We understand that utilities need a fair rate of return on the services they provide and that customers deserve equitable rates. Our energy and utilities team works with utilities of all sizes to determine appropriate cost of service structures in order to make this happen.
A common challenge for many utilities is changes in customer classes and usage over time. We work with electric, water, wastewater, gas, and communication utilities to design equitable rates based on the cost of service. Our energy and utilities professionals evaluate pricing strategies of competition; consider economic development; develop rates to cover costs; and create rate designs that mitigate the risks of doing business. Many of our clients come to us because they desire a knowledgeable team that understands the effect proper and improper rate structures can have on their business.