Electric Utility Pricing - Trends in Cost Recovery

February 18-19, 2021


AGENDA

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log in and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Course Timing

lunch12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

Short breaks will be taken throughout the course


Course Overview and Introduction


General Ratemaking and Regulatory Principles


Electric Utility Pricing: Trends That Matter

Morning Break


Electric Utility Pricing: Trends That Matter (Continued)

Lunch Break


Applying Cost-of-Service Results

Afternoon Break


Traditional Rate Design


Unbundled Rate Design


Day One Adjourns


Friday, February 19, 2021 - Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log in and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Course Timing

lunch12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

Short breaks will be taken throughout the course


Marginal Cost Pricing


Time Based Rates and Demand Management

Morning Break


Special Rate Provisions

Lunch Break


Classroom Exercise No. 4a – Residential Rate Design

Afternoon Break


Classroom Exercise No. 4b – Commercial Rate Design


Interclass Transitions and Communicating the Plan

Course Wrap-Up



INSTRUCTORS

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., Principal, Dave Berg Consulting, LLC

Mr. Berg is a Principal with Dave Berg Consulting, LLC, and has more than 32 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.


ONLINE DELIVERY

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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.