REGIONAL TRANSMISSION ORGANIZATION FUNDAMENTALS 2021: Background, Purpose, Future

2021 flyer RTO Fundamentals

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. 

Course dates:

April 20, 21, 23, 28 & 30, 2021



Registration information button linked to university of wisconsin-madison registration services registration page for this program

REGISTRATION FEES:

FULL SERIES:

Early Bird Registration:
(Through 04.12.2021)
WPUI Member or NARUC/Public
Utility Commission Member:  $500

Non-Member:  $800

Regular Registration:
(04.13.2021 through 04/20/2021)
WPUI Member or NARUC/Public
Utility Commission Member:  $600

Non-Member:  $900



INDIVIDUAL SINGLE DAY EVENTS:

Early Bird Registration:
(Through 04.12.2021)
WPUI Member or NARUC/Public
Utility Commission Member:  $125

Non-Member:  $175

Regular Registration:
(04.13.2021 through 04/20/2021)
WPUI Member or NARUC/Public
Utility Commission Member:  $150

Non-Member:  $200



CEUs will be available.

national association of regulatory utility commissioners white and blue logo

regional transmission organization map courtesy FERC
FERC RTO map

2021 PROGRAMS

June 29

Emerging Technologies – Web Conference

September 14

Assessment of the Utility Industry – Web Conference

October, TBD

Energy Utility Basics – Web Conference

October 19

Water – Web Conference

 

COMPLETED 2021 PROGRAMS

February 12

Members-only Program: Utility Economic Overview for 2021 – Web Conference

March 3

Public Utilities Law Update 2021 – Web Conference

March 16

Energy Storage – Web Conference

DRAFT AGENDA

Web conference
CEUs will be available.
CEUs for each single-day event will be listed below.

All times are Central Standard.


Day 1 – Tuesday, April 20 – 8:45 am-12:15 pm Central Time
(CEUs will be available)

Background:
History
RTO Functions and Coordination Among RTOs

Overview:
Stakeholders
Regulatory Oversight
Jurisdictional Overlap


Day 2 Wednesday, April 21 – 9:00 am-12:30 pm Central Time
(CEUs will be available)

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 – Friday, April 23 – 9:00 am-12:15 pm Central Time
(CEUs will be available)

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 – Wednesday, April 28 – 9:00 am-1:15 pm Central Time
(CEUs will be available)

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, April 30 – 9:00 am-12:15 pm Central Time
(CEUs will be available)

Current Issues – Panel:
Cost Allocation
Customer Participation
Governance
New/Emerging Technologies and Clean Energy Goals
Seams
Western Regionalization

Looking Forward – Panel:
Future of RTOs
Anticipated Market Changes
Disrupters

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