Public Policy aims at identifying and analyzing the essential features of a policy including the nature, causes, and consequences of existing policies and determining when new legislation is needed. We use theories, concepts, and practices to critically analyze and examine the following policy areas:

We assist PSCs to carry out their safe, reliable, and economically sound delivery of public utilities. Our recommendations ensure in part, that:

  • Electric utility integrated generation, transmission, and distribution (GT&D) planning processes, grid modernization, rates, DERs, EE, and regulatory reforms and risk management are transparent
  • Econometric studies
  • Mergers, acquisitions, rates, terms, and conditions are reasonable and transparent
  • Public service companies comply with established regulations for the best interest of the public
  • Standards and policies to protect the safety of the public
  • Encourages the efficient delivery of public utility services
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact reviews of energy projects are conducted transparently
  • Capital structure, cost of service, allocation of capital, depreciation, and risk of return, and financial performance are investigated to protect customers

As an important part of our fiduciary duty to our clients, TEG advocates for policies that we believe are in our customers’ long-term best interests. We consider the sources and types of policy, the institutional and structural dimensions of the national policymaking process, and the ways in which political and economic power shapes and is shaped by policy choices at the local, national, and global level. We provide policy analysis for clients:

  • Reviews FERC/ISO proceedings on transmission and wholesale sales of electricity
  • Monitor and analyze FERC/ISO proceedings for transmission rate implications for the competitive transmission process
  • Reviews the siting application for electric transmission projects and generation projects
  • Evaluate transmission project costs, estimate annual transmission review requirements, and sensitivities
  • Reviews and monitor mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions by electric companies

We provide expert guidance for entry, expansion (e.g., mergers and acquisitions), diversification and/or exiting a market.

We investigate market activity including:

  • Business cycle
  • Energy supply/demand outlooks
  • Capacity expansion review, development, and validation
  • Modeling and forecasting short and long-term energy prices
  • Renewable energy integrations and acquisitions
  • Economic and financial analyses
  • Policy and regulatory assessments, and competitive positions
  • Environmental regulations

Our ongoing, independent market analyses are disseminated through briefs we periodically submit to policymakers.