Latham, Ervin, Vognsen & Associates, Inc. (LEV) is the Midwest’s premier independent advisor and advocate for purchasers of electricity, natural gas and steam.

market strategies

Electric & Natural Gas Market Strategies

LEV provides strategic assessments of electric and natural gas cost-saving opportunities by applying its expertise in areas of economics, finance and engineering.

energy purchasing

Aggregate Energy Purchasing

LEV leverages its excellent reputation in the industry to successfully structure and operate natural gas and electricity purchasing consortia.

case development

Studies/Case Development

LEV is well positioned to analyze the feasibility of acquiring or divesting electric and/or natural gas systems, develop business cases for electric generation and transmission projects and provide ISO-related advice.

regulatory representation

Energy Regulatory Representation

LEV provides utility rate case analysis and expert witnesses representation for clients in energy regulatory and legislative matters.

rate studies

Utility Rate Studies

LEV performs electric and natural gas rate studies for small municipal and rural utilities.

Our Story

Latham, Ervin, Vognsen & Associates strategically assesses client energy market opportunities and provides an array of engineering, economic and financial feasibility analyses and services for industrials, cities, education institutions, associations and small utilities.

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Leadership at Latham, Ervin, Vognsen & Associates

Owners and partners, Robert Latham, Louie Ervin Sr. and Louie Ervin II have over 100 years of combined energy industry executive and professional experience.

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The electric energy industry has changed dramatically over the last two decades. Latham, Ervin, Vognsen and Associates have always gone above and beyond in guiding RPGI and our members through these transitional times.

– Resale Power Group of Iowa

Latham, Ervin, Vognsen and Associates has represented LEG for many years. We have consulted with them for their expertise in monitoring electric rates and response to utility rate cases to ensure fair rates. Since working with LEV, we have found large sums of electricity savings.

– Large Energy Group

From the very beginning, we have relied on Latham, Ervin, Vognsen and Associates to implement, analyze and monitor all the technical aspects of our gas purchase program. LEV has always been very professional and helpful when assisting us in growing our program and giving our districts the best industry expertise.

– Nebraska Joint Utility Management Program

Latham, Ervin, Vognsen and Associates have been with us every step of the way by providing practical advice and expert solutions on implementing electricity and natural gas. LEV is guiding our consortium in the right direction.

– Grain and Feed Association of Illinois
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