SCS Consulting, LLC

Smart Grid Investment Consulting

Smart Grid is expected to create investment of over USD $500 billion by 2020. Opportunities will continue to develop, both for the prudent investor and for those entrepreneurs with the ideas which will drive this massive economic engine. But shifting regulatory landscapes, commercial practicalities, and socio-economic factors not immediately evident can have major impacts on Smart Grid investment strategies and return on investment. SCS Consulting can help develop a successful approach, both for investors and Smart Grid companies looking to secure investments.

Services we provide include:
  • Executive briefings on Smart Grid principles and dynamics
  • Smart Grid technology evaluation and commercial appraisal
  • Smart Grid state and federal regulatory assessment
  • Electric Utility Smart Grid strategies and objectives
  • International Smart Grid opportunities

Electricity Standards Management

Worldwide standards continue to emerge which can have a profound impact on existing business strategies as well as create new opportunities overnight. SCS Consulting can monitor activities in the alphabet soup of international standards development organizations (SDOs) and sovereign state agencies so that your operations or product development plans are not caught by surprise. With connections to numerous organizations, SCS Consulting can represent your interests in these organizations and provide immediate feedback to developments which could mean the difference in commercial success or failure of your utility sector activities.

Organizations with which we can assist you include:
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC)
  • Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik (DKE)
  • Korean Smart Grid Institute (KSGI)
  • Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)
  • New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO Japan)
  • China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI)
  • Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP)
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

North American Smart Grid Market Assistance

Entering and succeeding in the North American Smart Grid market (Canada, United States, Mexico) requires knowledge and strategy development which hits the target from day one. SCS Consulting can help organizations, especially those from other countries, understand the needs of the North American market and navigate around any potential obstacles to success.

Examples of the services we can provide include:
  • Market overview and segmentation reports (IOUs, Municipalities, Federal Gov’t, Cooperatives)
  • Regulatory landscape analysis (state/provincial agencies, NERC, FERC)
  • Technical product review and market analysis projections
  • Sales channel organization planning and development
  • Necessary standards requirements and compliance/approval activities
  • Participation plans for trade shows, industry conferences, publications, and standards development organizations (IEEE, NEMA, UL, SGIP, CSA)

Contact us to discuss a customized program of assistance in participating the largest Smart Grid market space in the world.

Utility Cyber Security Consulting

Cyber security and privacy issues will continue to affect nearly every aspect of Smart Grid and utility system development. Incorporating the proper cyber security posture in product development and business strategies is essential to utility solutions and implementations. SCS Consulting can keep you abreast of cyber security developments in both policy and technology, which could mean avoiding delays to market in your product offerings or industry implementations.

Regulatory Policy Representation/Assistance

Actions and rule making by state and provincial electric regulatory agencies can have a profound impact on your utility-related business. Presenting your position in a well-constructed and knowledgable manner may mean the difference between a favorable and unfavorable outcome. SCS Consulting can help you develop regulatory policy strategies, position papers, and briefs to both commissioners and staffers to represent your best interests during the critical stages of policy formulation.

Regulatory Policy Representation/Assistance

Actions and rule making by state and provincial electric regulatory agencies can have a profound impact on your utility-related business. Presenting your position in a well-constructed and knowledgable manner may mean the difference between a favorable and unfavorable outcome. SCS Consulting can help you develop regulatory policy strategies, position papers, and briefs to both commissioners and staffers to represent your best interests during the critical stages of policy formulation.

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To learn more about these services or set up a meeting to speak to our consultants, please contact us