Energy Utility Basics–October 1-5 2012

The Wisconsin Public Utility Institute will host the Energy Utility Basics Course October 1-5, 2012. It will be held in the UW Madison Campus’ Executive Training Center, the Fluno Center.

Wisconsin Public Utility Institute’s Course is Promoted by:


Fundamental Course: Energy Utility Basics

October 1-5, 2012

Draft Agenda

On-Line Registration

Fees are listed below

Course fee includes continental breakfasts, two breaks and lunches Monday through Thursday in the Fluno Executive Dining Room. It also includes all print materials and transportation to and from the power plant field trip.

Full program attendance eligible for 3.0 CEUs and 30 CLEs

Comments for 2011 attendees

    • This program was an excellent overview of all aspects of the utility
    • I learned more than I expected.
    • I was able to tie more things together
    • Course structure was well laid out
    • Speakers were knowledgeable and came from a variety of background
    • Really valuable week for someone new to the industry
    • Well run program with a tremendous amount of info.
    • No matter what your role is in the energy industry, this program is beneficial
    • Great way to include a significant amount of diverse info in a relatively short amount of time
    • Great diversity of presentations in regard to subject matter and from where the presenters came from
    • It was helpful to go over the different rate pricing and how one may be more effective in different situations
    • Good job of giving a lot of detail in the pricing strategies. It will help all areas of a utility to know this info

Click on links for each day for details

October 1, Energy Industry Structure
Why a regulated monopoly? Theresa  Hottenroth, President, Hottenroth LLC
Federal Roles, Rules and the Balance of Power and Influence: FERC and EPA, Commissioner David Boyd, Minnesota Public Service Commission
The Public Service Commission-Roles and Rules and the Balance of Power and Influence, Brian Rybarik, Wisconsin Public Service Commission
Transmission–A Quiet Partner No Longer Quiet?–History and Future of Transmission, ATC
Utility Company Models-Presentations and Panel Discussion:  Moderator, John Schulze Wisconsin Public Service Commission, Panelist Brian Rude, Dairyland Power Cooperative, Roman Draba, WE Energies,  David Benforado, Municipal Electric Utility Cooperatives, Doug Collins, ITC Midwest/ITC Holdings
Who Uses What and How Much:  UW Madison Graduate Student

October 2, The Physical Nature of Electricity-Making, Moving and Metering
From Heat to Electricity-How we make Electricity in the U.S, Dr. Jake Blanchard, Chair of the Energy Physics Department, UW Madison
Field Identification Guide to the Electric Industry, Ken Copp, American Transmission Company
A Day in the Life of a Distribution Company, Merlin Raab, Wisconsin Public Service Company, a Subsidiary of Integrys
A Day in the Life of a Transmission Operator, Chuck Callies, Dairyland Power Cooperative
Regional Transmission Organizations: A Primer, William Malcom, MISO
Advanced Metering–A Case Study in Piloting and Moving into Advanced Metering—Panel Discussion

October 3, The Revenue Side of the Industry
What Drives Utility Stock Prices; What (Should) Keeps Utility Execs Awake at Night? Sandy Williams, Foley and Lardner
Basics of Rate Setting:  Bruce Chapman, Christensen Associates Energy Consulting
Securing Alternative Supply: Advanced Renewable Tariffs and Demand Response

New Models for Pricing, Jon Kubler, Kubler Associates (formerly with Georgia Power Company)

Declining Revenues and Rate Response, Dan Hansen, Christensen Associates Energy Consulting
Rate Trends in the Midwest and Beyond, Charles Higley, Citizens Utility Board

October 4, De-carbonizing Production and Plant Tour
Nuclear Power’s Role in Carbon Management, Paul Wilson, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Physics
Panel Discussion on Renewables and Alternative Energy Options–Pros and Cons, Moderator Rich Hasselman, GDS Associates
What Everyone Needs to Know About Gas, Kenneth Yagelski, UGI
Co-Generation Power Plant Tour, Madison Gas and Electric Company Cogeneration Plant

October 5, Natural Gas
Providing Natural Gas Service-Wholesale, Kenneth Yagelski, UGI
A Day in the Life of a Gas Company- Retail, Kenneth Yagelski, UGI
Gas Markets, Ron Mosnik, Wisconsin Public Service Company


Registration Fees:

FULL FIVE DAY PROGRAM ** Monday – Friday noon
$1350.00 Member
$2150.00 Non-Member
$600.00 Government (Non-Utility)
$1100.00 Non-Profit, Member
$1400.00 Non-Profit, Non-Member

FOUR DAY PROGRAM ** Monday – Thursday
Electric Industry
$1200.00 Member
$1900.00 Non-Member
$500.00 Government (Non-Utility)
$950.00 Non-Profit, Member
$1250.00 Non-Profit, Non-Member

TWO DAY PROGRAM ** Thursday – Friday Only
Natural Gas Industry
$375.00 Member
$600.00 Non-Member
$200.00 Government (Non-Utility)
$275.00 Non-Profit, Member
$475.00 Non-Profit, Non-Member

The Fluno Exectuive Training Center offers excellent rooms at a flat rate of $144 (no tax)

For more information please visit: Executive Training Center

Reserve a room online using our online request form, or any of the following methods:

Online: Reservation Requestion Form
Telephone: (877) 77-FLUNO/35866 or (608) 441-7117
Fax: (608) 441-7124


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