Power Supply Planning
Securing adequate and reliable power resources is crucial to thriving in a more competitive electrical market. As the short and long-term power supply market has been rocked in recent years with volatile prices and shortages, GDS has helped guide its clients through uncharted territory by developing sound power supply portfolios with a diverse mixture of term lengths, technology, and fuel supply.
POWER SUPPLY STRATEGIES/NEGOTIATIONS
GDS is known as an industry leader in developing creative and flexible power supply strategies. We’ve also been active in helping shape the industry debate on transmission access, market design, and competition. By combining an in-depth understanding of utility planning, operations, and regulation with aggressive negotiating techniques, we have been able to help our public power and industrial clients secure favorable power supply arrangements with substantial long-term power cost benefits.
Our staff provides expertise in all areas of resource planning, including:
Power Plant and Purchased Power Feasibility Analysis
Production Cost Modeling
GDS also offers expertise in the management of resource solicitation and the evaluation of bulk power sales proposals. From production and release of the solicitation, to final contract negotiation, we have managed dozens of national solicitations resulting in substantial long-term power cost savings.
GDS provides a wide range of services to help clients evaluate the risks and opportunities presented by increased competition in the electric utility industry, including:
Regional Power Market Modeling
Fuel Price and Supply Analysis
Merger, Acquisition, and Valuation Studies
Transmission Impact and Wheeling Cost Analysis
Competitor Benchmarking Studies
Wholesale Rate and Marginal Cost Forecasts
Power Market Risk/Due Diligence Analysis