Rate, Regulatory and Financial Services
RETAIL RATE SETTING
The continuing evolution of retail power markets is causing electric distribution systems to seek innovative and aggressive means of maintaining financial stability and controlling costs while maintaining efficiency and service reliability. GDS offers considerable expertise in the areas of:
WHOLESALE RATE SETTING
Federal and State regulatory changes and increased competition require flexible and aggressive ratemaking and regulatory strategies. GDS offers broad expertise in ratemaking theories and has helped clients attain favorable rulings by providing expert testimony addressing major regulatory issues, including:
OPEN ACCESS RATE SETTING
The formation and evolution of workable regional transmission organizations and/or independent system operators is critical to truly fluid and competitive energy markets. Clients turn to GDS for guidance through the rapidly changing ground rules being shaped by Federal and State regulators, including:
GDS offers specialized expertise in utility financial consulting. We have helped clients develop engineering and economic documentation to support loan applications for the financing of generation, transmission and distribution projects.