IPUOnline provides accessible and affordable e-learning programs with a focus on analytical skills and contemporary topics of interest to the regulatory policy community. IPUOnline events are archived for your convenience.
Programs listed here are not sponsored or organized by IPU. For more information about any of these programs, please contact the organization presenting the webinar.
May 2, 2012 | 12:30 to 4:00PM EST
The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) is staffing a special series of interactive web events. These outreach webinars are designed to share vital information about Commission actions and priorities and improve federal/state dialogue and information sharing.
For access to these archived programs, please call us at 517.355.1876
July 27, 2011 | Presentation Materials and Audio Available
The workshop will provide critical knowledge that will enable participants to more effectively and efficiently respond to requests for approval or certification of projects in regulatory proceedings.
June 29, 2011 | Presentation Materials and Audio Available
This workshop will educate participants on the potential energy assurance benefits of smart grid implementation and the interdependencies between Smart Grid and potential cyber security threats
March 30, 2011 and May 4, 2011 | Presentation Materials and Audio Available
This unique and highly interactive forum between regulators and technical experts in support of more effective and efficient review of smart grid proposals now coming before regulators.
February 22, 2011 | Presentation Materials and Audio Available
The workshop will enable participants to better understand why cyber-security and interoperability are essential elements to the reliability and protection of the electric system with the modernization of the electricity grid.
February 8, 2011 | Presentation Materials and Audio Available
The workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive communications perspective on the modernized electricity grid, from provider to consumer, with an emphasis on emerging platforms and technologies.
January 24, 2011 | Presentation Materials and Audio Available
This program will provide a discussion of key regulatory issues related to regulatory treatment of ARRA-funded projects. Participants will be better prepared to effectively and efficiently respond to these questions as they inevitably arise in regulatory proceedings.
December 3, 2010 | Audio Recordings from In-Person Workshop
The purpose of the workshop is to advance knowledge about the potential use of biomass by utilities, identify opportunities and challenges, and promote dialog between utilities and potential providers of biomass materials.
December 2, 2010 | Presentation Materials Available
The workshop will provide comprehensive and comparative analysis of RPS programs to date. Achieving the goal of larger share of renewables in a reliable and cost-efficient manner depends on understanding the lessons from these programs.
July 7, 2010 | Presentation Materials and Video Available
This discussion includes: (1) an overview of the industry; (2) a basic discussion of the technology; (3) some of the challenges faced by CHP; (4) some of the recent interesting ruling impacting the CHP providers; and (5) some illustrations of how CHP is being utilized abroad.
April 15, 2010 | Presentation Materials and Video Available
This talk focuses on New York City. Environmental conditions as experienced today will shift, exposing the City and its residents to new hazards and heightened risks.
February 26, 2010 and March 5.2010 | Presentation Materials and Audio Available
The workshop will enable participants to understand established project-management principles and skills, to develop sound and accountable processes, practices, and strategies for project and risk management, and to apply project-management techniques to ongoing ARRA and other regulatory projects.
March 4, 2010 | Presentation Materials and Video Available
This talk provides an overview of the use of renewable energy sources in recent years, with a focus on the US, and a critical evaluation of the main policies that have been employed in the US and abroad to promote the use of renewable energy.
November 12, 2009 | Presentation Materials Available
Technological innovation is the biggest factor determining how easy it will be to achieve steep reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. Analyses suggest that the total cost of limiting climate change would be only 1-2 % reduction in future GDP. But are these assumptions correct? How do we tell? And, what must be done to make such innovation actually happen?
October 28, 2009 | Video Available
Many energy efficiency advocates believe that revenue decoupling consistently removes the disincentive for utilities to promote energy efficiency. Finance principles suggest a more nuanced conclusion.
February 28, 2008 | Presentation Materials and Audio Available
This session is appropriate for program administrators who are new to energy efficiency program evaluation and for regulators assessing the role of efficiency in today’s utility energy portfolios.
February 5, 2004 | Audio Available
Today’s best methods for siting tomorrow’s critical utility infrastructure facilities Electricity plants and transmission lines, natural gas and water pipelines, and cellular telephone towers all play vital roles in the nation’s critical utility infrastructures.
February 19, 2004 | Presentation Materials and Audio Available
The Quello Center and the Institute of Public Utilities of Michigan State University jointly present this special event, “Internet Telephony (VOIP): Business, Regulatory, and Policy Challenges.”
October 9, 2003 | Audio Available
In this presentation, IPU Senior Fellow Dr. Kenneth Rose discusses his recently completed Annual Performance Review of Electric Power Markets.
September 11, 2003 | Audio Available
A panel of officials including state utility commissioners, analysts and academics discuss the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Triennial Review Order.
August 15, 2002 | Audio Available
At a special CAMP NARUC 2002 session, senior staff members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) discuss the recent proposed changes to the agency’s policy on market based rate contracts for wholesale of electric energy by public utilities.
Western NARUC Utility Rate School
IPU Annual Regulatory Studies Program: “Camp NARUC”
MI Energy Providers Conference
Introduction to Regulation and Ratemaking
IPU Advanced Regulatory Studies Program: Ratemaking, Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School
IPU Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy
IPU Grid School
Introduction to Regulation and Ratemaking