Advisors and Strategic Partners

Our advisors and strategic partnerships help us provide our clients unmatched sustainable energy solutions.


William Hederman, Co-Founder

William (Bill) Hederman has been among the United State’s foremost experts in energy technology and energy policy innovation since his work on the RAND Corporation’s pioneering work on demonstration projects for the Department of Commerce and the Office of Technology Assessment. In his graduate work at the University of California Berkeley in 1974, he developed ideas that have blossomed into demand side resources and the decoupling of electric and gas utility rates. 

Bill recently finished a 3 year assignment as Senior Advisor for energy markets to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, where he helped create the first Quadrennial Energy Review and served on the in-country team that helped guide Ukraine to escape from dependence on Russian natural gas and to reduce dependence on Russian electric power.

He is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, an Executive Adviser to the advanced cybersecurity startup AgilePQ, Inc. (San Diego), as well as returning to the Coefficient executive team.

Bill has been a leader at the international level, serving as Executive Director of an IEA technology center in the 1990s and as a speaker at two World Energy Congresses (Rome 2007 and Sydney 2004) and a World Gas Congress (Amsterdam 2005). At the national level, he served as the founding Director of FERC’s Office of Market Oversight and Investigations and as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Business Development at Columbia Energy Group’s largest business unit. 

He is a frequent author in Public Utilities Fortnightly and was a member of their original editorial advisory board. Mr. Hederman also currently serves on the IEEE USA Energy Policy Committee. 

He earned engineering degrees from the University of Notre Dame and MIT.

Jim Bailey

Jim has spent the largest share of his 41 years as a licensed lawyer working in one aspect or another of energy.  Starting as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, Jim was Legal Adviser to FERC Chairman Charles B. Curtis, where Jim, among other duties, chaired the Staff Working Committee for the Implementation of PURPA.  He also has served Oklahoma’s State Conservation Attorney, responsible for advising the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on all aspects of regulating the in-state production, processing and transportation of oil & natural gas – including the environmental impacts, as well as General Counsel of the Corporation Commission, the chief legal officer for the regulation of in-state utilities of natural gas, electric power, water and telephony.  In addition, Jim has been Deputy General Counsel for what was, at the time, one of the nation’s largest natural gas companies, a producer, transporter and distributor.  He was National Director of Regulated Industries for Arthur Andersen Economic Consulting, a niche economic advisory firm providing assistance in business strategy, regulation & litigation.  Jim served as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel in the Bill Clinton Administration, responsible for staffing the President on all nominations and appointments in the fields of science, energy, environment, agriculture and natural resources, as well as Vice President for R & D of the United States Enrichment Corporation, prior to its privatization.  Bailey also is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Large, Complex, Commercial Panel of Neutrals.

Dr. Peter May-Ostendorp

Peter May-Ostendorp, PhD, LEED AP has spent the past decade investigating emerging energy savings opportunities in buildings. He has assisted QCoefficient in the development of its grid-interactive thermal energy management platform. His areas of expertise include building energy modeling, advanced control techniques, energy monitoring and management, plug loads, and advanced statistics for energy analysis. Peter is a Co-Founder and Principal at Xergy Consulting where he advises clients on emerging energy efficient technologies, energy policy, and analytics for energy-related data. He is also a co-founder and board member of Dartmouth Green Alumni, an Associate Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and a member of International Building Performance Simulation Association. He serves on the board of the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency.


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