Strategic Policy Economics

      Strategic Policy Economics helps clients address multi-stakeholder issues stemming from technology based innovations in policy-driven regulated environments. Strategic Policy Economics can assess strategic opportunities related to emerging innovations or market place conditions and identify approaches that will achieve positive benefits to affected stakeholders. Strategies can consider multiple government, regulatory, political and commercial interests.

      Strategic Policy Economics has clients in both the energy and gaming sectors and specializes in framing strategic market, science, technology and innovation challenges for resolution, facilitating client teams in determining their alternatives, developing business cases and business models, and negotiating multi-stakeholder public/private agreements.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Innovation and Opportunity Identification

  • Innovation opportunity and market analysis
  • Economic indicator development and trends analysis
  • Customer adoption analysis and forecasting
  • Interplay between science technology and innovation
Innovation Opportunity Financial Assessment
  • Financial modelling and business development
  • Investment requirements, risk assessment and scenario analysis
Industry Stakeholder Interest and Implications
  • Assessment of Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Non Profit, and Commercial interests across many dimensions
    • Political, regulatory, legal, economic, operational, and financial
  • Stakeholder consultations through surveys, interviews, and multi-stakeholder workshops
  • Stakeholder relationship model development and assessment.

Energy

The process for developing the Long Term Energy Plan for 2017 is underway with the Climate Change agenda being s significant driver. 
           
Strategic Policy Economics assessed the implications of the proposed Cap and Trade Program for Ontario.

Strategic Policy Economics examined the
potential for transmission interties with Quebec to help address Ontario's go forward challenges as it undertakes to update the LTEP.
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Strategic Policy Economics assessed the cost of Ontario's emission reduction targets for 2030 and highlighted the critical importance of low cost electricity in keeping costs of climate change initiatives down.

Strategic Policy Economics then developed a new electricity supply mix, Scenario "S", that would be half the incremental cost of OPO alternatives and position Ontario to economically gain from climate change initiatives.


Science, Technology & Innovation

Strategic Policy Economics' Principal Consultant has helped develop and inform polices and implementation of innovations across Canada and has been a featured speaker at multiple conferences.  Innovations addressed have included:

  • Assessment of the contribution of nuclear science and technology to canada's overall innovation capacity and international competitiveness
  • Support to federal government on non-reactor based medical isotope supply 
  • Revitalization of charitable gaming in Ontario and across Canada through introduction of technology based play
  • Reform of the international space station development program management practices

Multi- Stakeholders

Strategic Policy Economics helps multi-stakeholder groups achieve success:

  • Consensus development and agreement among industry stakeholders
  • Stakeholder roles, responsibilities, governance and partnership models
  • Multi-party contract structure development and negotiation, considering operational and financial implications