Valuations for Energy and Utility Companies


Appraisal Economics is considered an expert consulting firm performing power plant appraisals and valuations for the electric power generation industry for more than 30 years. Our team of engineers, tax, and appraisal consultants offer unsurpassed expertise in valuation and appraisal matters. We have appraised all types of power facilities throughout the U.S. and many parts of the world. For more information regarding power plant appraisal and valuation services please feel free to contact Joseph Kettell at +1 201 265 3333 or

Appraisal Economics provides valuation services for leading companies in the energy industry, including such firms as ConEdison, Dominion Resources, GE, PSEG of NJ, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Power & Light, Wisconsin Power, Ameren Corp., NYSEG, and Tucson Electric among others.

We have experience appraising all assets associated with power plants, including generation and transmission equipment, buildings, land, and intangible assets. Our knowledge of the energy industry and types of generating equipment has allowed us to construct appraisal reports that have passed the scrutiny of clients, financial institutions, government agencies, and the courts. The type of power plants that we appraise include:

To learn more about power plant valuation, renewable energy, and solar valuation:


  • Insurance proof of loss appraisal
  • Residual value at the expiration of the lease term for purchase price negotiations between the lessor and lessee
  • Accounting and financial reporting
  • Tax reporting and compliance
  • Solvency and fairness opinions
  • Litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution

Recent Valuation Projects

Some of our recent engagements have been to appraise:

  • A 48 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired merchant power plant for property tax purposes
  • 300 MW hydro power plant
  • Municipal waste-to-energy resources recovery
  • A 400 MW, mine-mouth, lignite-fired electricity generating plant and the associated lignite mining assets
  • A 79 MW dual fuel (natural gas and fuel oil) power plant for ad valorem tax purposes
  • Certain waste-to-energy conversion project assets related to production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC)
  • A 213 MW coal-fired cogeneration facility for ad valorem tax purposes
  • A biomass cogeneration facility for financial reporting purposes
  • Waste energy facility that produces electricity and synthetic oil, for financing purposes
  • A 2.3 MW photovoltaic solar system
  • An 1,100 MW natural gas-fired power plant for litigation purposes
  • Three natural gas-fired merchant electric power plants for internal planning
  • An undivided interest in a merchant electric power plant for financial reporting
  • A 100 kilowatt (kW) rooftop-mounted photovoltaic solar energy system to determine the cost basis for federal tax credits
  • 100 MW hydro power plant to assist in a potential sale
  • A 40 MW steam/electric cogeneration plant that was originally installed in the 1950s to assist in a potential sale
  • A steam generating plant with a woody biomass-fueled boiler and multiple natural gas-fired boilers for bank financing purposes
  • A pool of leased 6,000kW dual-fuel engines, electric generators, and related equipment for leasing purposes

Articles and Publications

To read any of our publications, please visit our Resources page. Our latest report on the energy and utility industry is available here.