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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

25 Jul
Texas Public Power Association Annual Meeting
The Four Seasons
7/25/2022 - 7/27/2022
[Conferences]
Texas Public Power Association Annual Meeting

NewGen is proud to serve as a sponsor and looks forward to attending the 2022 TPPA Annual Meeting.

Date 7/25/2022 - 7/27/2022

NewGen is proud to serve as a sponsor and looks forward to attending the 2022 TPPA Annual Meeting.

25 Jul
Solid Waste Association of North America FL Summer Conference
Naples Grande Beach Resort
7/25/2022 - 7/27/2022
[Conferences]
Solid Waste Association of North America FL Summer Conference

Allison Trulock looks forward to attending the SWANA FL 2022 Summer Conference in Naples, FL.

7/25/2022 - 7/27/2022

Allison Trulock looks forward to attending the SWANA FL 2022 Summer Conference in Naples, FL.

26 Jul
Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association Annual Meeting
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
7/26/2022 - 7/27/2022
[Conferences]
Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association Annual Meeting

NewGen staff looks forward to attending KMUA’s Annual Meeting.

7/26/2022 - 7/27/2022

NewGen staff looks forward to attending KMUA’s Annual Meeting.

15 Aug
Resource Recycling Conference
Austin Marriott Downtown
8/15/2022 - 8/17/2022
[Conferences]
Resource Recycling Conference

Dave Yanke looks forward to attending the 2022 Resource Recycling Conference in Austin, TX.

8/15/2022 - 8/17/2022

Dave Yanke looks forward to attending the 2022 Resource Recycling Conference in Austin, TX.

16 Aug
Alaska Power Association Annual Conference
Ted Ferry Civic Center
8/16/2022 - 8/19/2022
[Conferences]
Alaska Power Association Annual Conference

NewGen staff looks forward to attending APA’s Annual Conference.

8/16/2022 - 8/19/2022

NewGen staff looks forward to attending APA’s Annual 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.