It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mark Lively

b: February 4, 1948
d: March 4, 2016

Utility Economic Engineers
consulting engineering specializing in the pricing of electricity and natural gas
Owner, Lively Utility


Mark Beirne Lively of Gaithersburg, Maryland entered Heaven on March 4, 2016. He was born in Ashland, KY on February 4, 1948 to the late Max and Helen (Prill) Lively. Mark was the beloved husband of Tracy Gross (Lugo) Lively and loving father to Mark Jr. (Ida) of Port Matilda, PA; Peter (Audrey) of Boston, MA; and Melanie (Roger) Bartholomay of Knoxville, TN and doting grandfather to Paul Shan, Veronica, Heidi and Rex Bartholomay. He was married for 30 years to the late Vicki (Beavers) Lively. He is survived by brother Frank (Mary) and sister Linda (Tom) Hankins and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mark and his wife Vicki were dedicated and beloved leaders at Messiah Lutheran Church in Germantown, MD and later at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Rockville, MD. Ever faithful, Mark brought his warm smile and big laugh to as many activities as he could. Best known for welcoming guests and giving hugs, he especially loved encouraging children and young people, and at the time of his death was serving as congregation president. He was active in the Vineyard fellowship of Via de Cristo. Following his marriage to Tracy in 2004, he was also embraced by and enjoyed serving at St. James' Episcopal Church in Potomac, MD.


He earned an SB in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an SM in Management from MIT's Sloan School. He began his career with American Electric Power and later joined the Washington Utility Group of Ernst and Young. As a self-employed utility economic engineer since 1992, Mark designed financial models that dealt with electricity and natural gas, primarily pricing models. From 1996-1999 on behalf of the D.C. Office of People's Counsel he prepared comments on the proposed merger between PEPCO and BG&E; his adjustments to the proposed savings were the only ones accepted by the D.C. Public Service Commission and had a direct impact on the outcome of the case. He had assignments throughout the world on behalf of the World Bank and other clients. His articles appeared in Public Utilities Fortnightly and publications of the National Regulatory Research Institute, the U.S. Association of Energy Economics and the IEEE. He served the MIT Club of Washington for several terms as treasurer and vice-president between 1988-2000. Most recently, he was an officer of the National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association of Energy Economics, completing a term as president in 2014.



This web site provides access to some of the articles and presentations of Mark Lively. All of the files are in PDF format, including those which were originally PowerPoint presentations. Please contact Mark with any questions about the background of the articles or presentation.


About Mark Lively

Mark Lively designs financial models that deal with electricity and natural gas, primarily pricing models. He earned a SB in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an SM in Management from MIT's Sloan School. He worked for American Electric Power Service Corporation in New York City for five years and for Ernst & Ernst/Whinney/Young in its Washington Utility Group for 15 years. He has testified before several commissions and has had assignments in Venezuela, Oman, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Turkmenistan, Latvia, and Kazakhstan. His Utility Economic Engineer title describes his work of engineering economic models dealing with utilities. Click here to view a more detailed C.V.


Mark Lively's Blog

Discussions about Energy Economics from an Engineering Perspective.


Library of Articles and Presentations

You may download articles and presentaitons in this section.


Contact Information

Email: Mark Lively

Phone: 301-428-3618

19012 High Point Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20879