Disagreements about the proper application of utility tariffs, or performance under energy contracts, can sometimes require lawsuits for ultimate resolution. These lawsuits involve quantitative analysis behind the scenes to determine the potential impact of the disagreement and potential resolutions. The process may also require expert testimony on behalf of one of the litigants. Our professionals are qualified and experienced in
providing litigation support, through helping to quantify the value of issues in dispute, providing expert reports and testimony for use in hearings,and supporting legal counsel in its litigation efforts.
As laws change in the energy industry, they can have significant impacts on costs for large energy consumers. Accordingly, it is in the interest of customers to be involved in legislative activities to help shape legislation and ensure they are not unduly impacted by adverse legislative proposals. We can assist energy consumer groups in the legislative arena by providing economic assessment of legislative proposals, technical support and implementation, analyses of the business and economic impacts of proposed legislation, and, if necessary, assistance in development of alternative language. In addition, our professionals offer expert testimony in legislative hearings concerning energy issues.