Property Value Impact
Upgrades to and expansions of existing electric transmission systems, and the creation of new transmission corridors, may prompt property owners to allege impacts on property values and intervene in the siting process. Analysis Group's experts can evaluate possible impacts on property values and assist clients with navigating the regulatory process of siting new transmission line corridors or other utility installations. We can help in the following ways:
- Public Information – Our experts can lead discussions with community groups or assist in developing communication strategies
- Regulatory Hearings – We can support the application process by providing testimony at regulatory hearings
- Right-of-Way Acquisition – We can provide expert testimony addressing the potential impact of the newly expanded or created rights-of-way on property values should the acquisition process result in litigation against the condemning entity
Transmission Lines and Residential Property Values
A utility seeks to transmit renewable energy from remote wind farms to load centers. The planned transmission project will cross multiple state lines, and residents of affected areas are preparing to intervene in the siting process claiming an unfair burden on their communities. Analysis Group experts have published research addressing key issues in the study of high-voltage transmission lines and their potential effect on residential property values.
Cost Allocation and Rate Setting
Our experts have performed analyses on a wide range of issues related to ratemaking. We have delivered expert testimony on ratemaking issues before state and federal regulatory commissions, focusing on such topics as various costs of service, cost allocations, rate designs, performance-based ratemaking, long-term contracts, and revenue decoupling.
We have also provided expertise – in the form of analysis and/or expert testimony – related to utility investment and procurement decisions, and wholesale ratemaking. In various engagements, our experts have:
- Reviewed regulations for proposed power resources
- Created integrated resource plans
- Evaluated and approved procurement results
- Designed mitigation measures to address concerns arising from transactions
- Analyzed supporting requests for market-based rate authorities in wholesale electricity markets
- Developed cost allocation policies for transmission investment