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 2020 

Dates: April 11-14, 2021

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  


2020 WPUI Energy Basics Program

September 26 - October 9, 2020

Location: University of Wisconsin: Pyle Center Madison, Wisconsin

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 https://wpui.wisc.edu/  


"The Basics" Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry

October 12 - October 16, 2020

  • Live-Remote via Zoom

Description:

This course 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
  • Energy Efficiency Mandates, Renewable Energy, Distributed Generation (DG), & Net Metering
  • Avoided Costs
  • 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. 

This course will also be offered at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, NM on May 17 – May 21, 2021

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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

December 7-8 & 10-11, 2020 | 4-day live online training via Zoom

Location: Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown 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
  • Key Issues Facing Utilities and State Commissions
  • 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. 

This course will also be offered at the same location May 17 – May 21, 2021

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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http://cpu.nmsu.edu


49th PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy

January 11-22, 2021

Location: University of Florida - Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, Florida

Description: The international training program is an intensive, two-week course specifically tailored to the professional requirements of utility regulators and regulatory staff. The course is designed to enhance the economic, technical, and policy skills required for implementing policies and managing sustainable regulatory systems for infrastructure sectors. Additional details are available online. Contact: Jinah Song, Coordinator of Research Programs and Events, Jessica.song@warrington.ufl.edu


Practicing Leadership in a Political Environment – A One-Day Intensive Training for Leaders in Utility Policy

January 23, 2021

Location: University of Florida - Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, Florida

Description: Many people are called upon to provide leadership. Some succeed. Many fail… In this workshop you will examine the activities, behaviors, mindsets and skills of a successful leader. Upon completion of the workshop, you will develop and take home a personal implementation guide and action plan for addressing your most pressing challenges. Additional details are available online. Contact: Araceli Castaneda, Director of Leadership Studies, Araceli.castaneda@warrington.ufl.edu


50th PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy

June 14-25, 2021

Location: University of Florida - Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, Florida

Description: The international training program is an intensive, two-week course specifically tailored to the professional requirements of utility regulators and regulatory staff. The course is designed to enhance the economic, technical, and policy skills required for implementing policies and managing sustainable regulatory systems for infrastructure sectors. Additional details are available online. Contact: Jinah Song, Coordinator of Research Programs and Events, Jessica.song@warrington.ufl.edu


Practicing Leadership in a Political Environment – A One-Day Intensive Training for Leaders in Utility Policy

June 26, 2021

Location: University of Florida - Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, Florida

Description: Many people are called upon to provide leadership. Some succeed. Many fail… In this workshop you will examine the activities, behaviors, mindsets and skills of a successful leader. Upon completion of the workshop, you will develop and take home a personal implementation guide and action plan for addressing your most pressing challenges. Additional details are available online. Contact: Araceli Castaneda, Director of Leadership Studies, Araceli.castaneda@warrington.ufl.edu