When are NARUC Rate Schools? 

Rate School is held twice a year. When the meetings are in person, the Western Rate School is held in Coronado, California and Eastern Rate School is held in Clearwater, Florida.

49th Annual Eastern Rate School: October 17 – 22, 2021 – Current plan is to offer live and online

43rd Annual Western Rate School: May 8 – 13, 2022

50th Annual Eastern Rate School: October 16 – 21, 2022

44th Annual Western Rate School: May 14 – 18, 2023

51st Annual Eastern Rate School: October 15 – 20, 2023

45th Annual Western Rate School: May 12 – 16, 2024

52nd Annual Eastern Rate School: TBD


What is Rate School?

NARUC’s Utility Rate School has been a success story for nearly 50 years!

Rate School is an affordable, comprehensive, course offering students the fundamentals of utility rate
making by working on a “mock” utility rate case. Learn from experienced faculty in a casual, hands-on format which encourages an interactive team approach. By the end of the class students will have developed a revenue requirement for Suburban and will be ready to design rates.

Working in teams of various disciplines, together with an experienced coach, students will learn:

  • The economic and legal basis for cost of service regulation;
  • Basic ratemaking adjustments;
  • How to develop a rate-base;
  • The intricacies of the rate of return statement;
  • How to calculate the cost of equity and overall cost of capital;
  • Rate design and cost of service methodologies;
  • Current trends impacting the water and energy industries.


Who Should Attend Rate School?

State Commissioners, Policymakers, Municipal Utility Officials, Commission staffers,
Administrative Law Judges, Accountants, Auditors, Financial Analysts, Consumer Advocates, Attorneys,
Engineers, Economists, Journalists, Wall Street Analysts or anyone with a need or interest in utility rate making will benefit from this unique program.