meetings

Regional and Other Meetings

2018 National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys

April 22 - 25, 2018
 
Location:
Warwick Allerton Hotel
Chicago, IL
 
Contact: Jayesh Hines-Shah, NCRA President (2017-18), Jayesh.Hines-Shah@illinois.gov  

Principles of Electricity Markets

May 7 - 11, 2018

Location:
European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Budapest, Hungary
 
Description:

This course aims to provide a thorough introduction to the most important economic issues surrounding the creation and successful operation of electricity markets, and the challages raised by the decarbonization of the energy sector and recent innovations. Topics discussed include an explanation of relevant economic concepts, the characterisation of competitive and oligopolistic markets, the design of wholesale and retail markets, investment and security of supply, the role of the electricity network in a competitive environment, and integration of renewable energy resources and new technologies.

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Contact: Energy Regulators Regional Association, secretariat-at-erranet.org, 011 33 36 1 477 0456

2018 NARUC Utility Rate School - May 

May 13-18, 2018
 
Location:
Marriott Coronado Island
San Diego, CA
 
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.
 
The program is also being offered in Clearwater Beach, FL, October 22-26, 2018. 
 
 
Contact: Erin West, (517) 355-1876, ipu@msu.edu

2018 NECPUC Annual Meeting

May 20-23, 2018

Location:
The Cliff House
Cape Neddick, Maine
 
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Contact: Rachel Goldwasser, rgoldwasser@necpuc.org

"The Basics" Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry

May 21 - 25, 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

May 21 - 25, 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 WCPSC

June 3 - 6, 2018

Location:
Boise Centre
Boise, Idaho

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Contact: Dian Hanian, (208) 334-0338


2018 MARC Annual Meeting

June 3 - 6, 2018

Location:
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri

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NCSTS 2018 Annual Meeting

June 3 - 6, 2018

Location:
The Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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2018 SEARUC Annual Meeting

June 10 - 13, 2018

Location:
Belmond Charleston Palace Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina

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Contact: Blake Kinney, blake.kinney@psc.alabama.gov


MACRUC 23rd Annual Education Conference

June 24 - 27, 2018

Location:
The Hotel Hershey
Hershey, PA

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Contact: Michelle Malloy, mamalloy@naruc.org


27th World Gas Conference

June 25-29, 2018
 
Location:
Walter E. Washington Convention Centre
Washington, DC
 
Description:
The World Gas Conference (WGC) is held every three years in the country holding the Presidency of the International Gas Union (IGU). WGC 2018 will mark the culmination of the U.S. Presidency of the IGU, under the theme 'Fueling the Future.' Influential leaders, policy-makers, buyers, sellers, and experts from across the globe will promote the IGU's key objectives of raising the voice of natural gas while offering timely updates. A 40,000 square foot exhibit hall will host 350 exhibitors, including a Sustainable Energy Pavilion, a Robotics and Automation Pavilion, and a Gas for Transportation Pavilion. 
 
Contact: Alice Murrie, +44 20 7978 0775, info@wgc2018.com
 
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SEPA Grid Evolution Summit - A National Town Meeting

July 9-12, 2018

Location:
Washington Hilton
Washington, DC
 
Description:
The Smart Electric Power Alliance's Grid Evolution Summit - A National Town Meeting, supported by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, is the premier event in the U.S. focused on the business and policy aspects of distributed energy resources and their enabling technologies and applications.
 
Contact: Jenny Senff, jsenff@sepapower.org
 
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16th ERRA Summer School - Introduction to Energy Regulation

July 9 - 13, 2018
 
Location:
European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Budapest, Hungary
 
Description:
The training program combines “classic” regulation under the traditional vertically integrated industry structure with up-to-date issues of regulation by discussing the topics from a “smart” point of view. The prime objective of the course is to provide basic technical, economic and legal regulatory skills that are needed to design and manage successful regulatory systems for the energy industry. 
 
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Energy Regulators Regional Association, secretariat-at-erranet.org, 011 33 36 1 477 0456


8th ERRA Seminar for Newly Appointed Commissioners and Chairmen

July 11 - 13, 2018

Location:
ERRA Secretariat Premises
Budapest, Hungary
 
Description:
The ERRA Seminar for Newly Appointed Commissioners and Chairmen provides a structured and relaxed discussion of five outstanding topics highly relevant for newly appointed energy regulatory commissioners, presidents, chairmen and any senior level staff. 
 
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Energy Regulators Regional Association, secretariat-at-erranet.org, 011 33 36 1 477 0456


60th Annual Regulatory Studies Program ("Camp NARUC") Fundamentals Course

August 6-10, 2018

Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
 
Description: 
IPU’s “Camp NARUC” Fundamentals course, endorsed by NARUC, is designed specifically to meet the needs of regulatory professionals, particularly members of NARUC. UPI's diverse program faculty is drawn from various academic, governmental, and other organizations. Presentations cover all aspects of the regulatory process, as applied generally and particularly to electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications sectors. The IPU "Camp NARUC" Fundamenrals program is classified as “basic” and no prerequisites apply.
 
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Contact: Erin West, (517) 355-1876, ipu@msu.edu

60th Annual Regulatory Studies Program ("Camp NARUC") Intermediate Course

August 13-17, 2018

Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
 
Description:
IPU’s “Camp NARUC” Intermediate course, endorsed by NARUC, is designed specifically to meet the needs of regulatory professionals, particularly members of NARUC. UPI's diverse program faculty is drawn from various academic, governmental, and other organizations. Presentations cover all aspects of the regulatory process, as applied generally and particularly to electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications sectors.
 
IPU "Camp NARUC" Intermediate course participants should have completed "Camp NARUC" Introductory course, attended another introductory program (such as the NARUC Utility Rate School), or have relevant academic or practical experience. Background and preparatory resources are available on the IPU website as well as the IPU research page.
 
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Contact: Erin West, (517) 355-1876, ipu@msu.edu 

EPRI Electrification 2018 International Conference & Exposition

August 20-23, 2018

Location:
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Long Beach, CA
 
Description:
This conference will explore the critical issues, benefits, and opportunities of electrification with an unparalleled collection of industry experts. Session tracks include:
  • Electric Transportation
  • Industrial Electrification — Technologies and Implementation
  • Residential and Commercial Electric Technologies
  • Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Electrification
  • The Policy and Regulatory Landscape for Electrification
  • Grid Modernization for an Electrified Economy

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Contact: Visit www.electrification2018.com or email info@electrification2018.com

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

September 5-7, 2018

Location:
Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
St. Louis, MO
 
Description:
The FRI Advanced Seminar Transformational Pricing is a 15.25 hours seminar, occurring over three days. The seminar content focuses on the theory and application of electric pricing to address the transformation of the industry.
 
The seminar offers an examination and in-depth analysis of the pricing necessary to accommodate the growth of distributed resources and 2-way power transactions. The course addresses all dimensions of electricity pricing, including time, location, buying and selling. Further, the course provides deep coverage of customer engagement issues as they relate to the application of new pricing approaches: education, information, stakeholder outreach and collaboration.
 
Contact: Sarah Gott, (573) 882-2155, gotts@missouri.edu

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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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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

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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"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

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  

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/