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Management Consulting Services

The Management Consulting Department has vast experience in assisting member cooperatives with the electric retail ratemaking process.

A comprehensive rate study begins by reviewing or developing an equity management plan, determining the cost of capital and revenue requirement and finally developing a cost of service study. Retail rates are then designed to achieve the objectives of the cooperative. A competitive analysis is also incorporated into this process.

Special rates to encourage wise-use or to implement a load management program are a specialty of the staff and the department can assist in the negotiations for special large power rates.

Management Consulting Services also provides expertise in the areas of accounting, finance and taxes by offering depreciation studies, financial forecasts and capital credit studies, as well as serving as a resource on sales tax issues and property tax assessments of electric cooperatives.

For more information, contact Doug Shepherd at 785-478-4554, or e-mail him at


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