Energy Procurement Services
Energy Procurement Services-GDS Associates

Energy Procurement Services

GDS provides a wide range of services to help clients plan for participation in deregulated energy markets.

ENERGY PROCUREMENT SERVICES

We assist clients with all phases of energy procurement from competitive suppliers, including:

  • Development of procurement strategies
  • Preparation of solicitation documents
  • Evaluation of supply proposals
  • Negotiation of energy supply contracts
  • Oversight of supplier billing and performance
  • Design, development, and implementation of energy aggregation programs to maximize purchasing leverage for our clients.

SPECIAL STUDIES

GDS helps power plant owners, investors, and developers assess new economic, operational, and regulatory risks arising from restructuring of electric markets through:

  • Merchant plant dispatch and revenue modeling to support project financing or development decisions
  • Regional deregulated market price forecasting
  • Power plant divestiture and valuation studies
  • Fuel supply risk and pricing analyses

STRANDED COSTS ANALYSIS

GDS has extensive experience in the assessment of potential stranded costs arising from deregulation of retail generation markets. We evaluate stranded costs using modeling processes that integrate results of regional power market dispatch and price forecast models with traditional regulated revenue requirements models. Through this approach, we assist clients in evaluating exposure to potential stranded costs over a range of future scenarios that consider changes in gas prices, environmental regulations, peak demand, and other key factors.

ELECTRIC RESTRUCTURING POLICY ANALYSIS

GDS provides analytical and expert witness services to address various electric restructuring policy issues, including:

  • Market power analysis
  • Stranded costs quantification, mitigation, and recovery
  • Unbundled cost of service and rate design studies
  • Retail market and pilot program design
  • Transmission and independent system operator policy evaluation
  • Functional separation proposals
  • Consumer protection and default service policies

CONTACT

Jim Daniel
Chuck Loy
Jack Madden
David Brian
Chris Dawson
Garrett Cole


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