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Our Projects_ 

 AUDITING 

Xcel Energy/Northern States Power

Independent Auditor for the 2014 MN solar procurement that resulted in 187 MW of utility scale solar from 3 projects and 2013 MN wind procurement of 750 MW from 4 projects. Efforts included auditing Xcel’s administration of the RFP process and proposal review. The solar audit included 111 different project configurations in 3 states from nearly 40 separate bidders; a total of over 2,100 MW from projects ranging in size from 5 MW to 100 MW. The wind audit included 200 different project configurations in 6 states from nearly 40 separate bidders. 

U.S. Department of Energy

Technical lead to design transmission and ancillary services rates and services for the Power Marketing Administrators as part of DOE’s Defining the Future Grid Initiative. Efforts included facilitated stakeholder workshops, advising the Joint Outreach Team (JOT) and reporting to Secretary Chu on the IRP process of the Western Area Power Administration—including auditing 104 finance reports and 102 Integrated Resource Plans.

Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, Canada

Expert advisor in support of an audit of SaskPower’s Independent Power Purchase process and procedures.

City of Roseville, CA

Led Operational Performance Audits of Roseville Electric, the Environmental Utilities Department—Solid Waste, Water, Wastewater, Recycled Water, and Stormwater—and the Utility Exploration Center in 2013 and the Public Works Department—Alternative Transportation, Engineering and Street Maintenance—in 2014. Efforts included site visits, interviews, and development of key performance indicators and performance dashboards.

 

ISO-New England

Audited Automatic Generation Control payments over a six-month period to reconcile AGC regulation market payments due generators under Standard Market Design. Efforts included design and implementation of an Audit Tool to analyze real-time dispatch response of generators providing AGC, identify and document data irregularities and reconcile payments.

 

City of Tallahassee, Florida  

Lead Auditor for the first consolidated EMS ISO 14001 Audit of Water Quality and Wastewater Collection and Treatment operations for a $245M state-of-the art wastewater treatment plant.  Efforts included interviewing 55 employees, including the Underground Utilities GM, and 20 sites/processes at six locations.  

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