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Raftelis to Host 2019 California Rates 101 Workshop

August 29, 2019

If a rate study is on the horizon for your utility, you need a plan that aligns financial, legal, and political strategies so you know you’ll be successful. 

Raftelis’ workshops will help you develop a sustainable financial plan and conduct cost of service analyses to create the rate changes your utility needs. Implementing a rate change that your policy-makers support and your customers accept can be a challenge. Our workshops include legal and communications experts so you can identify potential barriers and issues and navigate toward successful rate adoption.

Raftelis’ rate workshops focus on the unique California political and legal environment. You’ll learn how to develop sustainable financial plans, create rate structures that are defensible, and understand best practices to get rates adopted. Come learn from industry experts who will show you how to:

  • Generate sufficient revenue with uncertain sales projections
  • Lay out a step-by-step approach to developing defensible, cost of service-based rates
  • Document defensible rates in an administrative record
  • Understand the legal requirements of Propositions 218 and 26
  • Develop communications strategies and community outreach tactics to line up support for and acceptance of rate changes

Workshops will be led by Sanjay Gaur, Vice President at Raftelis, the nation’s largest municipal utility financial and management consulting practice. Sanjay has more than 20 years of water and wastewater rate-setting experience with agencies throughout California. Other presenters will include: Melissa Elliott, Raftelis communications leader and President-Elect of AWWA, who has more than 25 years of utility communications experience; Lutfi Kharuf of Best, Best & Krieger (BB&K), one of California’s most well-known experts on ratemaking law; and many other industry experts.

Workshops Details

Zone 7 Water Agency
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551
Registrations are closed. 

City of Thousand Oaks MSC
Sponsored by APWA
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 9:30am-3:00pm
Location: 1993 Rancho Conejo Blvd, Thousand Oaks , CA , 91320
Register Here