2014 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.

Current Issues

Industry leaders and commissioners discuss issues facing the electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications industries.
Spring. Current Issues: March 9-12, 2014
Note: Papers are posted on this webpage when written permission has been received from the presenter.

Public Officials Attendees: Spring 2014

NameTitlePublic AgencyOnline Presentation
James AlaridDeputy Utilities ManagerCounty of Los Alamos
Hon Shari Feist AlbrechtChairKansas Corporation Commission
Hon Abdullah AlshehriGovernorElectricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA)
Allan ArlowAdministrative Law JudgeOregon Public Utility Commission
Tonya BaerPublic CounselTexas Office of Public Utility Council
Hon Eduardo BalbisCommissionerFlorida Public Service Commission
Hon John BetkowskiVice ChairmanConnecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Drew BolinChiefColorado Public Utilities Commission
Hon David BoydChairmanMinnesota Public Utilities Commission
Hon Lawrence BrennerCommissionerMaryland Public Service Commission
Hon Julie BrownCommissionerFlorida Public Service CommissionDeclining Consumption: Regulatory Strategies and Ratemaking Methods of the FPSC
Hon John BurkeMemberVermont Public Service Board
Hon Alaina BurtenshawChairmanNevada Public Utilities Commission
Hon. Kirk BushmanCommissionerMontana Public Service Commission
Hon Eric CallistoChairmanPublic Utility Commission of Wisconsin
Hon Tony ClarkCommissionerFERC
Hon Mignon ClyburnCommissionerFederal Communication Commission
Amy D'AlessandroLegal CounselRhode Island Public Utilities Commission
Hon David DannerChairmanWashington Utilities and Transportation Committee
Susan D'AuteuilAdministrative Law JudgeArkansas Public Service Commission
Hon Valerie EspinozaCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation Commission
John EvansSmall Business AdvocatePennsylvania Dept. of Community & Economic Development
Bryce FreemanAdministratorWyoming Office of Consumer Advocate
Marguerite FriedlanderAdministrative Law JudgeWashington Utilities & Transportation Commission
Gail FullerSupervisorConnecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Hon Roland GeorgeMemberNEB Board-Canada
Michele GreggDirector, External RelationsTexas Office of Public Utility Council
Hon. Cecil GutierrezMayor: Loveland, ColoradoCity of Loveland: Water, Wastewater, and Electric
Hon Ben HallCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation Commission
Hon Gary HansonChairmanSouth Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Jacquelynne HernandezMember, Technical StaffSandia National Labs
Hon Colette HonorableNARUC PresidentArkansas Public Service Commission
Hon John (Butch) HowardCommissionerSouth Carolina Public Service Commission
Hon Libby JacobsChairIowa Utilities Board
Hon Betty Ann KaneChairmanDC Public Service Commission
J.R. KellyPublic CounselFlorida Office of Public Counsel
Cholla KhouryAssistant Attorney GeneralNew Mexico Attorney General's Office
Hon Paul KjellanderPresidentIdaho Public Utilities Commission
Hon Bob LakeCommissionerMontana Public Service Commission
Hon. Sherina MayeCommissionerIllinois Commerce Commission
Hon Carolene MaysCommissionerIndiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Hon Karen L. MontoyaCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation Commission
Alan NaultUtility Rate AnalystRhode Island Public Utilities Commission
Hon Donna NelsonChairmanPublic Utility Commission of Texas
Hon Chris NelsonVice ChairSouth Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Hon Erin O'Connell-DiazCommissioner EmeritusIllinois Commerce Commission
Hon John QuackenbushChairmanMichigan Public Service Commission
Hon Paul RobertiCPU Chairman & CommissionerRhode Island Public Utilities Commission
Mark SchulingConsumer AdvocateIowa Office of Consumer Advocate
Hon Barry SmithermanChairmanRailroad Commission of Texas
Hon Stephen StollCommissionerMissouri Public Service Commission
Carolyn TannerGeneral CounselPublic Utilities Commission of Nevada
Hon Sheila TiptonCommissionerIowa Utilities Board
Hon Nick WagnerCommissionerIowa Utilities Board
Hayley WilliamsonAdministrative AttorneyPublic Utilities Commission of Nevada
Hon Stan WiseCommissionerGeorgia Public Service Commission
Hon Tom WrightCommissionerKansas Corporation Commission

Industry Attendees: Spring 2014

NameTitleIndustryOnline Presentation
Pauline M. AhernPrincipalAUS Consultants
William AkleySVP, US Gas OperationsNational GridNational Grid's Response to Sandy
Tom AlleyVP, GenerationEPRIChallenges Facing Power Generation
Dawn AnaiscourtDirector, CPUC Regulatory AffairsSouthern California Edison
William AshburnDirector, Pricing & Financial AnalysisTECO Energy
Michelle BarnabySenior Energy Industry AnalystFERC
Bryan BatsonSenior VPAGL Resources
Rob BerntsenVP, Policy & Public AffairsMISO
Lewis BinswangerVP, Regulatory AffairsNicor Gas
Noel BlackDirector, Federal Regulatory AffairsSouthern Company
Chrissy BorskeyExecutive, Government Affairs & Policy, Distributed PowerGeneral Electric
Ben BoydRegulatory LiaisonSGIP
Jennifer Brooks HutchinsonSenior CounselNational Grid USA
Lori BurrowsSenior Staff AttorneyArkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
Fred ButlerPresidentButler Advisory Services
Jolynn ButlerExec DirectorAT&T
Sandy ButterfieldChief Technology Officer and FounderBoulder WindPowerWind Energy Technology: The future
Sandra ByrdVP, Public AffairsArkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
Hiram CampCouncil MemberGridwise Architecture Council
Mark CarpenterSVP, T&D Grid OpsOncor
Scott CarterSVP, Commercial Operations & Chief Regulatory OfficeAGL ResourcesAddressing Declining Consumption: Natural Gas Sector
Thomas ChampionManaging PartnerT Champion Consulting LLC
Susan ClarkPartnerRadey Law Firm
Bruce ConnellRegulatory CounselConocoPhillips Company
Doug CooleyDirector, Government AffairsComcast
Debra G. CoyPrincipalSvanda & Coy ConsultingAs the Revenue Tide Falls: Regulatory strategies and ratemaking mechanisms to deal with declining consumption patterns in gas, electric & water
Calvin CrowderPresidentElectric Transmission Texas, LLC
Tom DarinWestern State Policy DirectorAmerican Wind Energy Association
Ron DarnellSenior VPPNM Resources
Dylan D'AscendisPrincipalAUS Consultants
Phil DionSVP, Public Policy and Customer SolutionsUNS Energy CorporationThe Wires Industry: Who Will Pay for Tomorrow's Grid?
Dennis DollPresident & CEOMiddlesex Water CompanyMiddlesex Water: Disaster Mitigation Examples
Jeff DygertExecutive Director, Public PolicyAT&T Services
Albert ErnstAttorney at LawDykema Gossett PLLC
Katherine FarrobaState Government AffairsVerizon
Steve FleishmanManaging Director, Senior Utilities AnalystWolfe Research
Jim FLetcherVice PresidentGeorgia Power Company
Peter FrostDirector, Regulatory AffairsConocoPhillips
Brent GaleSr. Vice PresidentMidAmerican Energy Holdings CompanyDeclining Consumption Patterns
Mark GarrettPrincipalGarrett Group LLC
Robert GeePresidentGee Strategies Group LLC
Paul GenoaSr. Director, PolicyNuclear Energy Institute
Matthew GerstDirector, State RegulatoryCTIA-The Wireless Association
Miller GirvinVP, CommunicationsThe Hawthorn Group
Joe GillanPresidentGillan Associates
Mike GrablePresidentLone Star Transmission LLC
Kathy GrantConsultantkathygrant.com
Charles D. GrayExecutive DirectorNARUC
David HadleyConsultant to PresidentNIPSCO
Charles HarderSr. Director of Reg. Policy & External RelationsCenterPoint Energy
Stacy HartmanDirector, Federal Public PolicyCenturyLinkDisaster Preparedness and Business Continuity
Chris HobsonChief Environmental OfficerSouthern CompanyThe Technologies of the Future
Pamela HollickVP Regulatorytw telecom
Barry HowellDirectorEntergy Texas, Inc.
Hank HultquistVP, Federal RegulatoryAT&T
Matthew JaramilloAdministratorPublic Service Company of New Mexico
Selby JonesAssociateAUS Consultants
Gregg KantorAGA Chairman & President and CEONW Natural
Joe KelliherExecutive VP for Federal Regulatory AffairsNextEraPreparing for the Next “Storm of the Century”
Thomas KingExecutive Director, US President, National GridNational GridConnecting the US Energy Network to the 21st Century
Bob KoenigDirector of Regulatory RelationsOklahoma Gas & Electric Co
Jeffrey LarsenVP, Regulation and Government AffairsRocky Mountain Power
Roy LathropDirector, State Government AffairsNCTA
Erik LindhjamSoftware Product Line LeaderGE Oil & Gas - Measurement & Control
Emmanuel LopezUtility Accounting ManagerPNM Resources
Theo MacGregorPrincipalDemocracy & Regulation
Tom MaquireSVP, National Operations SupportVerizonVerizon's Network Evolution
Brandon MarzoPartnerTroutman Sanders LLP
Don MasonPresidentAll American Energy Partners, LLC
Robert MayerVP, Industry & State AffairsUSTelecom Association
Matthew McCaffreeDirector, State Regulatory RelationsNAWC
Paul McKaigVice PresidentOncor Electric Delivery
Christine McLeodProject ManagerSouthern California Edison
Will McNamaraSenior ManagerWest Monroe Partners
Johnny MontoyaDirector, Regulatory AffairsCenturyLink
Peter NelsonChairman of the BoardCalifornia Water Service Group
Fred NewtonSenior Investment OfficerUNUM
Kelly NorwoodVP State & Federal RegulationAvista Corporation
Jerry OppenheimPrincipalDemocracy and RegulationThe Wires Industry: Financial implications of aggressive renewable energy policies
Hilda Pinnix-RaglandVP-Corporate Public AffairsDuke Energy
Kevin QueenRegulatory Affairs ManagerGeorgia Power
Deanna RodriguezVice PresidentEntergy Texas, Inc.
Kyle RogersVice PresidentGovernment Relations American Gas Association
Don RowlettManaging Director, Regulatory AffairsOklahoma Gas and Electric
Raymond SandovalSF Community RelationsPublic Service Company of New Mexico
Robert SchainSenior VP, RRASNL Financial
Gary ShambaughPrincipal & DirectorAUS Consultants
Frank ShamboVP Regulatory & Legal AffairsNIPSCO
Patrick ShoreSenior AttorneyOklahoma Gas & Electric
Walt ShumatePrincipalShumate & Associates
Colleen SmithSenior Advisor, Regulatory & Environmental PolicyCapital Power Corp.
Kristin SmithVP, General Counsel and Regulatory AffairsSEMCO ENERGY Gas Company
Natalie SmithExecutive Director, Regulatory ManagementNextEra Energy Transmission
Wade SmithPresident & Chief Operating OfficerAEP Texas
Marc SpitzerPartnerSteptoe & Johnson LLP
Randa StephensonDirector, Regulatory Strategy & PlanningLone Star Transmission
Elizabeth StipnieksDirector, Regulatory RelationsEEI
Susan StoryChief Financial OfficerAmerican Water
Jim SullivanPresidentThe Sullivan Group
Paul SuskieExecutive VP & General CounselSouthwest Power Pool
David SvandaConsultantSvanda & Coy Consulting
Judith TalaveraDirectorAEP Texas
Allan ThomsPrincipalAllan Thoms Consulting LLC
Barbara TyranDirectorEPRI
Paul VasingtonDirector, State Public PolicyVerizon
Scott VogtVP Regulatory ProjectsComEd
Joan Walker-RatliffDirector, Regulatory AffairsPhillips 66
Joseph WathenVP, Support ServicesPepco Holdings, Inc.
Raquel Webster--National Grid
William WelzantManager, Energy Supplier ServicesBaltimore Gas & Electric Company
Esther WhieldonSenior Reporter-Electricity
Simon WhitelockVP, Regulatory & External AffairsITC Holdings CorpThe Wires Industry: Who Will Pay for Tomorrow's Grid?
Dena WigginsPresident-ElectNatural Gas Supply Association
Christopher WinlandManagerITC Great Plains