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2011 Annual Conference


2011 Annual Conference and Training Summary

September 18-September 23, 2011
Georgian Terrace Hotel
Atlanta, GA

The 2011 Annual Conference and Training took place in Atlanta, GA from September 18 to 23, 2011.

The Annual Conference program, which was coordinated by the Program Committee, chaired by John Spanos, CDP, began with a reception Sunday evening and continued through Tuesday morning.

Monday’s outstanding lineup of presenters and breakout session leaders included:

  • Tim Zeldenrust, PowerPlan
  • Paul Hunt, Southern California Edison
  • Tony Biacci, Florida Power and Light
  • Rick Fisher, CDP, Southern California Edison
  • William Dunkel, William Dunkel & Associates
  • Tom Petersen, Atmos Energy Corp
  • John Johnson, Atmos Energy Corp
  • Kyle Long, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
  • Chris Lorenz, PriceWaterhouse Coopers

Tuesday we benefited from the excellent presentations of:

  • Earl Robinson, CDP, AUS Consultants
  • Dr. Susan Jensen, CDP, Surface Transportation Board
  • Scott Armstrong, CDP, Virginia State Corporation Commission
  • Gayle Freier, CDP. Arkansas Public Service Commission
  • John Lacey, PhD, California State University, Long Beach.

 Topics covered over the two days included:

  • Rate making challenges and remedies
  • Determination of cost of capital for a regulated utility
  • Theoretical reserve imbalances and impact on regulatory reporting and accounting
  • Depreciation methods and revenue requirements
  • Depreciation issues – The Kansas Generic Case
  • PP&E under IFRS: Componentization
  • Depreciation – The Last 25 years
  • Regulatory Perspective on Depreciation
  • 2011 Accounting Update


With 65 attendees at the annual meeting, 70 trainees attending classes, and 6 members taking the CDP test, we are pleased to report a very busy and successful week.

We thank our committee organizers, presenters, and expert instructors for their valuable contributions toward making our 2011 Annual Conference and Training a great success.


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