Fundamentals Presentations

Monday

  • Introduction to Public Utility Regulation: Theory, Principles, Concepts and Institutions (Beecher)
  • Colbert Monopoly video (Beecher)
  • The Public Utilities Industries Compared (Panel) (Gillan)
  • The Public Utilities Industries Compared (Panel) (Rose)
  • The Public Utilities Industries Compared (Panel) (Beecher)
  • The Public Utilities Industries Compared (Panel) (Peterson)
  • Electricity Economics, Structure, and Regulation (Rose)
  • Natural Gas, Economics, Structure, and Regulation (Pearce)
  • Water and Wastewater Systems (Burton)
  • Telecom Economics, Structure, and Regulation (Gillan)

Tuesday

  • Economic Fundamentals: Utility Revenue Requirements (Marke)
  • Legal Fundamentals: Standards, Precedents, & Processes (Reiter)
  • Energy Regulatory Jurisdiction: Federal and State (Reiter)
  • Water Economics, Structure, and Regulation (Beecher)
  • Telecom Regulatory Jurisdiction (Gillan)
  • Bonus: Appealing Regulatory Decisions (Reiter)

Wednesday

  • Principles and Standards for Accounting and Reporting (Parrish)
  • Regulatory Finance: Cost of Capital & Rate of Return (Kihm)
  • Regulatory Finance Applications: Models and Policy Analysis (Kihm)
  • Telecom: Universal Service Policy and Practice (Gillan)
  • Tools and procedures for audits and investigations (Parrish)
  • Bonus: Financial Reporting and Disclosure (Kihm)

Thursday

  • Introduction to Utility Cost Allocation and Rate Design (Beecher)
  • Price Dynamics and Behavioral Economics (Anderson)
  • Cost Allocation and Rates Design for Electricity (Mickelson)
  • Cost Allocation and Rates Design for Natural Gas, (Peterson)
  • Cost Allocation and Rates Design for Water (Schmidt)
  • Bonus: Witness Preparation (Transeth)

Friday

  • Alternatives to Traditional Regulation (Ozar)
  • Regulatory Independence and Ethics (Beecher)
  • MSU’s Microgrid: Overview and Facilities Tour Including Power Plant and Control Room, Anaerobic Digester, and Solar Array (Jett)

 

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