Advantage Consulting provides Governmental, Regulatory, Public Affairs and Advocacy representation with subject-matter expertise and concentrated experience on governmental and regulatory policies specific to agriculture, energy and US/Mexico relations. Our firm also provides litigation and public relations support to our clients, with extensive experience in governmental and media communications and crisis media management.

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Industry Insights

CAISO Symposium Provides Insight As To Concerns & Where the Utilities Are Going


More than 850 attended this year’s California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Symposium. While most of the conference focused on regional issues and day-ahead scheduling, the opening panel consisted of panelists representing western state utilities.  Carolyn Winn, CEO of SDG&E, highlighted the need for more solar, wind, hydropower, and storage. She also added that SDG&E will […]

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CPUC Overhauls Rooftop Solar Proposal


The California Public Utilities Commission this week released a long-awaited overhaul of its proposal to regulate rooftop solar installations, removing an unpopular new fee but reducing how much utilities would pay homeowners for supplying power to the grid.  Under the new proposal, the monthly fee for California rooftop solar customers — a sticking point in […]

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California Assembly to Elect New Speaker – Term to Begin in June 


After caucusing for more than six hours Thursday, Assembly Democrats voted unanimously to make Assemblyman Robert Rivas, D-Salinas, the next Speaker.  But first, they will re-elect current Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood to open the legislative session next month.  In a negotiated outcome, Assemblymember Robert Rivas will succeed Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon in late June under […]

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Newsom is Re-Elected, Adds New Key Advisor


Following many months of campaigning and spending, the Golden State’s general election is now in the past.  And as predicted, things don’t look very different.  Governor Gavin Newsom was easily re-elected, and the Legislative Democratic supermajority is still in place – as are Democrats in every Constitutional office.    Early returns predicted that all of […]

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Case Studies

Conventional Generation

With over 10,000 megawatts of clean natural gas generation under our belt, Advantage Consulting’s understanding of the complexities of the energy industry in the West is without equal. While there are many keys to our success, paramount is our deep understanding of governmental and regulatory policy, how to navigate through that process, and our solid relationships to the policymakers and staff. From permitting, to repowering aging facilities, to assisting with securing contracts for the output of the facilities, our team of professionals has worked on every aspect of the development of these…

Renewable Generation

In addition to our conventional generation work, the Advantage Consulting team has worked on more than 5,000 megawatts of renewable generation. From solar power to wind power, and from geothermal power to battery storage, we have been involved in every aspect of the regulatory and governmental process, representing successfully operating renewable projects. The advent of a changing landscape for renewable generation also means that the aging renewable generation is at the beginning of its repowering phase. With wind first in this phase, Advantage Consulting has worked to identify new opportunities…

The Energy, Environment, and Water Nexus

Ever mindful of growing environmental responsibilities for businesses, Advantage Consulting is helping businesses explore the nexus between power and water usage and how that impacts the environment. Innovations that may provide energy through water movement, and technology that measures the pressure and flow of water with real-time accuracy, are the next chapter of innovations and Advantage Consulting is working to bring these technologies to market. Advantage Consulting has also assisted independent energy producers with navigating the federal, state and local regulatory world.

Agriculture’s Power Needs

As innovations and regulations seep into every corner of life, the agriculture pillar of our economy is working to identify solutions that allow for a gradual transformation that allows for continuous delivery of the food and goods that feed a hungry nation. With roots in agriculture, Advantage Consulting is successfully providing guidance to the industry through education, and with our assistance in bringing power solutions for the next century. With the advent of greenhouse gas reduction initiatives and regulations, agriculture is required to respond to its obligations, and Advantage Consulting…

Communications/Government Relations

With more than 100 years of public relations and government affairs experience, Advantage Consulting develops cohesive communication strategies for small projects to national campaigns. By using clear and concise messaging to targeted audiences, Advantage Consulting has influenced key stakeholders as well as deflect any potential opposition. Creative collateral materials leave an indelible imprint with the reader. Targeted media and social media campaigns move the needle on issues without raising the ire of opposition. Effective coalition building enhances the strengths, diminishes the weaknesses…