E3: Energy+Environmental Economics
Expertise    |    Natural Gas
Sample Projects

In addition to our in-depth experience in electricity analysis, E3 also has significant experience in the natural gas industry. E3 has worked with natural gas utilities, state and provincial regulators, pipeline companies and end-users.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Natural gas price forecasting
  • Natural gas procurement and contracting
  • Wholesale and retail rate design
  • Energy efficiency program design
  • Avoided cost forecasting
  • Integrated resource planning
  • Demand forecasting
Contact: Snuller Price or Ren Orans

Expert Witness Testimony for Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). E3 was retained by CAPP to support strategy development and to provide expert testimony before the Canadian National Energy Board regarding TransCanada’s Mainline restructuring proposal.

NOx Abatement Strategies for Southern California Gas Company. E3 undertook this study for Southern California Gas Company to evaluate the costs and potential for achieving NOx reductions across diverse end-uses.

Natural Gas Avoided Costs for California PUC. E3 developed the calculation methodology and long-term forecast of natural gas avoided costs for the evaluation of California energy efficiency programs.

Los Angeles Unified School District Natural Gas Auction. E3 was retained by the LAUSD to assist in procurement of electricity, natural gas and diesel. E3 conducted an online auction for natural gas commodity that resulted in significant savings for the school district relative to its prior procurement practices.

Energy Efficiency Program Planning. E3 worked with San Diego Gas & Electric Company and Southern California Gas Company to perform natural gas efficiency program planning in a manner consistent with the official E3 Calculators that would need to be submitted to the CPUC.

China: Energy Efficiency Cost-Effectiveness. E3 has worked with the Beijing Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Center, Natural Resources Defense Council and Regulatory Assistance Project to develop training materials that introduce energy efficiency cost-effectiveness methods in China.

India: Electricity grid evolution. E3 worked under the auspices of the ClimateWorks Foundation’s “Best Practices Network-India” to provide a conceptual and analytical framework to help Indian policy makers make sustainable and cost-effective decisions on how to develop the power grid to support India’s clean energy goals.

China: "Four Things You Should Know about China's Electricity System". E3 consultants prepared this brief as part of the China Environment Forum's Cooperative Competitors series.

Hong Kong: Rate of Return Regulation. During 2002-2006, E3 advised China Light and Power and Hong Kong Electric on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s proposal of reforming the ROR regulation that has been in place since the early 1970s.

Israel: Electricity Market Restructuring Assessment. Israeli Electric Company retained E3 to analyze stranded cost recovery mechanisms used in the US under electricity market restructuring and to assess the financial performance of an incumbent utility under alternative mechanisms.