2000s

2010

  • IPU receives federal funding through NARUC in support of participation in online and onsite training.
  • IPU receives funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for a survey of water rates and related training.
  • IPU provides training to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey through MSU-VIPP.
  • Dr. Beecher presents papers at ‚ÄúRegulation in the Age of Crisis: The Biennial Conference of the European Consortium on Political Research Standing Group on Regulatory Governance June 17-19.2010, Dublin, Ireland.
  • IPU collaborates with the Michigan Public Service Commission to host a workshop on Forecasting for Regulators at MSU.
  • IPU hosts a week-long Grid School in Richmond, Virginia, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory.

2009

  • Dr. Beecher participates in the inauguration of the International Exchange Program on Regulation of Water Services and Sustainability in Rome, Italy.
  • Dr. Beecher participates in the Reunion Internacional Competitividad y Sector Agua: El caso de los Servicios de Agua potable y Sanemiento in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Dr. Beecher participates in the Second Annual Conference on Competition and Regulation in Network Industries in Brussels, Belgium.

2008

  • IPU provides training to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey through MSU-VIPP.
  • IPU is honored with a resolution by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Annual Regulatory Studies Program (“Camp NARUC”).
  • IPU hosts the 50th Annual Regulatory Studies Program.
  • IPU hosts the 40th Annual Regulatory Policy Conference.
  • Dr. Beecher participates in the Aspen Dialogue on Sustainable Water Infrastructure in the US (2008-09).

2007

  • IPU provides onsite training for the Arizona Corporation Commission.
  • IPU is administratively relocated to the College of Social Science.

2006

  • IPU provides training to the Korea Electric Power Company through MSU-VIPP.
  • IPU hosts U.S. Environmental Protection Agency workshop on full-cost water pricing.

2005

  • IPU celebrates its 40th Anniversary at MSU.
  • IPU completes Critical Infrastructure Protection project for NARUC.
  • IPU provides onsite training to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
  • The MSU Board of Trustees approves establishment of the IPU Endowment Fund.
  • IPU re-establishes the Advanced Regulatory Studies Program and moves it to the MSU campus.
  • IPU dedicates the Trebing Library and launches a program to digitize and disseminate IPU historical documents, publications, and program materials.
  • IPU offices move to Owen Graduate Hall on the MSU campus.
  • IPU provides training to the Northern Mariana Islands regulatory commission.
  • IPU provides training to the Korea Electric Power Company through MSU-VIPP.
  • IPU conducts the Ontario Power Generation Workshop in Toronto.

2004

  • IPU facilitates workshop for a delegation from Japan.
  • IPU sponsors the Facility Siting Workshop at MSU (available online).
  • IPU co-sponsors Acccounting and Auditing for Utility Regulators and Consumer Advocates in partnership with the NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance.
  • IPU redesigns the website and launches an online registration system.
  • IPU facilitates a strategic planning workshop for the Alaska Public Service Commission.
  • IPU provides technical assistance to the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

2003

  • IPU introduces the Annual Commission Executive Management Forum.
  • IPU introduces the Annual Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy.
  • IPU facilitates onsite training for the Arkansas Public Services Commission.
  • IPU conducts strategic planning workshop for the Delaware Public Service Commission.
  • IPU provides online discussion of the status of electricity markets with Dr. Kenneth Rose.
  • IPU provides online discussion of the FCC triennial review.

2002

  • MSU Press publishes An Institutional Approach to Public Utilities Regulation (compiled in honor of Harry Trebing).
  • IPU publishes Deregulation of Entry in Long-Distance Telecommunications.
  • IPU cosponsors Rethinking Access with the MSU Quello Center.
  • Dr. Janice A. Beecher is appointed IPU Director.
  • IPU cosponsors the 2002 Microgen to Powerparks Conference.
  • IPU facilitates Consumer Services Training on behalf of the NARUC Consumer Affairs Committee.
  • IPU provides onsite training to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
  • IPU completes Clean Coal Technology project for NARUC.

2001

  • MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences becomes IPU’s administrative home.
  • IPU cosponsors the 2001 Microgen to Pwerparks Conference.
  • IPU offices move to the Nisbet Building on the MSU campus.
  • IPU sponsors Energy Price Conference for Journalists.
  • IPU sponsors Financial Accounting Seminar.
  • IPU sponsors the CRUSAR program.

2000

  • IPU publishes Public Utility Industries in Japan Past, Present, & Future.

 

1990s

1999

  • IPU completes Investing Electric Utility Procurement Practices (survey).

1998

  • The MSU Board of Trustees approves establishment of the Harry M. and Joyce C. Trebing Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Economics.
  • The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law is established at MSU; Prof. Johannes Bauer serves as Co-Director.
  • IPU publishes Promoting Competition in MI Telecommunication Markets through Innovative Legislation.
  • IPU publishes Letting Go: Deregulating the Process of Deregulation.
  • Ms. Pam Prairie, J.D., is appointed IPU Acting Director (later, Director).

1997

  • IPU launches its website.
  • IPU sponsors the CRUSAR program.

1996

  • IPU sponsors the Energy Restructuring and Alternative Ratesetting Conference.
  • IPU sponsors the Antitrust, Merger Guidelines, & Regulation of Utility Consolidation Conference.
  • IPU sponsors the Open Access in the Electric Utility Industry Conference.

1995

  • IPU cosponsors the Electric Utility Restructuring Conference.

1994

  • IPU sponsors the Regulatory Reform in Utility Industries Conference for Ontario Hydro.

1993

  • Prof. Johannes Bauer is appointed IPU Director.

1992

  • NARUC passes a Resolution to Establish Procedures for NARUC Endorsement of Educational Programs.
  • NARUC passes a resolution endorsing the IPU’s Annual and Advanced Regulatory Studies Programs, as well as the Eastern and Western Annual Seminars on Regulation of Water Companies (administered by the Water Committee in cooperation with the University of Utah), and the Basics of Regulation and the Ratemaking Process sponsored by the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University.
  • Prof. Trebing is recognized with an award from the University of Florida (PURC).

1991

  • IPU publishes Regulatory Responses to Continuously Changing Industry Structures.
  • Dr. Charles Stalon is appointed IPU Director upon Prof. Trebing’s retirement.

1990

  • NARUC honors Prof. Trebing with a resolution citing him as the Dean of NARUC Educators.

 

1980s

1988

  • Prof. Trebing is honored with a resolution by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on the occasion of the association’s 100th anniversary.
  • Prof. Trebing is honored with a resolution by the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.
  • Prof. Trebing is recognized with an award from New Mexico State University (CPU).

1987

  • IPU publishes New Regulatory and Management Strategies in a Changing Market Environment.
  • IPU publishes Public Utility Regulation in an Environment of Change.
  • IPU publishes Alternatives to Traditional Regulation Options for Reform.

1985

  • IPU publishes The Impact of Deregulation and Market Forces on Public Utilities: The Future Role of Regulation.

1984

  • IPU introduces the Advanced Regulatory Studies Program on behalf of NARUC.
  • IPU publishes Changing Patterns in Regulation, Markets, and Technology: The Effect on Public Utility Regulation.

1983

  • IPU publishes Diversification, Deregulation, and Increased Uncertainty in the Public Utility Industries.

1982

  • IPU publishes Award Papers in Public Utility Economics and Regulation.

1981

  • IPU publishes Challenges for Public Utility Regulation in the 1980s.
  • IPU publishes Energy and Communications in Transition.
  • IPU publishes Economic Regulation: Essays in Honor of James R. Nelson.
  • IPU publishes The Development of Public Utility Accounting in New York.

1980

  • IPU publishes Automatic Adjustment Clauses: Theory & Application.

 

1970s

1979

  • IPU publishes The Vertical Structure of the Television Broadcasting Industry: The Coalescence of Power.
  • IPU publishes The Demand for Residential Telephone Service.
  • IPU publishes Issues in Public Utility Regulation.

1978

  • IPU Publishes Assessing New Pricing Concepts in Public Utilities.

1977

  • IPU publishes Adapting Regulations to Shortages, Curtailment,, and Inflation.
  • IPU publishes Technological Innovation in Electric Power & Generation 1950-1970.

1976

  • IPU sponsors the first commissioners-only Technical Education Conference (“TEC,” later called The Education Conference and the Current Policy Issues Forum) at the NARUC Winter Meeting; the conference is eventually held in eastern and western locations in conjunction with NARUC meetings through 1995. Over the years, IPU also sponsors several Regional Training programs for introductory education (c. 1980s).
  • NARUC established the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) at The Ohio State University; regular state funding begins in 1981.
  • IPU publishes Structuring Uncertainties in Long-Range Power Planning.
  • IPU publishes Regulation and Entry.
  • IPU publishes The Chicago School of Political Economy.
  • IPU publishes New Dimensions in Public Utility Pricing.

1975

  • IPU publishes Allowance for Funds Used During Construction.
  • IPU publishes Cable Television and Telecommunications in Canada.

1974

  • IPU publishes The Cost of Capital to a Public Utility.
  • IPU publishes New Challenges to Public Utility Management.

1973

  • IPU sponsors the 15th Annual Regulatory Studies Program (the two-week “short course” that came to be known as “Camp NARUC”) for the first time on behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
  • NARUC proposed the creation of an Institute for Regulatory Research.
  • IPU publishes The Market for Electrical Generating Equipment.
  • IPU publishes Public Utility Accounting: Theory & Application.
  • IPU publishes Risk and Regulated Firms.

1972

  • IPU publishes A Critique of Administrative Regulation of Public Utilities.

1971

  • IPU publishes Natural Gas Producer Regulation and Taxation.
  • IPU publishes Essays on Public Utility Pricing and Regulation.
  • IPU publishes Public Utility Accounting: Models, Mergers, and Information Systems.

1970

  • IPU publishes Cost Considerations for Efficient Electricity Supply.
  • IPU publishes Liberalized Depreciation and the Cost of Capital.

 

1960s

1969

  • IPU publishes Selected Structure and Allocation Problems in the Regulated Industries.
  • IPU publishes Rate of Return Under Regulation: New Directions and Perspectives.

1968

  • IPU publishes Mid-Continent Area Power Planners.
  • IPU publishes Performance Under Regulation.

1967

  • IPU sponsors the 1st Annual Regulatory Policy Conference.
  • IPU publishes Development of Separations Principles in the Telephone Industry.

1966

  • Prof. Harry Trebing, MSU Economics, is appointedIPU’s Founding Director.

1965

  • The Institute of Public Utilities is created in the Michigan State University’s Graduate School of Business Administration with funding from several major utility companies