2019 International Course on Regulation of Natural Gas and Electric Power

2019 International Course on Regulation of Natural Gas and Electric Power

July 15-18, 2019
Discovery Partners Institute

200 South Wacker Drive, Fourth Floor
Chicago, Illinois  60606 USA



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This course is a four-day program of intensive study of the regulation of the natural gas and electric industries. Taught by recognized experts in the field, this program focuses on the details of rate-making through classroom work, study groups, and lectures. This program is sponsored by the Center for Business and Regulation in the College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield. The course is held at the Discovery Partners Institute.


All participants should bring a laptop or other device for reading electronic documents. The Center will make the material available electronically to all attendees.

Conference Location: Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

The training is held at the Discovery Partners Institute located at 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. The Discovery Partners Institute is located just west of Willis (formerly Sears) Tower across the Chicago River from Union Station. For more information see the Discovery Partners Institute web site..


Attendees are responsible for their own accommodations and must make their own reservations. There is no preferred hotel for this conference and we do not have conference rates at any hotel. There are many name brand business hotels within walking distance to the Discovery Partners Institute.

Course of Study


Regulation touches nearly every aspect of the natural gas and electric power  industries. This course will consider the policy and practice of regulation and the legal foundation upon which the regulatory process is based.

Finance and Accounting

Regulation depends crucially on accounting and finance to determine reasonable profits and rates. This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the key principles utilized to determine a utility’s total revenue requirement, including the assessment of business risk and the determination of a utility’s rate of return on equity


Economic theory provides the basic foundation for the utility ratemaking process. This course covers the basic concepts and the applications of those concepts to utility ratemaking.


Supply Planning and Procurement

The planning and acquisition of gas and electric supplies continues to play a key role in serving the requirements of  customers.

Innovative Costing and Ratemaking

The natural gas distribution industry is facing a fundamental change in the consumption pattern of consumers. Revenue stability, proper pricing signals, service unbundling alternatives, and the costing/ratemaking methods used by natural gas utilities will be explored in depth.


Interactive Case Studies

The case study provides an opportunity for team problem solving activities addressing the key ratemaking issues, the positions of parties, the nature of the evidentiary content, practical ratemaking solutions, and the regulatory process.

Registration Information

$1,700 per attendee


Registration Fees include

  • Tuition
  • Course Materials
  • Daily continental breakfast and lunch
  • Welcome Reception

Important Dates

Date Deadline
May 31, 2019 Cancellation deadline with a full refund. ($100 processing fee for cancellations after this date.)
June 14, 2019 Deadline for payments by mail or fax.

No cancellations accepted after this date.*


July 15, 2019 Course material sent to registered participants.
July 19, 2019 Online registration closes at 5PM CT.
July 22, 2019 Course begins

*Substitutes are allowed at any time by contacting CBR at cbr@uis.edu. If the program is not held for any reason, CBR’s liability is limited to a refund of the program fee.

Registered Participants

Attendees registered (coming soon)

Course Evaluation

Course evaluations will be available during the course.

For additional information please contact Karl McDermott at 217-621-9991 or send an email to cbr@uis.edu

Center for Business and Regulation
College of Business and Management
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza MS UHB 4000
Springfield, IL 62703-5407 USA
217.206.7909 (p) 217.206.7543 (f)