Upcoming Events

IPU Annual Regulatory Studies Program: “Camp NARUC”-The Fundamentals Course

August 10 - August 14, 2015
East Lansing, Michigan

IPU's 57th Annual Regulatory Studies Program is set for August 10-21, 2015. This essential two-week program, known as "Camp NARUC" and NARUC endorsed, is designed specifically and exclusively to meet the needs of public-sector regulatory professionals, particularly members of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Presentations cover all aspects of the regulatory process, as applied generally and particularly to electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications sectors. The Fundamentals Course (week 1) focuses on the foundations and fundamentals of utility regulation. The program emphasizes the disciplines and skills essential for participating in an increasingly demanding and complex regulatory process. Core economic, legal, accounting, finance, and policy theories and concepts are introduced. The Fundamentals Course is especially suited to attendees relatively new to utility regulation.



For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 South Harrison Ave.
tel: 517.432.4000

IPU Annual Regulatory Studies Program: “Camp NARUC”-The Intermediate Course

August 17 - August 21, 2015
East Lansing, Michigan

IPU's 57th Annual Regulatory Studies Program is set for August 10-21, 2015. This essential two-week program, known as "Camp NARUC" and NARUC endorsed, is designed specifically and exclusively to meet the needs of public-sector regulatory professionals, particularly members of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. The Intermediate Course (week 2) concentrates on dynamic structural and regulatory issues, including emerging methods, issues, and sector-specific market concerns. Week Two will be of interest to both new and seasoned regulatory personnel. Multiple tracks allow participants to explore various areas of interest. Interactive instruction emphasizes applied technical knowledge.



For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 South Harrison Ave.
tel: 517.432.4000

14th NARUC New Commissioner Regulatory Orientation

September 17 - September 18, 2015
Washington, DC

Under the auspices of the Subcommittee on Education and Research, NARUC offers a 2-day training seminar for New Commissioners. The seminar offers a short introduction to regulation examining the key concepts of regulation in the electricity, gas, water, and telecommunications sector. Utilizing your regulatory peers (current commissioners from NARUC’s leadership) as instructors, the program also provide 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). This program is for State commissioners with less than 12 months of experience.

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

NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting & Finance Fall 2015 Conference

September 20 - September 24, 2015
St. Louis, Missouri

Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance will be holding it's fall 2015 conference/meeting at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis - Downtown, St Louis, MO. The purpose of the conference/meeting is to provide accounting, finance, and utility regulatory information to personnel with all levels of experience who work in the ever-changing utility regulatory environment.

For more information contact: Marci Norby, Chair (marci.norby@wyo.gov)
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Crowne Plaza St. Louis - Downtown
200 N. Fourth Street
tel: (314) 621-8200
fax: (314) 621-8073

2015 FRI Public Utility Symposium

September 30, 2015
Columbia, MO

Join us for a full day of discussion & debate as we explore: Issues in Infrastructure: Replacement, Resilience & Regulation. The focus of the 205 FRI Symposium is utility infrastructure and the challenges associated with its replacement and modernization, the extent to which resiliency and sufficiency exists within the utility industries, and how to design more effective regulatory or business models. The Symposium will be developed around three panels which separately discusses each of these issues. In addition to the three panels, the Symposium will also feature a CEO Panel. The confirmed panelists are Lynn Good, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy and Pierce Norton, II, president and chief executive officer of ONE Gas, Inc., and Susan Story, president and chief executive officer of American Water.

For more information contact: Sarah Gott (gotts@missouri.edu )
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Hampton INn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri)
1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard
tel: 573-214-2222

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

October 5 - October 9, 2015
East Lansing, Michigan

The IPU Advanced Regulatory Studies Program is a series of specialized half-day and all-day workshops designed to provide public-sector and private-sector professionals in the regulatory policy community with a unique opportunity to interact and exchange ideas on technical, methodological, and policy issues. Each workshop provides an intensive, immersive and peer-based learning experience, emphasizing discipline-based analytical methods 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 ratemaking, accounting, finance, and economics. Half-day sessions allow participants to fully customize the program to their interests. IPU also offers “Introduction to Public Utility Regulation” on the Sunday preceding the program.

For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 South Harrison Ave.
tel: 517.432.4000

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

October 11 - October 16, 2015
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).

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

43rd Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School

October 19 - October 23, 2015
Clearwater Beach, FL

he 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. Participants work in teams to learn the fundamentals of establishing revenue requirements and rate setting by working through a hypothetical “mock” water utility rate case. The program also provides insight into current issues affecting the water and other utility industries. By featuring a carefully crafted mock rate case and a team approach, Rate School provides an intensive “hands-on” learning experience appropriate for anyone involved with utility rate setting. Rate School is relevant to anyone interested and involved in utility ratemaking. Specialists across all sectors – water, natural gas, and electricity – have actively participated and benefited from the School and are encouraged to attend.

For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Boulevard
tel: 727.596.1100

43rd Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School

October 19 - October 23, 2015
Clearwater Beach, FL

he 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. Participants work in teams to learn the fundamentals of establishing revenue requirements and rate setting by working through a hypothetical “mock” water utility rate case. The program also provides insight into current issues affecting the water and other utility industries. By featuring a carefully crafted mock rate case and a team approach, Rate School provides an intensive “hands-on” learning experience appropriate for anyone involved with utility rate setting. Rate School is relevant to anyone interested and involved in utility ratemaking. Specialists across all sectors – water, natural gas, and electricity – have actively participated and benefited from the School and are encouraged to attend.

For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Boulevard
tel: 727.596.1100

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

IPU Grid School

March 7 - March 10, 2016
Charleston

IPU’S GRID SCHOOL takes place March March 7-10, 2016 in Charleston, SC. 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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Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District
125 Calhoun St.
tel: 843-805-7900

Current Issues 2016

April 17 - April 20, 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico

State Commissioners and leading industry leaders discuss the important issues facing the Electric, Natural Gas, Telecommunications and Water industries through a series of interactive panels. The panels are designed to create meaningful dialog between the panelists and audience in an informal setting conducive to audience participation. The program brochure will be available January 1, 2016.

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

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

May 15 - May 20, 2016
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).



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

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 WCPSC

May 21 - May 25, 2016
Lake Tahoe, Nevada



For more information contact: David Noble (dnoble@puc.nv.gov)
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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

2016 SEARUC Annual Meeting

June 12 - June 15, 2016
Palm Beach, FL



For more information contact: Sallie K. Tanner (salliek@psc.state.ga.us)
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Eau Palm Beach Hotel

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

44th Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School

October 24 - October 28, 2016
Clearwater Beach, FL

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. Participants work in teams to learn the fundamentals of establishing revenue requirements and rate setting by working through a hypothetical “mock” water utility rate case. The program also provides insight into current issues affecting the water and other utility industries. By featuring a carefully crafted mock rate case and a team approach, Rate School provides an intensive “hands-on” learning experience appropriate for anyone involved with utility rate setting. Rate School is relevant to anyone interested and involved in utility ratemaking. Specialists across all sectors – water, natural gas, and electricity – have actively participated and benefited from the School and are encouraged to attend.

For more information contact: Ligita Espinosa (ligita@msu.edu)
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Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Boulevard
tel: 727.596.1100

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

2017 WCPSC

May 21 - May 24, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska



For more information contact: Ann Wilde (ann.wilde@alaska.gov)
Hotel Captain Cook

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