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ENERGY  QUALIFICATION DETAIL

 

COST OF SERVICES STUDIES, RATE DEVELOPMENT DESIGN AND ANALAYSIS

 M&A and its consultants have performed numerous engagements dealing with cost of service and rate design for all types of utilities, both public and private.  

Extensive analysis and testing of alternative rate designs has also been performed.  Alternative rate designs have been developed and tested to determine the viability of implementing such alternatives and to determine their impact on revenue stability and usage.

 PRUDENCY REVIEWS

 M&A has performed prudency reviews pertaining to additions to plant in service.  These engagements have focused primarily on the need for power.  

SPECIAL STUDIES

M&A and its consultants have been involved in several challenging engagements dealing with various specific special issues.  These engagements have included:

Long-Term Energy Plans

Privatization of National Energy Systems

Assessments of the Economic Viability of Nuclear Generating Stations

Assessment of the Rate Base Impact of Commercial Operation of Nuclear Generating Stations

MEETING THE INDUSTRY’S NEEDS: OUR SERVICE CAPABILITIES

 Services to our public utilities clients include:

Regulatory proceedings

Regulatory research and strategic planning, expert testimony on rate base determination, need for power, general rate design as well as on management decision-making and prudency.

 

Bond Refinancing

Need for Power

EXPERIENCE IN NON-REGULATED BUSINESSES

  The size and diversity of our client base around the country mean we have important experience assisting clients in non-regulated segments of the energy industry.

        Independent Power

We have served independent power and co-generation clients involved in the acquisition, development and operation of power plants.    

        Energy Marketing

We have provided assistance to clients involved in unregulated energy marketing activities, including bypass pricing, market structures, market timing and stranded investment assessment.

INDUSTRY CONFERENCES SEMINARS AND COURSES 

 M&A provides customized courses for specific utilities around the country.  New legislation, regulatory policies market and financial analysis, and demand forecasting are typically the focus of these presentations.  Other examples of our industry programs include:

 Stranded Investment

Utility of the Future

Forecasting Techniques

Finance 101

 PRIVATIZATION

 M&A is on the leading edge in assisting clients the concept of infrastructure financing alternatives.  Our assistance to public and private sector clients includes financial feasibility studies, identification of areas that could be privatized, review of proposals, strategic planning, restructuring and assistance in developing contracts and rates for services.

 M&A and its consultants provides assistance in a variety of areas:

Strategic, market, and business planning

Market assessment

Pricing/Rate making

Organization and operation improvement analysis

Merger/acquisition/leveraged buy-out consultation

Capital market access

Financial engineering and valuation

Financial analysis/planning

Risk Assessment and mitigation

 Additionally, M&A has worked with numerous clients in regulated industries on the enhancement of strategic planning processes and business strategy development.  Furthermore, M&A is constantly analyzing emerging issues and their potential implications for strategic planning and business strategy.  Examples of emerging issues affecting the utility industry, which have been evaluated by M&A, include diversification, shareholder value creation, technology assessment, and deregulation.  These analyses provide a solid foundation for assessing the implications of the issues on the strategy formulation and implementation activities of our regulated industry clients.  

 

 

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