Based in Olympia, WA., Jim Lazar has maintained a consulting practice in electric and natural gas utility ratemaking and resource planning since 1982. His clients have included municipal and cooperative electric utilities, natural gas utilities, regulatory commissions, state consumer advocates and public interest organizations in the United States, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.
Mr. Lazar has been a principal author of handbooks and articles on consumer participation in electric utility planning, integrated resource planning, and incentive regulation. He has assisted RAP since 1998, working on projects in the U.S., Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, the Philippines, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, and Samoa.
Mr. Lazar holds a BA in economics from Western Washington University.