Powering Strong Communities

Transmission Rates 101

Learn about FERC’s authority over transmission rates in today’s energy marketplace, how transmission rates are established, and how you can participate in the rate-setting process.
June 27, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern

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Electric transmission expenses can make up a significant portion of the delivered cost of power. Transmission rates of public utilities are regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under federal law and are usually set on a cost-of-service basis. Recent years have seen increased complexity in transmission rate setting, with the expansion of Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, FERC’s promotion of regional transmission planning, and greater use of formula rates.

Learn about FERC’s authority over transmission rates in today’s energy marketplace. Hear how transmission rates are established and how you can monitor and participate in FERC’s rate-setting process.

Topics include:

  • FERC’s Federal Power Act authority over transmission rates of public utilities
  • The basics of FERC’s Open Access Transmission Tariff framework
  • The fundamental structure, components, and application of transmission formula rates
  • Recovery of an allowed rate of return and transmission incentives
  • Cost recovery of regionally-planned transmission projects
  • Transmission formula rate protocols and opportunities for participation by interested parties in the rate-setting process


Who Should Participate

  • Regulatory affairs specialists
  • Senior and mid-level utility managers
  • In-house and outside counsel
  • Elected and appointed officials who oversee utility policy
  • Anyone new to FERC regulatory policy or anyone needing a helpful “refresher”

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Registration/Fee Information

Click here to register for the Transmission Rates 101 webinar. 

  • $109 for Association members; $209 for nonmembers
  • Webinars are recorded and available for playback, in case you miss the live version.

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  • You will need a username and password to register. If you need assistance, please contact our web services staff.

How to Join a Webinar

  • Log-in information will be sent out the morning of each event (around 10:30 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please call 202-467-2965 or email [email protected]). 
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating from the same location, all can listen in via speaker phone.
  • You may use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.
  • Submit your questions for speakers before the webinar — email them to [email protected]. You may also ask questions via online via chat during the webinar.


  • 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.
  • Links to all handouts and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2921 or [email protected].