The Summer 2019 Marginal Cost Working Group (MCWG) Workshop will be held in Nashville, TN, on 26–27 June 2019. Led by NERA Director Kurt G. Strunk, the MCWG is an engaging forum where utilities-sector professionals share insights, ideas, and experiences related to emerging trends in rate design and cost-of-service studies. Members convene biannually during the summer and fall.
Alternative rate options, smart-meter-enabled demand response initiatives, distributed generation cost-benefit analysis, and performance-based regulation are among the many relevant topics covered during the meetings. Membership is particularly beneficial for utility managers and senior-level analysts faced with the challenging task of maintaining efficient and equitable electric and natural gas rates despite the emergence of various disruptors within their service areas.