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 Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water? Unprecedented floodwaters submerged farmlands, wastewater plants and federal Superfund cleanup sites, and more than a million private wells from the Canadian border south to Kentucky were threatened with chemicals, sewage and pathogens. The Data to Water Connection 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. From Internet of Things to Internet of Water: How Integrated Data Can Help Stop "Day Zero" The taps are flowing more freely in Cape Town, one of the world's premier tourist destinations and a cultural center of South Africa. In 2018, Cape Town residents stared down "Day Zero," the moment when the water system – jeopardized by the combination of population growth, drought cycles, aging infrastructure and deferred system improvements – was predicted to literally run dry Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be based on individual driving style, the conditions and climate – even the type of oil used. But these real-world conditions don't tend to factor into the carmaker's original guidelines. Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Has Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources As the nexus of water and "new energy" becomes more common in the water sector's lexicon, Black & Veatch's 2019 Strategic Directions: Water Report survey shows that water and wastewater plant operators are embracing "master plans" meant to optimize their energy use. Collaborate with our Utility Rates & Regulatory Support team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.