MCR conducts reviews of transmission formula rates, (MISO Attach. O, & SPP/PJM Attach. H) to substantiate costs and optimize revenue.
MCR develops cost data to support full RTO revenue recovery for new transmission owners (“TOs”), which involves, for example, developing MISO’s Attachment O, and Attachment H in SPP and PJM.
MCR reviews neighboring utility transmission costs or RTO cost calculations to ensure transmission charges are appropriate.
MCR conducts workshops to educate client staff on formula rates and the implications of business changes on ATRR.
MCR provides expert FERC testimony for Section 205 rate filings, including new ATRR filings related to joining MISO, SPP or PJM. Our expertise includes cost of capital, template changes, requests for forward looking test years, project cost sharing and regulatory asset recovery.
MCR provides analytics, formula rates and testimony for transmission incentives rate applications to FERC. This includes requests for hypothetical capital structure, CWIP, abandoned plant and regulatory asset.
MCR provides expert testimony and analytics to support proposed cost of capital for new formula rates and changes to existing formula rates for public power and G&Ts, including ROE & capital structure.
MCR provides our clients analytical and intervention response support during intervention, settlement, mediation and hearings.
MCR works with clients to define issues, goals and strategies, including providing analytic support.
MCR analyzes cash flows of proposed transmission projects. MCR’s Transmission Project Evaluation Tool™ highlights how value is created under various cost allocation and recovery scenarios.
MCR conducts economic analysis using MCR’s RTO Evaluation Model™ to assess whether to become a TO in an RTO.
MCR provides analytical support in negotiations with incumbents on the appropriate share of investment in a joint pricing zone.
MCR conducts strategic and financial analysis related to value created from buying or selling transmission facilities.
MCR conducts cost and rate analyses for transmission owners, and comparisons with peer utilities.