Our Services
Our Services

Consulting Services

Our Services Are Based on Fundamental Economic and Policy Drivers Shaping Electricity Markets, Regulatory Frameworks, Market Behaviour, and Investments
 
 
Management Consulting
Management Consulting
Engineering
Economics &
Engineering
Policy
Policy
Strategy
Business Strategy

Management Consulting

 

  • Market Analysis & Assessment
  • Forecasts & Studies
  • Project Management
  • Contract Management & Negotiation
  • Power Procurement

 

Economics & Engineering

 

  • Power System Planning
  • Resource Need Assessment
  • Grid Connection Assessment
  • Financial Modelling

 

Policy

 

  • Policy Development
  • Regulatory Support & Litigation
  • Market Design & Rule Development
  • Consultation & Stakeholder Engagement Support

 

Business Strategy

 

  • Business & Project Development
  • Market Entry
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Asset Valuation & Due Diligence
  • Project Feasibility Assessment

 
 

Select Qualifications

 
 

Business Development and M&As

 

  • In response to the Canada government’s Climate Plan – A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy that released plans for a hydrogen strategy and the Ontario government’s plans to also develop a hydrogen strategy based on their discussion paper Ontario Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy, we are supporting development of green hydrogen projects utilizing operating renewable generators towards supplying hydrogen to end-use customers
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  • For multiple prospective buyers and investors of generation projects and portfolios of generation assets across multiple Canadian (e.g., BC, Alberta, Ontario, Maritimes) and U.S. (e.g., California, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maine, Vermont, etc.) markets, we have provided financial, commercial and engineering due diligence regarding technical assessments of project operations and connection to the grid, market revenues (including market and price forecasts) and contract provisions, obligations and revenues
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  • In response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Standard Offer Programs (SOPs) and other procurement processes for generation (e.g., offshore wind, onshore wind, solar, hydro, gas, etc.), energy storage and transmission projects, we have supported multiple project developers within multiple Canadian (Alberta, Ontario, etc.) and U.S. (New York, New England, etc.) markets with their bids/proposals in response to these opportunities through supporting project development (e.g., price and market forecasts, financial modeling, grid connection, permits and approvals, etc.), compliance with RFP/SOP rules and requirements, grid connection, permits and approvals, technical assessment of potentially competing bids/proposals, and management of production of bids/proposals for submission
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  • For a Canadian pension fund, we conducted due diligence of a regulated distribution utility in Canada including review of financial models and consistency with regulatory treatment along with assessments, and provided detailed summaries of the regulatory structure applied to the distribution utility and identified key risks, opportunities and future trends

 

Policy Development and Market Design

 

  • Power to Connect: A Roadmap to a Brighter Ontario defined for the Electricity Distributors Association an action plan and roadmap to enhance integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) combined with evolution of utilities, by recommending timely solutions to address needed policy, regulatory and market changes to unlock the benefit and value of DERs
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  • On behalf of multiple generators, utilities and customers, we have developed quantitative studies, submissions commenting on market design, rule and contract amendments relating to implementation of Locational Marginal Prices and a Day-Ahead Market, regarding Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Market Renewal Program
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  • On behalf of the Cogeneration Working Group, we drafted filed reports and successfully delivered expert testimony regarding design and rule amendments regarding previous Alberta Electricity System Operator (AESO) plans to implement a Capacity Market within Alberta
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  • For a group of Canadian clean energy suppliers and transmitters we estimated benefits of clean electricity exports from Canada to the U.S. by using our New England electricity market model to project economic savings that supported legislation enacted within Massachusetts and development of a 1,200 MW HVDC transmission line from Canada to New England

 

Regulatory Support and Litigation

 

  • On behalf of a large western Canadian utility, we provided support in response to the Alberta Utility Commission’s Distribution System Inquiry by leading project management, research and drafting of all written submissions and responses to interrogatories relating to distribution sector evolution, development and integration of DERs and electric vehicles (EVs), non-wires alternatives (NWAs), utility remuneration, rate design and future operations of utilities as Distribution System Operators; additionally, we supported this large utility in other areas including preparation of their rate application and its multiple components
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  • For the Public Service Commission of South Carolina, we served as an independent expert by producing technical analysis through filed reports and testimony relating to solar energy production, avoided costs to utilities, customer charges and proposed terms and conditions for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with solar generators resulting from obligations contained within the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA)
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  • For multiple Independent Power Producers (IPPs) located across U.S. (e.g., Florida, New Hampshire, Louisiana, California, Rhode Island) and Canada (e.g., BC, Ontario, Quebec), we have produced and filed expert reports including detailed analysis and provided testimony within regulatory, arbitration, and other litigation proceedings relating to multiple issues involving facility need, power procurement practices, as well as financial harm relating to curtailment of energy production, amendments to contract provisions, contract renewal provisions, contract termination, termination of permits and approvals, etc.
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Forecasts & Studies and Power Procurement

 

  • Unlocking Potential: An Economic Valuation of Energy Storage in Ontario defined for Energy Storage Canada the quantitatively benefits to developing energy storage in Ontario to meet power system needs including outcomes and lowering overall electricity costs to customers
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  • For multiple governments (e.g., municipalities, etc.), government agencies (e.g., system operators, etc.) and utilities across multiple Canadian (e.g., Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia) and U.S. (e.g., New York, Vermont, etc.) jurisdictions, we have administered procurement processes (e.g., RFPs, SOPs) resulting in successful contracting of renewable energy supply or have supported specific components within procurement processes through drafting RFPs/SOP rules and requirements, bid/proposal evaluation, drafting PPAs with legal counsel, and consultations with prospective bidders

 

Power System Planning and Resource Needs Assessment

 

  • For Ontario’s IESO, we performed a jurisdictional scan of power system planning processes supporting key initiatives relating to transmission planning, regional planning, barriers to DERs and NWAs, reliability standards, etc., with the scan involving the following jurisdictions and markets: California ISO, PJM, New York ISO, ISO New England, United Kingdom (National Grid), and Australia (AEMO)
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  • For the Government of Nova Scotia, we produced and filed an expert report with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) and delivered successful testimony regarding our assessment of the Maritime Link transmission project relative to other projects towards meeting power system needs and objectives, including technical assessment of power flows from adjacent electricity markets, impacts of variable renewable energy supply, costs to customers, etc.

 

 

 
 

 

Clients We Serve

Power Generators &
Service Providers

 

Governments &
Agencies

 

Customers & Stakeholder Groups

 

Utilities

 

Financial Sector

Clients We Serve

 

 

Power Advisory Contact Information

 
 

U.S. Office:

212 Thoreau Street,

Concord, MA, 01742

John Dalton

President

Telephone: +1 (978) 369 2465

email:
jdalton@poweradvisoryllc.com

 

Canadian Office:

55 University Avenue
Suite 605
P.O. Box 32
 

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H7

Jason Chee-Aloy

Managing Director

Telephone: +1 (416) 303 8667

email:
jchee-aloy@poweradvisoryllc.com


 
 
Kris Aksomitis

Director

Telephone: +1 (587) 894 7150

email:
kaksomitis@poweradvisoryllc.com