Comprehensive Energy Management Solutions
Maximizing energy’s contribution to a facility’s competitive advantage through coordinated implementation of strategies leveraging data management, supply management, demand management, engineering, and policy tools that take full advantage of the markets, the regional infrastructure, and the energy policy environment in which the facility operates while meeting production requirements.
Energy Policy Risk Management
Active monitoring, assessing, and reporting of policy, regulatory, and legislative developments that could impact energy costs to ensure changes are identified early enough for the client to smoothly incorporate them into the business plan, or enable mobilization of the resources to mitigate the change, or shape it into an opportunity.
Energy Strategy Development
Scheduled set of supply, demand, data, and policy management initiatives to move a production facility (or business unit) from a current condition to a defined target state based upon analysis of business forecasts and resulting energy requirements within the applicable market, policy, and physical infrastructure constraints.
Utility Negotiations and Rate Case Intervention Support:
Minimize cost increases (& maximize cost reductions) resulting from changes in facility operation or utility/pipeline tariff rates.
Model cost impacts of tariff alternatives (rates and operating rules) on forecasted energy requirements.
•Identify Preferred Outcome.
Determine extent of impact to other, peer industrial companies.
Resolve individual disputes.
Organize / lead intervention group of peer industrials, including counsel and expert witnesses, as needed.
Determine negotiation strategy.
Execute strategy while coordinating with other parties, as needed.
Supply and Transportation Contract Dispute Resolution:
Define the dispute through detailed analysis of contract terms, supplier and client performance, market conditions and other relevant factors to verify claim (or charge). Develop negotiation / litigation strategy in coordination with client and client counsel (e.g., winter storm Uri, Iowa derecho, tax law changes, polar vortex, and other unusual market or weather events)
Support client objective through individual efforts or leadership of a team to achieve various supply and or demand initiatives, including:
Growth projects, including use of existing or creation of new economic development incentives
Business retention discount contracts
By-pass deferral discount contracts
Transformer / voltage upgrade discount contracts
- Comparative assessments of comprehensive energy outlook for various locations within a business unit
Legislative advocacy support
Expert testimony (e.g., legislation, regulatory technical conference, or litigation)
Supply and Transportation Contracting Support:
Solicit, negotiate, (re-negotiate), and conclude major contracts for supply and transportation of natural gas and electricity, energy supply procurement and contracting support. Assessments of client energy supply program, including client energy supply contract template(s).