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Chicago Energy Associates LLC is a management consulting firm founded in 2007 to exclusively serve the needs of clients in the global Energy and Utilities industries.

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"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency"

- Daniel Burnham, Plan of Chicago (1909) 

U.S. Pipeline Construction Activity Declining Significantly in the First Quarter of 2020

Chicago - May 10, 2020

U.S. natural gas, oil, and liquids pipeline construction activity declined significantly in the second half of 2019 and into the first quarter of 2020 after...

By the Numbers


"Electric and gas utility executives, and regulators are increasingly focused on the cost of the capital expenditures (capex) in transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure. Total capex across the U.S. energy delivery complex is about $120 billion per year (Figure 1), and commonly more than three times larger than..."

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