Energy Strategies works in various facets of the energy industry with clients in a multitude of sectors. Below is a sampling of some of our recent work that is available in the public domain.
Energy Strategies provides expert testimony in regulatory proceedings across the country. From assisting large industrial and commercial energy users in rate cases to supporting Qualifying Facilities, Energy Strategies brings strong witnesses and sound technical analysis to the cases we participate in.
Southline open solicitation for transmission capacity
Energy Strategies has served as the Open Solicitation administrator for several transmission projects with negotiated rate authority. The Energy Strategies team performed open solicitation administration for the Southline Transmission Project and developed a unique tool that interested parties could use to assess the transmission, and associated costs, that may be necessary to use Southline to deliver to energy markets and potential offtakers.
Access the Southline Open Solicitation website: https://www.southline-os.com
Relative Value of the Production Tax Credit
Energy Strategies performed an assessment of the relative value of wind generation that qualifies for the full Production Tax Credit for the American Wind Energy Association – California Caucus. The analysis found that there are significant cost savings associated with wind energy that can receive 100% of the Production Tax Credit. The analysis found the levelized cost of wind energy that obtains the full tax credit was 44-52% lower than wind energy achieving operation at a later date, when tax credits are no longer available.
Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative 2.0 Western Outreach Report
Energy Strategies worked with the Western Interstate Energy Board to complete the Western Outreach Report as part of California’s Renewable Energy Initiative 2.0. The report explored the availability of Western renewable energy and electric transmission that could contribute to meeting California’s renewable energy and greenhouse gas objectives.
Western Interconnection Collaboration
Energy Strategies presented as part of a workshop for California legislators and legislative staff. The presentation outlined the history of regional collaboration in the Western Interconnection and the opportunities for future collaboration: including regional market development and additional infrastructure.
Energy Strategies serves as the regional planning consultant for the WestConnect regional transmission planning region. In this capacity, Energy Strategies assist WestConnect in developing regional models, evaluating regional needs, and (when necessary) conducting cost allocation evaluations. Energy Strategies supports development of various WestConnect products, including the Regional Transmission Plan.