Advancing understanding of public policy issues in the utility industry through the Wisconsin Idea
Agenda Wisconsin Public Utility Institute’s
|Energy Utility Basics is an intensive course on the fundamental concepts critical to being conversant in today’s energy industry. Course content is updated yearly as technology, regulation, competition and markets evolve. WPUI has proudly presented this exceptional course each fall since 1983.Course Summary: Over four and a half days participants will receive an introduction to the electric and natural gas industries, insights into regulatory decision-making, and an analysis of the current issues facing both industries. The dedicated gas course begins at Thursday noon continuing until mid-Day Friday. Benefits: Attendees will obtain practical, non-technical knowledge of the operations and technology of the natural gas and electricity industries from extraction, whether from the ground or renewables, to the customer’s bill. Course registration covers a field trip to a natural gas power plant, daily lunches and breaks, printed course materials and UW-Madison CEU or CLE certification.
Who Should Attend: The energy industry has undergone substantial changes – including changes in hiring practices. 20 years ago, new utility staff would start out learning the ropes by working up through the ranks. In today’s fast-moving business environment, it is often advantageous to hire staff from other industries, bringing in outside talent that doesn’t yet have a working knowledge of the energy industry. Energy Utility Basics is intended for anyone working in the energy industry, including public interest groups, legislative staff, regulatory staff, state and local government personnel. The course is for energy professionals who want a better grasp of how all the technological, financial and political pieces of the energy puzzle fit together. CLE and CEU eligible.Registration is open to the public
Why a Regulated Monopoly?
Federal Roles, Rules, Spheres of Influence: FERC and EPA
The Public Service Commission-Roles and Rules, Balance of Power
Utility Company Models-Presentations and Panel Discussion
From the Ground to the Plug—Making Energy
From Heat to Electricity: How We Make Electricity in the U.S.
Field Identification Guide to the Electric Industry
A Day in the Life of a Distribution Company
Transmission-The Overlooked Connection
A Day in the Life of a Transmission Operator
A Day in the Life of an Independent Generator
What Drives Utility Stock Prices; What (Should) Keeps Utility Execs Awake at Night?
Basics of Rate Setting, Cost of Service, Efficient Pricing, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs
New Models for Pricing: Meeting Customer, Utility, Regulatory, and Stakeholder Needs (Part 1)
Declining Revenues and Rate Response
Wisconsin Response to Declining Sales
Decarbonizing our Generation Resources
Geothermal and Biogas
Integrating Renewables from the Utilities Perspective
What Everyone Ought to Know About Gas—
Tour of a newly converted coal plant to a gas plant!
Lowell Executive Training Campus
Room Rate: $89 (non-lake view) $109 Deluxe room (Lake View)
On-Line Group code is Energyub http://lowellirm.uwex.edu/irmnet/(S(43lsgo45atpl4jyik2fef22f))/Res/ResMain.aspx
Call (866) 301-1753 toll-free
Thursday afternoon and Friday gas program only fees are available upon request
For More Information, please contact Cara Lee Mahany Braithwait at 608-890-1815 s...@wpui.org
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.