2015 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: April 19-22, 2015
Note: Papers are posted on this webpage when written permission has been received from the presenter.

Current Issues Attendees: Spring 2015

LastFirstTitleCompanyStateOnline Presentation
AckermanSusanChairOregon Public Utility CommissionOR
AhernPaulinePartnerSussex Economic Advisors, LLCNJ
AlbrechtShari FeistChairKansas Corporation CommissionKS
AllegrettiDanielVPExelon Corp.MD
BaerTonyaPublic CounselOffice of Public Utility CounselTX
BakerMeredithPresident & CEOCTIA- The Wireless AssociationDC
BatsonBryanPresidentAtlanta Gas Light GA
BennettKariSenior Corporate CounselMISOINEPA’s Clean Power Plan Regional Compliance and Reliability
BingamanJeffFormer Chairman, Energy & Natural Resources CommitteeUS SenateNM
BinswangerLewisVP Regulatory AffairsNicor GasIL
Bitter SmithSusanChairmanArizona Corporation CommissionAZ
BlackNoelSenior Director, Federal Regulatory AffairsSouthern CompanyDC
BodifordRaushawnPublic Utilities EngineerState of Michigan Govt - LARA - MPSCMI
BoydDavidVice President, Government & Regulatory AffairsMISOMN
BrennerLawrenceCommissionerMaryland Public Service CommissionMD
BrownJulieCommissionerFlorida Public Service CommissionFL
Brown-BlandToNolaCommissionerNorth Carolina Utilities CommissionNC
BurksMatthewVice President, Strategy & New ProductsE SourceCO
BurmanDianeCommissionerNY Public Service CommissionNY
BurnsNancyAttorney - SeniorEl Paso Electric CompanyTX
BurrowsLoriVice President & General CounselArkansas Electric Cooperative CorporationAR
BursawChrisDirector Regulatory USCapital Power CorpMA
BurtenshawAlainaChairmanNevada Public Utililties CommissionNVEmerging Regulatory Issues: Nevada’s Response to 111(d)
ButlerJolynnExecutive DirectorAT&T Services, Inc.IN
ButlerFredPresident and CEOButler Advisory ServicesNJ
ByrdSandraVIce PresidentElectric Cooperatives of ArkansasAR
CampH. WardSVP, Regulatory & AlliancesInnovariNM
CarterScottSVP, Commercial Ops \& Chief Reg. OfficerAGL ResourcesGA
CaseyRobinPartnerEnoch Kever, PLLCME
ChampionThomasPrincipalT Champion Consulting LLCMD
CherryJimDirectorNineStar ConnectIN
ChoiCarolineVP, Energy & Environmental PolicySouthern California EdisonCA
ClarkSusanPartnerRadey Law FirmFL
CollierKatherine Executive DirectorMississippi Public Service CommissionMS
ContrerasMarioSr. Regulatory Case ManagerEl Paso Electric CompanyTX
Costello KenPrincipal NRRINM
CourtrightHenrySVPElectric Power Research InstituteCA
CowderyKathryn Senior AttorneyFlorida Public Service CommissionFL
CrockettValerieSr Program MgrTVATN
CrowderCalvinPresidentElectric Transmission Texas, LLCTX
DalleyBryceVice PresidentPacific PowerOR
DannerDavidChairmanWashington Utilities & Transportation CommissionWA
DarinThomasWestern State Policy Director American Wind Energy AssocCO
DarnellRonSenior Vice President, Public PolicyPNM ResourcesNM
D'AscendisDylanManaging ConsultantSussex Economic Advisors, LLCNJ
D'AuteuilSusanAdministrative Law JudgeArkansas Public Service CommissionAR
DionPhilipSr. VP Public Policy & Customer SolutionsUNS Energy CorporationAZ
DonnellyMichaelASD AdvocacyAARPNM
DowdyCraigSenior Vice President, External Affairs, Corporate Communications & MarketingThe Laclede Group, Inc.MO
DuckmanAshleyDirector, State AffairsAmerican Gas AssociationDC
DuresakConniePresident & Chief Executive OfficerUtilities Telecom CouncilDC
EatonTerriDirectorXcel EnergyCO
EdelsteinRonDirector, Regulatory and Government RelationsGTIDC
EdgarLisaPresidentNational Association of Regulatory Utility CommissionersFL
ErdahlBettyWashington Utilities & Transportation CommissionWA
EspinozaValeriePRC CommissionerNMPRCNM
FehrMikeVP - RegulationMidAmerican. Energy CompanyIA
FersonRossCTONineStar ConnectIN
FiegenKristieCommissionerSouth Dakota PUCSD
FisherEmilyDeputy General Counsel, Energy & EnvironmentEEIDCClean Power Plan: Overview and Issues
FlemingElizabethCommissionerPublic Service Commission of SCSC
FletcherJim Vice PresidentGulf PowerFL
FlorioMikeCommissionerCA Public Utilities CommissionCA
FordRonaldVP Finance \& RegulatoryAEP TexasTX
FreemanBryceAdministratorWyoming Office of Consumer AdvocateWY
FrenchAndrewLitigation CounselKansas Corporation CommissionKS
GaleBrentPrincipal and Senior Energy Consultant StrataG Consulting, IncHI
GarciaKennethUtilities DirectorCity of Las VegasNM
GardBeverlyDirectorNineStar ConnectIN
GarrettHeatherAttorneyWilguess and GarrettOK
GarrettMarkPrincipalGarrett Group, LLCOK
GarrettDouglasVice President, State Regulatory AffairsCox CommunicationCA
GastineauPaulVP, Rates& RegulatoryCenterPoint EnergyTX
GerstMatthewDirector, State RegulatoryCTIA-The Wireless AssociationDC
GillanJosephEconomistGillan AssociatesFL
GohnAndrewEastern Region DirectorAmerican Wind Energy AssociationDC
GrayCharles Executive DirectorNARUCDC
GriffinConnieAdministrative Law JudgeArkansas Public Service CommissionAR
HansonGaryCommissionerSouth Dakota Public Utilities CommissionSD
HarderChuckVice President-Rates and RegulatorySourceGasco
HayesPhilipVice ChairmanNineStar ConnectIN
HekmanMaryGeneral Counsel \& Vice President of LegalGolden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc.TX
HighleyDuanePresident &CEOArkansas Electric Cooperative CorporationARReliable, Affordable, Responsible
HillmanToddVP- MISO South RegionMISO EnergyAR
HirasunaRobertAssistant to Commissioner Sandy JonesNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionNM
HoffmanTimothyExecutive Director Regulatory AffairsConsumers EnergyMI
HollickPamelaAssociate General CounselLevel 3 CommunicationsIN
HonorableColetteCommissionerFERCDC
HowardJohnCommissionerPublic Service Commission of SCSC
HuffmanLeePresidentBig Sky PhysicsNM
InceKristieVP State Public PolicyLevel 3 CommunicationsTX
JacobsLibby ChairIowa Utilities BoardIA
JeffersonLindaSenior Consumer Education SpecialistDC Office of the People's CounselDC
JohnsonBradChairmanMontana Public Service CommissionMT
JohnsonHughPartnerStephen Johnson Chartered AccountantsAlberta, CA
KalkBrianCommissionerNorth Dakota PSCND
KatzElin SwansonConsumer CounselState of CT - Office of Consumer CounselCT
KavullaTravisCommissionerMontana Public Service CommissionMT
KenneyWilliamCommissionerMissouri Public Service CommissionMO
KilduffTonyLegislative AnalystCity of Seattle - Legislative DepartmentWA
KjellanderPaulCommissionerIdaho Public Utilities CommissionID
LaRossaRalphPresident & COOPublic Service Utility - Electric & GasNJ
LathropRoyEconomistNCTAMD
LaubDonVice PresidentComcastCO
LeachKyleRegulatory Affairs DirectorGovernment & Regulatory AffairsGA
LegerRichardDirector of Regulatory AffairsCenterPoint EnergyLA
LittleDoug CommissionerArizona Corporation CommissionAZ
LockwoodBarbaraGM, Regulatory Affairs & ComplianceAPSAZ
LogenLynnTariff SupervisorPuget Sound EnergyWA
LoudenslagerSamuelPrincipal Policy AnalystSouthwest Power PoolAR
LubinJoelVice President, Public PolicyAT & T CommunicationsDC
MacedoniaJenniferSenior AdvisorBipartisan Policy CenterDC
MacGregorTheo PrincipalDemocracy And RegulationMA
MartinDavidCabinet Secretary NM Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources DepartmentNM
MarzoBrandonPartnerTroutman Sanders LLPGA
MasonDonaldPresidentAll American Energy Partners, LLCUSA
MayeSherinaCommissionerIllinois Commerce CommissionIL
Mays-MedleyCaroleneVice ChairIndiana Utility Regulatory CommissionIN
McCaffreeMatthewDirector, Regulatory RelationsNAWCDC
McCellon-AllenVenitaPresident and COOAEP SWEPCOLA
McKaigPaulVice PresidentOncor Electric DeliveryTX
McLeodChristinePrincipal AdvisorSouthern California EdisonCA
McNamaraWillSenior ManagerWest Monroe PartnersNM
MillerThomasDirector of Business Development NineStar ConnectIN
MoatesRobinNatural Gas SchedulerTennessee Valley AuthorityTN
MontoyaKarenCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionNM
MooreheadMegLegislative AnalystCity of Seattle - Legislative DepartmentWA
MrozRichard PresidentNJ Board of Public UtilitiesNJ
NelsonChrisChairmanSouth Dakota Public Utilities CommissionSD
NelsonDonnaChairmanPublic Utility Commission of TexasTX
NelsonRobertConsumer CounselMontana Consumer CounselMT
NewtonFredSenior Investment OfficerUnum GroupTN
NorwoodKellyVP State & Federal RegulationAvista CorporationWA
O'Connell-DiazErinAttorney at Law-Senior FellowGoverning InstituteIL
OldakMichael VP & General CounselUtilities Telecom CouncilDC
OppenheimJerry Principal and CounselDemocracy And RegulationMARegulatory Compact or Tug of War? Is the Regulatory Compact Still a Fair Deal?
OrtizEdgardoManager, Regulatory OutreachEdison Electric InstituteDC
OsterJakeSr. Director of Regulatory AffairsEnergySavvyWA
OswaltVickiVP, Regulatory PolicyEnergy Future HoldingsTX
PadgettJamesDirectorDTE EnergyMI
PattonPamelaCommissionerColorado PUCCO
PfeifferDanVice President of Government AffairsITRONWA
PietrzykMaryManager Policy Development Nuclear Energy InstituteDC
Pinnix-RaglandHildaVP-Corporate Public AffairsDuke EnergyNC
PowelsonRobertChairmanPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionPA
PresleyBrandonPublic Service CommissionerMississippi Public Service CommissionMS
QuackenbushJohnChairmanMichigan Public Service CommissionMI
RabonSusanCommissionerNorth Carolina Utilities CommissionNC
RedmondEverettSenior DirectorNuclear Energy InstituteDC
RigbyJosephChairman, President & CEOPepco Holdings, Inc.DC
RobertiPaulCommissionerRI Public Utilities CommissionRI
RobertsMeredthDeputy Director, Policy \& Electricity Markets, \& Deputy Regulatory CounselSolarCityCO
RogersKyleVP, Government RelationsAmerican Gas AssociationVAIndustry Leaders Roundtable: Perspectives from the natural gas industry
RowellMattPolicy AdvisorArizona Corporation CommissionAZ
RussellKristenWashington Utilities and Transportation CommissionWA
SadhirRuchiSr. Policy AdvisorOregon Public Utility CommissionOR
SchooleyThomasWashington Utilities & Transportation CommissionWA
ShambaughGaryManaging PrincipalAUS ConsultantsPA
ShamboFrankVP Regulatory & Government AffairsNIPSCOIN
ShefferDavid PrincipalAUS ConsultantsPA
SkrmettaEricLPSC CommissionerLA Public Service CommissionLA
SolanoElizabethRegional Director External AffairsMISOAR
SpitzerMarcPartnerSteptoe & Johnson LLPDC
SteeleWilliamPrincipalSteele & AssociatesCO
StipnieksElizabethSenior DirectorEdison Electric InstituteDC
StollSteveCommissionerMissouri Public Service CommissionMO
StorySusanPresident & CleoAmerican WaterNJ
StumpBobCommissionerAZ Corporation CommissionAZ
SundheimFrancisHearaing ExaminerNM Public Regulation CommissionNM
SuskiePaulExecutive VP Regulatory, LegalSouthwest Power PoolAREPA Clean Power Plan: How will implementation work?
SvandaDavidPrincipalSvanda \& Coy ConsultingMD
TaylorJeffNM
TyranBarbaraDirectorElectric Power Research InstititeDCIntegrated Grid
VailSteveBoard ChairmanNineStar ConnectIN
VasingtonPaulDirector - State Public PolicyVerizonMA
VinsonTomVP, Federal Regulatory AffairsAmerican Wind Energy AssociationDCWind energy as an affordable, reliable CPP compliance tool
WagnerNickCommissionerIowa Utilities BoardIA
Walker-RatliffJoanDirector Regulatory AffairsPhillips 66OK
WarnockLoydSVP, External Affairs, Communications, and Public PolicyAmerican WaterNJ
WathenJosephVice President, Support ServicesPepco Holdings, Inc.DE
WesselsMaja Executive Vice President, Global Public AffairsFirst SolarDC
WhieldonEsther Senior ReporterSNL FinancialVA
WhiteStephenPublic Utilities SpecialistBonneville Power AdministrationOR
WigginsDenaPresident & CEONatural Gas Supply Association DCThe Clean Power Plan: Do the Puzzle Pieces Fit Together?
WinterJackSenior Principalwest monroe partnersIL
WiseStanCommissionerGeorgia Public Service CommissionGA
WrightThomasCommissioner EmeritusMlebkKS
YablonskiBrianExternal Affairs DirectorGulf Power CompanyFL
SmithJasonManager, Market DevelopmentMarket DevelopmentDC