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funding for grid resilience

The federal government calls the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), a.k.a. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a once-in-a-lifetime investment for a good reason. This 2021 law provides a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for states and utilities, regardless of...

TransActions 2022 Q4 Issue

Download PDF The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) new controversial Return on Equity (ROE) methodology has been recently remanded by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In its August 2022 opinion, the court found that FERC’s rationale for its about-face on...

FERC's ROE Method is Remanded: What's Next?

  The Rundown Court remand of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) controversial Return on Equity (“ROE”) methodology provides an opportunity to improve its approach, with the Capital Asset Pricing Model’s (“CAPM”) Market Return estimate being a clear...

Protecting Cyber Security Assets

There are 5 main core functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover. Let’s focus on the importance of the core function of Protection. 

TransActions Newsletter - Issue 2022 Q3

Download PDF According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 27% of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the transportation sector. Although reducing greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved through electrifying cars and decarbonizing power supply,...

The Importance of Natural Gas Fuel & Interstate Pipeline Infrastructure

The electric and natural gas industries are intertwined, and several recent events including natural gas pipeline review changes contemplated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a rapid increase in natural gas commodity prices, and extreme winter weather...

Electric Vehicles - Problem or Opportunity?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 27% of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the transportation sector. Significantly reducing these emissions can be achieved through electrifying cars and decarbonizing power supply. Therefore,...

WASHINGTON OFFICE RELOCATES FROM KIRKLAND TO REDMOND

Redmond, WA (July 18, 2022) — The GDS/EES Kirkland, WA office will be relocating to Redmond, WA effective July 21, 2022. Acquired by GDS Associates in 2020, EES Consulting has called the Kirkland office home for 20 years. The new Redmond location is more accessible to...

Making a Western Regional Day-Ahead Market Work

GDS PERSPECTIVES ON THE CAISO EDAM STRAW PROPOSAL OUR APPROACH: GDS leveraged its expertise to identify strengths and weaknesses of the EDAM straw proposal and propose possible solutions consistent with a principled market design approach.

Energy Savings Tips for Summer

Sunny days and warmer weather are fast approaching and that means a switch from heating to cooling is upon us. Space conditioning tops the list of largest energy loads for homeowners, which means there are opportunities to reduce your utility costs by being proactive with...