John “Skip” Trimble, Senior Consultant

Skip Trimble is the principal of Chase Creek Consulting with over 26 years of diversified experience in the electric industry. While most of his experience has been hands-on commercial applications in the wholesale, retail and asset management areas, he has also served in the regulated arena in planning, operations, engineering, rates, IT and bulk power marketing. His major consulting assignments have focused on the areas of: product development (emissions credit for wind mills); project management (project manager of a Distributed Generation project for DOE); training (TVA’s Introduction Electricity, Marketing and Trading ); and systems development.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Development (new products and services)
  • Asset Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Start-up Planning and Implementation
  • Systems Development
  • Utility Operations
  • Financial Analyses
Prior Positions
  • Lead Business Development, Cargill-Alliant: developed the business plan and worked on Risk Management Products and Services, Credit Management, Tolls and valuation analyses, Options, Joint Ventures and Credit Facilities
  • Vice President Power Marketing and Asset Management, Statoil Energy: developed Statoil’s power trading, retail marketing and asset management group (from scratch to $2 Billion in revenue) including putting all systems together. Asset Management position worked with partner Calpine and included generation units in New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
  • Director - East Coast Power Marketing, Coastal Corporation: developed Coastal’s east coast power marketing group specializing in options.
  • PP&L: various positions including - operations, planning, IT and bulk power marketing. Developed real time pricing system, r54esponsible for generation unit costing and handled the NUG agreements.
  • NiMo: various positions including engineering, cost of service studies and rate design.
Education / Accomplishments
  • M.B.A. from Lehigh University
  • B.S.C.E. cum laude from Lowell University
  • Six Article Series for The Risk Desk on Merchant Power Plant Optimization
  • National Speaker on a wide range of industry topics
  • Testified before the Maryland PSC on De-Regulation
  • Put on seminars on risk management, credit management and power marketing & trading
  • EPRI Innovator’s Award winner - for neural network load forecasting in real time pricing