R-304 Tariff Rate Strategies and Cost Recovery Requirements (September 14–25, 2020)

Course Offering:

Dates: September 14–25, 2020

Location: Washington, DC

Tuition: $5,500

Code: 5312-WA

CEUs: 6.0




For developing economies, adequate utility services continue to be a key factor in the pace of economic growth. To ensure delivery of these services now and in the future, countries require eff ective techniques to manage their business operations, including interaction with regulatory authorities. This course aims to provide the participants a clear understanding about the role tariff s play in regulated utilities. The course points out the link between the regulatory approach and how tariff s become the tool that allows the authority to implement that regulatory framework. The course considers a revision of the main aspects in diff erent areas or industrial sectors, namely, electricity markets, oil and gas industries, as well as the main issues in nonenergy markets: quality of service and the relation with consumers.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain how to set a revenue requirement and translate it into a tariff design
  • Identify the role of a Cost of Service Study in translating a revenue requirement into a rate design
  • Describe the role of the regulator in the tariff -setting process, methodologies, and relationships with service providers
  • Describe the role of the service provider in collecting and analyzing data to reduce costs and improve service
  • Compare case study experiences on how to (and how not to) determine and adjust prices and the implications/li>
  • Demonstrate how to decouple tariff policies from social and political objectives
  • Illustrate how to calculate, analyze, and adjust tariff structures