Introduction to Cost-of-Service Concepts and Techniques for Electric Utilities
July 25-26, 2016 | Chicago, IL
This two-day course will lead participants through the cost-of-service process from start to finish in detail. We will discuss and compare differences among investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, and electric cooperatives in cost-of-service principles and techniques. Both traditional and unbundled cost-of-service analytical techniques will be discussed. Each participant will complete a sample cost-of-service analysis during the course. Training materials will be provided.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for policymakers, managers, attorneys, regulators, key accounts representatives, accountants, engineers, and analysts who would like introductory, hands-on training related to cost-of-service concepts and techniques for electric utilities.
RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND AND REQUIREMENTS
No prior cost-of-service experience is required, although knowledge of utility system infrastructure, business environment, and operations will be helpful. To participate in model development, a laptop computer with Microsoft Excel 2003 or later is required.
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.4 CEUs for this course.
Monday, July 25, 2016
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break
DAY 2 AGENDA
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Review of Day 1
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. :: Course Wrap-Up
Scott H. Burnham, Executive Consultant, NewGen Strategies & Solutions LLC
Mr. Burnham has over 18 years of experience in consulting, management, cost-of service, feasibility analyses and valuation services. His responsibilities include development of revenue requirements, costs-of-service allocation methodologies, rate design and revenue adequacy studies, utility valuation analyses and other engineering economic analysis. His project feasibility, financing and system acquisition projects have provided clients with a sound financial basis upon which to make decisions on purchasing, selling or modifying facilities. His rate related projects have included those that required the development and review of retail and wholesale electric rates, and rate structures, and analysis of rate riders for interruptible industrial rates, environmental cost adjustment rates, energy / fuel cost recovery and others. He has also assisted industrial customers in rates negotiation and evaluation.
Mr. Burnham has also been involved in feasibility and implementation studies, independent engineering reviews, operation and maintenance reviews, planning studies and valuation studies for generation assets. He has led multiple projects that have focused on determining the value of distributed solar resources to specific utilities. His clients have included municipal utilities, investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, and private sector clients.
David A. Berg, P.E.
Mr. Berg is a Principal with Dave Berg Consulting, LLC, and has more than 29 years of experience. He specializes in consulting services requiring a combination of technical and financial expertise. His electric industry restructuring and pricing work has assisted utilities in stabilizing their customer base and revenues in an increasingly complicated environment as well as in educating them on the particular industry changes that could affect their operations most significantly. His project feasibility, financing and system acquisition projects have provided clients with a sound technical and financial basis upon which to make decisions on purchasing, selling or modifying facilities. He understands the special issues confronting small and medium size municipal utilities, as well as the joint action agencies serving these utilities. He has also assisted industrial customers in analyzing particular industry issues that impact their operations.
Mr. Berg has also been involved in financial and technical evaluation of power generation projects that utilize alternative fuels. These have included landfill gas, biomass and wind generation projects. Mr. Berg is a popular speaker both at utility training sessions and state and national conferences, due to his ability to focus on the essential points of complicated issues and to recommend actions appropriate to the audience.
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
163 E. Walton
Chicago, IL 60611
To reserve your room, please call 1-312-751-8100 or book online here
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $199.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.