Journal, Energy Journal, Energy Law Journal, Public Utilities Fortnightly, Regulation, Resources and Energy, Utilities Policy and Yale Journal on Regulation.
Mr. Costello has also provided training and consulting services to the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, the Central and Eastern European countries, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Japan, the Newly Independent States, and Russia. Mr. Costello's recent areas of research include revenue decoupling, rate issues in retail gas markets, fuel diversity in electric generation, the effects of EPAct 2005 on the natural gas market, long-term contracting for gas pipeline services, and assessing market trends in the natural gas sector.