Potomac Economics serves as an Independent Monitor for utility procurements of generating assets and power purchase agreements.
The objective in these cases is to ensure that the evaluation of alternative options is conducted in a fair and reasonable manner. Our analyses have included assessment of production-cost modeling results, transmission assessments, and utility self-supply development costs.
This function has been required by regulators in order to ensure that the procurement process is competitive and that the utility procures the least-cost electricity available for its customers. It also benefits the utility itself by providing it with expert advice on the evaluation process and substantially reducing the potential disputes arising from the procurement process.