Advancing understanding of public policy issues in the utility industry through the Wisconsin Idea
WPUI programs bring together utility experts from a diverse set of backgrounds in order to provide fair and balanced treatment of all the issues covered in the Institute’s special topics seminars and professional courses. The Institute conducts an intesive week-long Energy Utility Basics which is held annually in the fall. In addition, special topics seminars cover isses ranging from nuclear power to finance to electric vehicles. Insitute courses and seminars are an economical way to keep up to date on the most important issues within the utility industry. Additionally, most WPUI programs will earn attendees Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit. Contact us for more information Check out our upcoming programs and register today!
WPUI speakers come from utilities, government, public and private research institutes as well as the University of Wisconsin system.
Past WPUI Speakers:
Carrie Hollenberg – SRI Consulting Business IntelligenceArjun Makhijani – Institute for Energy and Environmental ResearchRichard Cortright – Standard and Poor’sHarold Ray – U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionBruce Landrey – NuScale Power
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Upcoming EventsTransmission Planning and Siting 101 - May 31, 2013 (8:00 am to 4:30 pm)EEI Electric Rate Advanced Course: Rates to Meet New Market Opportunities and Constraints - July 28, 2013 (3:00 pm to 2:00 pm)EEI Transmission Course-August 5-9, 2013 - August 5, 2013 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)Energy Utility Basics 2013 - October 21, 2013 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Agendas, Bios, Presentations, and A/V recordings where available Transmission Planning and Siting 101 - February 18, 2013Gas: What’s in the Pipeline? - September 13, 2012Impact of New EPA Regulations on Electric Utilities - January 26, 2012Renaissance or Reconsideration? Nuclear Power Post-Fukushima - November 17, 2011Assessing Natural Gas’ New Promises and Controversies - October 3, 2011Utilities as Transportation Fuel Providers - July 14, 2011PSCW Smart Grid, Program 1–Decisions - June 10, 2011Consumers, Conservation and Convenience - May 19, 2011Update on the Nuclear Emergency in Japan - May 6, 2011EPA and the Energy Industry - March 29, 2011Understanding the Nuclear Emergency in Japan - March 23, 2011Archive – Retail’s Evolution of Providing and Buying Energy - September 28, 2010Archive – Our Changing Climate and Adaptation - September 22, 2010Archive – Contemporary Transmission Issues - May 26, 2010Archive – Just What Are You Thinking? - April 29, 2010Archive – Communicating Climate Science - March 25, 2010DOE Site Features Case Studies Produced by WPUI - January 13, 2010Enabling Investments in Energy Efficiency - December 23, 2009Archive – Energy Utility Basics 2009 - October 26, 2009Archive – Social Marketing - September 18, 2009-->Older Programs
The activities of the Institute follow the "Wisconsin Idea" of applying the resources of the University to meet the need for information outside of the University's boundary. The Institute achieves its mission through the exchange, creation, integration, transfer and application of knowledge. It provides forums for discussion, dialog, and debate on public policy issues. It engages innovative programming enhanced by creative use of advanced information technologies and effective communication techniques. Furthermore, it fosters research that enriches and complements its information and education programs and services.