Upcoming Events

Energy Utility Basics

October 20 - October 24, 2014
Madison Wisconsin

An introduction to the energy utility business from Btus to Customer Delivery. Electricity: Industry Structure --Why a regulated monopoly? Who’s regulated, why and how: The Federal and State Perspective --Federal Roles, Rules, Spheres of Influence: FERC and EPA --The Public Service Commission-Roles and Rules, Balance of Power --Transmission-The Overlooked Connection Until 1970 --A Day in the Life of a Regional Transmission Organization: A Primer --Utility Company Models-Presentations and Panel Discussion Electricity: Industry Operations --From Heat to Electricity-How we make Electricity in the U.S. --Field Identification Guide to the Electric Industry --A Day in the Life of a Distribution Company --A Day in the Life of a Transmission Operator --Where, How and Why Energy Is Used in the US Ratemaking for Electric and Gas Companies --What Drives Utility Stock Prices; What (Should) Keep Utility Execs Awake at Night? --Basics of Rate Setting --Dynamic Pricing and Demand Response --New Models for Pricing --Declining Revenues and Rate Response --Electricity/Gas: Environmental Issues & Gas Markets Work Done Without (or with a small) Carbon Footprint --Nuclear Future—The Base Load of the Future? --Balancing your Resource and Financial Portfolios Field Trip: Co-Generation Power Plant Tour The New/Old Kid on the Block: Gas --What Everyone Ought to Know About Gas --Providing Natural Gas Service-Wholesale --Providing Natural Gas Service-Retail --Gas Physical and Financial Markets

For more information contact: Cara Lee Mahany Braithwait (samb@wpui.org)
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The Campus Inn $139
601 Langdon Street
tel: 608-257-4391

42nd Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School

October 27 - October 31, 2014
Clearwater Beach, Florida

The NARUC Utility Rate School is held twice a year, in the fall (Eastern - Clearwater Beach, FL) and the spring (Western - San Diego, CA). The basics of utility ratemaking are presented by program faculty members from state public utility commissions, utility companies, and the legal, consulting, and academic communities. Rate School emphasizes the fundamentals of the utility rate setting process, including how to establish revenue requirements and the basic concepts of rate design. Participants work in teams to learn the fundamentals of establishing revenue requirements and setting rates by working through a hypothetical rate case for a water utility. The program also provides insight into current issues affecting the water industry and other public utilities.

For more information contact: Ligita Nelson (ipu@msu.edu)
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Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Blvd.
tel: 727.596.1100

NARUC 126th Annual Meeting

November 16 - November 19, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Annual Meeting of NARUC

For more information contact: (mamalloy@naruc.org)
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

A National Summit on Smart Grid and Climate Change

December 2 - December 3, 2014
Washington, DC

The National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change will bring together policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and a wide variety of environmental and energy stakeholders to address the role of smart grid technologies and practices in mitigating and adapting to climate change. The Summit will aim to “connect the dots” between smart grid and climate change, and establish an understanding that smart grid can be an essential part of any climate action planning, whether in response to government emission restrictions (e.g. EPA’s Regulations under 111(d) of the Clean Air Act), or in preparation for various climate change events and scenarios (e.g. severe weather events like Superstorm Sandy). The Summit will include Roundtable Sessions with top business and government leaders, who will discuss these issues with each other and with the audience. It will also include in-depth breakout sessions in two tracks: Smart Grid & Mitigation and Smart Grid & Adaptation. Pre- and post-event workshops are also anticipated.

For more information contact: Jenny Senff (jenny.senff@demandresponsesmartgrid.org)
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JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
tel: (202) 393-2000

MARC Commissioners' Only Retreat

January 8 - January 10, 2015
Austin, Texas



For more information contact: Sandra Paske (Sandra.Paske@wisconsin.gov)
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2015 NARUC Winter Committee Meeting

February 15 - February 18, 2015
Washington DC

Winter Committee Meetings



For more information contact: (mamalloy@naruc.org)

2015 IPU Grid School

March 9 - March 12, 2015
Oak Brook, IL

IPU’S GRID SCHOOL takes place March 9-12, 2015 in Chicago, IL. IPU Grid School is designed to improve regulatory capacity for grid-related policy development and decision-making at all government levels in support of innovation, efficiency, and environmental goals. Grid School is open to the public and private sectors, including economic and environmental regulators. The program provides an intensive, interdisciplinary, and interactive educational and professional networking experience. Grid School is objective and rigorous, taught by knowledgeable and independent experts. This program considers the integral role of electricity grids in the energy supply chain and is designed to be responsive to new mandates and infrastructure investments associated with federal and states policies. IPU Grid School is sponsored by the Institute of Public Utilities in collaboration with MSU's College of Engineering and Argonne National Laboratory.

For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 W. 22nd Street
tel: 630)573-8555

NARUC 13th New Commissioner Regulatory Orientation

March 23 - March 24, 2015
This course is designed to provide a short introduction to regulation for new commissioners, examining the key concepts of regulation in the electricity, gas, water, and telecommunications sector. It will further provide key tips for regulators on commission management, State vs. federal jurisdictions and responsibilities, and use of NARUC resources (ex. meetings, committee membership, and endorsed university-based technical training). The course is organized in Washington, DC at the NARUC offices in a roundtable format with a strong emphasis on peer-to-peer exchange of experience and information. NARUC feels it is important to offer a training opportunity where newer commissioners can ask questions to their peers, without the presence of commission staff or industry. Participation will be limited to 10 commissioners who have been appointed or elected within the past year.

For more information contact: Erin Hammel (ehammel@naruc.org)

Current Issues 2015

April 19 - April 22, 2015
Santa Fe, NM



For more information contact: Jeanette Walter (jeawalte@nmsu.edu)
The Eldorado Hotel

36th Western NARUC Utility Rate School

May 11 - May 15, 2015
San Diego, CA

The NARUC Utility Rate School is held twice a year, in the fall (Eastern - Clearwater Beach, FL) and the spring (Western - San Diego, CA). The basics of utility ratemaking are presented by program faculty members from state public utility commissions, utility companies, and the legal, consulting, and academic communities. Rate School emphasizes the fundamentals of the utility rate setting process, including how to establish revenue requirements and the basic concepts of rate design. Participants work in teams to learn the fundamentals of establishing revenue requirements and setting rates by working through a hypothetical rate case for a water utility. The program also provides insight into current issues affecting the water industry and other public utilities.

For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Coronado Island Marriott
2000 Second Street
tel: 619.435.3000

2015 Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners

May 31 - June 5, 2015
Phoenix, AZ



For more information contact: Susan Bitter Smith (SBitterSmith@azcc.gov)
Arizona Biltmore Hotel

2015 NECPUC

June 7 - June 10, 2015
Newport, Rhode Island



For more information contact: Sarah Hofmann (shofmannnecpuc@gmail.com)
Hyatt at Goat Island

2015 MARC Annual Meeting

June 7 - June 10, 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin



For more information contact: Christina Keeley (christina.keeley@wisconsin.gov)
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2015 SEARUC Annual Meeting

June 14 - June 17, 2015
San Antonio, Texas



For more information contact: Sallie K. Tanner (salliek@psc.state.ga.us)
Omni La Mansion del Rio

MACRUC 20th Annual Education Conference

June 21 - June 24, 2015
Colonial Williamsburg, VA



For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)

2015 NARUC Summer Committee Meetings

July 12 - July 15, 2015
New York City



For more information contact: (mamalloy@naruc.org)

127th Annual Meeting

November 8 - November 11, 2015
Austin, Texas



For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (Mamalloy@naruc.org)

2016 NARUC Winter Committee Meeting

February 14 - February 17, 2016
Washington DC

Winter Committee Meetings



For more information contact: (mamalloy@naruc.org)

2016 Winter Committee Meetings

February 14 - February 17, 2016
Washington, D.C.



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Renaissance Washington

37th Western NARUC Utility Rate School

May 16 - May 20, 2016
San Diego, CA

The NARUC Utility Rate School is held twice a year, in the fall (Eastern - Clearwater Beach, FL) and the spring (Western - San Diego, CA). The basics of utility ratemaking are presented by program faculty members from state public utility commissions, utility companies, and the legal, consulting, and academic communities. Rate School emphasizes the fundamentals of the utility rate setting process, including how to establish revenue requirements and the basic concepts of rate design. Participants work in teams to learn the fundamentals of establishing revenue requirements and setting rates by working through a hypothetical rate case for a water utility. The program also provides insight into current issues affecting the water industry and other public utilities.

For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Coronado Island Marriott
2000 Second Street
tel: 619.435.3000

2016 MARC Annual Meeting

June 12 - June 15, 2016
Bismarck, North Dakota



For more information contact: Stacy Eberl (steberl@nd.gov)

MACRUC 21st Annual Education Conference

June 19 - June 22, 2016
Colonial Williamsburg, VA



For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)

2016 NARUC Summer Committee Meetings

July 24 - July 27, 2016
Nashville, TN



For more information contact: (mamalloy@naruc.org)

2016 Summer Committee Meetings

July 24 - July 27, 2016
Nashville, TN



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Omni Nashville

NARUC 128th Annual Meeting

November 13 - November 16, 2016
La Quinta, CA



For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)

2016 Annual Meeting

November 13 - November 16, 2016
La Quinta, CA



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
La Quinta, CA

2017 NARUC Winter Committee Meetings

February 12 - February 15, 2017
Washington, DC



For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)

2017 Winter Committee Meetings

February 12 - February 15, 2017
Washington, D.C.



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Renaissance Washington

38th Western NARUC Utility Rate School

May 15 - May 19, 2017
San Diego, CA

The NARUC Utility Rate School is held twice a year, in the fall (Eastern - Clearwater Beach, FL) and the spring (Western - San Diego, CA). The basics of utility ratemaking are presented by program faculty members from state public utility commissions, utility companies, and the legal, consulting, and academic communities. Rate School emphasizes the fundamentals of the utility rate setting process, including how to establish revenue requirements and the basic concepts of rate design. Participants work in teams to learn the fundamentals of establishing revenue requirements and setting rates by working through a hypothetical rate case for a water utility. The program also provides insight into current issues affecting the water industry and other public utilities.

For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Coronado Island Marriott
2000 Second Street
tel: 619.435.3000

MACRUC 22nd Annual Education Conference

June 25 - June 28, 2017
Hershey, Pennsylvania



For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (mamalloy@Naruc.org)
The Hotel Hershey

2017 NARUC Summer Committee Meetings

July 16 - July 19, 2017
San Diego, California



For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)

2017 Summer Committee Meetings

July 16 - July 19, 2017
San Diego, CA



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Sheraton San Diego

2017 Annual Meeting

November 12 - November 15, 2017
Baltimore, MD



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Hilton Baltimore

2018 NARUC Winter Committee Meetings

February 11 - February 14, 2018
Washington, DC



For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)

2018 Winter Committee Meetings

February 11 - February 14, 2018
Washington, D.C.



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Renaissance Washington

MACRUC 23rd Annual Education Conference

June 24 - June 27, 2018
Hershey, Pennsylvania



For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
The Hotel Hershey

2018 Summer Committee Meetings

July 15 - July 18, 2018
Phoenix, AZ



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

2018 Annual Meeting

November 11 - November 14, 2018
Orlando, FL



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Loews Royal Pacific Orlando

2019 Winter Committee Meetings

February 10 - February 13, 2019
Washington, D.C.



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Renaissance Washington

2020 Winter Committee Meetings

February 9 - February 12, 2020
Washington, D.C.



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Renaissance Washington

2021 Winter Committee Meetings

February 7 - February 10, 2021
Washington, D.C.



For more information contact: Michelle Mallloy (mamalloy@naruc.org)
Renaissance Washington