Rate Making for Utility Boards and City Councils

June 30, 2014

2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

Held in conjunction with Hometown Connections.

Register now for this webinar or the entire Utility Governance Series

Webinar Description:

Electric costs are rising due to changes in power supply costs, aging infrastructure, the need for significant capital improvements, and pressure to increase contributions to the city.  To help assure customer rates are structured correctly, it is important for management and boards to understand the utility’s cost structure and how it drives revenue requirements.   The following topics will be covered:  

  • Cost-of-service studies and the nature of information provided to management and the board
  • How marginal costs analysis can supplement traditional studies to develop electric rates
  • Using the cost-of-service study to design rates and minimize customer impacts
  • Why rates vary by type of customer and how to develop pricing signals
  • The costs that rate components (facilities charge, energy, demand) are designed to recover 

Speaker: Mark Beauchamp, CPA, CMA, MBA, President, Utility Financial Solutions, Holland, Mich.

Registration Information

  • Individual webinars: $89 for APPA members; $179 for nonmembers
  • The entire 9-part webinar series (one free webinar): $700 for APPA members; $1,400 for nonmembers

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Please contact Heidi Lambert, APPA’s Education Manager: 202/467-2921; HLambert@PublicPower.org.