Economic & Financial Evaluations

Opportunities often arise that require data-driven decision making. Information is critical to making decisions to guide and direct future performance when developing a management plan. Raftelis has a suite of capabilities to assess your utility or public organization’s current capabilities and performance, as well as evaluate future opportunities.

Understanding your current situation, for future success

Understand how well your organization is meeting its objectives today, so you can make smart decisions for tomorrow

Identification of Financial Policies and Objectives

Raftelis works with you to determine and document the goals and objectives that have guided past decisions and what goals and objectives are needed to support future plans. Raftelis will draw upon our comprehensive experience with utilities, regulatory and rating agencies, and other stakeholders to recommend financial policies that meet the current and future needs of your agency. Once these policies have been enumerated, evaluated, and established, we will identify a plan to achieve and surpass these goals that will provide confidence to both internal and external stakeholders.

Current State of the Utility Assessment

If you have ever wondered, how well are we doing right now? Raftelis has developed a streamlined process for assessing the performance of a utility or public-sector organization and benchmarking them against their own policies and objectives, as well as against industry peers. Raftelis assessments review past and current performance, while providing a firm starting point for making management and policy decisions. We leverage our expertise to develop a wholistic view of the industry and share this perspective with your organization to explain trends, opportunities, and best practices. We are also aware of regional and local concerns, and use this awareness to best position you to solve challenges ranging from revenue stability to water supply funding.

Economic Feasibility Analysis

Do you know if that $10 million infrastructure investment to provide water service to a new service area is a wise decision? Or should your utility expand current facilities instead of increasing wholesale water purchases from an adjacent utility? Raftelis develops economic models that provide utility and government managers with the data needed to make informed decisions about the best use of resources. Our analysis provides visibility into the future cost-benefit of any opportunity with the ability to measure outcome sensitivity based on changing input parameters.