EBA Primer Series: Cost of Service Ratemaking


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Program Overview

In this Primer, students will learn the cost-of-service process from start to finish in detail. Our faculty will provide you with a detailed overview of the ratemaking process, basic concepts and steps to the process. The course will cover key terminology, revenue requirement basics, and revenue requirement components, including rate base and operating expenses. The COS Primer will provide in-depth understanding on rate design and cost allocation, including functionalization and classification of costs, and will provide sufficient time for student discussion.

Program Brochure and Registration Form (PDF)


Gas & Electric Building
Smart Energy Hall Conference Rm
110 W Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


wednesday, june 19

Speaker: Britton Ellis, ManagerUtility Accounting and Finance, Virginia State Corporation Commission

12:00 PM - 1: 00 PM:  Registration and Boxed Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Introduction, Logistics​

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM: Overview of Ratemaking Process

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Revenue Requirement Basics

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Rate Base

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Break

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM: Revenue Requirement Components

networkofpeople5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking Reception

thursday, june 20

Speaker: Jason A. Cross, Assistant Director, Telecommunications, Gas, and Water Division, Maryland Public Service Commission 

7:30 AM -  8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast 

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Welcome, Introduction / Recap

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM:  Cost Allocation

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM: Break

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Rate Design

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM: Special Rate Provisions / Concepts

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Wrap-up & Conclusion

hotel  HOTEL: 

EBA has not secured a room block for this meeting, however the following hotels are within a 3 block radius of Baltimore Gas and Electric:

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor

2 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Rates start at $135
4 min walk/0.2 miles

Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor

222 St Paul Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202
Rates start at $143
7 min walk/0.3 miles

Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor

1 E Redwood St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Rates start at $153
6 min walk/ 0.3 miles



Program has been approved in CA, PA CLE.  MCLE approval has been submitted for in VA and NY. Each state has its own rules and regulations regarding "CLE". For questions on CLE email EBA-CLE@eba-net.org. To assure accreditation, you MUST include your BAR # AND STATE with your registration.  ONLY REGISTERED ATTENDEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CLE


Registration includes the two-day Primer, electronic attendee handouts, lunch, breakfast, breaks, and reception.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS May 31, 2019. Primer registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by a check, money order, government purchase order/training form or credit card information and may be limited by the capacity of the facilities. Registrations will not be held without payment.

EBA’s Primer Series pre-registration closes on June 17th. Thereafter, registrations can only be taken on-site at  the conference.




Member Early Bird
(on or before 5/31/2019)

Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Attorney/Energy Professional $350 $390 $415
Young Lawyer $275 $315 $415
Government- Attorney/ EP/Academic $325 $365 $415
Solo Attorney/Small Firm $350 $390 $415
Student $100 $140 $415
Mutli-Registration Discount (4th person and beyond) $300 $340 NA


*For firms registering 4 people or more, at the same time, EBA will provide you a group discounted registration rate of $300 per person for the 4th person and beyond. Applies to Private and Energy Professional members only. All attendees in the group must be members. Contact llevine@eba-net.org for more information. 



1.   Online:  Register Now 

2.   Fax your completed REGISTRATION FORM with payment to EBA: (202) 833-5596

3.   Mail your REGISTRATION FORM  and payment to EBA, 2000 M St. NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036

 policy_icon policies 

To learn more, please contact EBA,  (202) 223-5625 or by email at EBA@eba-net.org.


Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 6/16/2019, less a $50 administrative fee. The cancellation policy also applies to registration forms that are received and accepted after the deadline date. No refunds will be given after 6/16/2019. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable by 6/18/2019  (non-members substituting for members will be charged the difference between the member and non-member fees). Please note that regardless of the date the cancellation notice is received, no refunds will be processed until after the program. Confirmations will be sent to registrants via email if an address is provided.


Persons in need of special accommodation should inquire with Lisa Levine, Chief Executive Officer, llevine@eba-net.org at the EBA office.


EBA offers eligible student, government, and academic members’ discounts on the rates for most EBA programs which carry CLE credits, including EBA’s Annual and Mid-Year meetings. EBA will, on a case-by-case basis, consider requests from members to attend EBA programs at discounted rates. Discount requests must be made to EBA’s office at least fifteen days prior to the close of regular registration for the program in question. Requests will be considered by EBA if timely and complete. Discount requests must demonstrate a substantial financial hardship. Please submit your request to llevine@eba-net.org.


The Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) is committed to the goals of fostering an inclusive and diverse membership and increasing diversity across all levels of the Association.  Attorneys and energy professionals in the energy field are welcome to join our ranks, regardless of race, creed, color, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, family and marital status (including pregnancy), family responsibilities, religion, national origin, age, personal appearance, political affiliation, veterans status, disability, source of income (government, solo, corporate, firm practice), or place of residence or business (geographic diversity) and are encouraged to become active participants in the Association’s activities.

pictures   PHOTOGRAPHS:

By registering for this program, you authorize EBA to use any photographs taken of you during the event. Photographs may be used in promotional materials or stories that appear in professional publications and websites.

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