At AUS Consultants, our expert witnesses have decades of experience determining the cost rate of common equity and overall rate of return. Their expert testimonies incorporate ever-changing business risks within the various utility industries as well as an ever changing economic and capital market environment. Their extensive and successful on-the-witness-stand experience, combined with the use of a variety of cost of common equity models to formulate defensible expert opinions of the cost of common equity, have resulted in an impressive track record of satisfied clients.
Our experts also specialize in effectively addressing issues surrounding ratemaking capital structure. Ongoing research projects include quantifying risks associated with diversification, revenue stabilization mechanisms, infrastructure replacement surcharge mechanisms, and competition.