2024 REGIONAL TRANSMISSION ORGANIZATION FUNDAMENTALS & REGIONAL TRANSMISSION ORGANIZATIONS 2.0

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April 8-12
Hybrid Programs

In-Person venue:
Pyle Center
702 Langdon St.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus
Madison WI 53706


COURSE SYNOPSES

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.

ONLINE ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION:

(Registration for Online Attendance is closed.)

WPUI Member or NARUC/Public Utility Comm Member:

  • April 8-10 – RTO Fundamentals:
    Early Bird $590/Regular $690
  • April 10-12 – RTO 2.0:
    Early Bird $590/Regular $690
  • April 8-12 – Both Programs:
    Early Bird $920/Regular $1,020

Non-Member:

  • April 8-10 – RTO Fundamentals:
    Early Bird $890/Regular $990
  • April 10-12 – RTO 2.0:
    Early Bird $890/Regular $990
  • April 8-12 – Both Programs:
    Early Bird $1,440/Regular $1,540

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION:

(Registration for In-Person Attendance is closed.)

WPUI Member or NARUC/Public Utility Comm Member:

  • April 8-10 – RTO Fundamentals:
    Early Bird $990/Regular $1,090
  • April 10-12 – RTO 2.0:
    Early Bird $990/Regular $1,090
  • April 8-12 – Both Programs:
    Early Bird $1,590/Regular $1,690

Non-Member:

  • April 8-10 – RTO Fundamentals:
    Early Bird $1,290/Regular $1,390
  • April 10-12 – RTO 2.0:
    Early Bird $1,290/Regular $1,390
  • April 8-12 – Both Programs:
    Early Bird $2,090/Regular $2,190

DRAFT AGENDA

All times are Central.
May include both in-person and remote speakers.


CEUs will be available for the following:

  • April 8-10 – RTO Fundamentals (1.5 CEUs)
  • April 10-12 – RTO 2.0 (1.5 CEUs)
  • April 8-12 – Both Programs (2.7 CEUs)


Monday April 8
8:30 a.m.-4:35 p.m.

Background, History, Overview
Transmission Planning
Will include a mid-day break for viewing the solar eclipse (weather permitting).

Evening Reception
(In-Person only)
4:40-5:30 p.m.


Tuesday April 9
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Markets
Role of the Market Monitor
Resource Adequacy – Overview; Availability & Need; Variability

Wednesday April 10

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Today will be split.
The morning panels will be available to all registrants.
The afternoon session and panel will be available to those who register for Both Programs or who register just for RTO 2.0.

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8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Available to all registrants.

Current Issues Panel
Looking Forward Panel

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12:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Available to those registered for only RTO 2.0 and those registered for Both Programs.

Resource Adequacy – Capacity Market Designs; Seasonal Constructs; Resource Accreditation
Emerging Risks and Emergency Procedures Panel

Evening Reception
(In-Person only)
4:00-5:00 p.m.


Thursday April 11
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Energy Adequacy
Interconnections and Expansion Planning
Jurisdictions and Pricing on the Seams

Friday April 12
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Advanced Transmission Technologies
What’s Next for RTOs Panel

Hotel Room Block

(All other blocks have closed.)

Hotel Walking Maps

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INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION

  • Registration for In-Person Attendance
    • Daily breaks and lunches
    • In-Person Receptions
    • Access to daily web conference credentials
    • Online access to relevant program materials
  • Registration for Online Attendance
    • Access to daily web conference credentials
    • Online access to relevant program materials
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UPCOMING 2024 PROGRAMS

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 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

REGISTRATION INFORMATION for WPUI’s April 8-12, 2024, REGIONAL TRANSMISSION ORGANIZATION FUNDAMENTALS
& REGIONAL TRANSMISSION ORGANIZATIONS 2.0 PROGRAMS

Substitutions must be made by COB 03.20.2024.
Cancellations made before COB 03.08.2024 will be refunded all but $150. Cancellations made  03.09.2024 through 03.20.2024 will receive a 50% refund.
No refunds will be given or substitutions will be allowed 03.21.2024 or after.
See the Registration Information page for additional details.