Upcoming Regulatory Courses

Contact. Cindy Blume at cblume@nmsu.edu or 575.646.4876, if you have questions, registration inquiries, or require additional information.

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October 3-11, 2020 – Balloon Fiesta

COVID-19 UPDATE: We have cancelled the May 18-22, 2020 Basics Regulatory Training for the electric or natural gas local distribution (“LDC”) industries at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, NM.

The staff of the Center for Public Utilities have been closely monitoring news of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the recommendations of public health experts, and government and corporate imposed restrictions on meetings and travel.  It has become clear that it would be both prudent and necessary to cancel our May Basics Regulatory Training.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but our first priority must be to your health, safety, and welfare.  In addition, we must comply with governmental orders to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

OCTOBER 12-16, 2020

Three separate courses: “The Basics” Practical regulatory training for the electric or natural gas local distribution (LDC) industries and FERC ratemaking for the pipeline industry.

“The Basics” Brochures: 

NOTE: To download the program brochure, click on the course below you are interested in attending.

Practical Regulatory Training Courses:

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Registration and Payment Options:

  • Online Registration: Payment options are credit card, check/money order, or we can invoice your organization.
  • Fax, phone or email: Fill out the enrollment form on the last page of the program brochure. Follow the instructions on the form for a preferred payment option.

Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque

The Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque conference room rate is $175 for single and $190 for double, which includes a full breakfast. CPU room rate reservation cut-off is September 18, 2020. To reserve your room in our block CLICK HERE or call central reservations at 1.800.325.3535 and you must mention the NMSU Public Utility Basics.

May 17-21, 2021 THE BASICS
  • Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric or Natural Gas Local Distribution (“LDC”) Industries
Sheraton Uptown – Albuquerque, NM

2020 October Basics Attendees

Last NameFirst NameTitleOrganizationCityStateCourse 
AuvilleJohnStaff AttorneyPublic Service Commission of West VirginiaCharlestonWVElectric
Beltran LabordeSantiagoRegulatory AnalystPortland General ElectricPortlandORElectric
CaliendoLaurenAssistant Attorney GeneralColorado Department of LawDenverCOElectric
CamachoJavierPublic Relations SpecialistEl Paso Electric CompanyEl PasoTXElectric
Cameron-RulkowskiJenniferAsst. Attorney GeneralWashington State Atty General's OfficeLaceyWAElectric
ClarkJulieAttorneyOram & HoughtonWheat RidgeCOElectric
CookeGeofferyUtilities Analyst Public Service Commission of West VirginiaCharlestonWVElectric
CowlesMarissaRate AnalystFlorida Light & PowerJuno BeachFLElectric
DashenoGabriellaUtility EconomistNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMLDC
DennisMitchellAttorneyGill Ragon Owen, P.A.Little RockARElectric
DunsmoreAvrieRegulatory Affairs Program SpecialistSEMCO ENERGY Gas CompanyPort HuronMILDC
ElliottAprilProgram & Legal AssistantWestern Resource AdvocatesSanta FeNMElectric
EschbergerBeverlyUtility EconomistNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMLDC
EspinozaValerieCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMLDC
GarciaAimeeRates/Billing AnalystTucson Electric PowerTucsonAZElectric
GreimLisaConsultantXcel Energy ColoradoDenverCOElectric
HaymondJasmineWREGIS Associate Data AnalystWECC / WREGISSalt Lake CityUTElectric
HennesyJessyRate AnalystXcel EnergyDenverCOLDC
HorneJohnExecutive DirectorKY Office of the Attorney GeneralFrankfortKYElectric
HuntRobert AuditorArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockARElectric
KhouzamMarkRegulatory Economics Senior AdvisorSouthern California EdisonRosemeadCAElectric
KirschStaceyTechnical AnalystWyoming Public Service CommissionCheyenneWYElectric
LennonRobertHearing ExaminerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMElectric
LopezPeterTechnical Training SupervisorNew Mexico Gas CompanyAlbuquerqueNMLDC
MamkhezriJamalAsst ProfNMSULas CrucesNMElectric
MatleyRyanPrincipal Rate AnalystXcel EnergyDenverCOElectric
MaxeyLaurenLead Cost AnalystOG&EOklahoma CityOKElectric
McKenDustinDirector of OperationsBlack Hills EnergyCheyenneWYElectric
MillsNathanUtilities Analyst IIIPublic Service Commission of West VirginiaCharlestonWVLDC
MurilloVeronicaSr. Federal Regulatory CoordinatorTucson Electric PowerTucsonAZElectric
NelsonMarshallFinancial ConsultantXcel EnergyMinneapolisMNElectric
ParhamWesGovernment Affairs ManagerXcel EnergyDenverCOElectric
PerryLisaSenior ManagerWalmart Inc.BentonvilleARElectric
PriceMatthewManager Internal AuditBlack Hills CorporationDenverCOElectric
ReeseSamuelOperations SupervisorXcel EnergyDumasTXElectric
RodriguezLindaManager Trans DispatchAmerican Electric PowerCorpus ChristiTxElectric
SciabarassiAnthonyAuditorPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionHarrisburgPALDC
SecrestBoGas Operations ManagiBlack Hills Energy CodyWYElectric
Serrano de RiveraAngelaDirector, Engineering and Technical ServicesNew Mexioc GasAlbuquerqueNMLDC
ShamblinKaitlynUtilities AnalystPublic Service Commission of West VirginiaCharlestonWVElectric
SolanoElizabethPrincipal AdvisorMISOLittle RockARElectric
StraderCurtis Analyst 1/Gas SchedulingPaiute PipelineLas VegasNVLDC
SuazoMiguelSenior CounselEntergy Services, LLCAustinTXElectric
TeagueAndrewUtility Rate Analysis ManagerWalmart Inc.BentonvilleARElectric
ThomasChristopherSr. Energy and Climate Program ManagerSalt Lake CitySalt Lake CityUTElectric
TorbeckMary-StuartSenior OrganizerSierra ClubRichmondVAElectric
TuplerMarcUtility EconomistNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMLDC
VaroJulianSales EngineerWashington GasSpringfieldVALDC
WalcuttJasonRegulatory ConsultantAEP Indiana Michigan Power CompanyFort WayneINElectric
WatchornChristine E.Corporate Counsel FirstEnergy ColumbusOHElectric
WilleyAmyPublic Utility AnalystDelaware Public Service CommissionDoverDEElectric
ZwakDarrinCosting & Pricing AnalystMinnesota PowerDuluthMNElectric

What others have said about “The Basics”

“Very informative and relevant.”

“This was a great course to provide me with a good foundation on the regulatory aspect of the electric industry!”

“The speakers were knowledgeable and execution was of the highest quality.”

“Good general overview of the rate case process.”

“The speakers did great at explaining materials in an easy understandable way.”

“I feel that if I were to start a working on a rate case tomorrow, I have a better idea of where to begin and what questions to ask than I would have, had I not attended the conference. I appreciated the questions and opinions from differing points of view – regulators, energy providers, and interveners.”

“The speakers were extremely knowledgeable with useful material.”

“The LDC course exceeded my expectations. I learned about many aspects of the utility ratemaking process.”