Dry Utility Design Services

Underground Utility Design

The design of the electrical, natural gas, telephone, and cable television utility systems for residential and commercial developments has long been the exclusive responsibility of the Investor Owned Utilities. Now there are programs in place to allow for private firms to perform the design as well as the construction of the dry utilities. Our services
include concept design, detailed design, construction estimates, utility interface,
and construction support.

 

Underground pipingBuilder/Developer Utility Design Benefits

  • Control over large utility structure and transformer facility locations.
  • Incorporation of project aesthetics into utility designs.
  • Early design information for development team review and use.
  • Quick response time to system design changes.
  • Optimize project schedule control.
  • Control over Dry Utility infrastructure costs.

Private Infrastructure District (PID) Formation

The world of utility distribution is the next area to become privatized. Imagine developing a privately owned and financed utility district that bypasses the traditional franchise. The benefits of such an arrangement are that the traditional capital costs are eliminated from your project, and long-term cash flows can be derived from the operations of such a district.

 

Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy

In this changing environment, the various State and Federal agencies and legislative bodies are continually drafting new rules and laws that effect the way we do business. Utility Specialists is involved on an ongoing basis in monitoring and providing input to these rulemaking and legislative processes.

 

Rate Analysis and Deregulation Consulting

Providing assistance to Clients to determine if the current utility tariffs and rates are correct for their situation and use patterns. We also provide assistance in contacting energy service providers and negotiating contracts to provide electricity and other ancillary services.