Online Training Programs

Fundamentals of Electric & Gas Utility Rates

Live Event: June 10th 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (ET)
On-Demand plus Live Q&A - Available June 17th (96 hour access)

How This Training Program Works

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 training program features the same material used in the popular PGS in-person classroom seminar. Register today and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS for their energy training needs.

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 and natural gas 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. The 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 or gas utility. This may help reduce your overall electric and gas costs.

Who Should Attend

This training program will benefit a wide variety of organizations in the electric power, natural gas, financial and energy industries. Professionals from banks, energy producers, electric & gas 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 online training program has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required before the seminar.

Why Choose PGS?

PGS training programs are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register today, and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS with their energy training needs.


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.

On-Demand Access Time

The on-demand training presentation is available for a total of 96 hours from the time the training program is first viewed. After 96 hours, your access to the online presentation will expire. However the PDF training program slides and other materials you receive are yours to keep.

Program Pricing

PGS online training programs are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content.
A 2.5 Hour On-Demand Online Training Program With Live Q&A - Available June 17th (96 hour access)

$295 for the first attendee, $195 for the second attendee, and $95 for each attendee thereafter

Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to training program access. Payment can be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or corporate check. Your credit card will be charged at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Cancellations for online training programs can be made before the program access instructions are sent by PGS, and cancellations will result in a credit. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.
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