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  • IPU-MSU | Advanced Regulatory Studies Program
    of regulatory accounting policy Advanced regulatory accounting Regulatory treatment of income taxes Advanced ratecase auditing and prudence reviews Cost allocation and modeling Advanced issues in rate design for energy and water Cost forecasting adjustments and decoupling Formula ratemaking Capital structures and capital markets Rate of return performance regulation Performance benchmarking Utility credit markets Understanding risk and regulation Econometric forecasting methods RTO markets for energy and capacity Electricity market structure and performance Locational marginal pricing FERC pricing for transmission and pipelines Economics of securitization and stranded cost CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Participants in IPU programs are awarded a certificate of participation as well as applicable continuing education credits and credits toward a Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education CCRE endorsed by NARUC IPU MSU will apply for accreditation or registration of the program However application does not guarantee approval Program Learning Objectives To understand regulatory ratemaking accounting and economics at an advanced level To explore the contemporary regulatory methods and issues in depth To develop critical thinking and evaluation skills needed for regulatory analysis To engage in a peer to peer educational and networking opportunity To provide a hands on learning experience through guided exercises The Advanced Regulatory Studies Program is eligible for the following credits CPE Credits 32 CLE Credits 32 CCRE Credits 40 visit the CCRE page for additional information Program Level The program is classified as advanced It is best for experienced professionals who have attended one or more of the courses classified as basic or intermediate Program Prerequisites No formal prerequisites apply to this program However attendees are strongly encouraged to attend only after participating in one or more of the basic or intermediate courses Some professional experience is also helpful Preparatory resources are available on the IPU website on the Advanced Regulatory Studies program page as well as the IPU research page Program Delivery The program delivery method is classified as a group live event and consists primarily of lectures by experienced professionals including examples and opportunity for discussion Active learning and participation are encouraged Instructors are accessible for individual assistance throughout the program Cancellation and Refunds Cancellations are generally accepted until one week before the program Substitutions are accepted at any time Program fees may be applied toward a future program or refunded Comments and Complaints IPU welcomes program input and feedback Participants will be asked to complete program evaluation forms Comments and complaints about the program may be directed to IPU Director Dr Janice A Beecher beecher msu edu or IPU Program Coordinator Ms Ligita Espinosa ligita msu edu NASBA National Registry Statement 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www learningmarket org This program is relevant to the

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  • IPU-MSU | Programs
    Other please specify below Other primary perspective Registration Fee Registration Fee Public Sector Non Profit 5 Day Track 1050 Public Sector Non Profit Per Day 275 Private Sector 5 Day Track 1250 Private Sector Per Day 325 Registration Fee is due prior to the beginning of the program otherwise we cannot guarantee your attendance Please indiacte which days attending if selecting Per Day option Cancellations less than 3 weeks prior to a program may result in a 150 cancellation fee cancellations less than one week prior to a program will be billed at full cost Substitutions are accepted at any time Cancellations may result in a forfeiture of the group discount Payment Type Invoice my Organization Credit Card P O for Invoice Organization only If you selected credit card as your payment method you will be redirected to our online credit card system after you have submitted your registration form Introduction to Regulation IPU is offering a special one day workshop on the theory principles concepts and institutions of public utility regulation the Sunday October 4 2015 at 1pm 5pm before the Advanced program If you would like to add this program to your registration please select an option below

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  • IPU-MSU | NARUC Utility Rate School
    fresh insights into familiar concepts And keep in mind that Rate School is eligible for continuing education credits as well as IPU s new Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education details of which are available at www ipu msu edu CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Participants in IPU programs are awarded a certificate of participation as well as applicable continuing education credits and credits toward a Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education CCRE endorsed by NARUC IPU MSU will apply for accreditation or registration of the program However application does not guarantee approval Program Learning Objectives To understand the core principles and methods of public utility ratemaking To understand the economic and legal basis for utility ratemaking To understand the role of accounting and finance in utility ratemaking To understand alternative perspectives on the regulated ratemaking process To provide a hands on learning experience through a mock rate case The NARUC Utility Rate School Program is eligible for the following credits CPE Credits 37 CLE Credits 37 CCRE Credits 40 Public Sector only Coursework relevant to the regulatory professions offered by accredited universities and professional organizations See the CCRE page for additional information Program Level The program is classified as basic and accessible to new personnel working in the regulatory policy community Program Prerequisites No prerequisites apply to this program Preparatory resources are available on the IPU website on the URS program page as well as the IPU research page Program Delivery The program delivery method is classified as a group live event and consists primarily of lectures by experienced professionals including examples and opportunity for discussion Active learning and participation are encouraged Instructors are accessible for individual assistance throughout the program Cancellation and Refunds Cancellations are generally accepted until one week before the program Substitutions are accepted at any time Program fees may be applied toward a future program or refunded Comments and Complaints Cancellations are generally accepted until one week before the program Substitutions are accepted at any time Program fees may be applied toward a future program or refunded Comments and Complaints IPU welcomes program input and feedback Participants will be asked to complete program evaluation forms Comments and complaints about the program may be directed to IPU Director Dr Janice A Beecher beecher msu edu or IPU Program Coordinator Ms Ligita Espinosa ligita msu edu NASBA National Registry Statement 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www learningmarket org This program is relevant to the following NASBA fields of study administrative practice accounting and auditing corporate and governmental business law economics finance taxes regulatory ethics and specialized knowledge and applications TESTIMONIALS Don t just take our word for it hear what past Rate

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  • IPU-MSU | Michigan Forum 2014
    speakers include Ms Valerie Brader Deputy Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Snyder MPSC Chairman John Quackenbush Prof Joydeep Mitra and Dr Kenneth Rose The Forum is a one day conference designed specifically by the Institute of Public Utilities for the Michigan Public Service Commission the Michigan State Legislature the Offices of the Governor and Attorney General consumer advocates utility industry representatives and other stakeholders interested in Michigan regulatory policy The program is developed in collaboration with the Commissioners and staff of the Michigan PSC CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Forum participants are awarded credits toward a Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education CCRE endorsed by NARUC Michigan Forum is eligible for 8 CCRE credits Public Sector only REGISTRATION The Michigan Forum fee for the private sector is 95 00 The fee for the non profit sector and for municipal utilities is 35 00 The Forum is free for all Michigan legislative and Public Service Commission staff Lunch and coffee will be provided Space is limited so please register early Please contact IPU at ipu msu edu or 517 355 1876 if you have any questions ABOUT THE INSTITUTE The Institute of Public Utilities supports informed effective and efficient regulation of the infrastructure intensive network industries providing vital utility services We fulfill our mission by providing to the regulatory policy community integrative and interdisciplinary educational programs and applied research on the institutions theory and practice of modern utility regulation The Institute is an independent nonprofit educational and research unit of Michigan State University register online fax in form Program Information 2015 Agenda Meeting rooms tend to be COLD so please dress accordingly MI Forum Presentations Fees Non Profit and Municipal Utilities 40 Private Sector 120 Michigan legislative and PSC Staff Free Please contact IPU for more information Cancellations less than 3

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  • IPU-MSU | Programs
    at least one Law Acct Finance Econ Stat Engineering Communication Environmental Resources Consumer Issues Management Policy Other please specify below Other primary perspective Registration Fee Registration Fee Public Sector Free Non Profit Municipal 40 Private Sector 120 Registration Fee is due prior to the beginning of the program otherwise we cannot guarantee your attendance Payment Type Invoice my Organization Credit Card PO for invoice only If you selected credit card

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  • IPU-MSU | Grid School 2015
    Michigan State Universit y Dr Kenneth Rose Independent Consultant and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Utilities Mr Thomas Veselka Energy Systems Engineer National and International Studies Section Argonne National Laboratory Mr Vladimir Koritarov Deputy Director Center of Energy Environmental and Economics Systems Analysis Argonne National Laboratory CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Participants in IPU programs are awarded a certificate of participation as well as applicable continuing education credits and credits toward a Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education CCRE endorsed by NARUC IPU MSU will apply for accreditation or registration of the program However application does not guarantee approval Program Learning Objectives To understand the basic engineering based form and function of electricity grids To understand energy market structures and economics in relation to electricity grids To review regulatory policy and planning concerns related to grid infrastructure and operation To improve evaluation of contemporary grid issues including intelligence and security To engage in a peer to peer educational and networking opportunity The IPU Grid School Program is eligible for the following credits CPE Credits 30 CLE Credits 30 CCRE Credits 30 visit the CCRE page for additional information Program Level The program is classified as advanced It is best for experienced professionals who have attended one or more of the courses classified as basic or intermediate Program Prerequisites No formal prerequisites apply to this program However attendees are strongly encouraged to attend only after participating in one or more of the basic or intermediate courses Some professional experience is also helpful Preparatory resources are available on the IPU website on the URS program page as well as the IPU research page Program Delivery The program delivery method is classified as a group live event and consists primarily of lectures by experienced professionals including examples and opportunity for discussion Active learning and participation are encouraged Instructors are accessible for individual assistance throughout the program Cancellation and Refunds Cancellations are generally accepted until one week before the program Substitutions are accepted at any time Program fees may be applied toward a future program or refunded Comments and Complaints IPU welcomes program input and feedback Participants will be asked to complete program evaluation forms Comments and complaints about the program may be directed to IPU Director Dr Janice A Beecher beecher msu edu or IPU Program Coordinator Ms Ligita Espinosa ligita msu edu NASBA National Registry Statement 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www learningmarket org This program is relevant to the following NASBA fields of study administrative practice accounting and auditing corporate and governmental business law economics finance taxes regulatory ethics and specialized knowledge and applications TESTIMONIALS Don t just take our word for it

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  • IPU-MSU | Programs
    Registration Fee Public Sector 875 Private Sector 1175 Registration Fee is due prior to the beginning of the program otherwise we cannot guarantee your attendance Cancellations less than 3 weeks prior to a program may result in a 150 cancellation fee cancellations less than one week prior to a program will be billed at full cost Substitutions are accepted at any time Cancellations may result in a forfeiture of the group discount Payment Type Invoice my Organization Credit Card P O for Invoice Organization only If you selected credit card as your payment method you will be redirected to our online credit card system after you have submitted your registration form Introduction to Regulation IPU is offering a special one day workshop on the theory principles concepts and institutions of public utility regulation the Sunday March 6 2016 at 1pm 5pm before the Grid School program If you would like to add this program to your registration please select an option below and add the registration option to your cart upon checkout Click here for more information about this program Registration Option Public Sector 225 Private Sector 275 Do Not Wish to Attend Materials Option All Electronic Printed Notebook Continuing

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  • IPU-MSU | Fundamentals of Regulation
    technical economic and institutional traits The theory of competitive markets and market failure The public interest and regulation as balancing of utility and customer interests Historical origins evolution and theories of economic regulation Economic and legal foundations and core concepts of regulation Regulatory commission structures independence and roles Traditional and evolving regulatory jurisdiction functions and methods Basics of public utility ratemaking and rate design Regulatory process rules of conduct independence and ethics Restructuring deregulation and contemporary policy issues INSTRUCTOR Prof Janice Beecher has served as Director of the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University since 2002 bringing more than thirty years of applied research experience to the position Established at MSU in 1965 the Institute s mission is to support informed effective and efficient regulation of the network industries providing essential utility services More than 20 000 people working in the regulatory policy community across the globe have attended IPU continuing education programs Dr Beecher s research areas include regulatory theory institutions principles and concepts regulatory commissions and jurisdiction ratemaking methods expenditures price and demand trends regulatory adaptation and ethics She has particular expertise in the economics structure and regulation of the water industry and water pricing Dr Beecher is a frequent author lecturer and participant in national and international academic and professional forums and is Editor in Chief of Utilities Policy Elsevier She previously held positions at The Ohio State and Indiana Universities and the Illinois Commerce Commission Dr Beecher has faculty appointments in MSU s College of Social Science She teaches courses in public policy and regulation and supervises graduate research students from the MPP program She holds a B A in Economics Political Science and history from Elmhurst College and a M A and Ph D in Political Science from Northwestern University register online fax

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