OR-352 Advanced Rate Setting and Subsidy Design Strategies (September 9–October 25, 2019)

Course Offering:

Dates: September 9-October 25, 2019

Location: Online

Tuition: $1,100

Code: 4106-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 modules, each of which is to be completed over a one-week period. Completion time is approximately 5 to 6 hours per module. Participants complete reading assignments, analyze case studies, and participate in discussion boards and chat rooms with class members and the instructor. Finally, each class member must complete an action plan or other independent assignment to be turned in. Participants must have access to a computer and a reliable Internet connection.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Calculate rates and analyze utility financial information
  • Utilize advanced techniques in cost of service, asset usefulness, and demand profiling
  • Apply the key principles of subsidy design and compare methods to reduce the financial burden of implementing subsidies
  • Analyze transitional strategies for cost recovery
  • Engage in online group discussions with peers and experts worldwide