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  


2022 FRI Public Utility Symposium — “Public Utilities and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Location:
Memorial Student Unions at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
A virtual option of this year’s program also will be available.

Description:
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (aka, Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, H.R.3684) is full of money for utilities, and full of buzz words and jargon. During this year’s program, four panels will look at key phrases repeated in the legislation and surrounding discussions with a focus on what they really mean and what they might really cost. 

This year’s program will cover the following 4 panels:

Panel I – Clean Energy Infrastructure: Electrification, Natural Gas, Hydrogen, and Equitable Approaches to Making Progress

Panel II - Managing the Consequences of Contamination- A Call to Action

Panel III – Ensuring Resilience Amongst Grid Modernization and Clean Energy Transition

Panel IV – Perspectives from Within the Industry

For a list of panel participants, other program details and to register, click here.

Contact: Cheryl Byrd, FRI Program Manager, byrdch@missouri.edu


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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NMSU Center for Public Utilities “The Basics” Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry

Oct 10-14, 2022 - Hybrid Event

Location: Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico

                  Online Live via Zoom

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

October 10-14, 2022 - Hybrid Event

Location: Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Online Live via Zoom

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 LDC Industry
  • Industry Structure and Regulation
  • Federal and State Jurisdictions
  • Gas Procurement and Gas Cost Recovery
  • Gas Cost Hedging
  • Revenue Requirements
  • Class Cost-of-Service
  • Rate Design
  • Special Topics
  • 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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Current Issues 2023

April 16-19, 2023

Location: Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Description:
Through a series of panels, industry leaders and Commissioners discuss the current issues facing the electric, natural gas, telecommunications and water industries. The panels are designed to create meaningful dialog between the panelists and audience in an informal setting conducive to audience participation

Contact: Jeanette Walter

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NMSU Center for Public Utilities “The Basics” 

May 15-19, 2023 

Location: Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Description:
This course is specifically designed to capture the nuances of the electric industry.

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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NMSU Center for Public Utilities “The Basics” 

Oct 16-20, 2023 

Location: Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Description:
This course is specifically designed to capture the nuances of the electric industry.

Contact: Cindy Blume, cblume@nmsu.edu

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