Cost of Service & Rate Design

Electric and natural gas retail markets range from the traditional, regulated, cost of service structure to the competitive, retail open access structure. Distributed energy resources, such as rooftop solar, and smart grid technologies are providing new opportunities within the electric sector and prompting the development of new regulatory processes for retail service. In the natural gas sector, utilities are modernizing their systems, replacing aging infrastructure, and expanding to meet increasing demand.

Daymark Energy Advisors assists regulators, consumers, and utilities to understand and develop pricing, ratemaking, and cost of service approaches for evolving business models and investment opportunities.

Our Capabilities
  • Electric and Natural Gas Utility Rate Design & Cost Allocation
  • Alternative Ratemaking
  • Revenue Decoupling
  • Capital Recovery Mechanism
  • Distributed Energy Resources Rate Design Integration
  • Energy Storage Rate Design Integration
  • Net Metering
Cost Allocation and Rate Design

West , Utah

SCOPE: Evaluate and provide expert testimony on a utility application for retail rate changes regarding allocated cost of service study, load research, marginal costs, and rate design.

DG Rate Redesign

West, Hawaii

SCOPE: Comprehensive rate redesign effort to account for curtailment of utility-scale renewables due to high distributed generation (DG) output in areas of high penetration of various customer-sited DG.

COS Study and Rate Redesign

Northeast, VT

SCOPE - Conducted load research and related studies which led to client being first state utility w/an allocated COS study using its own smart data and among the first to propose time-of-use and critical peak pricing rate design based on its smart meter capability.

Utility Strategic Reorganization

Midcontinent South , Arkansas

SCOPE: Evaluate and provide expert testimony regarding a utility’ plan for a strategic reorganization to exit a system agreement and join a regional transmission organization.

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Class Cost Allocation

Northeast , New Brunswick

SCOPE: Evaluate and provide expert testimony on a utility’s proposed class cost allocation study methodology and implications for prospective rate design changes.

Utility Merger Evaluation

Southeast , North Carolina, South Carolina

SCOPE: Evaluate and provide expert testimony regarding the ratepayer benefits and implications for renewable energy policy associated with a proposed utility merger.

Marc D. Montalvo
President, Principal Consultant
"Just a quick note to thank you for your efforts in putting together great testimony on behalf of OHA. Another example of why Daymark is my 'go-to' for consulting."

William L. Humes, Of Counsel
Oklahoma City