The Coushatta Tribe, in coordination with Meyer & Associates, Inc. (Meyer), investigated the potential development of a petroleum coke-fired generating facility, proposed to be located in central Louisiana. In this regard, ERG was retained to conduct several aspects of the feasibility study. In particular, members of ERG developed the load definition for the proposed project by identifying and modeling the aggregate load profile of potential wholesale municipal electric system purchasers of the project’s output. Based upon this information an analysis of alternative plan configurations was performed. ERG was also responsible for developing a conceptual project capital cost estimate, and an investigation of the availability of adequate transmission capacity required to deliver the project’s output to ultimate purchasers and alternatives for the provision of associated ancillary services.