Advanced Rate Setting and Subsidy Design Strategies for Utilities and Regulatory Authorities (Sept. 10–Oct. 26, 2018)

Course Offering:

Dates: September 10–October 26, 2018

Location: Online

Tuition: $1,100

Code: 4008-OL

CEUs: 3.0




Setting rates is an essential function of a regulator and utility manager and is a key factor in the success or failure in the provision of utility services. In this course, participants will explore the latest strategies for rate setting and subsidy design as well as discuss practical examples illustrating how rates are calculated in different sectors and countries.

This course contains six week-long modules. Participants complete reading assignments, analyze case studies, actively participate in discussion boards and chat rooms with fellow participants and the course instructor, and complete an action plan. Participants need access to a computer with internet connectivity. Course work is approximately 5 to 6 hours per module/week.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Calculating rates and analyzing utility financial information
  • Understanding advanced techniques in cost of service, asset usefulness, and demand profiling
  • Applying the key principles of subsidy design and comparing methods to reduce the financial burden of implementing subsidies
  • Analyzing transitional strategies for cost recovery
  • Engaging in online group discussions with peers and experts worldwide
  • Building professional relationships with fellow participants and leading regulatory specialists, commissioners, and financiers
  • Creating a detailed, personalized strategic action plan to help you apply learning outcomes on the job