Generation Services
Power plant generation services-GDS Associates

Generation Services

Greater competition has made effective control of power generation costs increasingly important. Over a span of more than 25 years, GDS has helped numerous power plant owners, co-owners and non-utility generators reduce costs and achieve improved performance by identifying inefficiencies in power plant acquisition, permitting, construction, operation and maintenance practices and providing practical solutions. GDS assists clients on a range of generating projects including coal, natural gas, hydroelectric and biomass.

SERVICES

  • Power plant project development
  • Power plant asset management (O&M contracts, tolling agreements, dispatch analysis)
  • Plant appraisals and feasibility studies
  • Licensing, construction, and operational analysis
  • Construction and operational monitoring programs
  • Market dispatch analysis
  • Operating budget and benchmarking analysis
  • Litigation support and expert testimony
  • Regulatory support
  • Distributed generation options
  • Identification and implementation of market communications requirements
  • NERC-GADS compliance filing assistance
  • Consulting engineer’s reports for generating project bond issuance

COMPREHENSIVE MARKET ANALYSIS

GDS offers comprehensive market analysis of available generating technologies for electric utilities or other entities seeking to determine which, if any, generating option best suits their needs. We also provide design oversight and fuel procurement services in the developmental stages of generating projects.

POWER PLANT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

GDS manages and/or develops power-generating assets on behalf of various project owners, including:

  • Hardin and San Jacinto County Peaking Projects
  • Harrison County Power Project (combined cycle)
  • Woodville Renewable Power Project (under construction)
  • Lake Livingston Hydroelectric Project (under development)
  • City of Alexandria, Louisiana Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine Project

POWER PLANT OPERATIONS MONITORING

GDS also offers plant operational monitoring programs to help clients achieve comprehensive management oversight and favorable resolution of plant dispatch, fuel supply, and cost allocation issues.

Coal-fired generating units monitored by GDS on behalf of co-owners include:

  • Nelson 6
  • Independence Unit 2
  • Plum Point
  • J.W. Turk
  • Dolet Hills
  • H.W. Pirkey
  • Rodemacher Unit 2

EXPERT TESTIMONY

GDS is nationally-recognized for our success in providing expert testimony in court cases and regulatory proceedings involving complex utility system dispatch, power plant construction, fuel procurement, and operating issues.


CONTACT

Bruce Walter


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