Economic Impact 2017-10-27T00:48:33+00:00

Economic Impact

In Re: I/M/O the Petition of Fishermen’s Atlantic City Wind Farm, LLC for the Approval of the State Waters Project and Authorizing Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificates; BPU Docket No. EO11050314V; Completed 2013. ACG was retained by the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel to provide an expert opinion to the Board of Public Utilities on the revised offshore wind development application submitted by Fishermen’s Atlantic City Wind Farm (FACW). ACG recommended rejection of the FACW project because it did not meet statutory requirements and it was not in the public interest since it would not produce a net economic benefit to New Jersey ratepayers.

In Re: I/M/O the Petition of Vermont Gas systems, Inc. for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. §248, authorizing the construction of the “Addison Natural Gas Project”; Docket No. 7970; Completed 2015. ACG assisted Vermont’s AARP in examining ratemaking and policy issues associated with the Addison Natural Gas Project. ACG provided an economic impact study, along with an examination into ratepayer costs and the system wide effects of the infrastructure project.

In Re: I/M/O the Merger of Exelon Corporation, Pepco Holdings, Inc., Potomac Electric Power Company, Exelon Energy Delivery Company, LLC and New Special Purpose Entity, LLC; Docket No. FC 1119; Completed 2015. ACG assisted the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia in analyzing the policy aspects of the proposed merger of Exelon and Pepco, including the potential impacts on service quality, cost of service, and rates. ACG provided expert testimony on various economic, public policy, and regulatory policy issues associated with the merger. ACG provided an economic impact analysis, as well as review and analysis of the impact of the merger on employment, utility management and operation, system reliability, regulatory oversight, and potential impacts on the competitive market.

In Re: PSE&G Economic Analysis of Capital Expenditure Program (Rutgers Study); RC File No.: 15-G-93; Completed 2015. ACG assisted the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel in examining the Rutgers’ Economic Impact Analysis based on capital expenditures made by the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (“PSE&G”). The examination of the impact analysis focused on the reasonableness of the assumptions, along with the positive and negative economic impacts discussed within the study.


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