San Francisco Feed-in Tariff Price-Setting Workshop with Bernard Chabot

By Paul Gipe


Bernard Chabot will lead a feed-in tariff price-setting technical workshop on 13 July, 2010 in San Francisco, California. The workshop features an extensive technical discussion of the Profitability Index Method for calculating specific tariffs for solar and wind energy.

The workshop is free but a reservation is required.

Monsieur Chabot was the principal economic consultant to the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association in its campaign for feed-in tariffs in the Canadian province of Ontario. He is also the architect of the wind energy tariffs that vary with resource intensity used in France.

These are advanced workshops intended only for those seriously interested in the economic theory behind tariff setting and the formulas necessary to calculate tariffs that pay for the cost of generation plus a reasonable profit. The one-day workshop is condensed from a multi-day presentation. Consequently, the workshop assumes that participants understand renewable energy technology as well as terms such as, return-on-equity, average weighted cost of capital, internal rate of return, interest, and inflation.

The workshop is sponsored by the Kern-Kaweah Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is also providing the venue.

13 July, 2010
Sierra Club National Headquarters
85 Second St., 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94105-3441 USA
9.00 am-4.00 pm (Registration begins at 8.30 am)
Please RSVP to Paul Gipe,

Note that there are two back-to-back events in San Francisco on the subject of feed-in tariffs in July. Registration is being handled separately for each event.

  • 12 July, 2010, Feed-in Tariffs: A Time for Real Action on Renewable Energy at the City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 is being organized by Pacific Environment. For registration, contact Rory Cox at Pacific Environment.
  • 13 July, 2010, Chabot Price-Setting Workshop. For registration, contact Paul Gipe.