David A. Schlissel is the President of Schlissel Technical Consulting. Since 1973, he has served as a consultant, expert witness, and attorney on engineering and economic issues in the fields of energy and the environment. This work has involved conducting technical investigations, preparing economic analyses, presenting expert testimony, providing support during all phases of regulatory proceedings and litigation, and advising clients during settlement negotiations.
Mr. Schlissel’s work in recent years has focused in large part on the evaluation of utility resource plans, assessment of the need for and the likely environmental and economic benefits from proposed fossil-fired power plants and analysis of the economic, environmental and reliability impacts of retiring operating power plants.
Mr. Schlissel has been retained by regulatory commissions, environmental groups, consumer advocates, publicly-owned utilities, non-utility generators, and governmental agencies states to prepare expert analyses on issues related to electric utilities. He has presented testimony in more than 100 cases before regulatory boards and commissions in 35 states, two federal regulatory agencies, and in state and federal court proceedings. He also has been the lead author for a number of reports including Don’t Get Burned: The Risks of Investing in New Coal-Fired Power Plants.
Mr. Schlissel holds BS and MS degrees in Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. He also received a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University School of Law. He has also studied Nuclear Engineering and Project Management at MIT.