Harper Advisory LLC

Helping organizations navigate the rapidly changing energy landscape through effective advocacy and focused strategy

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Expert energy advisory services for

Organizations engaged across the energy supply chain - including large industrials for whom energy cost and environmental attributes significantly impact their competitiveness

Industrial Plants

Expert energy advisory service offerings



Represent and advocate for client interests in regulatory proceedings, expert witness testimony and formal comments, educate policymakers about client challenges and priorities, navigate the ISO/RTO stakeholder process on behalf of clients

Assist clients to understand and anticipate regulatory opportunities and challenges, commercial negotiations, energy market approach calibrated to risk, operational strategies to minimize energy costs

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Customer-focused renewable energy strategy focused on client unique situation and goals including potential for Private-Use-Network configuration, develop and manage Request-for-Proposal process, assessment of supplier proposals, commercial negotiation support, client support throughout project development

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Expert energy advisors

Sam Harper's extensive experience encompasses energy procurement for major manufacturing operations, utility regulation, ISO/RTO governance, renewable energy development and power purchase agreements, wholesale market contracting and settlements, and industrial demand response.

Before consulting, Harper was the Director of Energy of North American operations at Gerdau, a major steel producer. His roles at Gerdau from 2013 to 2022 also included Regional Energy Manager and Assistant Vice President of Operations for Gerdau's subsidiary load-serving entity. His responsibilities encompassed demand response operations, RTO/ISO stakeholder processes, utility regulatory intervention, commercial energy contract negotiations, commodity risk management, achieving corporate environmental goals, and renewable energy development.

From 2016 to 2021, Harper was elected annually to the Board of Directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). He served on the Human Resources and Governance Committee and was elected Vice-Chair in 2021. He served during the Storm Uri reliability crisis in February 2021 and its aftermath. Harper also served on the Advisory Board for the Renewable Development Fund of Minnesota from 2017 to 2020, overseeing the prudent award and execution of renewable energy grants aligned with state policy goals.

From 2008 to 2013, Harper worked at ArcelorMittal, a global steel producer, finishing as the Sourcing Manager of Electricity for US Operations. During this period, he created and managed a load-serving entity and curtailment service provider in the PJM territory.

Harper earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, graduating with Honors.

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