Repeat Clients More than 80 percent of our utility rate study engagements are from repeat clients, confirming our partnership approach, the quality of our work, the value we bring to our clients, and our commitment to project schedules and budgets. Services Black & Veatch’s utility rates and regulatory services provide clients with integrated financial plans and rate case and regulatory strategies that balance system renewal with overall costs while preserving and growing revenue streams that provide for capital funding. We help our clients justify investments through our financial efficiency and risk quantification capabilities. We demonstrate to regulators, customers and other stakeholders the value each investment provides. Specific services include: Utility user fee program development. Innovative utility ratemaking strategies. Rate case management and support. Expert testimony and energy litigation support. Technology-related cost/benefit analyses and business cases. Regulatory compliance assistance. Integrated financial and capital planning. Operations efficiency and business transformation. Distributed Generation Cost Analysis. 0 Related Insights How are the Largest U.S. Cities Managing Rising Costs for Water and Sewer Services? According to respondents in the 2018-2019 50 Largest Cities Water & Wastewater Rate Survey, utilities are modifying how they charge for services to address revenue stability and affordability concerns. With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. Over the past few years, however, we’ve watched as offshore FLNG capabilities have moved closer to the mainland, offering a very flexible and economical solution to operators looking to offload their supply around the world. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources. Ready to Learn More? Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.