Upcoming Regulatory Courses

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

Quick links: See who’s attendingRegistrationSheraton Albuquerque Uptown HotelWhat others have said about “The Basics”

COVID-19 UPDATE: October 12-16, 2020We will be holding the Basics for the electric industry in-person and remotely simultaneously at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, NM. The Natural Gas LDC course will be held December 7-11, 2020 100% online via Zoom. The FERC Pipeline Course will be postponed until May 17-21, 2021. 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:

  • Electric Industry:  OCTOBER 12-16, 2020 • Program Brochure
    • Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque & Zoom. This course is offered in-person with an option to attend live online via Zoom simultaneously.
  • Natural Gas Local Distribution (“LDC”) Industry: December 7-11, 2020 • Program Brochure
    • 100% online via Zoom.

INGAA Endorsed:

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


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.


  • In-person at Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque (Electric Course Only):
    • Company Representative: $1,325
    • Government Agency or CPU Sponsor: $1,125
  • Live online via Zoom (Electric & LDC):
    • Company Representative: $1,125
    • Government Agency or CPU Sponsor: $925

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.

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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 October Basics Attendees

Updated: July 1, 2020
Last NameFirst NameTitleOrganizationCityState
AuvilleJohnStaff AttorneyPublic Service Commission of West VirginiaCharlestonWV
Beltran LabordeSantiagoRegulatory AnalystPortland General ElectricPortlandOR
BuchananMajor HollyAttorneyU.S. Air Force Utility Law Field Support CenterTyndall AFBFL
CaliendoLaurenAssistant Attorney GeneralColorado Department of LawDenverCO
CamachoJavierPublic Relations SpecialistEl Paso Electric CompanyEl PasoTX
Cameron-RulkowskiJenniferAsst. Attorney GeneralWashington State Atty General's OfficeLaceyWA
ClarkJulieAttorneyOram & HoughtonWheat RidgeCO
CowlesMarissaRate AnalystFlorida Light & PowerJuno BeachFL
DashenoGabriellaUtility EconomistNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
DennisMitchellAttorneyGill Ragon Owen, P.A.Little RockAR
DunsmoreAvrieRegulatory Affairs Program SpecialistSEMCO ENERGY Gas CompanyPort HuronMI
ElliottAprilProgram & Legal AssistantWestern Resource AdvocatesSanta FeNM
EschbergerBeverlyUtility EconomistNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
EspinozaValerieCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
GarciaAimeeRates/Billing AnalystTucson Electric PowerTucsonAZ
GreimLisaConsultantXcel Energy ColoradoDenverCO
HaymondJasmineWREGIS Associate Data AnalystWECC / WREGISSalt Lake CityUT
HennesyJessyRate AnalystXcel EnergyDenverCO
HockingMindyStaff AccountantMt Carmel Public Utility CoMount CarmelIL
HorneJohnExecutive DirectorKY Office of the Attorney GeneralFrankfortKY
HuntRobert AuditorArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
JenkinsBluePresidentWashington GasWashingtonDC
KhouzamMarkRegulatory Economics Senior AdvisorSouthern California EdisonRosemeadCA
KirschStaceyTechnical AnalystWyoming Public Service CommissionCheyenneWY
KliebertJeremyAssociate General CounselCleco Corporate Holdings LLCPinevilleLA
LennonRobertHearing ExaminerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
LopezPeterTechnical Training SupervisorNew Mexico Gas CompanyAlbuquerqueNM
LundinRobertSpecial Assistant Attorney GeneralNew Mexico Attorney GeneralSanta FeNM
MamkhezriJamalAsst ProfNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesNM
MatleyRyanPrincipal Rate AnalystXcel EnergyDenverCO
MaxeyLaurenLead Cost AnalystOG&EOklahoma CityOK
McKenDustinDirector of OperationsBlack Hills EnergyCheyenneWY
MerchantShelinaRevenue Requirements ManagerPepco Holdings, Inc.ArlingtonVA
MillsNathanUtilities Analyst IIIPublic Service Commission of West VirginiaCharlestonWV
MurilloVeronicaSr. Federal Regulatory CoordinatorTucson Electric PowerTucsonAZ
NelsonMarshallFinancial ConsultantXcel EnergyMinneapolisMN
ParhamWesGovernment Affairs ManagerXcel EnergyDenverCO
PerryLisaSenior ManagerWalmart Inc.BentonvilleAR
PriceMatthewManager Internal AuditBlack Hills CorporationDenverCO
ReeseSamuelOperations SupervisorXcel EnergyDumasTX
RodriguezLindaManager Trans DispatchAmerican Electric PowerCorpus ChristiTx
SciabarassiAnthonyAuditorPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionHarrisburgPA
SecrestBoGas Operations ManagiBlack Hills Energy CodyWY
Serrano de RiveraAngelaDirector, Engineering and Technical ServicesNew Mexioc GasAlbuquerqueNM
ShamblinKaitlynUtilities AnalystPublic Service Commission of West VirginiaCharlestonWV
SpencerPatriciaCFOMt Carmel Public Utility CoMount CarmelIL
StraderCurtis Analyst 1/Gas SchedulingPaiute PipelineLas VegasNV
TeagueAndrewUtility Rate Analysis ManagerWalmartBentonvilleAR
ThomasChristopherSr. Energy & Climate Program ManagerSalt Lake CitySalt Lake CityUT
TuplerMarcUtility EconomistNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
VaroJulianSales EngineerWashington GasSpringfieldVA
WatchornChristine E.Corporate Counsel FirstEnergy ColumbusOH
ZwakDarrinCosting & Pricing AnalystMinnesota PowerDuluthMN

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.”