Elenchus is known for its insight and foresight, and the confidence and expertise that come from decades of experience in energy regulation. We provide utilities with the ability to persuade their regulators and stakeholders of the soundness of their case. To minimize our client's exposure to risk, we stay on top of changes in governmental and regulatory policy.
Elenchus developed Ratemaker and Ratefiler, trusted software tools that generate distribution rates for forward test years. Our regulatory team has also developed additional tools to reduce the work required for IRM applications, Lead/Lag and Cost Allocation Studies, and Load Forecasting.
Whether it's CDM or DSM, Conservation is the brave new world for the electricity and natural gas industries. While it may be the cheapest source of energy, there's also a lot of uncertainty about how to achieve and quantify these savings. Elenchus' familiarity with the regulations and guidelines helps utilities get the most out of their current conservation investments. And its expertise in Evaluation, Measurement and Verification ensures that the returns and the rewards can be justified to both funding partners and regulators. The Elenchus team believes conservation will assume even greater importance for utilities in the future, as they work to realize the benefits from the smart grid, renewable energy, and distributed generation.
The energy sector is facing the combined challenges of an aging labour force, and an infrastructure that is wearing out. Capturing, sharing and preserving knowledge within your organization is critical to system safety, reliability, effectiveness and efficiency. The Elenchus approach is to assess the specific risks to your organization and recommend practical solutions tailored to your needs. Our expertise comes from significant experience in the energy sector and in human resources. It includes risk assessment and management, operations, knowledge transfer and management, organizational design and succession planning, as well as coaching, mentoring and talent management.
Elenchus offers training and development sessions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the energy industry. We can teach staff how to manage stakeholders and regulators or explain to executives the links between business and regulations.
Elenchus developed and delivers MEARIE's Regulatory Specialist Certificate Program, a program unique to Ontario. Using case studies, this certificate program begins with a review of the principles of economic regulation and delivers an in-depth understanding of how and why regulation is implemented in Ontario.
Elenchus also offers a Smart Grid Strategic Integration Course that delivers a greater understanding of the key elements of smart grid.