Innovation Webinars

Every month, the NARUC Center for Partnerships & Innovation organizes an Innovation Webinar on an emerging issue in electricity regulation. Held on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, these educational webinars are open to the public.

With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, CPI is pleased to connect its members and the public with new research, subject-matter experts, and diverse opinions on a variety of issues relevant to public utility commissions. Presentation slides and recordings for past webinars are posted on this webpage.

Upcoming Innovation Webinars:

Securing the Spark: Innovations in Proactive Physical Security for Energy Substations

Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern | Register Now!

Join us for an engaging webinar exploring an innovative approach to proactive physical security designed to secure energy substations. In this Innovation Webinar, we will explore the threat environment and delve into strategies to safeguard critical infrastructure, mitigate risks, and ensure uninterrupted power. In addition, through a compelling case study, we will showcase the role a Public Utility Commission currently has in the successful implementation of a proactive physical security program in conjunction with Federal and State partners. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and stay ahead of the curve in protecting vital energy assets.

Moderator: Commissioner Andrew Fay, Florida Public Service Commission 


  • Jim Bruncati, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Greg Demeter, Jersey City – Newark Urban Area Security Initiative
  • Elizabeth Labor, FBI Newark
  • Brady Phelps, WECC
  • Lonnie Ratliff, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

Past Innovation Webinars