IPU Power Grid School
The engineering and economics of the operation and transformation of electric utility systems across the supply chain for power, from generation to transmission to distribution.
IPU Power Grid School Course I:
Engineering Economics of the Supply Chain for Power
March 9-11, 2021 – Three days – 10 am – 5 pm daily Eastern Time
IPU Power Grid School Course II:
Integrated Planning, Energy Transformation, and Climate Action
April 6-8, 2021 – Three days – 10 am – 5 pm daily Eastern Time
About the program
IPU Power 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. Drawing from the engineering and economics disciplines, this program considers the integral role of electricity grids in the energy supply chain. The program is designed to be responsive to emerging technological opportunities and policy mandates associated. The Power Grid School is objective and rigorous, taught by knowledgeable and independent experts, and provides an intensive and interactive educational and professional networking experience.
IPU Power Grid School is open to everyone and designed to meet the needs of the regulatory policy community, including commissioners and staff members of the federal and state public utility commissions, energy and environmental agency staff, legislative staff, consumer advocates, utility personnel (public and private), engineers, planners, investors, analysts, consultants, attorneys, and others interested in learning about the fundamentals of electricity grid. International attendees are very welcome. The program is designed to be eligible for continuing education credits as well as IPU’s Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education (www.ipu.msu.edu/ccre).
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Power Grid School I:
- To understand the basic engineering form and function of electricity grids.
- To understand grid functions, from generation to transmission to distribution.
- To understand electricity economics, market structures, and regulation.
- To understand how energy resources are integrated into the power grid.
- To understand the technologies and policies driving sector transformation.
Power Grid School II:
- To understand key trends in electricity supply and demand and drivers.
- To understand resource and distribution planning for power grids.
- To understand the roles of demand management and demand response in grids.
- To understand economics of energy resources and resource policies.
- To understand energy transformation, decarbonization, and climate action.
Don’t just take our word for it, hear what past Power Grid School attendees think about the program.
- “I left with the best understanding I’ve ever had on the structure and interconnected sectors of the grid.”
- “I appreciated the relevance of the presentations, covering current emerging topics for the electric utility industry.”
- “The best training I have attended. Congrats!”
- “Great information, knowledgeable presenters, wonderful facilities-keep it up!”
- “High level and detailed look at various parts of the grid system.”
- “I appreciated the material was presented in an unbiased manner.”
- “A very good program with highly qualified teachers. It was a privilege to be a part of.”
Materials: Attendees will have access to electronic materials, including presentations, and useful supplemental resources.
Attendee list: Out of respect for your privacy, and in keeping with our educational mission, we do not publicize our attendee lists in advance of our programs.
Cancellation and refunds: Cancellations are generally accepted until one week before the program but may result in forfeiture of a group discount. Program fees may be applied toward a future program or refunded. Substitutions are accepted at any time.
Comments and complaints: IPU welcomes program input and feedback. Participants will be asked to complete program evaluation forms. Comments and complaints about the program may be directed to IPU Director, Dr. Janice A. Beecher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the IPU Operations Manager (email@example.com).
NASBA National Registry Statement: The Institute of Public Utilities is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.
Program Level: The program is classified as both “intermediate” and “overview” and is accessible to relatively new personnel working in the regulatory policy community. Prior participation in one of the basic courses or some relevant work experience is recommended, but not required. The program focuses on the engineering and economics of power grids.
Program Prerequisites: No formal prerequisites apply to this program. However, preparatory resources are available on the IPU program web page and prereading of some materials may be advised.
Program Delivery: The program delivery method is classified as a “group-live” event with general lectures and opportunities for interaction. Active learning and participation are encouraged. Program instructors are accessible for individual assistance throughout the program.
Field of study: This program is relevant to the following NASBA fields of study: administrative practice, accounting and auditing (corporate and governmental), business law, economics, finance, taxes, regulatory ethics, and specialized knowledge and applications. For program details and registration, please visit ipu.msu.edu/grid.