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How Your Utility Makes Money

Length: Four hours (two sessions can be presented in one day)
Prerequisites: None

The overriding goal of any investor-owned utility is to make money while providing cost-effective, safe, and reliable service to its customers. Yet many utility company employees do not fully understand how their companies are regulated and what factors impact utility earnings. How Your Utility Makes Money is customized to your utility and takes an uncomplicated look at the often-complex process of generating revenue and profits as a regulated investor-owned utility. Participants attending this live seminar learn the differences in how non-regulated and regulated companies make money; why utilities are constrained by regulation and how regulation balances consumers’ needs with those of utility shareholders; how cost-of-service and incentive ratemaking work; and the various factors that determine if a utility exceeds or falls short of earnings potential. Upon conclusion of this How Utilities Make Money live seminar, participants should be able to confidently answer common questions such as "How do electric utilities make money?" and "How do gas utilities make money?"

What participants will learn

  • The basic revenue and earnings formulae and how they apply to non-regulated companies and to utilities

  • What capital investment, sources of capital, and expenses are

  • How a regulated company makes money

  • How cost-of-service rates are set including rate base, rate of return, revenue requirements, and the rate case

  • How incentive regulation works

  • How earnings can exceed or fall short of targets for non-regulated companies and for utilities and how employee actions affect this

Contact us at 866-765-5432 or e-mail for more information.

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CPE credits for Group Live? Absolutely!

Enerdynamics Corp. 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. Website:

Delivery Method: Group-live

You will receive CPE credits (depending on the seminar length) when you successfully complete this live seminar. See the seminar brochure for details.

Note that CPE credits for virtual seminars are currently not offered.

Bring this seminar onsite

If you have 8 or 10 participants, chances are it's cost-effective to have us bring this seminar to you. Save time and travel cost by hosting a seminar at your company site. We can also customize the content for your company or geographic region. Give us a call at 866-765-5432 to discuss your onsite options, or send us an e-mail.

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