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Brown, Williams, Moorhead & Quinn, Inc.

Brown Williams brings complex cost and rate design models to bear in developing solutions to their client’s needs. Adaptations and adjustments can quickly accommodate unique situations and most current data to flow specifics through the model to reveal the impacts on rates and customers.

Brown Williams assists clients in their interactions with FERC with the use of Brown Williams’ unique FERC Cost of Service Manual, Allocation & Rate Design Manual, and Compliance Manual, one-stop sources for all the client needs to know to stay ahead of regulatory matters.

BWMQ Regulatory Procedures Manuals

Brown Williams developed these in-house comprehensive guides to all aspects of FERC pipeline regulatory practices to assist clients in understanding the regulatory paradigm.

Cost of Service Models 

Brown Williams uses complex linked spreadsheets to build models that verify and track costs, functionalizations, classifications, and allocations to represent its natural gas and oil pipeline client’s interests in regulatory proceedings and in general business planning. 

  • Depreciation Models
  • Cost of Service Models
  • Rate Design Models

Electric Transmission Rates Models

Brown Williams incorporates the ECOS (Electric Cost of Service) Model to build electric utility cost models to track costs, allocations, and rate design for its electric energy sector clients.

  • ECOS Model

Oil Pipeline Rates Model

Brown Williams incorporates the complex cost of service and rate design model that complies with the FERC’s Order 154B rate design model to allocate starting rate base and handle the deferred return for both crude oil and refined products pipeline systems.

  • 154B Rate Design Model

FERC Calendar

Brown Williams offers clients a customized tool to track individual FERC filing dates through the year to assure compliance with regulatory mandates and annual reports.

  • FERC Calendar

Depreciation Program

Brown Williams uses actuarial programming models to track original cost retirement patterns and test Iowa-type survivor curves against the original data to estimate average service lives and interim retirements. 

  • Survivor Curve Models
  • Depreciation Rate Models

Utility Regulation Training

Brown Williams takes the show on the road with these short but comprehensive seminars on cost of service/rate design theory and practice issues most often encountered by energy industry stakeholders.

  • Cost of Service – Natural Gas & Oil Pipelines
  • Rate Design – Natural Gas & Oil Pipelines
  • Rate Design – Electric Transmission


BWMQ assists its clients to meet the requirements of Order No. 714. The BWMQ FERC eTariff Program is an in-house program that supports natural gas, electric, and oil pipeline eTariff filings. BWMQ provides a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go methodology for assisting clients with their eTariff filings. More specifically, BWMQ offers the following services to companies impacted by Order No. 714:

  • Assist clients with their Company Registration with the FERC, if needed.
  • Format tariffs using the new sectional format.
  • Research previously filed tariffs for proper codes used previously, if necessary.
  • Assemble tariff filings, changes and/or proposals into XML filing packages.
  • Test the XML filing packages in the Commission’s eTariff Sandbox for possible errors and troubleshoot any errors that may arise.
  • Act as the eFiler on behalf of clients; and
  • Consult and advise clients when formatting and planning future tariff filings under the changes implemented by Order No. 714.
  • Call Teresa Douglas at 202-775-8994

Electric Quarterly Reporting (EQR Filings)

FERC has implemented a new filing process for filing Electric Quarterly Reporting (EQR) Filings beginning with the reporting of the 3rd Quarter for 2013 (October 2013). The change was implemented due to technology changes that rendered the filing process in use obsolete. Instead the Commission has adopted a web-based approach to filing EQRs that will allow a filer to submit EQRs directly through the Commission’s website as per Order No. 770, Revisions to Electronic Quarterly Report Filing Process, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,338 (2012).

BWMQ has the ability to assist clients with their EQR filings in a cost effective manner, using the new EQR filing requirements, as set forth by FERC. If you would like more information regarding EQR filings, please contact Teresa Douglas at 202-775-8994.