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Electric Power Markets

Econ One is a leading economic consulting firm with experience addressing complex issues impacting Electric Power Markets. Our team of seasoned economists and consultants has extensive experience with decarbonization, damage analysis, resource planning, risk analysis, litigation, and regulatory matters. We also have experience with antitrust issues such as price-fixing, market manipulation, and more. Additionally, our international arbitration team brings global experience to electric power market matters.

Our detailed economic analyses and expert testimony have been relied upon in a wide range of regulatory matters and in litigation proceedings in front of courts, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). We utilize our industry expertise to offer robust support and are well positioned to offer the necessary insights and expert analysis.

Our Capabilities

Decarbonization

Energy Storage and Renewables Integration | Hydrogen Solutions | Electrification Studies

As the world transitions to a low-carbon future, businesses face the imperative to embrace innovative strategies that not only reduce emissions but also drive economic growth and enhance competitiveness. We understand the urgency and complexity of shifting towards sustainable energy systems. Our team collaborates closely with energy industry stakeholders to develop and implement robust strategies that drive decarbonization. We produce precise and objective analyses related to the effects of electrification on power systems, battery storage and renewable energy integration, and hydrogen solutions for decarbonization.

Energy Markets

Electricity Market Modeling | Capacity and Energy Market Design | Natural Gas and LNG

In addition to developing in-house models to analyze our clients’ specific issues, we have 20+ years of experience utilizing cutting edge energy market simulation and production cost models to support electric utility planning and generation capacity investment plans in the face of uncertain and dynamic market conditions. We provide in-depth electricity market modeling to optimize investments and operations, inform energy market design, produce insights into pricing dynamics, and uncover hidden opportunities stemming from the energy transition.

Regulatory & Litigation

Market Power Analysis | FERC/DOJ Regulatory Support | Litigation Support

Econ One experts routinely file testimony in a wide range of regulatory matters and in litigation proceedings in front of courts, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Our offerings are designed to empower attorneys, electric utilities, power producers, and investors with expert analysis and guidance in navigating complex regulatory and legal challenges. Building on our decades-long experience, we provide impartial assessments and expert testimony to find insights crucial for regulatory compliance and strategic decision-making and to help clients achieve favorable outcomes.

Resource Planning

Resource Adequacy | Portfolio Optimization | Integrated Resource Planning

Our experts specialize in energy portfolio optimization, resource planning, and resource adequacy assessments for electric utilities, power producers, and system operators, providing thorough analysis to ensure reliable and resilient energy supply. We leverage cutting-edge modeling techniques to maximize the value and efficiency of energy assets across diverse market conditions. Whether related to capacity accreditation, resource adequacy measures, or the financial impacts of generation expansion options, we understand that each client’s situation is unique and requires tailored analysis and recommendations to navigate the uncertainties of energy markets with confidence and clarity.

Risk Analysis

Energy Risk Management | Quantitative Risk Analytics | Derivatives and Hedging Strategies

Our consultants draw on their experience from previous consulting engagements, prior roles in electric industry, and academic training to offer robust and insightful risk analytics and build energy hedging strategies. We have a broad experience in market risks (i.e., price and quantity risks) but also risks stemming from specific regulatory issues, market structure changes, etc. Given long energy investment amortization timelines, low market liquidity and/or visibility, and ever-changing regulatory and legislative environment, we customize our approach to identify potential risks and opportunities in each market and investment situation.

Transactions (M&A)

Asset and Investment Valuation | Due Diligence | Project Finance

Econ One experts have conducted due diligence tasks to identify potential risks and opportunities of M&As and investments, assisted clients in structuring transactions and negotiating terms, and provided ongoing support with implementing transactions and performance monitoring to ensure successful execution. Our models were also used for detailed valuation of power plants and other electricity markets infrastructure in supporting M&A transactions as well as for corporate planning purposes where our electric price forecasts were directly used to support strategy and budgeting decisions.

Expert Resources and Insights

Our Clients

Berger Montague

Boies Schiller Flexner

Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Greenberg Traurig

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro

Hausfeld

Kaplan Fox

Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Susman Godfrey

White & Case