BCA Training

On occasion, NESP provides training on BCA. Below is information on upcoming and past training events. If you are interested in hosting a BCA training session or workshop using the NSPM, please contact NSPM@nationalenergyscreeningproject.org.

Upcoming BCA Trainings:

May 30, 31; June 1, 2023 (2-4 pm EDT): National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Regulatory Training Initiative Online Training Course on Benefit Cost Analysis for Distributed Energy Resources. Instructors: Karl Rábago, Rábago Energy LLC and Tim Woolf, Synapse Energy Economics. See details and registration.

Past BCA Trainings:

NESP prepared this three-part training session for NARUC’s  Regulatory Training Initiative (RTI) in may 2022. Instructors Tim Woolf and Karl Rábago led students through key topics including:

  • BCA definition, categories and inputs; foundational BCA principles and framework;
  • Developing a primary BCA test, BCAs for different DERs, presenting BCA results; and
  • BCAs vs. rate and bill impact analysis; energy equity and BCA; quantifying BCA impacts.

The course used the NSPM guidance and the Methods, Tools, and Resources Handbook as the basis for instruction, with over 100 attendees including staff from 30+ public utilities commissions.

View recordings of the May 2022 training here.

May 2022 Training Slides:

November 2022: IEPEC Workshop. Evolving Evaluation 202: Evaluation and Cost Effectiveness in a DER World. Steve Schiller, LBL. View slides here.