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Educational opportunities in pricing, market analysis offered at Business & Financial Conference

From the July 3, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published July 3, 2013

By Meghan Riley
Education Coordinator
APPA’s Business & Financial Conference will offer many topics specifically for public power professionals in the areas of pricing and market analysis.  

Topics covered at the conference, to be held Sept. 22-25 in Orlando, Fla., will include: 

•    Cost of Service: Challenges and Solutions 
•    Peak Demand Management and Time-of-Use Rates
•    How Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Programs Impact Rates and Revenues
•    Do Customers Want Choices in Their Rates?
•    Joint Action Agency Roundtable
•    Pricing and Market Analysis Roundtable
•    Innovative Rate Mechanisms for Cost Recovery
•    Pricing Potpourri and Market Medley
•    Keys to an Effective External Auditor-Client Relationship
•    Cost-Benefit Analysis of Generation Resources

The program includes roundtable discussions, networking breakfasts, receptions and other opportunities for networking and information exchange. 

The conference also offers educational sessions and networking opportunities for utility professionals in the areas of accounting, finance, customer accounting, customer services, human resources and information technology.

Attendees will have an opportunity to attend in-depth pre-conference seminars on Sunday, Sept. 22. Topics include "Performing a Utility Financial Check-up," "Building an Internal Control Framework for NERC Compliance," "Understanding and Maximizing AMI Benefits for Utilities," and "Organization and Workforce Planning for Public Power."

Visit for complete program information and to register.


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