Construction Monitoring

Accion Group's diverse consortium of consultants enables our firm to offer a broad range of construction monitoring services, including oversight and management of the design, construction, and operation of generating, pipeline, and transmission facilities. Having participated in reviews of the construction of fossil plants, nuclear projects, and hydro projects, along with having evaluated a variety of renewable resources, Accion Group is experienced in assessing both the adequacy and prudence of construction project management processes and procedures. Our consultants have also audited and reported on construction budgets and compliance with environmental and other regulatory requirements.


Accion's Previous Construction Monitoring Work

Accion is currently engaged by the Georgia Public Service Commission to monitor the construction of Georgia Power Company's McDonough 3 Unit, a 2400 MW, combined cycle project. Recent reviews also include a 1.5 MW wind turbine project and the construction of two nuclear power reactors, with the sufficiency of financing, credit assurances, and contractual obligations being a necessary part of both reviews. Additionally, our consultants have provided services related to prudence reviews conducted on behalf of regulators for several nuclear construction projects, including Palo Verde, South Texas Project, Comanche Peak, and Seabrook. 

Accion Group has advised numerous regulatory agencies regarding rate-making methodologies designed to equitably allocate the risks and responsibilities related to the costs of constructing and acquiring new and expensive utility assets. Our consultants boast in-depth experience in rate-making procedures, having participated in both legislative and regulatory rule-making on rates, and having prepared and presented rate cases before both federal and state agencies.

What Accion Offers

Accion's hands-on experience in the management of large construction projects allows our team to offer the following services:

  • Transmission additions to meet system needs

  • Transmission assessment for competing generation siting

  • Prudence reviews of generating unit outages

  • Gas pipeline siting, costs, and sufficiency

  • Siting of generating facilities, including wind, solar, bio-mass, gas, nuclear, hydroelectric, coal, and wave facilities

  • System reliability enactment, including vegetation management

  • Electric system design and operations

  • Construction design and scheduling of generation facilities

  • Review of contracts and financing sufficiency

  • Review of key personnel qualifications

  • Accounting treatment of costs