Anderson Economic Group Work

Property Tax Analysis; Federal and State Non-Profit Regulatory Advice: PG&E Generating – Michigan


PG&E Generating is a national energy provider that owns and operates merchant generating plants across the country.

Anderson Economic Group assisted PG&E by conducting an economic assessment of a proposed development site. The assessment was used by PG&E, as well as the local community, to secure a tax free Renaissance Zone designation for the site. Furthermore, we provided a sophisticated analysis of the likely property tax burden on the $500 million project. We created a simulation model to project tax bur­dens under various scenarios, and identified specific strategies to minimize tax costs. We also identified tax levies that were outside legal limits.

Finally, we assisted PG&E in identifying the proper structure for a $1 mil­lion contribution to aid the citizens of the local area, given state and federal laws regarding tax-exempt organizations, and eligibility for state tax credits.