Electric Rate Designs – Rate Structures to Promote Financial Stability or Energy Conservation

August 19, 2014

2 - 3:30 p.m. ET

This webinar is fifth in a 7-part series on Accounting and Finance. Register now for this webinar or the entire Accounting and Finance Webinar Series.

Webinar Description:
Electric utilities tend to be a fixed-cost industry and fluctuations in sales due to the economy or weather can often result in problems with cash flows, debt covenants or result in the utility not achieving its financial targets. This webinar will cover rates that promote financial stability and potential political, social and environmental issues, as well as rates that promote energy conservation and issues the utility should be aware of when considering conservation rates.

The speaker will discuss the following rate structures:

  • Declining block rates
  • Increased customer (facilities) charges
  • Decoupling distribution charges
  • Power cost adjustments
  • Standby rates
  • Distribution rates that reflect cost of service
  • Inclining block
  • Feed in rate tariffs
  • Net metering
  • Seasonal rates

Speaker: Mark Beauchamp, CPA, CMA, MBA, President, Utility Financial Solutions, Holland, Mich.

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