GDS Associates, Inc. (GDS) is a multi-service consulting and engineering firm formed in 1986 and now employs a staff of more than 175 in seven locations across the U.S. GDS Canada Consulting LTD (GDSC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of GDS. Our consultants are recognized leaders in their respective fields, dedicated to their clients, innovative in their approach to meeting unique challenges, and known for consistently being available when needed. Our broad range of expertise focuses on clients associated with, or affected by, electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities. In addition, we offer energy efficiency and demand-side services, information technology, market research, and statistical services to a diverse client base.
Help our clients succeed by anticipating and understanding their needs and by efficiently delivering quality services with confidence and integrity.
Products and Services
Energy Efficiency and Demand-Side Management Services
Our staff of highly qualified program design and analysis specialists assists clients with the complexities of multi-faceted energy efficiency planning, program implementation and evaluation. GDSC has completed numerous energy efficiency and demand response potential studies, administered programs in multiple states and conducted program evaluations for many utility and government clients.
Statistics and Market Research Services
GDSC supplies wide-ranging statistical and market research services to electric and gas utilities and other clients. Our services stretch from proven survey design that captures demographic profiles of consumers and potential customers, to data mining and analysis of utility load information.
Information Technology Services
A complete understanding of client business problems and needs is critical to the implementation of successful IT systems. GDSC specializes in understanding these issues and combines this knowledge with select technologies to create cost-effective IT solutions.
Renewable Energy Resources, Distributed Generation, and CHP Services
GDSC provides expertise in addressing the complex economic, engineering, scientific, and governmental issues associated with renewable and other distributed generation resources that impact utilities, government agencies, developers, and their customers.
Integrated Resource Planning, Energy Assurance Planning Services
Securing adequate and reliable energy resources is crucial to thriving in a more competitive electrical market. GDSC has helped guide its clients through uncharted territory by providing power supply portfolio, integrated resource planning, transmission planning and reliability assessments, load forecasting, financial, wholesale and retail rate-making and competitive analysis services.
Load Forecasting Services
The load forecast is a key input for system and financial planning; as a result, the forecast must provide timely and reliable projections. GDSC has provided load forecasting services since our inception in 1986. From day-ahead hourly forecasts to intermediate and long term forecasts, GDSC has maintained the appropriate level of staff, expertise and technological resources to meet our clients’ forecasting needs.