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Utility Rates – Modelling and Budget Presentations

By Tim Duhamel

Having the ability to calculate utility rates accurately is an important consideration for municipalities.  This webinar will cover advanced theory related to utility rate modeling, providing the viewer with the knowledge required to build an accurate utility rate model for a municipality.

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Course Content

  1. Utility Theory – Water, refuse, natural gas, etc. Why are certain services considered a utility?
  2. Utilities and Economics – What is the role of utilities in a capitalist economy?
  3. Utility Rate Methodology – Supports the explanation of utility revenue requirements and rate increases to council and the public.
  4. Utility Regulation – Why are utilities regulated?
  5. Utility Infrastructure Impact on Rates – Capital infrastructure has a direct impact on the delivery of utility services and the end cost to the consumer.
  6. Rate Modeling – Learn the fundamentals of developing a utility rate model.

Course Info


Price:$125.00

PD Credits: 1.5

Category: Technical

Updated: February 15, 2023

Duration: 1:34:50


Course Synopsis

Utility Rates – Modelling and Budget Presentations

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of

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About the Author

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of Municipal Education.
He is a municipal veteran whose career has spanned over 21 years.
His passion is creating educational material and conducting lectures for municipal professionals. He has lectured as far away as Kiev, Ukraine for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
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Course Description

Having the ability to calculate utility rates accurately is an important consideration for municipalities.  Learn the fundamentals of the development of utility rates and how to utilize the utility rate methodology.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the basic concept of a utility and the criteria used to determine a service is a utility

  • Learn about the business model associated with utilities

  • Learn the fundamentals of the development of utility rates and how to utilize the utility rate methodology

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Who Should Attend?

Any municipal financial professionals and senior executives from small, medium, or large municipalities.

Elected officials, CAO’s, planners, and finance officers will benefit from having a fundamental understanding and core knowledge of all financial processes.

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