Energy consulting

CRA’s energy consulting practice helps clients solve and manage the complex challenges facing the industry. Over our 50 year history, we have developed novel approaches and frameworks for evaluating critical client issues in commercial, regulatory, and litigation settings. Clients trust CRA’s established and experienced energy consulting team to develop innovative solutions to their unique challenges.

For more about our services, experience, and team, please click on the links below.


  • Corporate and business unit strategy
  • Capital allocation and prioritization
  • Rate Cognizance – Peer utility rate forecast benchmarking
  • Advanced integrated resource planning (A-IRP)
  • Environmental strategy
  • Enterprise and portfolio risk management
  • Market entry

Litigation, regulatory, and expert support

  • Litigation support
  • FERC and regulatory agency proceedings
  • International arbitration

Transactions and markets

  • Energy market perspectives
  • Capacity market structuring and analysis
  • Commercial due diligence
  • Retail choice and distributed generation
  • Renewable and other resource procurement
  • Market power review

Proprietary and licensed models

  • North American Electricity & Environment Model (NEEM)
  • Multi-Regional National Model (MRN)
  • Natural Gas Fundamentals Model (NGF)
  • AuroraXMP Power Markets Model
  • CRA Capacity Market Models
  • Integrated Financial Model
  • Peer Electric Rate Forecasting Model (PERFORM)

Recent engagements

  • Completed a review of possible opportunities for savings from the Independent Electricty System Operator's (IESO) portfolio of electricity supply contracts.
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  • Supported NIPSCO in its 2018 Integrated Resource Plan which calls for transitioning the company’s energy generation away from coal and toward renewable energy sources
    Report (PDF) >
  • Presented survey results at EEI conference on the role of strategy in the new utility
    Survey results (PDF) >
  • Supported The Empire District Electric in its customer savings plan, which calls for the development of up to 600 MW of wind
    Press release >