Lori Smith Schell
Director of Regulatory Affairs & Fuel Procurement

Strategic Energy & Economic Research Inc. (SEER)


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    Lori Smith Schell's Biography


  • Lori Smith Schell, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Fuel Procurement, has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry. Dr. Schell has substantial experience in regulatory analysis, risk management, and fuel procurement, including policy analysis work done at the U.S. Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Dr. Schell was the Director of Energy Risk Management for Trigen Energy Corporation, where she oversaw hedging of electricity sales and natural gas purchases for Trigen's operating units, supported by in-depth commodity market analysis and contract oversight. While at Trigen, Dr. Schell served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY). She earlier served as the Manager of Regulatory Affairs & Market Analysis for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., providing expert witness testimony in numerous natural gas pipeline proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In addition, Dr. Schell has provided contractual, regulatory, and deliverability risk evaluation for many project-financed natural gas-fired cogeneration projects.

    Dr. Schell received a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics and Operations Research from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.


  • 2000-2001 Board of Directors, Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY)

  • Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

  • International Association of Energy Economists (IAEE)

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

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    2003 SEER