Energy Sector Capabilities and the NewERA Model

Capabilities and Services

For over half a century, NERA experts have helped clients in all parts of the energy sector around the globe successfully navigate their most critical regulatory, litigation, transactional, policy, and business challenges with our blend of deep industry knowledge and advanced analytical tools and techniques. We support our clients as they grapple with contradictory trends: regulation and deregulation, consolidation and asset spinoff, environmental constraints, and low fossil fuel prices.

NERA’s energy experts have comprehensive knowledge of the economics of gas and electricity markets, industry structures, competitive procurement mechanisms, and methods of regulation. We have extensive practical experience working with gas and electric power utilities, with related businesses such as those focused on nuclear power and renewables, and in key regulatory agencies and government departments. We also have exceptional in-house economic and market modeling capabilities that we tailor to produce insights about specific issues of relevance to clients. We can also leverage the expertise and innovative methods of our NERA colleagues who specialize in other network industries, including communications, transportation, and water.

NERA has exceptional in-house market modeling capabilities to provide detailed analytical support for many of the above-described engagements. A salient example is our NewERA model, the most state-of-the-art economic model available in the consulting space for measuring sectoral and economy-wide impacts of regulations and policies. It helps companies evaluate how new and potential future policy or market changes will interact with each other and influence business and economic outcomes. The model captures policies’ effects as they ripple through all sectors of the economy, supporting transaction evaluation, asset valuation, and policy analysis. Among many other applications, it is being used to asses various implications of the US EPA’s Clean Power Plan.