Notice about IPU-MSU 2020 Live Online Learning

We are making what we consider the prudent decision to suspend in-person educational events for the 2020 program year and focus on developing curricula and delivering exceptional synchronous online learning opportunities. We realize this means second-best networking experiences, but our rationale is based on MSU policies, the essential status of valued constituents and faculty, and ongoing risks, uncertainties, and constraints.

Co-benefits of this decision are that it will enable IPU to lower the cost of program participation; expand our national and international connections; offer innovative, flexible, and customizable programming; and reduce our carbon footprint.

Taking this proactive step also aligns with IPU’s long-term strategic plan to transform and advance our outreach roles in both applied research and professional education, consistent with our university mission and with the outstanding support of MSU. We remain as committed as ever to the regulatory policy community and look forward to serving you through 2020 and beyond. Watch for important updates to our program calendar and contact us anytime.


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.


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.

September 21-23 2020| live-remote learning format| 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.

Spring, 2021 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 10-13, 2020 | 40 CCRE credits
The Intermediate Course | August 17-20, 2020 | 40 CCRE credits
ive-remote learning format



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, 2020 | live-remote learning format | 40 CCRE credits