Resource and Strategic Planning

At EES Consulting, our experienced team of engineers and financial analysts are focused on providing responsive and cost-effective solutions to utilities’ resource needs. We excel in providing development services including feasibility studies, site acquisition studies, project financing and permitting support, acquisition of design and construction services, acquisition of O&M services, and acquisition of fuel supply and transportation. We are also able to assess the long-term viability of existing resources and recommend cost reduction measures and purchase or sale opportunities.

EES Consulting is recognized throughout North America for its expertise in strategic planning. Strategic planning involves the assessment of current market conditions in order to define an action plan to assure future success. Given the pace of change in the energy industry today, strategic planning has become an almost continuous process for many utilities.

Strategic planning relies on an assessment of current market conditions and the key competitive advantages of the business, in order to define an action plan that assures future success. Given the pace of change and the new level of competition in energy industries today, strategic planning has become a continuous process for many utilities.

Featured Projects

Grays Harbor PUD Integrated Resource Plan

EES Consulting prepared Grays Harbor’s 2020 Integrated Resource Plan. Grays Harbor is required to submit an IRP to the state of Washington every two years that demonstrates how it will meet the electric power needs of its members with a reliable supply of power delivered in the most cost-effective manner. The 2020 IRP was an evaluation of resource alternatives that could be deployed to meet Grays Harbor’s load and meet state of Washington renewable energy requirements under the Energy Independence Act and carbon-free energy requirements under the Clean Energy Transformation Act. Grays Harbor embarked on an IRP to study alternative sources of supply that could best serve its customers’ needs for the period 2021-2040.

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)