LEI has participated in the birth and development of competitive electricity markets worldwide. Our strategy practice has helped traditional investor-owned utilities in the creation of competitive gencos, assessment of the establishment of independent transcos, and valuation of synergies with associated businesses.
LEI has an extensive array of experience creating integrated wholesale electricity market simulations to identify beneficiaries and quantify the costs and benefits from proposed transmission lines. In addition to our array of proprietary quantitative models, LEI’s staff has in depth industry experience across North America, with a strong focus on the United States and Canada. LEI’s also has testified for state policymakers, regulators, and siting organizations on transmission rate-setting, and transmission policy design.
LEI’s natural gas related activities include assessment of the synergies between the natural gas and electric power industries, examination of performance-based ratemaking and total factor productivity for natural gas distribution companies, exploration of ISO system expansion arrangements and developing screening methodologies for potential investments in the natural gas industry.
LEI’s experience in UK and international markets provides a unique foundation for our services to private sector investors in the water industry worldwide. In addition, we monitor the potential for new developments, such as establishment of water markets, new desalination technologies, and water exports, to create profit opportunities.
LEI’s telecoms related work has focused on two key areas: valuing the potential for electric utilities and other non-telecoms network firms to leverage off of existing rights of way and fiber optics networks by entering the telecoms business, and assessing entry strategies to European and emerging market fixed wire, cable, and cellular markets.
LEI is at the forefront of analyzing key issues related to pricing and privatization of key transportation infrastructure. This includes analysis of the implications of road pricing, regulation and development of privatized ports, and lessons from the UK rail privatization process.