Rate Design: Changing to Meet New Needs

Learn about new loads, new considerations, and new ways of doing business.
May 21, 2019
2:00pm EDT - 3:30pm EDT

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Traditional rate structures are no longer adequate to meet new demands arising from changing technologies and customer preferences. Distributed energy resources such as electric vehicles, solar PV, and storage are changing how people use and expect to pay for electricity. Learn about current rate design trends in the context of these changes. Hear from the experts about the pros and cons of time-of-use rates, value of solar, demand and other fixed charges, and more trends in rate design. Learn how other public power utilities are implementing new rate designs and how they have dealt with the obstacles and complexities.


  • Carl Baker, Senior Electric Utility Analyst, Fiscal Operations – Pricing & Rates, Lakeland Electric, Florida
  • Mark Beauchamp, President, Utility Financial Solutions, Holland, Michigan
  • Lon Huber, Director, Energy, Navient, New York, New York
  • Randy Reuscher, Lead Analyst, Utility Rates, Fort Collins Utilities, Colorado

Series Description

New loads, new considerations, and new ways of doing business — all your public power colleagues are talking about the need for change. Is your utility ready for a future in which the electricity generation, transmission, and distribution paradigm is poised shift significantly? What are other utilities doing to prepare to take on new technologies and new customer lifestyles? Learn from the experts and from the colleagues in this popular webinar series offered as part of the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Forward strategic initiative to help members prepare for a new era in electricity.

The webinars in this five-part series will all be held from 2 – 3:30 pm eastern. You can sign up for webinars individually or register for the full series at a discounted rate. Registration includes free access to audio recordings and slides from speakers.

Who Should Participate

  • General managers and CEOs
  • Senior utility executives
  • Governing boards and policymakers
  • Utility managers and future leaders in policy and strategy
  • Public communications professionals

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Registration/Fee Information

This is the fifth and final webinar in the Public Power Forward Webinar Series.

Individual webinars: $109 for APPA members; $209 for nonmembers

Click on each webinar title to register individually.

The 5-part series: $425 for APPA members; $825 for nonmembers

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  • Each webinar is worth 1.5 CPEs/.2 CEU/1.5 PDH credits
    CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
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