OR-351 Utility Tariff Fundamentals - Revenue Needs, Rate Structures (June 10–July 26, 2019)

Course Offering:

Dates:June 10-July 26, 2019

Location: Online

Tuition: $1,100

Code: 4100-OL

CEUs: 3.0




Setting rates is a critical function of regulators and utilities and a key factor in the success of utility operations. The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, A Tetra Tech Company (IP3), offers this introductory online training course, Utility Tariff Fundamentals-Revenue Needs, Rate Structures, to address these important issues. Participants explore rate development and setting strategies and policies, as well as examples that illustrate 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, 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:

  • Articulate principles of designing and developing rates
  • Analyze financial analysis techniques
  • Evaluate the process of determining revenue needs for infrastructure services from the regulatory perspective
  • Analyze emerging trends in tariff setting and utility finance