EQ Research offers highly customizable research and consulting services on a variety of clean energy issues. Our team comes from the public sector and the utility industry, and has diverse experience in project management, research and analysis, communications, and litigation.
Specific areas of expertise include:
Clean Energy Policy Analysis
EQ Research offers insight on current and developing state and federal clean energy regulations and legislation, and helps clients develop and implement proactive policy engagement strategies. Our team of energy policy experts provides analysis of emerging trends and best practices in the form of custom reports, assistance with regulatory filings, and technical analyses.
Expert Witness Services & Litigation Support
EQ Research provides expert testimony at state public utility commissions on a range of clean energy issues, with a focus on distributed energy resources (DERs), rate design and cost of service, and grid modernization. We also offer specialized litigation project management services that help you maximize your opportunities in regulatory proceedings such as overseeing the drafting of highly technical discovery and cross-examination and working with your expert witnesses to ensure they have all the information and analysis they need to clearly explain complex subjects.
Legislative Analysis & Bill Drafting
EQ Research closely tracks all state-level clean energy legislation from drafting to enactment, and then through implementation by state agencies and utility commissions. We help clients understand the impacts of existing and proposed legislation on their business. We also help implement client legislative engagement strategies, from drafting model legislation to providing analyses of draft bills.
EQ Research’s staff includes the former management and research staff of the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), a public resource funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We also built our own internal databases that support our Incentive Spectrum and Policy Vista services. If you want to design a database or dataset for your employees or members, we’ll help you identify the information and build the tools you need to drive your work.
Community Energy Planning
Our team has spent years working with state and local governments on clean energy policies, regulatory advocacy, and program implementation. We’ll help you design and implement your climate action and energy plans to meet your unique community needs.
The energy regulatory environment is complex and rapidly evolving, but we’ve been operating in it for a long time. We can help you understand the “whats” and “whys” of energy and utility regulation, the players involved, and the levers you have to advocate for change.
EQ Research will help you cross the t’s and dot the i’s when it comes to meeting regulatory compliance requirements. We help community choice aggregators (CCAs) and other emerging load-serving entities understand their risks and thrive in challenging regulatory environments.