PROGRAM UPDATE. We are planning on going forward with all IPU Programs for 2020, with appropriate precautions to help ensure your comfort and safety. However, we are also working to secure a live remote learning option for the Spring programs to accommodate those who cannot travel. If you have questions or are interested in options for you or your team, please contact Erin West at or 517-355-1876. Thanks and stay well!


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 19, 2021 | Kellogg Center | East Lansing, MI | 10 CCRE credits


IPU Accounting and 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.

April 13 – 14, 2020| live-remote learning format| 30 CCRE credits
September 21-23 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 – 5, 2020| live-remote learning format| 30 CCRE credits



IPU Annual Regulatory Studies Program (“CAMP”)

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  and Professional Programs

RedSky & Coverage One

Join a Safety and Security Seminar January 15, 2020


Tides and Currents: Forces Shaping Energy and Utility Regulation in Canada
May 3-6, 2020



Society of Utility Regulatory Financial Analysts
April 23-24, 2020


MI Energy Providers Conference

Presented by the Michigan Electric and Gas Association (MEGA).
July 29-31, 2020 | Bellaire, MI



Florence School of Regulation
9th 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 25-26, 2020