Donna Painter
Donna Painter Bio

Ms. Painter has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry covering diverse subject matter, including: evaluation of power supply alternatives, power procurement negotiations, arrangements for the joint ownership of generation assets and the preparation of technical reports in support of project financing, transmission interconnection and delivery arrangements, including arrangements pertaining to the joint ownership of transmission assets, and wholesale cost of service studies and rate design.

Ms. Painter has extensive experience in transmission policy and regulatory matters. This experience includes client assistance regarding the provision of open access transmission service in connection various Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rulemakings and orders promoting open access to the nation’s transmission grid. Ms. Painter has been involved in cases before the FERC and state regulatory commissions and was interviewed by Pubic Power Weekly on FERC’s recent orders pertaining to regional transmission planning and cost allocation. She has also developed terms and conditions, revenue requirements and rates for non-jurisdictional transmission providers.

Prior to joining nFront Consulting, Ms. Painter was a Senior Consultant with R. W. Beck, Inc. and its successor, SAIC, for over 30 years. Ms. Painter’s educational background includes a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.