Articles by: Rebecca Beachy

Pre-PURC Series: The Present and Future of Energy Markets

New technology and new laws bring new opportunities and new challenges. As energy markets throughout the world transition from legacy, single-provider systems, utilities and regulators must confront new realities. How are countries transitioning to new energy markets? How are their choices affecting utilities and citizens? What lessons are they learning? What opportunities and challenges await [...]

PURC Transformation Package

Regulation during and after the pandemic Will your organization return to business as usual after the pandemic? Most will not. What skills and strategies will you need to transform your organization to be successful during this unprecedented time? PURC's learning engagements uniquely integrate the analytical, strategic, and leadership skills that people need to be successful [...]

Public Policy for Big Tech Workshop

Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time Apply Now! Big Tech companies have created substantial changes in how people communicate, gain information, engage in public discourse, create businesses, etc. Almost every facet of life. How should governments respond? What from the past should be protected and what needs to change for citizens [...]

Weighted Average Cost of Capital Workshop

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time Apply Now! This zoom-based workshop will focus on derivation of the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) for regulated utilities. We will discuss the various considerations for deriving WACC including priorities and practices. We will also analyze the various models used in the estimation of [...]

What the battle over control of PG&E means for US utility customers

Customers, cities and investors are all eager for a piece of PG&E, but it isn't the only U.S. utility that may have new owners soon. Read Dr. Ted Kury's complete article at The Conversation.