Microgrids – Current Events

In the world of Microgrids, major events continue to unfold in 2020: Microgrid Knowledge conducted its first Virtual Conference, The US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a road map with microgrids as part of the solution, and Microgrid interest and investment is at an all-time high. Global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More

New York’s Public Service Commission Seeking Comments Regarding Utility Consolidations

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a Notice Soliciting Comments from municipalities and other water authorities interested in serving, consolidating, acquiring or otherwise providing service to areas currently served by American Water Company (NYSE: AWK).  The PSC has received many requests to replace the current providers of water service with a municipal owner… Read More

YOUR GUIDE TO UTILITY VALUATION: Strategies for Maximizing Your Water and Wastewater Asset’s Value

Utility Valuation Process

Because utility valuation is a relatively infrequent occurrence, it’s all the more critical that municipalities and private utilities understand the process. Moreover, today’s high operating expenditures for water and wastewater utilities make it particularly important that municipalities clearly understand the current value their assets so they can prepare for changes tomorrow. A 2018-2027 FORECAST by… Read More

Working through the Valuation Process

Once the municipality or private utility has established its goals and selected a partner, it’s time to begin the legwork for the actual valuation process. This investigation will uncover all assets and explore as-built and current replacement costs. While many municipalities are content to turn this process over to their consultant in its entirety, initial… Read More

Taking the Right Appraisal Approach for Your Needs

While the usefulness of a utility valuation may now seem clear, how to proceed is often less apparent. Understanding the right time to use each of the different valuation approaches can help municipalities and utility owners determine their next steps. There are three typical appraisal approaches to take to understand the value of utility systems…. Read More

How a Utility Valuation Can Help

Utility Valuation

While most people may have a general sense of the market value of a home or business, it’s not so easy to apply accurate values to a utility. Not only do prices change across markets, but decades of adding to these systems may mean municipalities or private owners lose track of built assets sprawling across… Read More