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    [topic_name] => The U.S. Natural Gas Industry
    [topic_name_short] => Natural Gas
    [code] => G1013
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    [title] => Fundamentals of Gas Utility Rates
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    [instructor_name] => Jim Crist
    [instructor_title] => President of Lumen Group, Inc
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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.

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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.

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  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
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  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.
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The fundamental subject material presented in this seminar will benefit a wide variety of organizations and professionals in both the natural gas and electric power industries.

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

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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.

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