Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals: Background, Purpose, Future 2021

Pyle Center
702 Langdon St., Rm 235
Madison WI

Pyle Center

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April 19-21, 2021

CEUs will be available

Registration fees:
wpui and naruc
member — $
non-member — $
(Registrations received xx/xx/2021 and after will be assessed a $ late registration fee.)

draft Agenda forthcoming

regional transmission organization map courtesy FERC
Pyle Center tiered classroom
RTO Fundamentals 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 breaks, lunches, reception and access to electronic materials.
CEU certificates will be emailed upon completion of the course.
Accommodations:    Each of these locations is one block from the Pyle Center and our classroom.

Graduate Madison Hotel, 601 Langdon St., Madison, 608-257-4391
$169/night; 1 block from the Pyle Center
Link for reserving a guest room at the Graduate Madison Hotel will be forthcoming.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, 525 West Johnson St., Madison WI, 608-251-5511
$169/night; 4 blocks from the Pyle Center; free parking; free airport shuttle
Link for reserving a guest room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison will be forthcoming.

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

Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals Registration/Cancellation 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.