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Electric Cost of Service Analysis

Electric and Combined Utility Cost of Service and Rate Design Studies, Long term financial plans and capital funding strategies and support are the cornerstone of our practice.

More than ever before, the challenges facing today's electric utilities demand sound fiscal planning and policies effectively communicated to decision makers, ratepayers and other constituents. Our professionals are experienced and committed to clearly and effectively analyzing and communicating the financial issues, alternatives and proposals to all stakeholders. Willdan’s subject matter experts understand electric utility operations from the ground up, from infrastructure to stakeholders, and all levels in between. Having participated in numerous rate case proceedings across the country, they appreciate the complex interplay between customer base, rate design, regulatory regime and cost recovery. We specialize in alternative rate mechanisms and have taught electric utility cost of service and rate design classes for a respected industry leader.

While Utility Cost of Service, Rate Design, and Fee Studies are a cornerstone of our practice, our wide-ranging financial and economic services include:

Economic and Financial Analysis

  • Regulatory and Policy Support
  • Cost of Service Rate Studies
  • Utility Rate Design
  • Utility System and Company Valuations
  • Long-Term Financial Plans
  • Capital Budgeting / Financial Requirements
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Least Cost Planning
  • Pro Forma Revenue Projections
  • Municipal Franchise Agreements
  • Development Impact Fees
  • Financing Support for Bond Issuance / Feasibility

Electric Utility Strategic Planning

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Organizational Assessments
  • Operational Reviews
  • Performance Audits
  • Performance Dashboard Creation
  • Succession Planning
  • Stakeholder Outreach
  • Facilitated Workshops