IPU Demand Forecasting School
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
OPEN TO EVERYONE!
Who Should Attend?
- Members of the federal and state regulatory policy community
- Regulatory Agency Staff
- Public utility consumer and environmental advocates
- Utility company personnel, analysts, and consultants
- Others interested in learning about forecasting from qualified experts
IPU’S DEMAND FORECASTING SCHOOL takes place in Charleston, S.C. (simultaneously with IPU's Grid School). Forecasting plays a critical role in planning and ratemaking for public utlities and has become particularly challenging. This intensive and interactive course is open to the public and private sectors and is designed to build and expand forecasting skills that can be put to pratical use in the context of this difficult and dynamic environment. This program is designed to be responsive to policy mandates and infrastructure investments associated with the Energy Independence and Security Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The program is designed for members of the federal and state regulatory policy community, including regulatory agency staff, consumer advocates, utility personnel (public and private), analysts, consultants, and others interested in learning about forecasting from qualified experts.
- Introduction to Electricity Load Forecasting
- Price Elasticity and Demand Response
- Econometric Modeling
- Forecasting with Econometric Models
- Forecasting with End-Use Models
- Forecasting for Ratemaking and Cost Allocation
- Emerging Regulatory Issues
CORE PROGRAM FACULTY
Grid School draws from knowledgeable academics and technical experts and includes:
- Prof. Janice Beecher, Director, Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University
- Prof. David Dismukes, Associate Director, Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University
- Dr. Douglas Gotham, Director, State Utility Forecasting Group, Purdue University
- Mr. John W. Hutts, Principal of GDS Associates
- Prof. Steve Miller, Director, Center for Economic Analysis, Michigan State University
The Institute of Public Utilities is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37210-2417. Website: www.nasba.org. CLE credits are also available. IPU-MSU will apply for accreditation or registration of the program. Application does not guarantee approval.
Don't just take our word for it, hear what past Camp attendees think about the program.
- "Well rounded coverage of the Grid.”
- “Several very devoted speakers.”
- “Excellent coverage of varied topics by experts.”
- “Very comprehensive; overall great speakers.”
- “The variety of presenters and content made for an interesting experience.”
- “Very good speakers, outstanding staff very good and responsive; attentive to attendees; excellent.”
- “The school was intense with predominantly highly dynamic presenters who were very knowledgeable about the topics.”
- "The school was very informative and provided an excellent opportunity to spend time on the subject that is not usually possible during the usual office [hours].”
- “I expect we will be seeing a lot more applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity for smart grid projects, and I believe that I am now in a better position to evaluate them on behalf of our Commission.”
- “I learned a great deal and would like to return to other schools.”
- "It was indeed a pleasure to meet all instructors affiliated with the IPU Grid School in Charleston, SC. I also enjoyed meeting with other participants. The school had not only met but also exceeded my expectations.