Seminars and Training

As nationally recognized experts, the principals of EES Consulting teach a number of courses and workshops on the subject of cost of service and rate design including the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA), the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). EES Consulting staff members have presented numerous papers before various utility groups. EES Consulting also is active in developing publications and manuals in its areas of expertise. We have participated as a member of the AWWA Rates and Charges subcommittee, and assisted in the development of the AWWA M1 manual. In addition, EES Consulting has contributed to the development of a number of other APPA and NWPPA rate and financial publications.

Partial List of Seminars and Classes taught by EES Consulting Staff:

  • Cost of Service and Rate Design Seminar
  • Revenue Requirement/Cost of Service Issues
  • Tiered Rate Methodology - Revenue Requirements/Cost of Service Issues
  • Changing the Discussion - Should Utilities Play an Active Role in Promoting Economic Development within Their Service Territory?
  • New Large Single Loads - Addressing Potential Growth Under TRM
  • Environmental and Societal Costs in Utility Rates
  • Looking Ahead: Facing the Challenges Yet to Come
  • Potential Impacts of Federal Legislation and Regulation on Public Power in the Pacific Northwest
  • Pricing Power Supply at the Retail Level
  • Retail Ratemaking Implications of RTO Congestion Charges
  • Small Area Load Forecasting and T&D Budgeting
  • Economic Development and Rate Design
  • Load Forecasting Methodology
  • Understanding the Ratemaking Process

Featured Projects

Anchorage Municipal Power & Light

EES Consulting has prepared Integrated Resource Plans (IRP) for ML&P since 2002 to assist ML&P with the evaluation of capital spending throughout ML&P, covering transmission and distribution, generation, SCADA systems, use of dual fuels, and other related areas.  To evaluate the alternatives available to ML&P for future generation, the IRP was developed as a tool for examining the economic, engineering and other attributes associated with various options.

Clark Public Utilities

EES Consulting has assisted in strategic planning, engineering and rate setting activities for CPU for the past twenty years.  Activities completed include load forecasting, power supply cost forecasting, feasibility studies on generation projects, integrated resource planning, and conservation implementation planning.  EES Consulting has issued requests for proposals (RFPs) on Clark’s behalf for power generation projects, natural gas supplies and power purchases.