Intermediate Utility Depreciation

January 27-28, 2021


AGENDA

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 : Central Time

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Log In and Welcome

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing


Review of Fundamental Utility Depreciation Concepts


Plant Accounting Data


Life Analysis – Intermediate Concepts


Thursday, January 28, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. :: Break for Lunch


Life Analysis – Advanced Concepts (continued)…


Net Salvage – Intermediate Concepts


Reimbursements


Contributions in Aid of Construction


Accumulated Depreciation Analysis


Depreciation Study Data Request


Issues of Contention in Depreciation Studies


INSTRUCTOR

James Keen, Utility Consultant, Aldrich CPAs + Advisors

Mr. Keen's public utility experience totals over 19 years, focusing primary on regulatory matters, depreciation, and rate development.  Mr. Keen is a Certified Depreciation Professional experienced in preparing detailed depreciation studies for utility use and for review and approval by regulatory bodies.  His experience includes analyzing financial and technical information, developing spreadsheet models, preparation of revenue requirement studies and expert testimony, and performing market analysis and economic forecasting.  His expertise includes rate development, preparing utility contractual agreements, tariff modifications, depreciation studies and regulatory planning for electric, natural gas, solid waste, telephone and water and wastewater clients. 

Prior to his role as a consultant, Mr. Keen worked for the Regulatory Commission of Alaska for over 15 years, serving as the chief of the engineering section for 10 years.  During his time there, he was involved with managing complex regulatory rulemaking proceedings, developing regulations implementing federal and state programs, and analyzing matters of first impression.  He was also the Commission's primary depreciation analyst.  He has testified before Alaska Senate and House Committees and taught workshops to utility personnel on regulatory policy, basic ratemaking, and depreciation. 

Before entering the utility arena, Mr. Keen was a design engineer at Rolls-Royce North America, specializing in aero gas turbine engines for commercial and military applications.  Mr. Keen has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.


ONLINE DELIVERY

Our courses are designed to be the best possible use of your valuable time – get the information you need to improve your position in the market in an interactive, dynamic format.

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.