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EEI and AGA Introduction to Public Utility Accounting Course
Monday, August 21, 2017 - Thursday, August 24, 2017
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 UNITED STATES
  • EEI/AGA Introduction and Advanced Public Utility Accounting Courses
    August 21-24, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN

    AGA and EEI will be conducting their annual four-day programs on public utility accounting.  The courses are taught by expert utility instructors and respected leaders in the field.  These four-day programs will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis and are open to everyone. 

    Introduction to Public Utility Accounting:
    This course concentrates on the fundamentals of public utility accounting and provides an understanding of the utility business.  This course is geared towards recently hired accountants and supervisors in the accounting, auditing, and financial areas.  The objective of this course is to provide an introductory knowledge and understanding of public utility accounting fundamentals, practices and issues in the electric and gas industries.  The course is designed for utility industry professionals in the areas of accounting, finance, auditing and other financial areas.
    Topics will include:


    1      Public Utility Accounting and Financial Reporting
    2.     Utility Ratemaking Process
    3.     Capital Structure and Liability Management (intro level)
    4.     Depreciation Accounting Principles
    5.     Income Tax – Ratemaking and Accounting Issues
    6.     Derivative Accounting
    7.     Planning and Budgeting Issues (intro level)
    8.     Property (Plant) Accounting
    9.     Other Topics TBD

    This course qualifies for 31 hours of CPE in the fields of study of Accounting, Finance, Behavioral Ethics, and Specialized Knowledge - see the CPE notification under meeting documents for additional information regarding CPE.

  • Registration for this course is now open and will remain open up to the date the course begins.  However, anyone that registers after August 4, 2017 will not have their name and contact information appear in the course materials due to printing requirements.

    Registration fees for this course are shown below.

    Early Bird Registration Fee (if you register by July 1, 2017):

    • EEI/AGA Full Member - $1,845
    • EEI/AGA Associate Member - $1,945
    • Non-member of EEI or AGA - $2,345

    Regular Registration Fee (if you register after July 1, 2017):

    • EEI/AGA Full Member - $1,895
    • EEI/AGA Associate Member - $1,995
    • Non-member of EEI or AGA - $2,395

    Group Discount of $100 per person - applies to companies with 3 or more registrants

    • When registering online, you will be charged the individual rate shown above.  However, a refund check reflecting the group discount of $100 per person will be issued to your company following the meeting for companies with 3 or more registrants for this training course.  If you have questions regarding the group discount, please call Kim King at (202) 508-5493.

    Cancellation:  Registration fees will be refunded minus a $100 administration fee if notification of cancellation is received on or before Friday, July 28, 2017.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after that date.  Substitutions are welcome.  Cancellation requests may be sent to David Dougher phone: 202-508-5570 email: ddougher@eei.org.

    Complaint Resolution Policy:  All efforts will be made to handle any complaints by attendees expeditiously and to the satisfaction of attendee. Complaints may be addressed to David Dougher phone: 202-508-5570 email: ddougher@eei.org.


  • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    1300 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Phone: (612) 370-1463

    Reservations by Phone:

    Reservations phone number is (888) 421-1442.  Attendees must identify themselves as attending the EEI/AGA Training to qualify for the group rate.

    Booking Website:

    Please use this link to reserve a room at the hotel.  Our special rate is $185 plus tax per night, single or double occupancy.  Important: The cut-off date for the special EEI/AGA hotel room rate is Monday, July 31, 2017. Reservations made after July 31, 2017 will be subject to availability and existing hotel rates.  Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.  Depending on meeting attendance, the hotel room block may fill up before the published cut-off date, so don’t delay registration.

    The hotel will honor the group rate 3 days before and 3 days after the training based on availability.

    Hotel Location:

    Located on Nicollet Mall in the heart of the downtown business district, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis provides spectacular views of the city skyline. With its spacious lobby and expansive stone fireplace, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis welcomes you with beautiful sleek mid-century Scandinavian décor mixed with top-notch hospitality. Our hotel’s premiere location provides convenient access to an incredible array of Twin Cities’ attractions, from shopping to sports, the arts and the great outdoors.

    • Walker Arts Center / Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
    • Guthrie Theater
    • Historical State and Orpheum Theaters
    • Minneapolis Convention Center
    • Nicollet Mall shopping & dining
    • Orchestra Hall
    • Mall of America within 20 minutes
    • Target Center (Minnesota Timberwolves)
    • US Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings)
    • Target Field (Minnesota Twins)
    • Xcel Energy Center (Minnesota Wild)
    • Loring Park
    • Eat Street / Restaurant Row
  • Air Transportation:

    Minneapolis is served by the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport.  The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is 13 miles/20 minutes from the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport. This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    Ground Transportation:

    Super Shuttle Service:

    $16 per transfer-one way
    $28 round trip-cash or pre-pay credit card

    From airport to hotel: Runs between 4:30 AM – 11:00 PM. After 11:00 PM and before 4:30 AM, please call Super Shuttle to arrange pick up. Follow the signs for Hotel Shuttles and Scheduled Vans to the Ground Transportation Atrium. The Super Shuttle guest service desk is located near the center of the shuttle area. Service is available 24-hours.

    From hotel to airport: Reservations must be made at least 1.5 to 2 hours in advance. Reservations may be made by calling Super Shuttle at (800) 258-2826 of Fax: (612) 827-6777.

    Taxi Cab:

    Taxi cost is approximately $45 arrival or departure from the airport.

    Rental Car:

    Members of the Edison Electric Institute are eligible for a discount with Avis Rent-A-Car. Call toll free 1-800-331-1600 (Refer to A775400)

  • The dress code is business-casual for all functions.  Please note that meeting room temperatures are generally cool and difficult to moderate – please bring appropriate attire for such conditions.
  • Minneapolis in August, the normal high temperatures average a high of 80°F and a low of 61°F with monthly average rainfall of 4.3 inches.  Please pack accordingly.
  • Attendees that require special accommodations or have special needs in order to participate in this event, please contact EEI’s Kim King at phone: (202) 508-5493 or kking@eei.org.
  • For more information on course content, phone or send e-mail to:

    David Dougher - EEI                                                       Doug Allen – AGA
    (202) 508-5570                                                                (202) 824-7261
    ddougher@eei.org                                                         dallen@aga.org

    For administrative questions or assistance, phone or send e-mail to EEI’s Kim King at (202) 508-5493 or kking@eei.org.