CMRG Annual Conference 2018

CMUA | Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL RATES GROUP
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
MAY 10-11, 2018

DoubleTree Suites Anaheim Resort – Convention Center
2085 South Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA  92802

 

Pre-Event Registration is now closed.  You can register onsite and pay by credit card or check.

Registration $300

 

Anaheim Public Utilities is pleased to host this year’s California Municipal Rates Group (CMRG) Annual Spring Conference. The event includes two days of rate information sharing with fellow professionals from municipal utilities, water districts, joint power agencies, and state agencies who design and implement rate pricing for water and electricity.

CMRG – Who We Are

The CMRG is an informal group of managers and staff who oversee and manage rates, pricing, and finance operations at most municipal utilities throughout the state. The CMRG is primarily a networking group with no annual dues or staff. The group has been meeting annually for over 30 years alternating between northern and southern California.

Topics and Insights

As rate managers and staff are charged with the responsibility of overseeing a utility’s financial and operational well-being, this conference will provide information about water and electric rate trends in our industry, statistical data for rate reports, and utility surveys as well as other pertinent rate and pricing topics.


Share Ideas and Learn with Colleagues

Attendance is open to staff from municipal utilities, water districts, joint power agencies, and state agencies. Aside from the formal program, there will also be ample time to meet colleagues from local agencies around the state to share ideas and programs.  Download session description and speaker bios here.

Topics
  • Time-of-Use Periods – Present and Future
  • Electric Vehicle Rates
  • Valuing Distributed Energy Resources
  • Net Metering 2.0
  • Community Choice Aggregators (CCA)
  • Low Income Pilot Programs
  • Proposition 26
  • Budget Based Water Rates
  • California Water Fix and Water Rate Implications
  • Senate Bill 814 – Residential Excessive Water Use

*Note: topics are being finalized and are subject to change

 

 


Schedule of Events*

Thursday, May 10
7:30 – 8:30 am…………………………………..Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:00 pm…………………………….Conference Programs
12:00 – 1:15 pm…………………………………Lunch
1:15 – 5:00 pm…………………………………..Conference Programs
6:00 – 8:00 pm ………………………………….Hosted Dinner & No Host Bar at Grasslands

 

Friday, May 11
8:00 – 8:30 am………………………………….Breakfast
8:30 – 11:45 am ………………………………..Conference Programs
11:45 am – 1:00 pm……………………………Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm…………………………………Conference Programs
3:00 pm………………………………………….Program Adjourns

Download Current Agenda   

 

*Program content and times are subject to change without notice


 

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Pre-Event Registration is now closed.  You may register onsite and pay by credit card or check.  Registration fee is $300 and includes all sponsored events, hosted meals and meeting materials. 

 


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

 

A small block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Suites Anaheim Resort – Convention Center at the discounted group rate of $149 per night single/double occupancy for a 2 Queen 2 Room Suite plus applicable taxes and fees.  Each additional person in the room will be at the rate of $20 per person per day plus applicable taxes and fees.  Discounted rate is offered, based on availability, two (2) days before and two (2) days after the conference dates.  Complimentary Wi-Fi provided in guest rooms.

Cut-Off Date: April 18, 2018.  After that date, rooms may be available at the posted daily rate.

Reservation Method: Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (800) 445-8667 and requesting the group rate for CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL RATES GROUP or online at DoubleTree Online Reservations.

HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICY
Any room reservation cancelled less than three (3) business days prior to the attendee’s reserved arrival date will be charged a cancellation fee of one (1) night’s room and tax.

HOTEL PARKING

Self-Parking: $10.00 plus taxes per day (discounted group rate)

Check In Time:  4:00 pm
Check Out Time:  11:00 am

EARLY DEPARTURE / LATE CHECK OUT FEES
If a guest who has requested a room within the group block checks out prior to the reserved check-out date, they will be charged an early check out fee of one (1) night’s room and tax.  To avoid this fee, you must advise the hotel in advance or at the time of check-in of any change in your planned length of stay.

Hotel is a non-smoking property.


TRAVEL & GROUND TRANSPORTATION

The hotel DOES NOT provide airport shuttle service.  Uber, LYFT, Super Shuttle, taxi and all major rental car companies are available.

The nearest airport is John Wayne/Orange County located approximately 13 miles from the hotel.  Do you need directions to hotel?  Click here.


REFUND POLICY

No refunds are available once ticket has been purchased.  After ticket purchase, you may send a replacement without additional charge.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS OR DIETARY NEEDS?

Please be sure to indicate on the registration page if you require special accommodations or have dietary restrictions.  CMUA provides meals that include gluten-free, nut-free and vegan options.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Christine Chapman at cchapman@cmua.org or call (916) 326-5804.