IPU Program Guide

IPU-MSU delivers independent university-based continuing education programs to professionals in the utility policy community.

Please visit program pages for program details and registration information.
IPU Affiliates receive program registration discounts for their members. Contact us for more information.
Download the IPU Program Guide and Calendar.


IPU Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy

IPU’s one-day conference focusing on Michigan economic regulatory issues within the evolving national policy context.

February 21, 2020 | Kellogg Center | East Lansing, MI | 10 CCRE credits


IPU Ratemaking Course

A concise and comprehensive introduction to public utility accounting, financing, and pricing to ensure sustainability and protect ratepayers. Interactive exercises make use of data for an actual water company and rate case.

Sep. 30 – Oct. 2, 2019| Kellogg Hotel | East Lansing, MI | 30 CCRE credits
April 13 – 15, 2020| Kellogg Hotel | East Lansing, MI | 30 CCRE credits


IPU Power Grid School

Covers the engineering and economics of the modernization and transformation of electric utility systems across the supply chain for power, from generation to transmission to distribution.

May 4 – 6, 2020| Kellogg Hotel | East Lansing, MI | 30 CCRE credits



MI Energy Providers Conference

Presented by the Michigan Electric and Gas Association (MEGA).

July 24-26, 2019 | Mackinac Island, MI



IPU Annual Regulatory Studies Program

Fundamentals: Essential education in the theory, principles, and practice of economic regulation organized by disciplinary perspectives, core functions, and utility subsectors. Commissioners may register for a 2.5-day option.

Intermediate: Essential education in regulatory jurisdiction and governance, utility market structures, and current trends, drivers, and policy issues across the utility subsectors.

The Fundamentals Course | August 10-14, 2020 | 40 CCRE credits
The Intermediate Course | August 17-21, 2020 | 40 CCRE credits
Kellogg Center | East Lansing, MI



IPU Advanced Regulatory Studies Program:
Ratemaking, Accounting, Finance, and Evaluation

Intensive, interactive, and technical workshops delving into “black box” analytical methods and issues relevant to public utility ratemaking. Flexible registration options are available.

October 5-9, 2020 | Kellogg Center | East Lansing, MI | 40 CCRE credits



Affiliate Programs

Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center (MI Tech)
EPA Region 5 Michigan Water Forum

Learn ways to plan, finance, build, and operate your environmental system improvements
February 19 & 20, 2019


Florence School of Regulation
8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures

This 8th edition aims to identify the key challenges of digitalisation for traditional network industries; discover various regulatory approaches to platforms and determine benefit scenarios for consumers and to the platforms itself.
June 20 & 21, 2019


Michigan Tech
Cyber-Physical Security Workshop

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University is pleased to announce a two-day workshop on cyber-physical security for power infrastructure and transportation to be held July 30-31, 2019 on Michigan Tech’s campus. Experts from industry and the academy will share information on current threats and countermeasures to protect power infrastructure and transportation systems. Registration protocols will support 13 hours of continuing education for professional license holders.
July 30 & 31, 2019