meetings

NARUC-Endorsed Meetings

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

Dates: Ongoing

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

Description:
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, anitawood@stanford.edu  


Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals: Background, Purpose, Future, Wisconsin Public Utility Institute

April 18-20, 2022

Location: UW-Madison: Pyle Center, Madison, WI (Hybrid option also available)

Description:

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of regional transmission organizations in North America. Attendees will develop a solid understanding of:

  • how and why RTOs were created
  • what their many functions are today
  • how transmission planning is conducted
  • how resource adequacy is managed
  • how the system maintains operational reliability
  • how financial markets operate

The course will end with a discussion of current issues facing RTOs today and tomorrow.

Contact: Lori Sakk, sakk@wisc.edu 

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Current Issues 2022

April 10-13, 2022

Location: Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

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“The Basics” Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry

May 16-20, 2022

Location: Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Description:
This course is specifically designed to capture the nuances of the electric industry. The course includes the following topics:

  • Industry Technology
  • Industry Structure and Regulation
  • Revenue Requirements
  • Total and Class-Specific Load Characteristics
  • Class Cost-of-Service
  • Electric Renewable Energy
  • Electric Resource Planning Toward Zero-Carbon
  • Rate Design
  • 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.

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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

May 16-20, 2022

Location: Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Description:

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
  • 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.

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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Energy Utility Basics 2022, Wisconsin Public Utility Institute 

October 3-7, 2022

Location: UW-Madison: Pyle Center, Madison, WI (Hybrid option also available)

Description:

Since 1983, Energy Utility Basics has provided intensive training on the fundamental concepts critical to being conversant in today’s energy industry. Course content is updated yearly as technology, regulation and markets evolve.

Course Summary:

  • Overview of the history of the electric and natural gas industries
  • Insights into regulatory decision-making
  • Analysis of the current issues facing the energy industry
  • Practical knowledge of the operations and technology of the electricity and natural gas industries

Energy Utility Basics is intended for anyone working in the energy industry, including public interest groups, utility employees, legislative and regulatory staff, state and local government personnel. This course is for energy professionals, both those new to the industry as well as those assuming new responsibilities, who want a better grasp of how all the technological, financial, and administrative pieces of the energy puzzle fit together.

Contact: Lori Sakk, sakk@wisc.edu 

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