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Steven W. Hinton P.E., V.P. Capacity Center Operations

SteveEnergy Industry Experience: 28+years

Expertise: Natural Gas and Power Market Logistics Analyses, M&A Due-Diligence Investigations, FERC Expert Testimony Support

Honors: Registered Professional Engineer in State of Florida, Member American Society of Civil Engineers


In addition to overseeing the daily operations of Capacity Center, Mr. Hinton is a Skipping Stone Principal specializing in analysis, simulation and optimization of energy transport and generation systems. Steve is an experienced Mechanical and System Engineer with first-hand knowledge of design, construction and operation of utility plants and infrastructure.

At Skipping Stone Steve has served as Project Engineer for pipeline feasibility, performance and due-diligence studies for Desert Crossing Gas Storage and Transmission System LLC; the purchase and/or construction of five interstate natural gas transmission pipelines; the evaluation of another dozen other interstate natural gas pipeline and storage assets for purchase by clients; and the East of California Customers' motion to intervene in the FERC hearings on El Paso Pipeline's role in California's energy shortage.

For other firms, Steve has served as power plant operations engineer and system's design engineer on multiple facilities including a 1150 MW electric generation station.

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Direct Energy Experience:
Energy Client Consulting Engagements       Over 60
Morgan Stanley                                        Sr. Consultant
Commerce Energy                                   Sr. Consultant
Reynolds Smith and Hills                           Sr. Engineer
Anheuser Busch                                      Plant Engineer
Offshore Power Corp.                          Sytems Engineer

BS, University of Florida
MS (Engineering), University of Central Florida
PhD (Engineering), University of Washington


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