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Navigate complex financial challenges with an established partner that understands your world. UFS helps electric, water, wastewater, telecommunications, gas and solid waste utilities with independent financial planning, cost of service studies and rate design services.
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How Public Power Sets Electricity Rates
Public Power Utilities identify electricity rates based on cost of service while keeping customer needs and the community’s objectives front and center.
As community-owned utilities, they do not answer to remote shareholders and are not driven by a profit motive. Revenues are invested right back into the utility and community.
Finance Fundamentals are Key to COVID Recovery
Current financial data on the impact of COVID-19 on community-owned utilities reveals several national trends and the need to factor in case-by-case issues during the analysis. Above all, the data makes clear that the best strategy for a strong recovery is following the fundamentals of utility financial management: develop key financial targets, make a plan to meet those targets, and stay true to the plan.
What a Long-Term Rate Strategy Should Address
Electric rate structures have the potential to evolve and benefit utilities and customers. Advancements in technology have made it possible to recognize and charge customers based on their usage patterns, relay accurate price signals, and design rate structures that reflect the fixed and variable costs of providing electric service.
As your dynamic finance partner, we know you have goals, and we’ll help you get there. Our experts know how to listen and understand your organization’s goals before our work even begins, ensuring we can provide you with the most effective solutions to suit your needs. Whether you provide electric, water, wastewater, telecommunications, gas or solid waste services, we’re ready to partner with you.