REGIONAL TRANSMISSION ORGANIZATION FUNDAMENTALS 2020: Background, Purpose, Future

Program dates::

April 27, 29 & May 6, 11,& 15

COURSE SYNOPSIS

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of regional transmission organizations in North America. Attendees 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
  • how financial markets operate

The course will end with a discussion of current issues facing RTOs today and tomorrow. 

regional transmission organization april and may 2020 web conference flyer

national association of regulatory utility commissioners white and blue logo
regional transmission organization map courtesy FERC

COMPLETED 2020 PROGRAMS

February 21
Members-Only Webex: Economic Overview Regarding the Utility Industry
March 4
Public Utilities Law Update
March 25
Natural Gas – Web conference
September 8
Emerging Technologies – Web conference
September 24, 25 and October 1, 2, 5-8
Energy Utility Basics – Web conference series
October 21
Water Affordability – Web conference

DRAFT AGENDA

Web conference
Full series registration is worth 1.7 CEUs.
CEUs for each single-day event listed below.


DAY 1 – MONDAY, APRIL 27 – 8:45 am-12:15 pm CST
(0.3 CEUs)

Background:

History
RTO Functions and Coordination Among RTOs

Overview:

Stakeholders
Regulatory Oversight
Jurisdictional Overlap


DAY 2WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 – 9:00 am-12:30 pm CST
(0.3 CEUs)

Transmission Planning:

Foundational Orders
RTOs and Functional Control of the Transmission System
Federal Regulation of Transmission System Rates
Regional Transmission Planning Process
Interregional Transmission Planning Process
Integration of Renewables and Generator Interconnection Process


DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 – 9:00 am-12:15 pm CST
(0.3 CEUs)

Markets:

Overview of Electric Markets
Locational Marginal Prices (LMPs)
Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs) and Auction Revenue Right (ARRs)/Hedging
Congestion Management
Market Participants


DAY 4 – MONDAY, MAY 11 -9:00 am-1:15 pm CST
(0.4 CEUs)

Markets:

Market Settlements
Market to Market

Role of the Market Monitor

Resource Adequacy:

Demand Forecasting
Planning Resource Auction
Seasonal Impacts
Planned Outages


DAY 5 – FRIDAY, MAY 15 – 9:00 am-12:15 pm CST
(0.3 CEUs)

Current Issues – Panel

Cost Allocation
Seams
Return on Equity
New/Emerging Technologies and Clean Energy Goals
Western Regionalization

Looking Forward – Panel

Future of RTOs
Anticipated Market Changes
Disrupters

All registrations include access to the web conference details and to relevant electronic materials.
CEU certificates will be emailed upon completion of the program.

WPUI CANCELLATION and REFUND POLICY
Refunds given will be the full amount less a $50 service fee.
No refunds will be given once the Webex and/or program materials details have been emailed to registrants.