Prepared by METSCO Energy Solutions Inc.
METSCO energy Solutions was retained by the Public Interest Law Centre on behalf of the Consumers Coalition (“the Coalition”) to provide expert analysis in Manitoba Hydro’s (the “Applicant” or “The Utility”) General Rate Application 2017/18 and 2018/19 (“GRA”).
METSCO’s duties include the following:
- Reviewing the evidentiary record covering areas of capital asset management, and operating activities that support capital assets management;
- Opining – based on the evidence and our general professional expertise – whether and to what extent the applicant’s evidence supports the scope and magnitude of its proposed spending plans in the area of sustainment capital;
- Providing examples of best utility practices in capital asset planning and implementation, to assist the parties in establishing the baseline of expectations that the Applicant’s evidence could be expected to meet today or in the future;
- Suggesting specific initiatives – either on the part of the utility or the Regulator - to ensure that the Applicant’s asset management capabilities increasingly reflect best industry practices.