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  


Current Issues 2021 

Dates: August 29-September 1, 2021

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.

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Contact: Jeanette Walter, (575) 649-4812, jeawalte@nmsu.edu  


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, byrdch@missouri.edu


Energy Utility Basics 2021, Wisconsin Public Utility Institute 

September 21-23, 28, 29; October 5-8, 2021

Location: Online

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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“The Basics” Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry

October 11-15, 2021

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

October 11-15, 2021

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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“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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