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3/5: Transition to Clean Energy
3/13: Public Utilities Law Update
April 8-12: RTO Fundamentals & RTO 2.0
9/10: Future of Natural Gas

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MISSION

To advance understanding and discussion of relevant industry topics and emerging trends in the electric, natural gas, and water industries.

Through engaging programming, WPUI provides access to experts and to current research, creating opportunities for discussion and debate in non-partisan program formats.

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2024 REGIONAL TRANSMISSION ORGANIZATION FUNDAMENTALS and REGIONAL TRANSMISSION ORGANIZATIONS 2.0

The Fundamentals course will provide a comprehensive overview of regional transmission organizations in North America. Fundamentals registrants will develop a solid understanding of how and why RTOs were created, what their many functions are today, how transmission planning is conducted, how resource adequacy is managed, how the system maintains operational reliability, and how financial markets operate. The Fundamentals course will end with and the RTO 2.0 course will begin with discussions of current issues facing RTOs today as well as the issues ahead. RTO 2.0 will peel back the layers to delve deeper into some of the topics covered in the Fundamentals course.

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WPUI’s 2023 ACTIVITIES REPORT

Highlights WPUI activities and accomplishments in 2023 and provides a snapshot of 2024 programs-in-planning.

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UPCOMING 2024 PROGRAMS

March 5, 2024
Transition to Clean Energy - Online Program
March 13, 2024
Public Utilities Law Update - In-Person Program
April 8-12, 2024
2024 Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals & Regional Transmission Organizations 2.0 - Hybrid Program
September 10, 2024 
Future of Natural Gas - Online Program
October 7-11, 2024
Energy Utility Basics 2024 - Hybrid Program
October 29, 2024
Technology Advancements - Online Program

COMPLETED 2023 PROGRAMS

March 1
Public Utilities Law Update - Hybrid Program
March 7
Affordability and the Energy Burden -- Online Program
April 24-26
Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals - Hybrid Program
September 20
Technology Advancements in System Planning - Online Program
October 9-13
Energy Utility Basics - Hybrid Program
October 25
Water - Sustainability and Climate Change - Online Program

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ENERGY UTILITY BASICS 2024

WPUI has proudly offered Energy Utility Basics annually since 1983. This comprehensive course provides an overview of the history of the electric and natural gas industries, insights into regulatory decision-making, analysis of the current issues facing the energy industry, and more.

This course is perfect for energy professionals, those new to the industry as well as those assuming new responsibilities, who want a better grasp of how all the technological, financial, and administrative pieces of the energy puzzle fit together. Registration is open to the public.