Capacity Building Workshop for the National Utilities Regulatory Commission (NURC) and Other Stakeholders
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — The National Utilities Regulatory Commission (NURC) has received support from the U.S Department of State (USDOS) to conduct a Capacity Building Workshop aimed at sharing knowledge and best practices with stakeholders within the utility regulatory sector.
The workshop, to be held from March 3-5, 2020 at the Bay Gardens Hotel will be facilitated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with the Public Utility Research Centre (PURC). NREL is renowned for conducting a series of training for public utilities commissions world-wide. Similarly, PURC has been conducting specialized training in utility regulation for over forty years and is internationally recognized for successfully delivering regulatory training.
The three-day training exercise will include discussions on:
- Fundamentals of Electric utility Regulation
- Introduction to Cost of Service Analysis
- Introduction to Electricity Tariff/Rate Setting
- Fundamentals of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA)
- Introduction to Utility Performance Benchmarking
- Negotiation and Stakeholder Consultations (Media Interaction)
- Introduction to Power Purchase Agreements
- Technical Considerations of High Penetration of Distributed Photovoltaic (PV) Deployment
- Financial Implications from Different Approaches to DPV Compensation
- Energy Storage and Other Distributed Energy Resources
- Challenges and Opportunities from Electric Vehicle Adoption
- Introduction to Integrated Resource Planning
- Introduction to engage Software Tool (Optional)
The agenda for this workshop contains relevant topics that will help participants explore the technical, legal and economic avenues of utility regulation and prepare them to embrace the new energy environment. It is expected that following this workshop, stakeholders will be able to work amicably together within the same regulatory space with the full knowledge of the requirements and expectations of one another.
Participants for this training include Commissioners and staff of the NURC, representatives from regulated utility companies, government officials and departments.