NARUC operates several grant-funded Domestic and International programs that serve our members by offering education, information, and communications resources on critical issues that State regulators face on a daily basis.
NARUC participates in several collaborative efforts with our federal counterparts - FERC and FCC. These programs cut across the energy and telecommunications regulatory landscape and are geared to ensuring that consumers are receiving the highest quality of service at fair, just and reasonable prices.
NARUC's Center for Partnerships & Innovation, formerly known as the Research Lab, helps State commissions serve the public interest by delivering research and results to the Committees on Electricity, Energy Resources and the Environment, Gas, Water, and Critical Infrastructure. CPI is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and other federal agencies.
CPI staff create and run projects that use research, papers, trainings, games, webcasts, and facilitated dialogues that provide answers to questions commissioners face in their decision-making. These projects currently address policy questions surrounding electric transmission, natural gas supply, liquefied natural gas, energy efficiency, wind, solar, and coal-fired generation, and infrastructure and cybersecurity issues for the energy, water, and telecommunications sectors.
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NARUC's International Programs are largely funded in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development. These programs, dating back to 1998, provide information exchanges with energy regulators in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America/Caribbean. Managed by NARUC, the programs result in a two-way learning experience linking a specific U.S. commission with an international regulatory counterpart to develop and bolster its institutional capacity and practices in market-based energy regulation. As public representatives regulating utility services, NARUC members bring a wealth of experience to countries that are reforming their utility industries. NARUC members serve as an 'elite' volunteer regulatory corps providing technical regulatory assistance overseas, dovetailing foreign assistance programs with specific foreign policy objectives. International programs support the Committee on International Relations.
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NARUC participates in several collaborative efforts with our federal counterparts-the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. These programs cut across the energy and telecommunications regulatory landscape and are geared to ensuring that consumers are receiving the highest quality of service at fair, just and reasonable prices.
Learn more about the Federal Government Collaboratives