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Camarillo, CA, (January 11, 2021) – GDS Associates, Inc announces a new EES Consulting office location in Camarillo, California. The additional office will be an extension of EES Consulting, a GDS Associates Company, and will increase presence on the West Coast. Both companies provide engineering and consulting services predominately to public power electric utilities.

EES was acquired by GDS Associates in early 2020 and this additional California office location further supports the mission of offering clients extended capabilities, expertise and resources from skilled professionals nationwide.

The Southern California office is located in Ventura County and will be staffed by Executive Consultant Howard Choy.  Mr. Choy has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, providing executive and strategic leadership for large-scale energy projects and portfolios in the State of California.

“We are excited about the addition of a California office space”, stated GDS President David Brian.  “This office will work closely with the EES location in Kirkland, Washington, to continue to support our clients on the West Coast and across the country.”

About GDS Associates, Inc- GDS Associates is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, with offices in Alabama, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington and now California.  Since 1986, GDS has been a multi-service engineering and consulting firm providing services to a broad range of clients associated with, or affected by, electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater utilities.  Services provided include Power Supply Planning; Wholesale and Retail Rates; Regulatory and Financial; Transmission Planning and NERC/CIP Compliance; Distribution System Planning and Line Design; DSM and Energy Efficiency; Utility Distribution Services; Natural Gas; and other specialized services including renewable energy, sustainability, emerging smart infrastructure, data analytics, electrification, and DER integration.  Visit  for more information about GDS.

About EES Consulting, a GDS Associates Company – EES Consulting is a multidisciplinary management consulting firm providing a wide array of economic, engineering and environmental services to clients in electric, natural gas, and water related businesses. Their offices are located in Kirkland, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Visit  for more information about EES.