INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION CONSULTANT
Financial decisions and Expert Witness services require the ability to assess various risks on an independent basis. nFront Consulting staff has provided independent transmission consultant services for hundreds of renewable and fossil generation project financings, transmission and generation asset acquisitions, and state and federal energy regulatory commission proceedings.
TRANSMISSION, GENERATION AND MARKETS
Understanding risks, developing strategies and planning for the future requires expertise in the intersection of transmission, generation and markets. nFront brings together consultants with in-depth knowledge in all of these areas.
TARIFF AND INTERCONNECTION SUPPORT
Cost risks to transmission and generation assets are a function of several factors: direct assigned upgrade costs, rule of reimbursement for network upgrades, transmission service rates, energy resource or network interconnection service, and congestion and curtailment risks. nFront’s approach provides risk profiles based on the numerous factors, not just technical results.
SECURITY CONSTRAINED DISPATCH ANALYTICS (SCED)
As markets have evolved from strictly “contract” based transactions to a combination of contractual and financial settlements and from traditional “reliability” planning to a combination of reliability and economic planning, the use of SCED has become increasingly important to understand cost/benefit of new transmission assets, congestion and curtailment risks, and cost allocation. The nFront team has been leading these efforts throughout the evolution of markets to provide strategic and risk based advise to clients. (See Tools & Analytics)
Transmission and generation assets require various regulatory approvals, from transmission rate cases to certificates of need. nFront has extensive experience in the analytics to support expert witness testimony, development of interrogatories, settlement discussion, cross examination support and affidavits/testimony.