Ron Durtschi has more than thirty years of experience working at large regional natural gas and electric utilities. Durtschi has held positions of Rate Analyst,Operations Research Analyst, Director of Forecasting and Load Research, ITManager, and Chief Economist. In these positions, Durtschi has testified in gas cost pass-through cases, general rate cases, and Integrated Resource Plan filings before the Utah State Public Service Commission. He has also designed and built econometric models, designed and built end-use and peak demand load forecasting models, and statistical revenue forecasting models for both gas and electric utilities. He designed and implemented a customer-specific weather normalization adjustment (WNA) program that has been in use for over 20 years. Throughout his utility career, he continually monitored market conditions in the utility’s service area and reported and forecasted changes in weather-adjusted energy demand for all customer classes to management and regulators. Mr. Durtschi holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Finance from Utah State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah.