Upcoming Events

2014 Advanced Regulatory Studies Program: Ratemaking, Accounting, Finance, and Economics

September 29 - October 3, 2014
Easte Lansing, MI

The IPU Advanced Regulatory Studies Program is a series of specialized half-day and all-day workshops designed to provide public and private-sector regulatory professionals with a unique opportunity to interact and exchange ideas on advanced technical, methodological, and policy issues. Each workshop provides an intensive and immersive experience, emphasizing discipline-based and sector-specific learning opportunities; interactive instruction and peer-to-peer dialog; advanced analytical methodologies; and theoretical rigor coupled with practical hands-on problems and exercises. The program faculty includes nationally known experts who draw from both academic and applied perspectives. The Advanced Program reflects our commitment to providing a reasoned and empirical approach to contemporary regulatory issues. The program offers flexible tracks focusing on regulation and ratemaking, accounting and finance, and engineering and economics. Half-day sessions allow participants to fully customize the program to their interests.

For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ipu@msu.edu)
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Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 South Harrison Rd.
tel: 1.800.875.5090

EISPC Washington, DC meeting October 2-3, 2014

October 2 - October 3, 2014
Washington, DC

The Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) will meet October 2-3, 2014 at The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. The working group meeting will begin at 8:00AM followed by the council meeting at 9:00AM, Thursday, October 2 and will conclude at approximately 1:30 pm, Friday, October 3

For more information contact: Kerry Worthington (kworthington@naruc.org)
The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
tel: 202.737.1234

"The Basics" Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric and Natural Gas Local Distribution ("LDC") Industries

October 12 - October 17, 2014
Albuquerque, NM

Each separate, concurrent week-long course is specifically designed to capture the nuances of that industry and includes the following topics and more!!

  • Industry Technology
  • Industry Structure and Regulation
  • Revenue Requirements
  • Class Cost-of-Service
  • Rate Design
  • Process & Procedures of a Rate Case
These two separate courses will give attendees practical analytical skills needed to understand the topics covered as well as an integrated framework showing how they fit together. Through a combination of lectures, discussion and integrated problems, these courses will give the attendees the analytical skills necessary to be more productive in the changing utility environment. Attendees with less than one year's experience in the regulatory arena and anyone wishing to obtain a basic understanding of the principles involved should attend one of the courses.



For more information contact: Cindy Blume (cblume@nmsu.edu)
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Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque
2600 Louisiana, NE
tel: 505-881-0000

2014 OPSI Annual Meeting

October 13 - October 14, 2014
Chicago, Illinois

2014 OPSI Annual Meeting Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile 633 N. St. Clair Street Chicago, IL

For more information contact: Gregory V. Carmean (greg@opsi.us)

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

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)

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

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)

NARUC 128th Annual Meeting

November 13 - November 16, 2016
La Quinta, CA



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

2017 NARUC Winter Committee Meetings

February 12 - February 15, 2017
Washington, DC



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

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

2017 NARUC Summer Committee Meetings

July 16 - July 19, 2017
San Diego, California



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

2018 NARUC Winter Committee Meetings

February 11 - February 14, 2018
Washington, DC



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