Capabilities Overview

Services provided by Synapse include economic and technical analyses, regulatory support, research and report writing, policy analysis and development, representation in stakeholder committees, facilitation, trainings, development of analytical tools, and expert witness services. Our core areas of expertise include the following:

Resource Planning

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

Utility Regulation

Electric System and Economic Modelings

Environment and Climate

Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation

Energy and Capacity Markets

Transmission and Distribution

 

Resource Planning

 

 Resource Planning

  • Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)
  • Energy Future Scenario Analysis
  • Electric System Reliability
  • Power Plant Costs and Performance
  • Coal Power
  • Nuclear Power
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Avoided Costs
  • Portfolio Management, Generation Supply Planning, and Procurement
  • Gas Supply Planning

Energy Efficiency

 

 

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

  • Regulatory Policies Supporting Energy Efficiency
  • Efficiency Programs in Resource Planning
  • Cost-Effectiveness Screening
  • Efficiency Program Design
  • Avoided Costs
  • Efficiency Potential Studies
  • Rate and Bill Impact Analyses
  • Efficiency Program Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V)
  • Economic and Job Impacts
  • Demand Response and System Planning

Utility Regulation

 

 

Utility Regulation

  • Rate Cases
  • Alternative Ratemaking
  • Prudence, Used and Useful
  • Retail Markets

Economic Modeling

 

 

Electric System and Economic Modeling

  • Electric System Modeling
  • Economic Modeling

Environment and Climate

 

 

Environment and Climate

  • Environmental Regulations and Policy
  • Carbon Emissions and Climate Policy
  • Displaced Emissions

reneable Energy

 

 

Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation

  • Renewable Resources
  • Distributed Generation
  • Net Metering

Energy and Capacity Markets

 

 

Energy and Capacity Markets

  • Wholesale Electricity Markets, ISOs, and RTOs
  • Price Forecasting and Market Analysis
  • Generating Asset Valuation
  • Market Power and Mergers

Transmission and Distribution

 

 

Transmission and Distribution

  • Transmission Planning and Siting
  • Distribution Systems