regional transmission organization fundamentals: background, purpose, future

Pyle Center
702 Langdon St., Rm 235
Madison WI
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April 20-22, 2020

1.7 CEUs available

Registration fees:
wpui and naruc member — $900
non-member — $1200
(Registrations received 3/30/2020 and after will be assessed a $100 late registration fee.)
regional transmission organization map courtesy FERC
Pyle Center tiered classroom
Pyle Center tiered classroom

Course Synopsis


This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of
regional transmission organizations (RTOs) 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.


Registration includes printed and electronic materials (for timely registrations), breaks, lunches,and reception.
CEU certificates will be emailed to you upon completion of the course.

upcoming 2019 programs

September 10:  Electric Vehicle Roadmap

October 7-11:  Energy Utility Basics 2019

October 22:  Water Quality in Wisconsin

November 5:  Natural Gas

upcoming 2020 programs

October 5-9, 2020

Energy Utility Basics 2020

Accommodations:    Each of these locations is one block from the Pyle Center and our classroom.

Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St., Madison, 608-256-2621
Click here to reserve a guest room at the Lowell Center.  Group Code:  “RTO

Graduate Madison Hotel, 601 Langdon St., Madison, 608-257-4391
Click here to reserve a guest room at the Graduate Madison hotel.  Group Code: “200419WISC

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

Registration Policy:
  • WPUI reserves the right to cancel this course, substitute speakers, and make other changes to this program or agenda at any time. We recommended that you periodically check this webpage to learn whether any changes have been made.
  • Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals program registration fees are as follows:
    • Registrations received before 3/30/2020:
      • WPUI member — $900
      • Non-member — $1200
    • Registrations received 3/30/2020 and after:
      • Add $100 to each fee level
    • Registration cancellation:
      • Cancellations received 03.30.2020 and before will be refunded 75% less a service fee.
      • Cancellations received between 03.31.2020 and 04.05.2020 will be refunded 50% less a service fee.
      • Cancellations received 04.06.2020 and after will not be refunded.
    • Cancellations must be made by emailing WPUI.
    • You may transfer your registration to a colleague at your place of employment before 10.03.2019 with no penalty. Registration transfers must be made by emailing WPUI.
    • Contact WPUI with any registration questions.
    • WPUI is not responsible for travel arrangements made for or related expenses incurred by WPUI course participants.