2010 CPU Courses/Conferences

The Basics

Practical regulatory training for the electric or natural gas local distribution (LDC) industries
Fall. The Basics: Sept. 26-Oct. 1, 2010
Spring. The Basics: May 9-14, 2010

Pipeline Course

The basics of natural gas pipeline ratemaking

NARUC Training

Innovative regulatory approaches to accommodate renewable energy, demand-side resources and energy efficiency programs
Fall. NARUC Training: Sept. 23-24, 2010
NARUC: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Current Issues

Industry leaders and commissioners discuss issues facing the electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications industries
Spring. Current Issues: March 14-17, 2010
Note: Papers are posted on this webpage when written permission has been received from the presenter.

Current Issues Presenters

NameTitleCommission/CompanyOnline Presentation
Bear, JohnPresident and CEOMidwest Independent Transmission System OperatorGrid Optimization and Smart Grid
Cortez, DonVP of Distribution SupportCenterpoint EnergySmart Grid
Cowart, RichardDirectorRegulatory Assistance ProjectClimate Realities and Utility Policies: Why States & Commissions Are So Important
Faruqui, Dr. AhmadPrincipalThe Brattle GroupDynamic Pricing Policy
Graves, FrankPrincipalThe Brattle GroupA Changing Environment for Distcos
Hunter, JimUtility Department DirectorIBEWWorkforce Issues from IBEW
Morgan, Dr. GrangerDept. Head, Engineering and Public PolicyCarnegie Mellon UniversityAre we on the right track to meeting the climate change imperatives?
Oppenheim, JerryPrincipalDemocracy and RegulationHow Do We Optimize The Grid For The Benefit of All Consumers?
Patton, CharlesExecutive VP AEP Utilities WestAmerican Electric PowerIs it time for Smart Regulation to Reflect Tomorrow’s Realities?
Somerhalder, JohnCEO and PresidentAGL ResourcesWorkforce Issues at AGL Resources
Wood, Dr. LisaExecutive DirectorInstitute for Electric EfficiencyConsumers are the Key to Future Smart Energy Management