When Arizona first set up its competitive energy solicitation process, Accion Group provided sophisticated guidance and helped create a fair and transparent system that continues to be used. Their broad experience representing both utilities and regulators provided a balanced understanding of the needs of all interested parties.
- Christopher Kempley, former Chief Counsel, Arizona Corporation Commission
Accion's transmission and distribution specialists have served as technical advisor to the Maine Public Utilities Commission, the Vermont Public Service Board, the Kentucky Public Service Commission, and the District of Columbia Public Service commission regarding the public necessity and convenience of a multitude of 345 kV, 230 kV, 161 kV, 138 kV, 115 kV, and 69 kV facilities, which required an in-depth understanding of both the generation and transmission planning components of system design.
Furthermore, Accion Group's consultants have led the evaluation of transmission and distribution planning, design, vegetation management, and construction in the examination of three Ameren electric utilities for the Illinois Commerce Commission, investigated the November 2004 major transmission line failures and subsequent restoration efforts in Nova Scotia, and investigated Commonwealth Edison's transmission system integrity after the August 2003 blackout. One of our consultants also served as the lead investigator into prudence reviews for unit outages, and investigated causes of unit outages at the Public Service Company of New Hampshire for the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, Duke Energy for the Ohio Public Utilities Commission, and the Arizona Public Service Company for the Arizona Commerce Commission.
As experts in power system studies and planning, interconnection analysis, vegetation management, and investigations of safety, reliability, and independent and integrated operations of communications and electric utilities, Accion Group's consultants offer the following services related to transmission and distribution: