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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.

Funding Your Solid Waste System - Through Good Times and Bad

As virtually all municipal utilities (water, wastewater, solid waste, and electric) continue to deal with the financial burdens and operational challenges associated with COVID-19, it is a good time to highlight the importance of having a sound financial plan. A financial plan, along with rates that allow for sufficient revenue recovery, increases the likelihood that your utility will retain financial integrity during good times and bad (recessions, natural disasters, pandemics, etc.)

While the attached article addresses the financial and operational issues specific to solid waste utilities, many of the principles and processes described are equally relevant and important for municipal water, wastewater, stormwater, and electric utilities.

Herein we describe how to establish a financial plan, the importance of incorporating reserves, several policy issues that may arise, and designing associated user fees.