2012 CPU Courses/Conferences

The Basics

Practical regulatory training for the electric or natural gas local distribution (LDC) industries

Pipeline Course

The basics of natural gas pipeline ratemaking.

Water and Wastewater Course

Financial planning, strategies and accounting issues for publicly and privately owned water and wastewater utilities

Current Issues

Industry leaders and commissioners discuss issues facing the electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications industries.
Spring. Current Issues: March 11-14, 2012
Note: Papers are posted on this webpage when written permission has been received from the presenter.

Current Issues: Public Officials/Staff and Industry Attendees

NameTitleCommission/CompanyOnline Presentation
Aguayo, StacyDirector, State RegulationsArizona Public Service Co.
Akins, NickPresident & CEOAmerican Electric Power
Banskota, ArunPresidentNRG Electric Vehicle Services
Batson, BryanSVP,Commercial OperationsAGL Resources
Berntsen, RobVP, Reg and Governmental Affairs, Midwest RegionMISO
Binette, MatthewAttorneyWright & Talisman
Binswanger, LouisVice PresidentRegulatory and Governmental Affairs, SourceGas
Borgard, LarryPresident & COO, UtilitiesIntegrys Energy Group
Bowers, StevenPresident & CEOMoultrie Indep. Tel. Co.
Box, CharlesPresidentThe Box Group LLC
Boyer, TedChairmanPublic Service Commission of Utah
Bradford, BrandonRegulatory Analyst IIAEP
Brady, MichaelVice President for State Regulatory AffairsComcast
Brown, NickPresident & CEOSouthwest Power Pool
Buckley, BettyExecutive DirectorWITA
Bumgarner, CarrieAttorney/ShareholderWright & Talisman, PC
Butler, FredPresident & CEOButler Advisory Services
Butler, JolynnExecutive Director-Regulatory State & Legislative Affairs StrategyAT&T
Camp, H. WardVPLandis+Gyr
Carter, ScottChief Regulatory OfficerAGL Resources
Chévere, ClaudiaPrincipal Regulatory SpecialistCom Ed
Clark, SusanPartnerRadey Thomas Yon & Clark
Claytor, PeggyManager, State Government AffairsThe Timken Company
Coen, DavidMemberVermont Public Service Board
Collins, MaryRegulatory PolicyPNM Resources
Connell, BruceRegulatory CounselConocoPhillips
Conrad, StuartPartnerFinnegan Conrad & Peterson LC
Cooper, AdamManager, Electric EfficiencyInstitute for Electric EfficiencyEnhancing Energy Efficiency Efforts
Cortright, RichardManaging Director, U.S. Utilities and Infrastructure Ratings GroupStandard and Poors
Costello, KenPrincipalNational Regulatory Research Institute
Cottam, DalePartnerHirst Applegate
Crockett, ValerieSr Program Mgr Regulatory & PolicyTVA
Crowder, CalvinPresidentElectric Transmission Texas LLC
Cullum, ErinAttorneySouthwest Power Pool
Darnell, RonSVP, Public PolicyPNM Resources
Davis, SteveSenior Vice President, Public Policy and Government RelationsCenturyLink
Dion, PhilVP, Public PolicyUniSource Energy Corporation
Duncan, PeterExecutive ChairmanMicroSeismic, Inc.
Elkins, John T.Staff AttorneyAPSC
Elliott, JamesManagerSourceGas LLC
Erbach, DonaldConsultantPaschall Strategic Communications
Everett, JohnAttorneyCarroll Electric Cooperative Corporation
Farroba, KatherineState Public PolicyVerizon
Fogarty, AudreyVice President, Commercial Operations & Applications DevelopmentXtreme Power, Inc.
Foran, PaulVice President, Regulatory ProgramsAmerican Water
Freeman, BryceAdministratorWyoming Office of Consumer Advocate
Frost, PeteDirector, Regulatory AffairsConocoPhillips
Gale, BrentSenior Vice President, Regulation/LegislationMidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
Garrett, DavidAnalyst, Public Utility DivisonOklahoma Corporation Commission
Garrett, MarkPresidentGarrett Group LLC
Gascon, SharonDeputy Exec DirectorNational Association of Water Companies
Gee, RobertPresidentGee Strategies Group LLC
Gegax, DougDirector, Center for Public UtilitiesNMSU
Genoa, PaulSenior Director, Policy DevelopmentNuclear Energy InstituteMajor Wow Factor: What If? (with link to video animations and other information)
Gillan, JoePresidentGillan and Associates
Givens, SheriPublic CounselTexas Office of Public Utility Counsel
Goltz, JefferyChairmanWashington Utilities and Transportation Committee
Gonzalez, WilsonSenior Energy Policy AdvisorOhio Consumers Counsel
Gray, CharlesExecutive DirectorNARUC
Griffey, CharlesConsultant, Adjunct Professor of Mgmt, Jones Graduate School of BusinessRice University
Griffin, ConnieAdministrative Law JudgeArkansas Public Service Commission
Gross, TheresaDirectorGeavista Group
Gruenspecht, HowardDeputy AdministratorDOE Energy Information AdministrationThe Outlook for Electricity Supply and Demand to 2035: Key Drivers
Hadley, DavidSr VP, Regulatory AffairsNIPSCO
Hall, Bev BowlbyRegulatory Affairs LiaisonAmeren Illinois
Hall, HelenDirector, Government RelationsFrontier
Hanley, FrankPrincipal & DirectorAUS Consultants
Hanson, GaryChairmanSouth Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Harder, CharlesSenior Director of Regulatory Policy & External RelationsCenterPoint Energy
Harris, MaureenCommissionerNew York Public Service Commission
Hastings, JamieVice President, External and State AffairsCTIA
Haugen, JulieFinancial AnalystColorado Public Utilities Commission
Highley, DuanePresident/CEOArkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
Hoard, JamesAssistant Director, Accounting DivisionPublic Staff, NC Utilities Commission
Honorable, ColetteChairmanArkansas Public Service Commission
Howard, John (Butch)ChairmanSouth Carolina Public Service Commission
Howe, DouglasCommissioner-District 3New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
Jarrett, TerryCommissionerMissouri Public Service Commission
Jeffries, NicholasSupervisorNCUC
Kavulla, TravisChairmanMT PSC
Keating, BobPrincipalKeating Strategies
Kelly, J.R.Florida Public CounselFlorida Office of Public Counsel
Kind, PeterSenior Managing DirectorMacquarie-Power and Utilities Industry Group
Koenig, BobDirector of Regulatory RelationsOklahoma Gas & Electric Co
Kovak, Anna-MariaVisiting Senior Policy Scholar, Center for Business and Public PolicyGeorgetown University
Lathrop, RoySr. Dir., State Govt AffairsNCTA
Lewis, CindyCommissionerWyoming Public Service Commission
Lobb, RandyUtilities Division DirectorIdaho Public Utilities Commission
Lovick, LanaManager, Regulatory AffairsEntergy New Orleans, Inc.
Loyd, WardCommissionerKansas Corporation Commission
Lucarelli, PatriciaChief Legal CounselRI Public Utilities Commission
Lucca, MarcVice President for ProductionAqua AmericaEnhancing Energy Efficiency Efforts
Tom MaguireSenior VP, National Operations SupportVerizonVerizon Breakthrough Technologies
Mason, DonaldPresidentAll American Energy Partners
Mayhew, JamesManager, Regulatory ServicesMCR
Mays, CaroleneCommissionerIndiana Utility Regulatory Commission
McCarthy, JackieDirector, State Regulator AffairsCTIA-The Wireless Association
McCellon-Allen, VenitaPresident and COOAEP Southwestern Electric Power Company
McKaig, PaulVice PresidentOncor Electric Delivery
McNeill, ShaylaUtilities AttorneyGainesville Regional Utilities
Menhorn, CynthiaVice PresidentMCR Performance Solutions
Moeller, ClairVice President, Transmission Asset ManagementMISOEPA Regulations: Balancing Reliability, Affordability and Environmental Protection
Mosier, DaveManager Regulatory AffairsRocky Mountain Power
Nelson, DonnaChairPublic Utility Commission of Texas
Nelson, PeterPresident & CEOCalifornia Water Services CompanySome Thoughts on the Water Business
Norene Mills, KarenAssociate CounselCalifornia Farm Bureau Federation
Norris, JohnCommissionerFERC
O'Connell-Diaz, ErinCommissionerIllinois Commerce Commission
Oppenheim, JerryPrincipalDemocracy and RegulationAddressing Investor’s Expectations in an Escalating Cost Environment: A Consumer Perspective
Pfeiffer, DanielVP of Government AffairsItron
Powelson, RobertChairmanPennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Pozefsky, DanielChief CounselAZ RUCO
Queen, KevinRegulatory Affairs Manager, External AffairsGeorgia Power
Rankin, GiseleAttorneyPublic Staff-NC Utilities Commission
Rastler, DanManager, New Initiatives Energy Storage and Distributed Energy ResourcesEPRI
Redford, MackCommissionerIdaho Public Utilities Commission
Reeder, JohnnaVP, Community Relations & Econ. DevelopmentDuke Energy
Reeder, JonathanAssociate Equity AnalystWells Fargo, LLC
Riley, MikeManaging AttorneySouthwest Power Pool
Roberson, EddiePresident, Regulatory PartnersANGA
Roberti, PaulCommissionerRhode Island Public Utilities Commission
Rogers, KyleVice President, Federal AffairsAmerican Gas Association
Romano, MichaelSenior Vice President of PolicyNational Telecommunications Cooperative Association
Rule, HerbLawyerRose Law Firm
Rumsey, ThomasVP External AffairsNYISO
Schroedter, Thomas P.AttorneyHall Estill
Schuling, MarkOffice of Consumer AdvocateIowa Office of Consumer Advocate
Shambaugh, GaryPrincipal & DirectorAUS Consultants
Simon, TimothyCommissionerCalifornia Public Utilities Commission
Smith, AllanPresident & COOAEP Texas
Smith, Brian P.PartnerGeavista Group
Starnes, HeatherManager, Regulatory PolicySouthwest Power Pool
Steele, BillPrincipal Financial AnalystColorado PUC
Stipnieks, ElizabethDirector, Regulatory RelationsEdison Electric Institute
Suskie, PaulSenior Vice President & General CounselSouthwest Power Pool
Swisher, JoelConsulting Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental EngineeringStanford UniversityNorthwest Conservation and Electric Power Plans
Talavera, JudithDirector, Regulatory ServicesAEP Texas
Taylor, JeffAssistant Attorney GeneralNM Attorney General Office
Thoms, AllanPrincipalAllan Thoms Consulting LLC
Tyran, BarbaraDirector, Washington & State RelationsEPRI
Van Cleve, WesleyAttorney, Legal DivisionsArizona Corporation Commission
Walker-Ratliff, JoanDirector, Regulatory AffairsConocoPhillips Gas and Power
Wheeler, BuzDirector, Bus. DevelopmentMoultrie Indep. Tel. Co.
White, KarenStaff Attorney, Utility Law Field Support CenterUS Air Force
Whitfield, SwainCommissionerPublic Service Commission of SC
Williams, W. JacksonSenior CounselWilliams & Anderson PLC
Wise, StanChairmanGeorgia Public Service Commission
Wright, DavidCommissionerSouth Carolina Public Service Commission
Wright, ThomasCommissionerKansas Corporation Commission
Ziegner, DavidCommissionerIndiana Utility Regulatory Commission