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Mar
1
Wed
Public Utilities Section State Bar Meeting 2017
Mar 1 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Public Utilities Section State Bar Meeting

4.5 CLEs available.

Draft Agenda

 

Breakfast Presentation (8th Floor Skyview Banquest Room):

7:30-8:00              Buffet Breakfast Served in Skyview Room, 8th Floor

8:00-8:45              Breakfast Program Special Guest Speaker:

                               Scott Hempling, “Preside or Lead? The Attributes and Actions of Effective Regulators”

** A copy of his book by this title will be given to each Breakfast Presentation attendee. **

Scott Hempling

Scott Hempling

Main Program (Auditorium):

Cynthia Smith

Cynthia Smith

 

Alex Mahfood

Alex Mahfood

9:00-9:05              Welcome and Introduction

Alex Mahfood, Assistant General Counsel, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

9:05-10:05           Annual update of activities at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Cynthia Smith, General Counsel, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

 

 

 

Lawrie Kobza

Lawrie Kobza

Anita Gallucci

Anita Gallucci

10:05-10:25         Municipal Law Updates

Anita Gallucci, Attorney, Boardman & Clark LLC

10:25-10:35         Break

10:35-11:00         Water Law Updates

Lawrie Kobza, Attorney, Boardman & Clark LLC

 

11:00-11:50         Presentation by Scott Hempling: Regional Resource Planning

11:50-12:00         Break

 

12:00-1:00           Panel Discussion: Issues in Regional Resource Planning

Lauren Azar

Lauren Azar

John Moore

John Moore

Moderated by Scott Hempling

Panelists

 

Bill Malcolm

Bill Malcolm

John Carr

John Carr

 

 

1:00-2:00              Networking Lunch

2:00                        Program Concludes

 

Program includes buffet breakfast, lunch and breaks, printed materials and, for those who attend Scott Hempling’s breakfast presentation, a copy of his book, Preside or Lead? The Attributes and Actions of Effective Regulators.”

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Parking is available in the garage under Fluno and next door in UW Southeast Campus Ramp at Lake St. and W. Johnson St.

 

 

This program is hosted by the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute. WPUI is not responsible for the content of this program. Each presentation is the intellectual property of the listed author(s).

 

 

Mar
20
Mon
Washington Briefing
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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Join us for a special briefing from Washington D.C. about energy and environmental policy implementation within the new federal administration and Congress.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Madison WI is pleased to welcome two Michael Best Strategies Partners from the Washington D.C. office to Madison for this unique opportunity. Denise Bode and Tom Schreibel will bring their experience and expertise to bear in this informative session.

 

The presenters:Denise Bode

Denise Bode:  Attorney. Former positions prior to joining MB Strategies in D.C.: Chief executive, American Wind Energy Association.  Career Highlights: CEO, American Clean Skies Foundation; commissioner and chair, Oklahoma Corporation; president, Independent Petroleum Association of America; tax partner, Gold and Liebengood; legal counsel, then-Sen. David L. Boren (D-OK); George W. Bush’s Energy Transition Advisory team; Assistant for Energy and Natural Resources for then-Governor Boren.

 

 

 

Tom Schreibel

Tom Schreibel:  In his role as partner in Michael Best Strategies’ Washington, D.C. office, Tom utilizes his expertise in legislative and executive processes to advance client interests through development and implementation of political, legislative, and public affairs strategies. Prior to joining Strategies, Tom served as vice president of government and industry affairs at Sheehan Family Companies, a national beverage distribution company. There, he developed and executed strategies surrounding the company’s business practices, managed tracking of relevant policy activity for 15 state legislatures and Washington, D.C., and managed relationships and communication with industry leaders, legislators, and elected officials.

 

 

 

Your registration fee includes any printed materials and a welcome coffee.

 

This program is hosted by the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute. WPUI is not responsible for the content of this program. Each presentation is the intellectual property of the listed author(s).

Oct
9
Mon
Energy Utility Basics 2017
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm

Endorsed by NARUC 

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11.5 CLEs granted; CEUs will be given.

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 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 Thursday at noon and continues until mid-day Friday

Benefits: Attendees will obtain practical 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 certification. CLE credits will be applied for.

Who Should Attend: The energy industry has undergone substantial changes – including changes in hiring practices. Twenty 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. Registration is open to the public

What others have said:

“I came in new to the industry wanting to learn about how energy is made, distributed, and transmitted. I am leaving with a better understanding of all that and more.”

“The good mix of speakers and audience made for an excellent atmosphere to understand a complex industry from all angles.”

“I wish I could have taken this course right away when I entered the utility industry.”

“I appreciate the care in progressively building on the modules.”

“Plenty of beneficial information, good speakers.”

“As someone with only a couple years of utility experience, this was a great foundation”

“Covered as many of the topics as possible in an entertaining and informative way – could have been very boring, but it wasn’t.  Nice work!”

“Excellent overview and well-planned program.”

“Delivery of complex information in an easy to digest manner.”

“I loved getting to see the operators and getting to touch and see how it all works at the power plant”

“Variety of speakers, all were knowledgeable and able to break down the subject matter for those with a limited knowledge of the industry.”

__________________________________

Draft Agenda

October 9: Electricity  Industry Structure

Why a regulated monopoly? Who’s regulated, why and how: The Federal and State Perspective

  • Federal Roles, Rules, Spheres of Influence:  FERC and EPA
  • The Public Service Commission-Roles and Rules, Balance of Power
  • Transmission-The Overlooked Connection Until 1970
  • A Day in the Life of a Regional Transmission Organization:  A Primer
  • Utility Company Models-Presentations and Panel Discussion

October 10: Electricity  Industry Operations

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
  • A Day in the Life of a Transmission Operator
  • Field Trip: Co-Generation Power Plant

October 11: Ratemaking for Electric and Gas Companies

What Drives Utility Stock Prices? What (Should) Keep Utility Execs Awake at Night?

  • Basics of Rate Setting
  • Dynamic Pricing and Demand Response
  • New Models for Pricing
  • Declining Revenues and Rate Response

October 12: Low to No Carbon Options

Work Done Without (or with a small) Carbon Footprint

  • Nuclear Future—The Base Load of the Future?
  • Balancing your Resource and Financial Portfolios
  • Where, How and Why Energy is Used in the US
  • Renewables Panel

October 13: The New/Old Kid on the Block: Gas

What Everyone Ought to Know About Gas

  • Providing Natural Gas Service-Wholesale
  • Providing Natural Gas Service-Retail
  • Gas Physical and Financial Markets

 

FEES:

Institute Member   $1,450.00
Non-Member  $2,250.00
Government (Non-Utility)    $700.00
Non-Profit, Member    $1,200.00
Non-Profit, Non-Member    $1,550.00

Your registration fee includes printed materials, meals/breaks and access to materials on our website post-program.

Accommodations: Graduate Madison

Room Rate:  $169 – $179

Deluxe Rooms includes amenities such as transportation to and from the Madison Airport, hot breakfast and more.

Parking is available for hotel guests

Parking may be available in UW-Madison Lot 46 and in the City of Madison State Street Campus Garage at 415 N. Lake St.

Oct
8
Mon
Energy Utility Basics 2018
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm

Endorsed by NARUC

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CLEs will be applied for and CEUs will be granted.

________________Registration forthcoming__________________

 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 Thursday at noon and continues until mid-day Friday

Benefits: Attendees will obtain practical 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 certification. CLE credits will be applied for.

Who Should Attend: The energy industry has undergone substantial changes – including changes in hiring practices. Twenty 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. Registration is open to the public

What others have said:

“I came in new to the industry wanting to learn about how energy is made, distributed, and transmitted. I am leaving with a better understanding of all that and more.”

“The good mix of speakers and audience made for an excellent atmosphere to understand a complex industry from all angles.”

“I wish I could have taken this course right away when I entered the utility industry.”

“I appreciate the care in progressively building on the modules.”

“Plenty of beneficial information, good speakers.”

“As someone with only a couple years of utility experience, this was a great foundation”

“Covered as many of the topics as possible in an entertaining and informative way – could have been very boring, but it wasn’t.  Nice work!”

“Excellent overview and well-planned program.”

“Delivery of complex information in an easy to digest manner.”

“I loved getting to see the operators and getting to touch and see how it all works at the power plant”

“Variety of speakers, all were knowledgeable and able to break down the subject matter for those with a limited knowledge of the industry.”

__________________________________

Draft Agenda

October 8: Electricity  Industry Structure

Why a regulated monopoly? Who’s regulated, why and how: The Federal and State Perspective

  • Federal Roles, Rules, Spheres of Influence:  FERC and EPA
  • The Public Service Commission-Roles and Rules, Balance of Power
  • Transmission-The Overlooked Connection Until 1970
  • A Day in the Life of a Regional Transmission Organization:  A Primer
  • Utility Company Models-Presentations and Panel Discussion

October 9: Electricity  Industry Operations

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
  • A Day in the Life of a Transmission Operator
  • Field Trip: Co-Generation Power Plant

October 10: Ratemaking for Electric and Gas Companies

What Drives Utility Stock Prices? What (Should) Keep Utility Execs Awake at Night?

  • Basics of Rate Setting
  • Dynamic Pricing and Demand Response
  • New Models for Pricing
  • Declining Revenues and Rate Response

October 11: Low to No Carbon Options

Work Done Without (or with a small) Carbon Footprint

  • Nuclear Future—The Base Load of the Future?
  • Balancing your Resource and Financial Portfolios
  • Where, How and Why Energy is Used in the US
  • Renewables Panel

October 12: The New/Old Kid on the Block: Gas

What Everyone Ought to Know About Gas

  • Providing Natural Gas Service-Wholesale
  • Providing Natural Gas Service-Retail
  • Gas Physical and Financial Markets

 

FEES:

Information forthcoming.

Your registration fee includes printed materials, meals/breaks and access to materials on our website post-program.

Parking may be available in UW-Madison Lot 46 and in the City of Madison State Street Campus Garage at 415 N. Lake St.