IPU Onsite

Customized Regulatory Seminars, Tutorials, and Strategic Planning. IPUOnsite offers customized regulatory seminars, tutorials, and strategic planning available onsite at your location. We currently offer the following onsite programs... Basics of Utility Regulation and Ratemaking Instructor: Janice Beecher Topics covered: Introduction to economic regulation and ratemaking, Cost knowledge and accounting basics, Introduction to cost allocation and rate design, and Regulatory evolution and adaptation. Click here for more information   Electricity Economics Instructor: Ken Rose Topics covered: Electricity industry structure and regulation, demand-side issues, issues in electricity pricing and smart grid economics and evaluation. Click here for more information   Cost Allocation and Rate Design Instructor: Carl Peterson Topics covered: Cost-allocation methods, cost-allocation issues, cost-allocation exercise, and a rate-design roundtable. Click here for more information   Federal Energy Law Instructor: Harvey Reiter Topics covered: Overview of FERC responsibilities, statutory exemptions from FERC regulation, jurisdictional overlaps and intersections, FERC ratemaking responsibilities, transmission siting and cost-allocation, and FERC enforcement: market manipulation and penalities. Click here for more information   Introduction to the Power Grid Instructor: Joydeep Mitra Topics covered: Grid interconnection, loop flows, balancing authorities, and operation,...
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IPU Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy (February 24, 2017)

IPU MICHIGAN FORUM ON ECONOMIC REGULATORY POLICY One-day program for policymakers and stakeholders focusing on Michigan regulatory issues within the changing national context FEBRUARY 24, 2017 | KELLOGG CENTER | EAST LANSING, MI See detailed 2017 program information here! Register online or PDF form (email or fax) About The Forum The 2017 Michigan Forum will be held this year on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University (kelloggcenter.com). This year’s forum will highlight the findings of the Governor’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission and the state’s new energy legislation. Featured speakers include MPSC Chairman Sally Talberg, Ms. Valerie Brader, Executive Director of the Michigan Agency for Energy, and Mr. Evan Weiner, Chairman of Michigan’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission. Other speakers will represent a broad spectrum of public, private, and academic perspectives. The Forum is a one-day conference designed specifically by the Institute of Public Utilities for the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC), the Michigan State Legislature, the Offices of the Governor and Attorney General,...
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Introduction to Regulation and Ratemaking (March 26, 2017)

INTRODUCTION TO REGULATION AND RATEMAKING Special introductory workshop on the theory, principles, and concepts of public utility regulation. MARCH 26, 2017 | KELLOGG HOTEL | EAST LANSING, MI | 4 CCRE credits Registration is through the Grid School Conference page. About The Program The Institute of Public Utilities is very pleased to offer a special workshop on the theory, principles, concepts and institutions of public utility regulation. The workshop is designed to provide an overview to participants who are relatively new to the regulatory policy arena, including utility personnel and analysts. However, the program is also open to public-sector participants also wanting a concise but comprehensive introduction to regulation. The workshop format will allow for questions and interaction. As with all IPU educational programs, we emphasize a balanced, objective, and reasoned approach. This workshop is held a day prior to our Grid School Program. If you are already attending that program you can extend your educational experience by registering for this Introduction to Regulation course. Topics Covered Regulation...
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IPU Grid School (March 27-30, 2017)

IPU GRID SCHOOL Engineering, economics, regulation, and transformation of the supply chain for power MARCH 27-30, 2017 | KELLOGG HOTEL | EAST LANSING, MI See Grid School 2017 Program Here! Register online or PDF form (email or fax) Start and end times: Optional introduction session Sunday 1 pm. Grid School starts on Monday at 8 am and ends Thursday at noon. Hotel Accommodations: Hotel reservations can be made through the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.  Overflow hotel arrangements have been mage at the TownePlace Suites East Lansing, Government Rate with ID is $75/night (Standard rate $109/nt). Please reserve your room by 3/14/2017. Book your group rate for IPU Grid School at TownPlace Suites Grid School Materials: Presentations and Supplemental Material Visiting MSU About The Program IPU’S GRID SCHOOL is designed to improve regulatory capacity for grid-related policy development and decision-making at all government levels in support of innovation, efficiency, and environmental goals. Grid School is open to the public and private sectors, including economic and environmental regulators. The program provides an intensive, interdisciplinary, and interactive educational and professional networking experience. Grid...
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SURFA Financial Forum (April 20-21, 2017)

SURFA FINANCIAL FORUM Sponsored by the Society of Utility and Regulatory Financial Analysts (SURFA). APRIL 20-21, 2017 | BOURBON ORLEANS HOTEL | NEW ORLEANS, LA | 20 CCRE credits Register online or PDF form (email or fax) Hotel Accommodations: Hotel reservations should be made at Bourbon Orleans Hotel. 2017 SURFA Financial Forum The Annual Financial Forum of the Society of Utility and Regulatory promotes better understanding of current cost of capital issues affecting the regulated utility industries -- energy, water, and telecommunications. The program will be of interest to rate-of-return professionals and financial analysts as well as regulatory commissioners and staff, consumer advocates, attorneys, accountants, and consultants. Financial Forum attendees may earn CPE credits. Although no advanced preparation is required, a background in corporate finance and a working knowledge of public utility ratemaking is a prerequisite for earning credits. The learning objectives for the program are as follows: To identify key issues affecting the utility sector; To understand how certain regulatory decisions impact utility credit ratings; To compare and evaluate the cost...
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Western NARUC Utility Rate School (May 15-19, 2017)

NARUC UTILITY RATE SCHOOL Hands-on training course on the basics of the public utility ratemaking process sponsored by the NARUC Committee on Water 40 CCRE CREDITS WESTERN SCHOOL - 2017 AGENDA Attendee Materials Presentations Group Materials Evaluations MAY 15-19, 2017| CORONADO ISLAND MARRIOTT | SAN DIEGO, CA Registration for Western NARUC Utility Rate School is closed. Hotel Information San Diego, CA: Special group rate for $190-$210 per night  Coronado Island Marriott Resort 1-800-228-9290 Group Code "Utility Rate School 2017" EASTERN SCHOOL - 2017 AGENDA OCTOBER 23-27, 2017 | MARRIOTT SUITES CLEARWATER BEACH ON SAND KEY| CLEARWATER BEACH, FL REGISTER online or PDF form (email or fax) PROGRAM MATERIALS Presentations - Power Points and class materials Supplemental materials - Reports and etc. Useful information - Places to eat and things to do   About The Program The NARUC Utility Rate School is held twice a year, in the fall (Eastern - Clearwater Beach, FL) and the spring (Western - San Diego, CA). 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...
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MI Energy Providers Conference (July 26-28, 2017)

MI ENERGY PROVIDERS CONFERENCE JULY 26-28, 2017 | GRAND HOTEL | MACKINAC ISLAND, MI Register online or PDF form (email or fax) Hotel Accommodations: Hotel reservations must be made separately through the Grand Hotel. Discount reservation block limited to availability. Click link for reservations: http://bit.ly/MEPCGH2017. About The Program The Michigan Energy Providers Conference is a forum to educate individuals regarding energy issues, enable partnerships within the industry, and facilitate communication regarding energy policy in Michigan. IPU provides administrative support for the program. If you have a question about program content or accommodations please contact Suzy Westmoreland at MEGA at 517-484-7730 or sjwestmoreland@gomega.org. If you need support with registering or processing payment for the program, please contact IPU at 517-355-1876 or ipu@msu.edu. The MEPC will include: Educational speakers Networking opportunities Social activities for the Family And much, much more 2017 Emerging Energy Topics: Energy Policy Implementation Cyber and Physical Security Environmental Stewardship Infrastructure and Resource Adequacy Conference Goals: - Provide valued information on elements within the energy industry (electric and natural gas), particularly those with significant impact to energy stakeholders...
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IPU Annual Regulatory Studies Program (“Camp NARUC”)

IPU ANNUAL REGULATORY STUDIES PROGRAM: “CAMP NARUC” Essential training in the theory and practice of regulation designed specifically and exclusively to meet the needs of public-sector and nonprofit professionals. KELLOGG CENTER | EAST LANSING, MI JULY 31-AUGUST 4, 2017 | THE FUNDAMENTALS COURSE: - 2017 AGENDA AUGUST 7-11, 2017 | THE INTERMEDIATE COURSE: - 2017 AGENDA Register online or here (email or fax) Hotel Accommodations: Hotel reservations should be made through the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.  About The Program IPU's 59th Annual Regulatory Studies Program is set for July 31 - August 11, 2017. This essential two-week program, known as "Camp NARUC" and NARUC endorsed, is designed specifically and exclusively to meet the needs of public-sector regulatory professionals, particularly members of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. With more than 1,000 years of experience, the Institute'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. Methods of instruction provide opportunities for...
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IPU Advanced Regulatory Studies Program: Ratemaking, Accounting, Finance and Economics (October 2-6, 2017)

IPU ADVANCED REGULATORY STUDIES PROGRAM: RATEMAKING, ACCOUNTING, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS Intensive, interactive, and technical workshops for experienced professionals in the regulatory policy community OCTOBER 2-6, 2017| KELLOGG CENTER | EAST LANSING, MI Register online or PDF form (email or fax) Program 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. The program faculty includes nationally known experts who draw from both academic and applied perspectives. The Advanced Program reflects our commitment to providing a reasoned and empirical approach to contemporary regulatory issues. The program offers flexible tracks focusing on ratemaking, accounting, finance, and economics. Half-day sessions allow participants to fully customize the program to their interests. IPU also offers “Introduction to...
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Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School (October 23-27, 2017)

EASTERN NARUC UTILITY RATE SCHOOL Hands-on training course on the basics of the public utility ratemaking process sponsored by the NARUC Committee on Water October 23-27, 2017 | Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key | Clearwater Beach, FL | 40 CCRE CREDITS See detailed 2017 agenda here! Register online or PDF form (email or fax) Start and end times: Sunday registration and welcome reception begins at 5:30 pm. Registration continues on Monday at 7 am and ends at 8 am. Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School ends on Friday at 10 am with a bonus session from 10:15 to 11:15 am. Hotel Information: Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 Marriott Website   About The Program The NARUC Utility Rate School is held twice a year, in the fall (Eastern - Clearwater Beach, FL) and the spring (Western - San Diego, CA). 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...
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