Expert Witness

EVA provides expert witness testimony in fuel contract disputes and in utility rate cases.  EVA has testified on electric power markets and prices, utility fuel procurement practices, system dispatch and off-system sales.  EVA uses public and proprietary data and models to support its analyses.

Fuel contract dispute work includes arbitration and litigation proceedings regarding prevailing market prices, industry practice in the use of contract terms and conditions, market conditions surrounding the initial contracts, or damages resulting from contract breach.  For rate cases, EVA provides audit and testimony for all three sides of the regulatory triangle, i.e., public utility commissions, rate case intervenors, and utility management.

Coal Testimony

  • Coal Contract Disputes
    • Expert witness or arbitrator services.
    • Damage calculations.
    • Industry practices in contract terms.
  • Bankruptcy Restructuring
    • Reorganization.
    • Property and company valuation.
    • Industry and labor contract economics.
  • Other Areas
    • Audits of fuel procurement practices.
    • Regulatory hearings on permitting..

Natural Gas Testimony

EVA has provided expert witness testimony for several natural gas clients, some of which include the following:

  • Indiana Gasification Project before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, Cause No. 43976.
  • Assessment of the Impact of Proposed Clean Air Requirements on U.S. Natural Gas Supply Sector before the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change and Nuclear Safety.

Renewable Testimony

  • Wind Projects
    • Provided testimony at the proceeding for at least 10 states public utility commissions, siting boards and land use commissions.
    • Provided testimony on wind project siting before local zoning boards in mulitple counties.
    • Provided testimony in U.S. District Court.
    • Provided testimony for U.S. District Court and State Superior Court on emission allowances and practices.
    • Provided testimony for public utility commissions on environmental control projects, integrated resources plans, grid reliability impacts of future environmental regulations and future carbon market risks and their implications on power generation technologies.

Environmental Compliance Testimony

  • Provided testimony for U.S. District Court and State Superior Court on emission allowances and practices.
  • Provided testimony for Public Utility Commissions on environmental control projects, integrated resources plans, grid reliability impacts of future environmental regulations and future carbon market risks and their implications on power generation technologies.