meetings

Regional and Other Meetings

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.
 
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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  

IllumiNation Energy Summit

May 15-16, 2019

Location:
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Hilton Downtown Columbus
Columbus, OH

Description:

The IllumiNation Energy Summit will bring together representatives of government, industry, technology providers, startup companies and academia and is sponsored by American Electric Power, Battelle Memorial Institute, the Ohio State University and Smart Columbus. The summit will feature informational panels to create dialogue, a hands-on technology exhibition, and an entrepreneurial showcase. The exhibition will include guided demonstrations of technologies of the future. 

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Contact: Amanda Owen, 614-716-2348, aeowen@aep.com    

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

May 20-24, 2019

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
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Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu   

"The Basics" Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry 

May 20-24, 2019

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
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Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu  
 

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

Transformational Electric Pricing: FRI Advanced Seminar in Utility Rate Theory, Methods & Applications.

September 4 – 6,  2019

Location:

Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center

Washington University
Saint Louis, MO

Description:

The FRI Advanced Seminar in Utility Rate Theory, Methods & Applications is a 15 hour seminar focused on the electric industry. Attendees will gain intensive exposure to content through presentations, discussions, case studies, and group exercises lead by experts from a unique cross section of utility executives, former regulators, academicians and consultants.

The seminar will focus on the theory and application of electric pricing to address the transformation of the industry. It will examine, in-depth, the intricacies associated with the design and launch of new pricing programs.


Contact: Sarah Gott, (573) 882-2155, gotts@missouri.edu


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FRI Public Utility Symposium - The Customer-Centric Evolution: Public Utility Customer Service in the 21st Century

September 25, 2019

Location:
Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri 
Columbia, MO
 
Description:
The Symposium 2019 will examine the many challenges associated with providing customer service that is safe, reliable, and affordable. It will consider current practices and regulatory policies that support customer experiences and manage customer expectations. The program will look at how rapidly evolving technologies impact customer service interactions, and it will identify emerging solutions.
 
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Contact: Sarah Gott, (573) 882-2155, gotts@missouri.edu

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/  

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/  

 


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

October 14-18, 2019

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

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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"The Basics" Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry

October 14-18, 2019

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

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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