Chuck Loy - Rates & Regulatory
Chuck has been an active participant in more than 60 water, wastewater and gas rate cases.

Chuck Loy

PRINCIPAL     RATES & REGULATORY | AUSTIN, TEXAS

As a Principal at GDS Associates, Chuck has more than 25 years of experience in public utility regulation, financing and management. He plays a key role in the GDS rates and regulatory energy and water practices. Chuck provides clients with a perspective built on his past experience as a rates and regulatory manager with water, wastewater, and gas utilities. He help’s rate case teams meet their filing goals and deadlines. Additionally, Chuck has “hands on” practical experience actively managing rate cases and providing regulatory support for utility acquisitions and business development projects.

Chuck has been an active participant in more than 60 water, wastewater and gas rate cases. His experience covers areas of expertise such as determining revenue requirements, cost of service/rate design, lead/lag studies as well as the development and filing of entire rate filing packages.

Chuck has participated in a number of water, wastewater, and gas IOU acquisitions. He offers clients financial due diligence and regulatory risk assessments to assist in the determination of reasonable valuations for acquisition targets.

Furthermore, Chuck provides business development support services which includes master planned communities, plant expansion analysis, strategic planning and service area expansions.

Other Areas of Chuck’s Expertise:

  • Energy Procurement in Deregulated Markets
  • Interstate/Intrastate Pipeline Transportation Rates (state agencies and FERC)
  • Wholesale Water/Wastewater Rate/Cost of Service Contracts

EDUCATION

  • BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin

Specialties

  • Rates and Regulatory
  • Energy Procurement in Deregulated Markets
  • Interstate/Intrastate Pipeline Transportation Rates (state agencies and FERC)
  • Wholesale Water/Wastewater Rate/Cost of Service Contracts

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Projects

Chuck has presented testimony and/or participated in cases and various projects before the following regulatory bodies:

  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission – Water/Wastewater, Steam Rate Cases
  • Public Utilities Commission of Ohio – Water/Wastewater Rate Cases
  • Indiana Regulatory Commission – Water/Wastewater Rate Cases & CCN Developer Agreements
  • Idaho Public Utilities Commission- Water Rate Cases
  • Illinois Commerce Commission – Water/Wastewater Rate Cases
  • Arizona Corporation Commission – Water/Wastewater Rate Cases, Conservation Rates, Reclaimed Water, CCN & Developer Agreements, Gas Rate Cases
  • Arkansas Public Utility Commission – Water Rate Cases
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission – Gas Rate Case
  • Texas Railroad Commission – Gas Rate Cases, Pipeline Transportation Agreements
  • Texas Public Utilities Commission – Electric Distribution and Transmission Rate Cases
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – Water/Wastewater, Conservation Rates
  • Delaware Public Service Commission – Water, Conservation Rates
  • New Mexico Public Regulation Commission – Water, Conservation rates
  • New York Public Service Commission – Water
  • Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control – Water
  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities – Water
  • El Paso Public Utilities Board – Gas

Associations

  • Texas Society of Certified Professional Accountants
  • American Water Works Association
  • Texas Gas Association
  • Independent Water & Sewer Companies of Texas, INC. (serve as a director)
  • National Association of Water Companies
  • Water Environment Federation
  • Texas Water Conservation Association
  • American Public Gas Association

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