for Utility Regulators, Policy Makers, and Infrastructure Professionals
Are traditional solutions failing to meet your needs?
Our tailored utility infrastructure training programs are individually designed to help you identify the best solutions to the pressing issues you face today. By working with you to design the program, we can deliver the most relevant curriculum, expand upon your organization’s existing competencies, and develop tailored strategies using the right tools for the job.
PURC training and development programs are designed to improve participant skills in five areas: conceptual frameworks, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and commitment.
Current and recent individualized programs in energy, telecommunications and water include courses which addressed these specific objectives for the client:
Expanding understanding of the pricing of infrastructure services –
Electricity transmission and distribution, water and wastewater, natural gas, telecommunications retail and interconnection services
Developing skills for price reviews and rate cases –
Practical, strategic and technical aspects of conducting rate reviews
Enhancing knowledge of market structure and design –
Removing barriers to entry in telecommunications, facilitating competition for concessions, assessing market competition and designing electricity markets, including models and case studies
Building capacity to address environmental considerations –
Siting issues, emissions programs, rate treatment
Increasing knowledge of sector issues –
Technology issues, best practices, stakeholder perspectives and relationships
Improving policy-making and implementation –
Formulating and implementing efficient infrastructure strategies, stakeholder involvement, public consultation, media relations
Our programs teach the principles and practices that support effective utility policy and regulation. Instructional approaches include case studies, lectures, client problem-solving, simulations, video, e-learning, and site visits. Training is rigorous, but practical.
Customized courses we have provided in the past include, but are not limited to:
Fundamentals of utility regulation
Purpose and role of utility regulation
Regulating utility markets, finances, prices, and services
Cost of service
Advanced methods in regulatory pricing and industry analysis
Industry structure, markets and competition
Advanced course on regulatory economics and process: interconnection, pricing, and competition
Competition in convergence markets: open access and financial analysis
Competitive analysis in telecoms: current and future markets
Infrastructure sharing for broadcasting
Advanced methods in radio spectrum planning and management
Basic methods in radio spectrum planning and management
Telecom policy and regulation for next generation networks
Executive leadership, strategic planning and organizational development in utilities regulation
Leadership and management skills for state utility regulators
PURC has developed customized training programs for ARSESP (Agencia Reguladora de Saneamento e Energia de estado de Sao Paulo), the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand, Aqualectra, the Florida Public Service Commission, the Nigerian Power Holding Company, and the Bermuda Department of Energy, to name a few.