Who We Are
EBW AnalyticsGroup provides independent expert analysis of natural gas, electricity and crude oil markets.
Our research publications and consulting services identify and explain the trends that move today’s energy markets. We monitor the most important drivers – including potential impact of weather, supply, core demand and other key drivers – with our proprietary models to correctly assess where the markets are likely to head next.
EBW has teamed up with Weather Decision Technologies, the global industry leader known for hazardous weather detection and prediction, forecast modeling, decision analytics, GIS and interactive mapping. WDT's expert teams provide cutting-edge global asset protection and commodities trading decision support.
We have been providing solutions to many of the premier names from a diverse range of industries since 2003.
Our clients include large electricity and natural gas users, electricity purchasers, traders, power plant owners, natural gas and oil producers of all sizes, retail electrical suppliers, coal producers, electrical utilities, hedge funds, distressed debt investors and the general financial community.
We are proud of our team – a group of extremely talented, dedicated and enthusiastic professionals with a broad range of complementary skill sets and experience.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Andrew Weissman | Andy has provided strategic advice to leading firms in the energy sector for more than thirty years, playing a key role in developing innovative business structures for major energy transactions, and transforming state and federal energy and environmental policy. As energy analyst and attorney, he has helped expand access to the transmission grid, increased competition in wholesale and retail electricity markets, and ensured rate recovery for major capital expenditures for environmental compliance. Currently also serving as Senior Counsel to Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Andy is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School. Get bio (PDF).
Eli Z. Rubin | Eli is an expert in econometrics, statistics, microeconomics, and energy-related public policy. He is instrumental in designing the algorithms used in our models, and in assessing the potential discrepancies between theoretical and practical market effects of models and historical results.
Andrew McCoy | Andrew specializes in electricity markets and the impact of geopolitical risk on global oil market fundamentals. His focus is on the analysis of global decarbonization efforts, and the implications of economy-wide transformations for the business models of oil and gas producers, utilities, and merchant generators alike..
Stephen Strum | Our senior scientist and forecaster, Steve has provided historical and forecast data services to over 100 companies in the energy trading industry. He has made weather presentations on Energy News Live, and taught Economic Meteorology at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. Steve has an M.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and a B.S. in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University. Learn more about our weather forecast process.
Ernest Ellingson | Ernie is responsible for developing our mathematical modeling and computational methods. He has previously served as Chief Economist for the Missouri Public Service Commission; Manager of Forecasting and Economic Analysis and as Vice President of Marketing Services for Georgia Power.
EDITOR AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Leara C. Kuffer | Leara serves as both the executive editor of our publications as well as the coordinator of our business. With decades of experience in creative, she is also responsible for developing, designing and managing our corporate graphic identity, publications, marketing collateral and branding.