Market Analysis and Assessment

Market Analysis and Assessment

Wholesale Power Market Assessment Services

NERA experts are leaders in the design of electricity markets and in supporting investment decisions. NERA's experts have supported clients in assessing the fit of investing in energy markets, screening assets for acquisition, valuing both assets and publicly traded companies, and assisting lenders in assessing the attractiveness of lending in the sector. We continue to work with lenders and owners of assets as they attempt to restructure financing, and with potential investors seeking to take a position in generation assets. NERA's services generally fall into the following categories:

Market structure and design

NERA has been involved in the design of energy markets since the beginning of deregulation and has worked closely with a number of governments, companies, and market institutions (such as ISOs and RTOs) on questions of market structure. NERA's market knowledge and insight can assist clients with developing business strategies in evolving markets, and identifying impacts of market structure on asset performance and the ability to monetize asset positions.

Market assessment and economic due diligence

NERA prepares market assessments for all North American and many European and Asian markets. NERA experts have prepared Independent Market Expert Reports in support of over $30 billion in bank debt and capital market offerings, and supported the acquisition of over 21,000 MW of generation. NERA can provide a full range of economic due diligence services. These include customized market price forecasts, review of contracts and fuel supply and transport arrangements, and operating margin projection, leading to detailed asset valuation and risk assessment.

Risk and uncertainty analysis

Uncertainty of outcomes pervades asset strategy decisions and is a significant determinant of the value attributed to asset positions. NERA's asset assessments focus on understanding the drivers of short-term and long-term risks in asset positions, the range of potential outcomes that should be considered in business planning, risk management, transaction structuring, and strategic decisions.

Screening and transaction support

NERA can assist investors in identifying types of investment opportunities in energy markets and evaluating them in light of their investment criteria. Given the investor's investment profile, NERA can help target assets or companies. NERA can assist with origination and structuring of transactions, including identification and segregation of risks, and assistance with placement of elements of a structure. NERA can provide regulatory support, including the prescreening of acquisition targets based on likely regulatory and legal requirements.

Name Title Location Phone Email
Sandra Ringelstetter Ennis Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director
Chicago +1 312 573 2823
Oscar Arnedillo Managing Director Madrid +34 91 521 0020
Richard Druce Managing Director London +44 20 7659 8540
Sean Gammons Managing Director London
+44 20 7659 8564
+49 30 700 1506 01
Dr. Jeff D. Makholm Managing Director Boston +1 617 927 4540
Dr. Ramsey Shehadeh Managing Director Washington, DC +1 212 345 6089
Kurt G. Strunk Managing Director New York City +1 212 345 5035
Vakhtang Kvekvetsia Director London +44 20 7659 8746
Scott J. Bloomberg Associate Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9234
Willis Geffert Associate Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9293
Dr. Laura T. W. Olive Associate Director Boston +1 617 927 4588
Marta Moro Senior Consultant Madrid +34 91 521 0020
Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska Affiliated Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 3510
Jonathan Falk Affiliated Consultant New York City +1 212 345 5315
Dr. David Harrison Jr. Affiliated Consultant Boston +1 617 927 4512
Mike King Affiliated Consultant Denver
San Francisco
Washington, DC
+1 303 357 4781
+1 303 618 4915
+1 303 618 4915
Dr. Chantale LaCasse Affiliated Consultant Washington, DC
+1 202 466 9218
+1 416 868 7314
Eugene Meehan Affiliated Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 9287
Dr. Kent Van Liere Affiliated Consultant San Francisco +1 415 291 1000
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