Capex Consulting Group provides project finance and economic consulting services to a diverse range of public and private sector clients, including utilities, municipalities, state and federal agencies, engineering and financial advisory firms, and cooperatives. Our current practice areas include project in cogeneration, ethanol, water, wastewater, and solid waste, with new practice areas continually under development.
Water and Wastewater Rate Study and Long-term Financial Plan
In 2017 Capex Consulting Group was engaged by Alamo to prepare a water and wastewater rate study and long-term financial plan designed to recover the operating and debt service costs associated with a $10 million wastewater treatment plant. Additional services included the structuring of residential and commercial retail rates and the development of multi-year rate adjustments based on varying account growth and consumption scenarios.
Development of Economic Incentive Structure for Medical Facilities and Local Sales Tax Development & Optimization
LaSalle County, Texas
In 2016 Capex Consulting Group was engaged by LaSalle County to develop a funding mechanism and incentive structure sufficient to attract a private sector operator of medical facilities, to include dialysis treatment and urgent care, to LaSalle County. The project is ongoing.
Professional Services for Wastewater Infrastructure Development and Local Sales Tax Optimization
After completing two previous wastewater rate studies for Alton, Capex was engaged by the City in 2016 to manage and coordinate the City’s Engineer, Bond Counsel, Financial Advisor, and other service providers in order to assure compliant TWDB application submittal and project implementation. Additional services included optimizing local sales tax collections from materials used in new development, land acquisition and permitting, timelines, bond feasibility, and assistance at public forums and agency meetings. The project is ongoing.
Development of Business Income Loss and Time Element Deductible Model, Owners Representative Services
Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Santa Rosa, Texas
After the 2015 mechanical failure of RGVSG’s largest turbine-generator, Capex was engaged to evaluate all associated lost revenue and added costs. Capex’ analysis focused on reduced exhaust steam and resulting losses in sucrose recovery and revenue. Other claim elements included increased power purchases and lost energy and renewable energy credit sales. Ultimately, RGVSG received payment for a total claim value in excess of $1.6 million.
Water and Wastewater Wholesale Rate Development and Dispute Resolution
After successfully completing a water, wastewater, and natural gas rate study for Dilley, in 2015 the City requested that Capex evaluate a $500 thousand demand letter issued to Dilley by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for perceived overbillings for water and wastewater service. Capex reviewed TDCJ’s request and then performed a comprehensive cost of service analysis and contract review. As a result TDCJ agreed to abandon the demand for payment and instead agreed to pay Dilley over $500,000 through a modified wholesale rate structure, which represented a net improvement in Dilley’s position of over $1 million.