Improving Regulatory Outcomes: Reengineering the Rate Case

The number of rate cases filed each year by electric and gas utilities has consistently increased over the past 10 years. Some utilities are taking a more structured approach to the re-engineering of their rate case development processes and broader steps to improve other attributes reflected in a defined “maturity model.” By doing so, utilities can dramatically improve the outcome of future rate cases.

This article provides insights into this structured approach.

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The Energy Industry Update - Volume 16 - Issue 2

The energy industry is changing, and its regulatory and financial moorings are shifting. Competitive markets combined with other factors may lead to early nuclear unit retirement. Continuing changes in energy supply and demand patterns create a complex operation environment for electric utilities. Federal and state policy lines are beginning to blur as states have been increasingly intervening in FERC domain seeking favorable outcomes for their citizens and other local constituencies. In our Update, themed “As Yogi Berra Might Say…,” we look at the unusual picture drawn by the juxtaposition of these changes.

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