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

Utility Planning and Management

Thanks to our consultants' prior work experience in both electric utilities and the government entities regulating the industry, Accion Group has been regularly called upon to advise and assist state regulatory agencies in situations requiring in-depth understanding of business issues that affect power supply management. Our team's ability to facilitate crucial negotiations and manage complex transactions has led to Accion Group's involvement in numerous engagements to aid in the restructuring of complex power supply portfolios and rate setting. Additionally, Accion Group's consultants' combined experience permits our firm to advise clients in all relevant areas, from day-to-day operation to regulatory approvals and relations. In providing expert knowledge to utilities across the nation, Accion Group offers clients a seasoned, yet creative, perspective as they navigate critical company decisions.

Accion's Proprietary Computer Modeling Software

Accion Group's team has extensive experience with production cost models and expansion plan models used in resource planning, including Strategist, Prosym, PROMOD, and Aurora XMP. Additionally, Accion Group makes available a full dispatch model to our clients, Strategic Energy Risk Valuation Model (SERVM), which was developed in cooperation with Southern Company and is used in resource adequacy planning, valuing energy-limited resources such as wind, solar, and hydro, and in demand-response resources.

Read more about SERVM here.

What Accion Offers

With consultants who have served as General Counsel to a major mid-west electric utility, Senior Counsel to a major west coast energy service company, Chief Operating Officer of a mid-west electric utility, and CEO of a mid-west distribution company, Accion Group offers wide ranging knowledge and advice on:

  • Power portfolio design and analysis
  • Transmission and distribution planning and evaluation
  • Contract solicitation, negotiation, and structuring
  • Rate and tariff design
  • Communications
  • Operational management and control
  • Fuel supply management