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Expert witness and regulatory support

Energy companies operate in an environment that is continually under financial, competitive and regulatory pressure. Management faces challenges from complex conflicting legal and regulatory frameworks, contractual disputes and market uncertainty.

PA’s energy experts provide support in civil litigation cases, bankruptcy proceedings, arbitration, and regulatory hearings. Our seasoned witnesses are qualified experts based upon their years of experience and knowledge of the energy and water industries, sub-sector areas of specialization, and experience preparing expert reports and testifying.

We back our expert support with world-class analytics and advanced modeling techniques. Our analytic teams are available to both support PA’s expert witnesses and to provide our clients and their legal teams with analysis and studies to inform development of legal and business strategies and studies to support other witnesses. Our expertise spans a wide range of subject matters in the electric, natural gas, and water industries as well as a wide range of technologies used in the utility industry.

Areas of expertise include:

Civil Proceedings

  • Asset valuation in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Analysis of damages associated with alleged breach of power contracts
  • Analysis of damages associated with delay, disruption, and breach of construction contracts
  • Market issues related to power and natural gas
  • Tax disputes (income and property taxes).

Regulatory Proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state Public Utility Commissions

  • Analysis and testimony in rate cases including cost of service, rate design, and revenue requirements
  • Resource planning, acquisition and power contracts
  • ISO tariffs including demand curves parameters and CfD parameters
  • Cost/benefit analysis of investments in technology and assets
  • Utility service quality and reliability issues
  • Prudence of investments in technology and assets
  • Prudence of construction management (and impacts of delay and disruption) 
  • Renewable energy standards
  • Prudent utility practices.

Contact the energy and utilities team

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