NARUC-Endorsed Meetings

Building Energy Efficiency: Technology, Policy & Finance (XEIET203) 

Dates: Ongoing

Online, offered through the Stanford Center for Professional Development at Stanford University. Access is given for 60 days upon enrollment.

Building energy efficiency (BEE) is critical to developing affordable, reliable, and low-carbon energy systems. However, understanding the basics of BEE can be challenging, given its deeply intertwined technology, policy, and finance dimensions. In this online course, through lecture and expert discussions, explore the fundamentals and complexities of BEE, from the perspectives of technology, policy and finance. Beyond the fundamentals, the course delves deeply into the challenges and new frontiers of BEE expansion. Course is about 6.5 hours of taped content, with exercises, glossary, and slides included.

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Contact: Anita Wood, Program Manager, SCPD,  

Current Issues 2020 

Dates: Postponed to August 29-September 1, 2021

Location: Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Through a series of panel discussions, commissioners and industry leaders discuss issues facing the utility and telecommunication industries. The conference is very conducive to audience participation. Registrations is limited.

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Contact: Jeanette Walter, (575) 649-4812,  

"The Basics" Practical Regulatory Training for the Natural Gas Local Distribution (“LDC”) Industry

December 7-8 & 10-11, 2020 | 4-day live online training via Zoom

Location: Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Albuquerque, New Mexico


This course specifically designed to capture the nuances of the natural gas local distribution (LDC) industry. The course includes the following topics:

  • Overview of the Natural Gas Industry
  • Industry Structure and Regulation
  • Federal and State Jurisdictions
  • Revenue Requirements
  • Class Cost-of-Service
  • Rate Design
  • Gas Procurement and Gas Cost Recovery
  • Gas Cost Hedging
  • Key Issues Facing Utilities and State Commissions
  • Process & Procedures of a Rate Case

This course 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, this courses provides 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. 

This course will also be offered at the same location May 17 – May 21, 2021

Contact: Cindy Blume,

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Practicing Leadership in a Political Environment – A One-Day Intensive Training for Leaders in Utility Policy

January 23, 2021

Location: University of Florida - Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, Florida

Description: Many people are called upon to provide leadership. Some succeed. Many fail… In this workshop you will examine the activities, behaviors, mindsets and skills of a successful leader. Upon completion of the workshop, you will develop and take home a personal implementation guide and action plan for addressing your most pressing challenges. Additional details are available online. Contact: Araceli Castaneda, Director of Leadership Studies,

50th PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy

June 14-25, 2021

Location: University of Florida - Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, Florida

Description: The international training program is an intensive, two-week course specifically tailored to the professional requirements of utility regulators and regulatory staff. The course is designed to enhance the economic, technical, and policy skills required for implementing policies and managing sustainable regulatory systems for infrastructure sectors. Additional details are available online. Contact: Jinah Song, Coordinator of Research Programs and Events,

2021 FRI Public Utility Symposium “Revisiting Forecasts from the 2013 FRI Public Utility Symposium - Visualizing the Future: Public Utilities in 2020”

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Location: Memorial Student Unions at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Description: For the 2021 Symposium, we will use the lens of the 2013 FRI Public Utility Symposium, “Visualizing the Future: Public Utilities in 2020” to recast the events of the years since, review other relevant history, and start new discussions about the future. Panel 1: This session will review the 2013 Symposium and relevant history before this Symposium. Panel 2: This session will review events that have occurred since the 2013 Symposium. Panel 3: This session will talk about the future of public utilities. Full program available Spring 2021. Contact: Cheryl Byrd, FRI Program Manager,