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Department News: Research Lab Offering MegaModel Utility Business Model Game at NARUC's Upcoming Annual Meeting in Baltimore


The NARUC Research Lab is offering attendees of NARUC’s upcoming Annual Meeting and Education Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, the chance to play our Excel-based utility business model game, MegaModel. The Lab developed this unique, interactive game to enable regulators, legislators, advocates, and other stakeholders to explore utility decision-making under performance-based and cost-of-service regulatory models. The game also looks at vertically integrated and restructured markets. Lab staff will give a brief introduction before participants take a test drive, guiding their own utilities through a ten-year performance period where they will have to balance customer bills, earnings per share, environmental performance, and reliability outcomes.

This demonstration is taking place on Tuesday, November 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Baltimore Hilton, Keys 11 and 12. The session is free and open to all meeting attendees. Advanced registration is not required. 

For more information, please email Kerry Worthington.