MUNICIPAL & PRIVATE UTILITIES RATE CALCULATIONS & FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

MITIGATE RATE SHOCK AND MANAGE FINANCIAL RISK WITH CUTTING EDGE RATE CALCULATIONS AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS SOFTWARE

THE BIG IDEA

WATER

Water utilities face mounting challenges related to water scarcity and unfunded mandates, creating a compelling need for a risk management system that can model revenue sufficiency and the impact that decisions will have on rates. Furthermore, wastewater operations are pressed by aging infrastructure and the requirement for additional capacity, thus prioritizing the need for an on-demand, cost-of-service analysis. Changing weather patterns have also created a critical need for new stormwater infrastructure involving capital expenditures, increased O&M expenses, and financing requirements. Dynamically price water and more with the AQUA RATES PLANNER!  

ENERGY

Traditional energy utilities are challenged with regulations from the EPA resulting in unfunded mandates and the need to explore energy alternatives. Natural gas is an important and emerging source of energy, with approximately half the carbon footprint as coal. Alternative energy sources such as wind and solar are becoming more prominent, tapping into the inexhaustible energy of the sun. In order to truly model the financial impact of required capital infrastructure and the critical need to finance these initiatives, an online risk management system that can price energy rates is essential. Mitigate rate shock and anticipate the future with the ENERGY RATES PLANNER! 

INFRASTRUCTURE

The need to plan, fund, and price capital infrastructure initiatives is a critical topic today. The options for funding these initiatives have increased along with the complexity and the need to assess financial feasibility from various revenue sources. A dynamic pricing model is also essential to establish defensible fees and charges across customer service classes. These requirements, combined with emerging public/private partnerships, create a compelling need for a powerful budgeting, financing, revenue sufficiency, and pricing application. Take control of capital infrastructure projects and forecast the future with the INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL PLANNER!  

THE SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

AN ENTIRE FINANCIAL PLAN - RATES ON DEMAND - PRE-CONFIGURED FOR WATER RELATED UTILITIES

  • Transform the data from your last water, waste water, or storm water rate study into a powerful, dynamic, online decision support system
  •  Understand the implications of financial decisions on rates, and precisely forecast the timing of rate increases 
  • Create an O&M budget with full understanding of how each line item will impact rates 
  • Develop and understand the impact that capital expenditures will have on cash flow and rates 
  • Finance capital projects using revenue bonds or other financing sources  
  • Perform a comprehensive financial analysis, including calculation of debt service coverage ratios, revenue sufficiency, and the impact on customer class rates 
  • Price water, waste water, or storm water products instantly with powerful cost-of-service analysis 

AN ENTIRE FINANCIAL PLAN - RATES ON DEMAND - PRE-CONFIGURED FOR ENERGY RELATED UTILITIES

  • Transform the data for your electric utility rate study into a powerful, dynamic, online decision support system 
  • Take charge of your future by understanding the precise impact that financial decisions have on rates
  •  Develop an energy utility O&M budget with full understanding of how each line item will impact rates 
  • Establish and understand the impact that energy-related capital expenditures will have on cash flow and rates 
  • Finance capital projects using revenue bonds or other financing sources 
  • Perform a comprehensive financial analysis including calculation of debt service coverage ratios, revenue sufficiency, and the impact on customer class rates 
  • Price energy-related products instantly with powerful cost-of-service analysis

PLAN, BUDGET, FINANCE, AND PRICE INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Take control of your capital infrastructure projects with superior cash flow projections and analysis
  • Create a comprehensive operations and maintenance budget and understand how each line item will affect customer fees or taxes 
  • Create a capital project plan that includes capital expenditures, sources of financing, and the effect that capital project expenditures will have on operating expenses 
  • Perform a comprehensive financial analysis including calculation of debt service coverage ratios, revenue sufficiency, and what-if analysis on customer class charges or fees 
  • Utilize the powerful direction of costs capability to precisely price customer class charges and fees 
  • Analyze private/public partnerships with the ability to test equity as a source of financing and to calculate cost recovery charges inclusive of a target rate of return for investors 

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