Online Seminars

Fundamentals of Electric Utility Rates

Live Online Seminar: October 16th 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (ET)
On-Demand Recording Available October 23rd (72 hour access)

How These Online Seminars Work

As a professional in the utility industry, you know that reducing costs and improving profitability are always a challenge, but the answer is not always a simple one. The relationship between utility rates and utility profits doesn't have to be confusing. This seminar covers this complex subject in a clear, accessible way so that you can begin immediately applying what you've learned.

Master the basics of ratemaking and learn the financial and accounting differences between regulated and unregulated businesses with this comprehensive course. An essential for anyone new to the utility industry, this seminar is also a great refresher for seasoned utility professionals.

This proven online seminar features the same material used in the popular PGS in-person classroom training program. Register today and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already benefited from an in-depth PGS seminar.

What You Will Learn

  1. Plain English explanations of rate and regulatory topics
  2. The differences between various rate case procedures
  3. The financial drivers for regulated utilities and how they differ from those of unregulated businesses
  4. Methods to improve profitability within utilities
  5. How pricing structures are designed within rate proceedings

What You Will Also Learn

  1. Plain English explanations of electric rate tariffs and terminology
  2. How to calculate electric bills using many different rates. This should improve the customer's bottom line by knowing the actual costs under a particular rate schedule.
  3. Difference between gas rate structures and electric rate structures.
  4. Methods to improve profitability within utilities
  5. Items that may be negotiable with your electric utility. This may help reduce your overall electric costs.

Who Should Attend this Seminar

This seminar will benefit a wide variety of organizations in the electric power, financial and energy industries. Professionals from banks, energy producers, electric utilities, energy marketers, industrial companies, electric generators, and municipals will gain valuable insights, as will natural gas, oil and electric power executives, traders, marketers, (sales, purchasing & risk management professionals), accountants, economists, trading support staff, auditors, attorneys, government regulators, rate specialists, plant operators, engineers and corporate planners.

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

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

Why Choose PGS?

PGS seminars are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register for a PGS class today, and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already attended one of PGS's proven programs.


Jim Crist
President of Lumen Group, Inc

Jim Crist is President of Lumen Group, Inc. headquartered in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. He has over 27 years experience in the energy industry covering coal, gas, oil, propane, and electricity. Jim has conducted many strategic studies of the industry and prepared market and business assessments for several large energy companies. Before founding Lumen Group in 1996, Jim spent 20 years working for major energy companies in engineering, technology development, rate and regulatory policy development and marketing. He served as marketing vice president in both regulated and deregulated entities.  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.

Seminar Price

$295 for the first attendee, $145 for the second attendee, and $75 for each attendee thereafter
for either the live or on-demand version of this seminar.

Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to seminar attendance. Payment can be made by Visa, Master Card, or American Express. Seminar purchases will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Live seminar registrations can be cancelled for a full refund up to 5:00 PM (U.S. Eastern Time) two (2) business days before the scheduled seminar date. For example if the live seminar is on Thursday then the cancellation would need to occur by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the Tuesday before the seminar. No refunds will be made thereafter, but a streamed recording of the live seminar can be provided. Attendee substitutions may be made at any time. 

Due to the nature of a recorded event, no refunds can be made for on-demand recorded seminars. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.

PGS Energy Training · 26 Teal Lane · Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Tel: (440) 853-1038 · Fax: (866) 230-1261 · · Privacy Policy