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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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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