Seminars and Training

The competitive and regulatory evolution of the utility industry has driven an increasing demand for information and education by those utilities that seek to position themselves for continued success. EES Consulting can assist organizations in meeting this demand. Our professional staff has presented numerous educational seminars to electric, natural gas, water and wastewater, and industry groups for over two decades. We bring our extensive experience and expertise to the client’s staff on subjects including strategic planning, utility system planning, financial planning and rates, resource development, new technology assessment, purchase and scheduling, engineering, and system operations.

As nationally recognized experts, we teach a number of courses and workshops. Our senior staff has taught numerous courses for the American Public Power Association (APPA), the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). EES Consulting has also been active in developing publications and manuals in our areas of expertise. For example, APPA and AWWA cost-of-service manuals were written with the assistance of EES Consulting personnel. These publications discuss the techniques and methods that should be used by utility systems.

As an example of our educational skills and services, below is a list of classes that have been taught by EES Staff:

  • COSA and Rate Design (2-day seminar taught annually through NWPPA)
  • Competitive Retail Ratemaking in a Changing Electric Utility Environment (1-day seminar)
  • Fundamental Rates, Finance and Economic Principles (1-day seminar)
  • Future Resource Options in a Competitive Utility Industry (1-day seminar)
  • Integrated Resource Planning and Resource Acquisition Techniques (2-day seminar)
  • Engineering for Non-Engineers (1-day class)
  • Basic Load/Flow Forecasting (2-day seminar)
  • Accounting/Finance for Non-Finance Personnel (1-day class)
  • Transmission Rates (1-day seminar)
  • How to Deal Successfully with Wholesale Access (1-day seminar)

EES Consulting is available to present seminars at your offices on these and other topics that may be customized to suit your needs.