meetings

Regional and Other Meetings

FRI Public Utility Symposium: Innovations in Public Utility Business Models & Financing for the 21st Century

September 26, 2018

Location:
Reynolds Alumni Center at the University of Missouri 
Columbia, MO
 
Description:
The Symposium will be structured around three panels featuring a variety of speakers from industry, state commissions, consumer advocates, consulting firms, and academics.Panel I will examine the economics underlying existing business models and how such models might evolve in the future. Panel II will focus on the regulatory component of utility business modeling. Panel III will introduce the subject of utility financing and valuation.
 
Contact: Sarah Gott, (573) 882-2155, gotts@missouri.edu

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MSU IPU Introduction to Public Utility Regulation and Ratemaking

September 30, 2018
 
Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
 
Description:
A concise half-day introduction offered prior to the Grid School and Advanced Programs. Open to everyone. Recommended for those relatively new to the field of utility regulation.
 
 
Contact: Erin West, (517) 355-1876, ipu@msu.edu

MSU IPU 13th Advanced Regulatory Studies Program: Ratemaking, Accounting, Finance, and Evaluation

October 1-5, 2018

Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
 
Description:
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. 
 
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Contact: Erin West, (517) 355-1876, ipu@msu.edu

WPUI Energy Basics 2018

October 8-12, 2018

Location:
University of Wisconsin: Pyle Center
Madison, WI
 
Description:

Energy Utility Basics is an intensive course on the fundamental concepts critical to being conversant in today’s energy industry. Over the course of the week, participants will receive an overview of the history of the electric and natural gas industries, insights into regulatory decision-making, and analysis of the current issues facing the energy industry. Attendees will obtain practical knowledge of the operations and technology of both industries.

Meant primarily for those new to the industry, this course is useful for any industry-associated staff seeking to better understand how the technological, financial and administrative pieces of the energy puzzle fit together.

Contact: Lori Sakk, (608) 890-1815, sakk@wisc.edu
 
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9th Turkey Energy Summit/17th ERRA Energy Investment & Regulation Conference

October 9-10, 2018

Location:
Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort
Antalya, Turkey
 
Description:
The 9th Turkey Energy Summit will be jointly held with the 17th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference, bringing together energy companies, regulatory organizations, professionals, investors, government representatives, public organizations and industry associations from Turkey and from ERRA member countries – primarily from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the United States of America. The union of the two prestigious events is likely to result in new standards in interregional conferences and offers unique opportunities both for participants and sponsors.
 
The joint event is built around the theme of Regional Energy - Global Synergy. It is co-organized by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) and the Turkish Energy Summit (TES), and hosted by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) of Turkey
 
Contact: secretariat-at-erranet.org
 
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"The Basics" Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry

October 15 - 19, 2018

Location:
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Albuquerque, NM

Description:

This week-long course is specifically designed to capture the nuances of the electric industry and includes the following topics:

  • Industry Technology
  • Industry Structure and Regulation
  • Revenue Requirements
  • Class Cost-of-Service
  • Rate Design
  • Energy Efficiency Mandates & Renewable Energy
  • Distributed Generation (DG), Net Metering, & Avoided Costs
  • 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 course 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 the course. 

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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

October 15 - 19, 2018

Location:
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Albuquerque, NM

Description:

This week-long course is specifically designed to capture the nuances of the natural gas distribution (LDC) industry and includes the following topics:

  • Industry Technology
  • Industry Structure and Regulation
  • Revenue Requirements
  • Class Cost-of-Service
  • Rate Design
  • Key Issues Facing Gas Utilities & Commissions
  • Gas Procurement & Gas Cost Recovery
  • Gas Cost Hedging and Infrastructure Replacement Riders
  • 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 course 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 the course. 

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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2018 NARUC Utility Rate School - October

October 22-26, 2018
 
Location:
Marriott Sandkey
Clearwater Beach, FL
 
Description:
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.
 
 
Contact: Erin West, (517) 355-1876, ipu@msu.edu 

Current Issues 2019 

April 7-10, 2019

Location:
Eldorado Hotel
Santa Fe, NM
 
Description:
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.
 
 
Contact: Jeanette Walter, (575) 649-4812, jeawalte@nmsu.edu  

2019 National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys

May 5 - 8, 2019
 
Location:
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown
Nashville, TN
 
Contact: Kelly Cashman-Grams, NCRA President (2018-19), Kelly.Grams@tn.gov  

2019 Western Conference

June 2 - 5, 2019
 
Location:
Little America Hotel & Resort 
Cheyenne, Wyoming
 
Description:
The 2019 Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners will take place in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which is the state capitol. The conference agenda will include a variety of current topics in utility regulation.  We expect wide participation from Conference Commissioners, utilities and other interested parties. The Sunday night reception will be held at Cheyenne’s Botanic Gardens, Grand Conservatory, a magnificent centerpiece of Cheyenne. Activities at the conference include a golf tournament at the Little America Hotel & Resort, mountain biking on an “epic” trail, and historic tour of the state capitol. The Wyoming Hereford Ranch will be the location for Tuesday’s dinner (transportation provided) featuring live entertainment in a picturesque setting.
 
Contact: Marci Norby, (307) 777-5720, marci.norby@wyo.gov
 
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SEARUC Annual Education Conference

June 2 - 5, 2019
 
Location:
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
Gulf Shores, Alabama
 

Contact: Aisha Smith, aisha.smith@psc.alabama.gov  


MACRUC 24th Annual Education Conference

June 23 - 26, 2019
 
Location:
The Omni Homestead
Hot Springs, Virginia
 
Contact: Michelle Malloy, mamalloy@naruc.org

2019 WPUI Energy Basics Program

October 7 - October 11, 2019

Location:
University of Wisconsin: Pyle Center
Madison, WI
 
Description:

Energy Utility Basics is an intensive course on the fundamental concepts critical to being conversant in today’s energy industry. Over the course of the week, participants will receive an overview of the history of the electric and natural gas industries, insights into regulatory decision-making, and analysis of the current issues facing the energy industry. Attendees will obtain practical knowledge of the operations and technology of both industries.

Meant primarily for those new to the industry, this course is useful for any industry-associated staff seeking to better understand how the technological, financial and administrative pieces of the energy puzzle fit together.

Contact: Lori Sakk, (608) 890-1815, sakk@wisc.edu

More Information coming soon at http://wpui.wisc.edu/programs/calendar/  

2020 WPUI Energy Basics Program

October 5 - October 9, 2020

Location:
University of Wisconsin: Pyle Center
Madison, WI
 
Description:

Energy Utility Basics is an intensive course on the fundamental concepts critical to being conversant in today’s energy industry. Over the course of the week, participants will receive an overview of the history of the electric and natural gas industries, insights into regulatory decision-making, and analysis of the current issues facing the energy industry. Attendees will obtain practical knowledge of the operations and technology of both industries.

Meant primarily for those new to the industry, this course is useful for any industry-associated staff seeking to better understand how the technological, financial and administrative pieces of the energy puzzle fit together.

Contact: Lori Sakk, (608) 890-1815, sakk@wisc.edu
 
More Information coming soon at http://wpui.wisc.edu/programs/calendar/