Mr. Cooper is a non-lawyer Consultant in the firm's Energy Practice Group. Dan is a Registered Professional Engineer focusing his consulting work principally on electric utility matters. His areas of expertise include bulk electric power supply and transmission contracts, rates and operations under Regional Transmission Organizations, compliance with environmental regulations and reliability standards, and economic and feasibility analysis.
Dan has knowledge and experience with the Midwest ISO, PJM and NERC compliance, preparation and presentation of testimony and affidavits before the FERC in transmission rate cases, negotiation & contracting for turbine generator construction, and negotiation and administration of wholesale electric power generation and transmission agreements. He can also assist clients with economic analysis of alternatives, long-term power supply and resource acquisition studies, negotiation of power supply agreements, and in electric rate studies.
Mr. Cooper joined the firm after serving with the Michigan Public Power Agency for over 16 years, first as Engineering Manager, and later as General Manager. At Michigan Public Power Agency, his activities culminated in the management of personnel and operations of the $120 million per year municipal joint action agency that owns both generation and transmission assets. Prior to joining Michigan Public Power Agency, Dan worked for 12 years for the firm of R. W. Beck.
Articles and Publications
Author(s): Daniel E. Cooper, P.E., Alan I. Robbins, Debra Roby "Changes in NERC Reliability Standards FAC-008/FAC-009 will take Effect on January 1, 2013," (March 15, 2012)
Author(s): Daniel E. Cooper, P.E., "What’s Happening with NERC Reliability Standards?," Currents Newsletter, Michigan Municipal Electric Association (April 1, 2011)
M.B.A., Indiana University, Finance, 1980
B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 1974