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Utility Rate Structures and Analysis

08/30/2022 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT


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Awards 0.2 CEUs / 2 PDHs (Click for more info)

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Course Description:

This training will review various terminology and electrical rate structures commonly used by utility companies around the country.  We will discuss the various charges associated with electric bills, how to audit to verify charges, and work several sample calculations. 

We will discuss the use of ‘blended’ electrical rates, often used in energy savings calculations by energy managers, and show where these are valid and where more detailed calculations should be employed. We will briefly discuss forecasting of future energy costs utilizing the government’s Energy Escalation Rate Calculator (EERC). Finally, we will discuss the use of renewable energy microgrids and their role in increase resilience and the utility rate structures that have the greatest effect on the value of photovoltaic systems. 

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Define terms associated with electrical rate structures
  • Explain the use of blended electrical rates
  • Utilize the Energy Escalation Rate Calculator (EERC)
  • Discuss the use of renewable energy microgrids


Bob Knoedler, P.E., CxA, EMP, Immediate Past President, Energy Management Association

Bob Knoedler, P.E., CxA, EMP, Immediate Past President, Energy Management Association

Vice President, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

Bob Knoedler is a vice president at Hanson Professional Services Inc. in Springfield, IL, and serves as the principal-in-charge for building commissioning and energy services both nationally and internationally. He holds degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering. His expertise is in the analysis, design and commissioning of mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection) and electrical (lighting and power distribution) building systems.


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received no later than 14 days prior to the training date will receive a refund, minus a 5% processing fee if paid with a credit card. Cancellations received after the cutoff date and no-shows will not receive a refund (cash or points). AESP reserves the right to cancel a training course at any time with reasonable notice given to all participants.


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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