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Providing public and utility services that are affordable, reliable, and sustainable in a complex and changing landscape is difficult. NewGen collaborates with our clients to apply the latest market insights, technologies, and tactics to support recommendations that empower decision-makers with actionable strategies to maximize the future.
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NewGen is a Management and Economic consulting firm serving the utility industry and market. We provide nationally recognized expertise in strategy, financial, valuation, stakeholder, and sustainability services for energy, natural gas, solid waste, stormwater, water, and wastewater utilities.

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Upcoming Events

5 Oct
Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Exhibition
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
10/5/2022 - 10/7/2022
[Conferences]
Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Exhibition

NewGen looks forward to sponsoring and attending TML’s Annual Conference.

Date 10/5/2022 - 10/7/2022

NewGen looks forward to sponsoring and attending TML’s Annual Conference.

2 Nov
Government Finance Officers Association Fall Conference
The Westin Riverwalk
11/2/2022 - 11/4/2022
[Conferences]
Government Finance Officers Association Fall Conference

NewGen looks forward to sponsoring and attending GFOA’s Fall Conference in San Antonio, TX.

11/2/2022 - 11/4/2022

NewGen looks forward to sponsoring and attending GFOA’s Fall Conference in San Antonio, TX.

13 Nov
American Public Power Association Customer Connections Conference
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
11/13/2022 - 11/16/2022
[Conferences]
American Public Power Association Customer Connections Conference

NewGen looks forward to attending APPA’s Customer Connections Conference.

11/13/2022 - 11/16/2022

NewGen looks forward to attending APPA’s Customer Connections Conference.

15 Nov
Colorado Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference
Grand Junction, CO
11/15/2022 - 11/18/2022
[Conferences]
Colorado Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference

NewGen looks forward to sponsoring and attending the Colorado GFOA’s Annual Conference in Grand Junction.

11/15/2022 - 11/18/2022

NewGen looks forward to sponsoring and attending the Colorado GFOA’s Annual Conference in Grand Junction.

16 Nov
Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Human Resources Management Conference
The Chattanoogan
11/16/2022 - 11/18/2022
[Conferences]
Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Human Resources Management Conference

NewGen looks forward to sponsoring and attending TVPPA’s Human Resources Management Conference.

11/16/2022 - 11/18/2022

NewGen looks forward to sponsoring and attending TVPPA’s Human Resources Management Conference.

The Impact of COVID on Capital Costs, Labor Costs, and User Fees

Every solid waste manager throughout Texas (as well as the U.S.) is dealing with increasing labor, operations, and capital costs for collection, disposal, and processing services. Communities and haulers are dealing with a shortage of CDL drivers, helpers, and other essential employees at the same time that supply chain issues are impacting price and availability of equipment and inflation is impacting the price of fuel (and everything else). At the 2022 TxSWANA Annual Conference Dave Yanke presented COVID and Its Impact on Capital Costs, Labor Costs, and User Fees – How Cities are Dealing with These Issues. This presentation provides examples of how cities in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico are dealing with operating and capital cost increases, and presents two recent case studies highlighting communities that were able to successfully address these issues while continuing to provide a high-level of service to their customers. The presentation includes a series of recommendations that communities can utilize to assist in dealing proactively with these issues, which are envisioned to continue for the foreseeable future.