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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COVID-19 UPDATE: October 12-16, 2020We will be holding the Basics for the electric industry live-remote via Zoom only. The Natural Gas LDC course will be held December 7-11, 2020 live-remote via Zoom only. The FERC Pipeline Course will be postponed until May 17-21, 2021 held at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, NM. For more information, see below and check back periodically for updates.

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. We are adjusting how we will be delivering our training programs as we deem appropriate. 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.

“The Basics”

Practical Regulatory Training Courses:

NARUC Endorsed:

  • Natural Gas Local Distribution (“LDC”) Industry: December 7-11, 2020 • Program Brochure
    • 100% online via Zoom
  • Concluded – Electric Industry: OCTOBER 12-16, 2020 • Program Brochure
    • 100% online via Zoom

INGAA Endorsed:

  • FERC Ratemaking for the Pipeline Industry: May 17-21, 2021
    •  Registration will open 2021.

REGISTER NOW

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.

Cost: Live online via Zoom (Electric & LDC):

  • Company Representative: $1,125
  • Government Agency or CPU Sponsor: $925

CANCELLATIONS: Full registration fee refund if email notification sent before 2 weeks before the start of the program, after that and a week before the start of the program, a $200 service charge will be applied. No refunds will be made after presentation materials and Zoom information have been sent. Registration fees may be applied to future programs. Substitutions are accepted at any time.


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

2020 Basics Attendees

Updated: July 1, 2020
Last NameFirst NameTitleOrganizationCityStateCourse 
AhrendtHannah Regulatory AdministratorXcel EnergyDenverCOElectric
AlanMichaelEconomic AnalystIllinois Commerce CommissionSpringfieldILElectric
ArchuletaMichelleAccountantNM Gas CoAlbuquerqueNMLDC
AshworthShondaSr. Regulatory Coordinator Cleco PowerWoodworthLAElectric
AustinTheodoreBusiness AnalystOne Gas Inc.DE SOTOKSLDC
AventSheila Senior Rate Administrator Exelon CorpBala CynwydPAElectric
BardwellElizabethPolicy AnalystN/ALas CrucesNMElectric
Becenti-AguilarTheresaCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMElectric
Beltran LabordeSantiagoRegulatory AnalystPortland General ElectricPortlandORElectric
BlakeBrendonSenior Program SpecialistAARP ArizonaPhoenixAZElectric
BlazerCatrinaSr Financial AnalystNew Mexico Gas CompanyBurlesonTXLDC
BoalPeterEconomistCommonwealth of MA, Dept of Public UtilitiesBostonMAElectric
BoardJennyPublic Utilities AnalystDelaware Public Service CommissionDoverDEElectric
BoneTraciAttorneyCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
BuchananMajor HollyAttorneyU.S. Air Force Utility Law Field Support CenterTyndall AFBFLElectric
ByrdJeffersonCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMLDC
CaliendoLaurenAssistant Attorney GeneralColorado Department of LawDenverCOElectric
CamachoJavierPublic Relations SpecialistEl Paso Electric CompanyEl PasoTXElectric
CamargoRichardSR Regulatory Rate AnalystTampa Electric CompanyTampaFLElectric
Cameron-RulkowskiJenniferAsst. Attorney GeneralWashington State Atty General's OfficeLaceyWAElectric
CampbellIanAuditorKansas Corporation CommissionTopekaKSElectric
CauseyIslahPublic Utilities AnalystDelaware Public Service CommissionDoverDELDC
ChamberlainCaitlinCPATucson Electric PowerTucsonAZElectric
CherneAmyManagerPNM AlbuquerqueNMElectric
ChoingKelseyAnalystCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
ClarkAmandaRegulatory AdministratorXcel EnergyDenverCOElectric
ClarkJulieAttorneyOram & HoughtonWheat RidgeCOElectric
CookLawrence Assistant Attorney GeneralKY Office of the Attorney GeneralFrankfortKYElectric
CraigKatelynRegulatory Analyst IIIChesapeake Utilities Corp.DoverDELDC
CrandallKellyCommission AdvisorColorado Public Utilities CommissionDenverCOElectric
CreelGlory Senior AnalystDominion Energy NCGastoniaNCLDC
DashenoGabriellaUtility EconomistNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMLDC
DawsonAshleyBusiness Planning AnalystChesapeake Utilities CorpDoverDELDC
DennisMitchellAttorneyGill Ragon Owen, P.A.Little RockARElectric
DoescherTomState Legislative CommitteeAARP ArizonaPhoenixAZElectric
DuncanChristopherRate AnalysistColorado Public Utilities CommissionDenverCOElectric
DunsmoreAvrieRegulatory Affairs Program SpecialistSEMCO ENERGY Gas CompanyPort HuronMILDC
EberPoornimaSr. AnalystNational GridNew YorkNYElectric
EdenMichaelAdvisorColorado Public Utilities Commission DenverCOLDC
EinhornMichaelAttorneyCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
ElliottAprilProgram & Legal AssistantWestern Resource AdvocatesSanta FeNMElectric
EricksenWayneEngineer IV/Pipeline Safety Program Mgr.DE Public Service CommissionDoverDEElectric
EricksonOlenaFinancial AnalystCity of FarmingtonFarmingtonNMElectric
EschbergerBeverlyUtility EconomistNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMLDC
EspinozaValerieCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMElectric
FischmannStephenCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionLas CrucesNMElectric
FloresMarioRate Strategy Analyst IArizona Public ServicesPhoenixAZElectric
FoxChadGas Operations SpecialistAmeren IllinoisTroyILLDC
FreemanDylanStaff AttorneyWyoming Public Service CommissionCheyenneWYElectric
GarzaRoyAccountant 2University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueNMLDC
GerstleBrandonAttorneyCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
GhebregziabherNardosSenior EconomistDORAAuroraCOElectric
GillespieCollinExecutive AssistantNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionAlbuquerqueNMElectric
GoadAngelaAssistant Attorney GeneralKY Office of the Attorney GeneralFrankfortKYLDC
Gobert HayleeUtility Rate AnalystMontana Public Service CommissionHelenaMTElectric
GordonKellyAccountant IINew Mexico Gas CompanyAlbuququereNMLDC
GouldKellyAttorneyNM AREAsanta feNMElectric
GreimLisaConsultantXcel Energy ColoradoDenverCOElectric
GretzSusanAssistant Attorney GeneralMinnesota Attorney General's OfficeSt. PaulMNElectric
HaasKarinJurisdictional Communications ConsultantXcel EnergyMinneapolisMNElectric
HallCynthiaCommissioner, District 1New Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMElectric
HallDouglasResearch EconomistKansas Corporation CommissionTopekaKSLDC
HallRogerAssistant Consumer AdvocateSC Dept of Consumer AffairsColumbiaSCElectric
HamiltonLucasAttorneyMontana Public Service CommissionHelenaMTElectric
HammerschmidtRyanRate and Billing AnalystMidwest Energy, Inc.HaysKSElectric
HarrisBrianAdvisorNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMElectric
HaymondJasmineWREGIS Associate Data AnalystWECC / WREGISSalt Lake CityUTElectric
HennesyJessyRate AnalystXcel EnergyDenverCOLDC
HinsonByronDirector of RatesDominion Energy NCCayceSCLDC
HoehnStephanieAttorneyCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
HorneJohnExecutive DirectorKY Office of the Attorney GeneralFrankfortKYElectric
HuntRobert AuditorArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockARElectric
JanaskieAmandaManagerBGEBaltimoreMDElectric
JenkinsBluePresidentWashington GasWashingtonDCLDC
JenningsHollySPS Account ManagerXcel EnergyAMARILLOTXElectric
JenningsStephenAssociate State DirectorAARP ArizonaPhoenixAZElectric
JohnsonLayceeCommunity Relations ManagerXcel EnergyPampaTXElectric
KaiserSelahOffice ManagerThe Gould Law FirmAlbuquerqueNMElectric
KearneyMeaghanSr AnalystNational GridBrooklynNYElectric
KhouzamMarkRegulatory Economics Senior AdvisorSouthern California EdisonRosemeadCAElectric
KimJoshuaAnalystCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
KirkpatrickBrianDirector of InfrastructureClecoHUFFMANTXElectric
KirschStaceyTechnical AnalystWyoming Public Service CommissionCheyenneWYElectric
KliebertJeremyAssociate General CounselCleco Corporate Holdings LLCPinevilleLAElectric
LaushmanLaurenAssistant General CounselKansas Corporation CommissionTopekaKSLDC
LeeStephenVP & Deputy General CounselAmeren CorporationSt. LouisMOElectric
LeisenMollyAttorneyMinnesota Public Utilities CommissionSt. PaulMNElectric
LennonRobertHearing ExaminerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMElectric
LeportLauraUtilities Analyst 5West Virginia Public Service CommissionS CharlestonWVElectric
LewisKristinPolicy AnalystWilkinson Barker KnauerGoldenCOElectric
LonderholmChristySr. Analyst - Rates \& Reg. AffairsLiberty UtilitiesOverland ParkKSElectric
LopezPeterTechnical Training SupervisorNew Mexico Gas CompanyAlbuquerqueNMLDC
Lopez BurgosDiegoRate Strategy Analyst IArizona Public ServicesPheonixAZElectric
LuhiauChrisRecords AdministratorXcel EnergyThorntonCOElectric
MaestasJosephPRC CandidatePRC CandidateSanta FeNMElectric
MajiManidipaTreasury Project LeaderPNM ResourcesAlbuquerqueNMElectric
MamkhezriJamalAsst ProfNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesNMElectric
MatleyRyanPrincipal Rate AnalystXcel EnergyDenverCOElectric
McAllisterRichardCommission AdvisorColorado Dept of Regulatory AgenciesDenverCOElectric
McCardelJannaSr. Utility AnalystIndiana Utility Regulatory CommissionIndianapolisINLDC
McClanahanConnerSenior EconomistColorado Public Utilities CommissionDenverCOElectric
McClintonDwaynePublic AffairsSouthwest GasLas VegasNVLDC
McDowellChristinaDir - Regulatory FilingsCleco PowerPinevilleLAElectric
McKinneySandraSr. Regulatory AnalystLiberty UtilitiesJoplinMOLDC
McMahonJosephAccounting SpecialistPPL Electric UtilitiesAllentownPAElectric
MendelsohnMikeCommission AdvisorColorado Public Utilities CommissionDenverCOElectric
MillerAndrewRegulatory AnalystLiberty UtilitiesJoplinMOLDC
MillerMichaelAssociate AttorneyWilkinson Barker KnauerBOULDERCOElectric
MirbabaMelodyAdministrative Law JudgeColorado Public Utilities CommissionDenverCOLDC
MoeOliviaAttorneyMinnesota Public Utilities CommissionSt. PaulMNElectric
MorigeauAshleyAttorneyMontana Public Service CommissionHelenaMTElectric
MullerCarlAttorneyNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMElectric
MunnVickiAccountantMississippi Public UtilitiesJacksonMSLDC
MyrickBrandiDirectorMississippi Public UtilitiesJacksonMSLDC
NelsonMarshallFinancial ConsultantXcel EnergyMinneapolisMNElectric
NovincAmySenior AnalystDominion Energy NCGastoniaNCLDC
OsasuwenMartinsBusiness Planning AnalystChesapeake Utilities CorpDoverDELDC
PanoffJesseAssistant Staff CounselPublic Utilities Commission of NevadaLas VegasNVElectric
ParhamWesGovernment Affairs ManagerXcel EnergyDenverCOElectric
ParkerAmanda Attorney IVFirstEnergyAkronOHElectric
ParkerLoriRegulatory SpecialistDominion EnergyHenricoVALDC
PerryLisaSenior ManagerWalmart Inc.BentonvilleARElectric
PrasadKrishanAssistant Staff CounselPublic Utilities Commission of NVLas VegasNVElectric
PrathipatiSwarnaLead AnalystNational GridBrooklynNYElectric
PriceLisaProject ManagerNational GridClifton ParkNYElectric
RayRebekahAccountantNew Mexico Gas CompanyAlbuquerqueNMLDC
RedmanGhanaUEC AnalystPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionHarrisburgPALDC
RenoMichaelRegulatory AnalystChesapeake Utilities Corp.DoverDELDC
Robarge-TrombleySaraSr. AnalystNational GridSyracuseNYElectric
RodriguezFrancellEvaluation EngineerSouthwest GasLas VegasNVLDC
RodriguezLindaManager Trans DispatchAmerican Electric PowerCorpus ChristiTxElectric
RorieLezael Economic Services DirectorSouthern Maryland Electric CoopHughesvilleMDElectric
RyanChristopherHearing ExaminerNew Mexico Public Regulation Commissionsanta feNMElectric
SandersCurtisRate AnalystIllinois Commerce CommissionSpringfieldILElectric
SchulteCharlotteRegulatory Affairs AdministratorSunflower Electric Power Corp.HaysKSElectric
SciabarassiAnthonyAuditorPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionHarrisburgPALDC
SeneskiEricaRegulatory AnalystDominion EnergyClevelandOHLDC
Serrano de RiveraAngelaDirector, Engineering and Technical ServicesNew Mexico Gas CompanyAlbuquerqueNMLDC
SiebertKevinEconomic AnalystIllinois Commerce CommissionSpringfieldILElectric
SpencerPatriciaCFOMt Carmel Public Utility CoMount CarmelILElectric
StevenRitchState Legislative CommitteeAARP ArizonaPrescottAZElectric
StewartMatt EngineerPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionHarrisburgPALDC
StraderCurtis Analyst 1/Gas SchedulingPaiute PipelineLas VegasNVLDC
TeagueAndrewUtility Rate Analysis ManagerWalmartBentonvilleARElectric
TessierTimUtility SpecialistOffice of Consumer AdvocateDes MoinesIAElectric
ThomasChristopherSr. Energy & Climate Program ManagerSalt Lake CitySalt Lake CityUTElectric
TuplerMarcUtility EconomistNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMLDC
TuplerMarcEconomist New Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNMElectric
Van ZantJohnSupervisorPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionHarrisburgPALDC
VaroJulianSales EngineerWashington GasSpringfieldVALDC
VaughtConnieOperations ManagerXcel EnergyPuebloCOElectric
VinogradovInnaAttorneyCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
VorpeRebeccaAttorneyCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
VossStephanieRegulatory Administrator Xcel EnergyAuroraCOElectric
WaggonerEvaProject ManagerPNM ResourcesAlbuquerqueNMElectric
WardJulieBusiness Strategy AnalystTECOTampaFLElectric
WatchornChristine E.Corporate Counsel FirstEnergy ColumbusOHElectric
WeiWenliAnalystCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
WerbaJoshuaRegulatory Financial AnalystEnstar Natural Gas CompanyAnchorageAKLDC
WestMichael Assistant Director, Rate InterventionKY Office of the Attorney GeneralFrankfortKYElectric
WhiteBobChair - State Legislative CommitteeAARP ArizonaMesaAZElectric
WhiteMarquettaState Legislative CommitteeAARP ArizonaMesaAZElectric
WhiteMaryCommercial Analyst IIOne Gas Inc.AustinTXLDC
WilleyAmyPublic Utility AnalystDelaware Public Service CommissionDoverDEElectric
WilliamsLesleyAttorneyCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric
WizzardElaineRegulatory Policy SpecialistXcel EnergyDenverCOElectric
XiAllenSenior Vice PresidentBurns & McDonnellHoustonTXElectric
YergesBrian General ManagerElectrical District No. 3MaricopaAZElectric
YoungLoriSr. Rates AdministratorPECOPhiladelphiaPAElectric
YuCrystalAttorneyCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionSan FranciscoCAElectric

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.”