Marginal Cost Working Group—Now Virtual

03 March 2021
Hosted By: NERA Economic Consulting

Please join NERA Economic Consulting for our next iteration of the popular Marginal Cost Working Group (MCWG), which was founded in 1982. The MCWG, led by Director Kurt G. Strunk, brings together utility sector professionals seeking a forum to discuss the critical issues and unique challenges facing their sector. We are excited to offer this forum in a virtual format so we can keep the conversation going and make the working group more accessible to utility professionals across North America.

Take advantage of this opportunity to keep up to date with innovations in regulatory development and share insight into pricing strategies for the electricity and natural gas utility sector. We welcome your input to shape the agenda and make the working group as valuable as possible. Please let us know what topics you would like to see covered by contacting us at or the phone number below.

Meet with your industry colleagues to discuss experiences with regulatory successes and setbacks, test new ideas, and stay connected to major industry trends across North America and around the globe.

Companies that have participated in NERA’s MCWG in the past include:

Ameren CILCO
ATCO Electric
Baltimore Gas & Electric Company
BC Hydro
Bonneville Power Administration
Carolina Power & Light Company
Central Maine Power Company
Central Vermont Public Service Corp.
City of Tacoma
Commonwealth Edison Company
Dayton Power & Light Company
Delmarva Power & Light Company
El Paso Electric Company
Entergy Services, Inc.
Eugene Water & Electric Board Public Service Electric & Gas Company
Exelon Corporation
Florida Power & Light Company
Fortis BC
Georgia Power Company
Gulf Power Company
Idaho Power Company
Illinois Power Company Tennessee Valley Authority
Indiana Public Service Company
Interstate Power Company
Jamaica Public Service Co.

Kansas City Power & Light Company
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Lower Colorado River Authority
Mississippi Power Company
Missouri Public Service Company
New Brunswick Power
New York State Electric & Gas Northern
Newfoundland Power
NV Energy
Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
Orange & Rockland Electric Company
Otter Tail Power Company
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Portland General Electric Company
Public Service Company of New Mexico
Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Salt River Project
San Diego Gas & Electric
Seattle City Light
Southern California Edison
Southern Company
TXU Electric
Wisconsin Electric Power Company

For questions, please email or call Walter Hopkins at +1 504 722 9892. 

The working group will take place on 3 March 2021 during a half-day program. For more information, click here.

We are happy to offer complimentary attendance for the 2021 MCWG, given the unique and ongoing circumstances of the past year.


Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 1:00–5:00 pm EST
Please note that NERA may adjust session topics in response to attendee interests.

Session I
Break I
Session II
Break II
Session III
Break III
Session IV

Beyond Net Energy Metering: An Update on Post-NEM Rate Structures
Discussion and Networking
Rates for Electric Vehicle Charging
Discussion and Networking
Battery Storage – A Framework for Cost-Benefit Analysis
Discussion and Networking
A New Look at Critical Peak Pricing
Conference Closing and Look Forward to 2022

NERA Speakers
Kurt G. Strunk
Willis Geffert
Walter Hopkins

To contact us about this event, please click here.