GDS Adds EES Consulting Office in Southern California

GDS Associates, Inc announces a new EES Consulting office location in Camarillo, California. The additional office will be an extension of EES Consulting, a GDS Associates Company, and will increase presence on the West Coast. Both companies provide engineering and consulting services predominately to public power electric utilities. EES was acquired by GDS Associates in early 2020 and this additional California office location further supports the mission of offering clients extended capabilities, expertise and resources from skilled professionals nationwide.The Southern California office is located in Ventura County and will be staffed by Executive Consultant Howard Choy. Mr. Choy has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, providing executive and strategic leadership for large-scale energy projects and portfolios in the State of California. For the full news release, click here.

EES Consulting Acquired by GDS Associates, Inc.

EES Consulting has been acquired by GDS Associates, Inc, an engineering and consulting firm in the electric utility industry. EES President Gary Saleba will continue to manage EES offices on the West Coast, and all EES employees will continue their current roles. GDS is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, with offices in Alabama, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington and now California. For the full news release, click here.

EES Consulting is a multidisciplinary management consulting firm that provides a broad array of economic, engineering, and environmental services to clients involved in electric power, natural gas, telecommunications, water, and other energy and natural resource-related businesses.

EES Consulting has assisted clients in meeting the challenges in evolving competitive, regulatory and technical environments. Our economic and financial specialties include conservation, electric generation, alternative and renewable energy analysis (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass), electricity and fuel price forecasting, and any other demand or supply arrangements within utility business. Our engineering and environmental areas of expertise include hydro projects, dam design and safety, transmission or distribution plant systems analysis, planning and valuation, and GIS. Our broad base of clients includes utilities, regulators, associations and end users located throughout North America.

EES Consulting is a registered professional engineering corporation with offices in the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Washington and Southern California. Our professional staff members have backgrounds in the areas of economics, finance, financial analysis, commerce, engineering, environmental sciences, regulatory compliance, public administration, operations research and corporate management.

Featured Projects

Los Angeles County Aliso Canyon

The County of Los Angeles asked EES Consulting to evaluate alternatives to mitigate the need to withdraw natural gas from the Aliso Canyon storage facility. The facility was used to supply gas during peak winter usage as well as to supply natural gas-fired generators during peak summer demand, but it was shut down after a massive leak released more than 100,000 metric tons of methane. EES found that measures put in place by utilities in Southern California to maintain system reliability without utilizing Aliso Canyon were working, and that resuming natural gas injections was unnecessary in the near term. In the longer term, the acquisition of demand response, energy storage, and energy efficiency could effectively displace the need for Aliso Canyon. EES also provided a series of recommendations to improve the implementation of the mitigation measures. (Image:Earthworks)

Box Canyon Project Studies

Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, in Washington state, selected EES Consulting as the lead consultant for relicensing studies for the Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project.  The relicensing involved numerous engineering and resource studies.  EES Consulting staff members performed studies and managed and coordinated activities of consultants and subconsultants who conducted engineering and environmental studies for project license amendment and relicensing.