974.1     Rate Strategies for  21st
Century Challenges
When and Where:
  • October 14, 2014 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pa.
Who Should Attend:    
  • Directors of electric cooperative boards
  • An instructor-led course available in a one-day format
Course Overview:     
  • The jointly developed (NRECA and CFC) publication titled “Rate Strategies for 21st Century Challenges, A Guide to Rate Innovation for Cooperatives” is featured in this course. Directors discuss the complex issues they must balance when they consider business plans, financial policies, alternative rate philosophies and strategies. This course discusses how current rates methodologies affect rising power costs and the current focus on energy efficiency and conservation. Attendees use case studies and problems to analyze and discuss issues such as equity goals, long-range revenue requirements, achieving fairness for multiple rate classes, and dealing with proposed rate increases.
Key Topics Include:    
  • Components of a rate philosophy

  • Key steps in the rate-making process

  • Effective rate design that will support financial and other strategic goals

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