Energy Compliance Consulting announces an
Electric Quarterly Report Training Conference
September 24-25, 2012, in Phoenix, AZ

Energy Compliance Consulting will be holding a FERC Electric Quarterly Report training conference on September 24 and 25, 2012, at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Phoenix, AZ.  Barbara Bourque, the leading expert on EQRs, will lead the sessions.  Barbara developed and implemented the EQR software at FERC and managed the Commission’s EQR program for several years before joining the private sector.  She has trained over 400 EQR filers from over 250 of companies.
The program will cover all aspects of correctly completing and filing EQRs and will address the changes proposed by FERC in RM10-12, RM01-8-012, and RM12-3.  We will begin with a discussion of the history and reasons for the EQR, and work through the entire EQR preparation, review and submission process, including manual data entry and importing data, dealing with error messages, and ensuring that filings are complete and correct.  The training will address not only the mechanics, but also include a full discussion of how to ensure that your company’s data complies with all of FERC’s requirements.  In addition, Barb will share trouble-shooting tips and filing and review strategies.  She will also give advice that may make your EQRs less likely to be audited by FERC. 


See complete agenda and schedule (PDF, 69KB) 


Participants can submit questions prior to the conference or ask them during the sessions as time permits.  A comprehensive filing manual will be given to all attendees.  While ideal for relatively new filers, even those more seasoned may be surprised by the amount they learn. 


There will be an optional session on Monday morning for those who are new to the EQR and to FERC.  This class will provide an overview of the FERC, including information about its offices and functions; a review of FERC’s website, including an introduction to eLibrary and the EQR site; and an overview of FERC tariffs, rate schedules, and service agreements, including eTariff on the agenda.  This background may help attendees who have little experience with FERC regulation get more out of the EQR training.  The introductory session is an additional $150.

Because there are flights to Phoenix from many US cities arriving by noon, the conference will start at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24th, and end at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25th, which should allow most attendees to need only one overnight stay.  The hotel is very close to the airport, and a free shuttle is provided for hotel guests.  A block of guest suites has been reserved for the conference at the special rate of $109 per night, which includes a full breakfast.  Ask for the EQR Training Conference rate when reserving your suite.  This rate is good until August 31, 2012.  For more information on the accommodations, please call 1-602-225-0500, or see:

The cost of the training class is $795, with an $80 discount for registration by August 31, 2012.  For companies sending multiple employees, a 10% discount is given to additional employees from the same company.  Companies considering sending multiple employees may inquire about having training given onsite at their location.  Training can be customized to focus on relevant areas, and issues can be raised confidentially.  It may be more cost-effective if you have multiple employees attending.   


See complete agenda and schedule (PDF, 69KB)


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