Utility Financial Solutions Cost of Service Studies/Rate Design

The UFS team of professionals includes engineers, accountants and economists who have completed more than 500 cost of service and rate studies as well as financial projections for utilities in 28 states. As a result of their experience, USF officials are instructors and frequent speakers for utility agencies, including the American Public Power Association and the Institute of Public Utilities. UFS courses and studies include financial planning, cost of service, rate design, and development of dynamic pricing methods for customers.

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For expert financial analysis and guidance, turn to Utility Financial Solutions for cost of service, rate design, and financial planning services. UFS specializes in supporting municipal electric, water, wastewater, and telecommunications services. UFS offers cost of service and rate design studies modeled to fit each utility’s unique demographics and characteristics. Along with providing utility financial planning, cost of service studies, and rate design, UFS works with utility officials to justify revenue requirements for ensuring long-term financial stability.Financial services include:

  • Indirect Cost Allocation Review
  • Rate Survey of other similar utilities
  • Power Cost Adjustment Calculations or Fuel Cost Adjustment Calculations
  • Transmission Rate Development
  • Unbundling Cost-of-Service
  • Policy and Procedure review and development
  • Software Selection
  • Economic Forecasting of sales and load growth
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Benchmarking Analysis
  • Line Extensions
  • Strategic Planning
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financial Analysis