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Fundamentals of Gas and Electric Utility Rates - June 2013  -  June 27-28, 2013

7:45 am

DAY ONE - Thursday, June 27

Registration opens.
8:00 am

Program Begins

  • The gas and electric industries from a regulatory perspective
  • The major regulatory changes that created the energy marketplace of today
  • The fundamental concepts of gas & electric rates and rate-making in detail
  • How rate base and rate of return are determined
  • How items are categorized as operating expenses or capital expenses
  • The federal and state rate case processes involved for both base rate increases and fuel adjustments
  • The various rationales used to request changes in gas & electric rates
  • Current problems encountered when implementing today's open-access markets and customer choice programs
  • Issues that create friction between utilities and energy marketers
  • A gas/electric case study exercise that addresses specific issues selected by the class
  • The merits of significant issues contained within the case study using the active participation of class participants.
4:00 pm

Day One Concludes

8:00 am

DAY TWO - Friday, June 28

  • Analyses of gas & electric tariffs in gas and electric bills for residential, commercial, and industrial customer groups
  • The differences between various gas and electric rate tariffs using case studies of different bill applications
  • Bill and tariff analysis using actual bill examples and situations selected from the class participants which have been submitted in advance
  • Comparative analysis of bundled and unbundled rates using current electric and gas pricing examples
  • How the economics of rate design is applied in competitive energy markets
12:00 pm

Program Concludes

Jim Crist
President,, Lumen Group, Inc.
Jim has over 27 years experience in the energy industry, conducting strategic studies and preparing market and business assessments coal, gas, oil, propane, and electricity.

Prior to founding Lumen Group in 1996, he worked for major energy companies in engineering, technology development, rate and regulatory policy development and marketing. His consulting practice provides strategic planning, marketing and business development, and rate and regulatory consulting, along with serving as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings in several jurisdictions.
Event Date:
June 27-28, 2013
Event Location:
NYC Torch Club (NYU Campus)
18 Waverly Place
New York, NY, US
Registration Fee:

Your registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee/cookie breaks. Attendees also receive a professionally produced seminar manual that can serve as a valuable office reference.



Fundamentals of Gas and Electric Utility Rates is appropriate for:

  • Utility analysts
  • Utility and merchant generator employees in legal, accounting, regulatory, engineering, operations, customer service, sales, or marketing
  • industrial and commercial customers
  • energy producers, utilities, electric generators, and marketers; energy and electric power executives;
  • State and federal regulatory staff




This fundamental level group live seminar has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required before the seminar.

Event Date:
June 27-28, 2013
NYC Torch Club (NYU Campus)
18 Waverly Place
New York, NY, US
Because of the diversity of hotels found in the area, a block of sleeping rooms will not be held with one particular hotel. Should you need a list of local hotels in the area, please contact us at (440) 853-1038 and we can help you with your accommodations.
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

This live group seminar is eligible for 10 CPE credits. 
Be aware that state boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. As of January 1, 2002, sponsored learning activities are measured by program length, with one 50-minute period equal to one CPE credit. One-half CPE credit increments (equal to 25 minutes) are permitted after the first credit has been earned in a given learning activity. You may want to verify that the state board from which your participants will be receiving credit accept one-half credits. 

PGS Energy Training is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org. CPAs interested in attending any seminars should contact our offices for details on CPE credits granted and any prerequisite requirements. PGS telephone seminars are eligible for CPE credits only if seminar participants use the printed seminar slides - not the Internet posted slides.

Global Association of Risk Professionals
PGS Energy Training is registered with GARP as an Approved Provider of continuing professional education (CPE) credits. PGS Energy Training has determined that this program qualifies for 10 credit hours.
If you are a GARP CPE participant, please record this activity in your Credit Tracker at www.garp.org/cpe. Please inform PGS Energy Training that you are a GARP CPE participant upon seminar registration.

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to preparing professionals and organizations for making better-informed risk decisions. GARP's membership represents more than 150,000 risk management practitioners and researchers at academic institutions, banks, corporations, government agencies, and investment management firms in 195 countries and territories. GARP administers the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP) Exams – certifications recognized by risk professionals worldwide. Visit www.garp.org/cpe.

What is the dress code?

Dress is casual for all seminars.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations for this program are eligible for a full refund, less a $150.00 administrative fee, if received at least 15 business days prior to the start of the program. Cancellations received after that date but at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program receive a credit in the amount of the registration fee, less a $150.00 administrative fee, to attend another SNL Knowledge Center program within 13 months. Cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the start of the program are not eligible for a refund or credit.

Attendee substitutions from the same company may be made at any time.

In the event of a cancellation from a group discount, refunds or credits are issued beginning with the most heavily discounted price, minus a $150.00 administration fee.

"No shows" - or those who cancel within 15 days of the program - and have registered under the Invoice option, remain liable for the full program fee.

SNL Knowledge Center reserves the right to cancel/change programs, content, speakers or venue at any time. SNL Knowledge Center reserves the right to make portions of the program registration information available to program sponsors. SNL Knowledge Center will not be held liable for any costs incurred by registrant due to individual registration cancellation. In the event that a seminar is canceled due to inclement weather, faculty cancellation or force majeure, SNL Knowledge Centerwill refund the registrant's tuition in full, however SNL Knowledge Center will not be liable for incidental or consequential out of pocket expenses incurred by the registrant. If you have questions regarding SNL Knowledge Center's refund, complaint or program cancellation policy, please call us at (434) 951-7786.

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