NARUC Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, DC

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will hold its Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, DC, from February 11-14, 2018.  State Commissioners and staff members from around the country will meet in various committees and subcommittees with an eye toward developing NARUC policy on several key issues of interest to the energy industry.

Policies developed at the Winter Meetings may be acted upon at the NARUC’s Summer Meeting in Phoenix in July. IEF

Trends in the States & Localities: Beyond The Beltway

The Center for Digital Government will present a major briefing event on the state and local government technology market.   “Tech Trends in the States & Localities:  Beyond the Beltway” will take place on March 6, 2018 at Tysons Corner, Virginia.  Attendees will hear from leading state and local Chief Information Officers and government executives about opportunities, emerging trends and government initiatives that are shaping the market.  This program will also include topics that were formerly covered in Governing Magazines” annual Outlook – State and Local Market Forecast.  Contact Jeremy Smith of the Center for Digital Government at (916)-932-1402 for registration information.  IEF

IRPS Conference To Be Held on November 29

The  Institute for Regulatory Policy studies at Illinois State University is sponsoring a conference entitled “Emerging Challenges for the Public Utility Industry: Data Access, Energy Storage, Source Water Development, and Challenges with Baseload” on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield, Illinois.

For more information and registration, please visit the IRPS website at www.irps.ilstu.edu  IEF

NARUC Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will hold its Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, from November 12-15, 2017. State Commissioners and staff members from around the country will meet in various committees and subcommittees with an eye toward developing NARUC policy on several important issues of interest to the regulatory community.

Members of the Illinois Commerce Commission serve on key NARUC policy committees.  An Illinois Night Reception will be held on Tuesday, November 14.   IEF

 

Energy Association Coordinates Illinois Night Reception

The Illinois Energy Association will coordinate the Illinois Night Cocktail Reception at the 129th Annual Convention of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Baltimore, Maryland.  The reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, at The Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Illinois Night provides an opportunity for all convention attendees from the state to get together for a social hour during the four-day convention.

Reservations to attend the Illinois Night event can be made until November 7 by contacting the Energy Association offices at 217-523-7348.  IEF

NARUC Annual Convention in Baltimore

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will hold its Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, from November 12-15, 2017. State Commissioners and staff members from around the country will meet in various committees and subcommittees with an eye toward developing NARUC policy on several important issues of interest to the regulatory community.

Members of the Illinois Commerce Commission serve on key NARUC policy committees.  An Illinois Night Reception will be held on Tuesday, November 14.   IEF

Taxpayers’ Federation Presents Annual Tax Conference

The 18th Annual Illinois State & Local Tax Conference will be presented by the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois on Thursday, September 26 at the Meridian Conference Center in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.  The Conference will last from 8:00a.m. to 4:50p.m.  The conference will focus on technical tax and policy developments in Illinois, plus provide updates to changes occurring in other states.  Speakers are some of the leading Illinois experts on state and local tax issues.  Registration information for the conference can be obtained from the Taxpayers’ Federation at 217-522-6818 or www.taxpayfedil.org.  IEF

New Mexico State Presents Basic Skills Program

The Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University is presenting a program entitled The Basics:  Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry and Natural Gas LDC Industry.  The course will be held at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque from October 9-13, 2017.

This program is designed to present a hands-on framework that shows the interrelationships of the industry topics and provides a set of analytical skills required to understand the issues related to each.  The primary audience of the course is commission or company employees with less than one year of experience in the regulatory arena.

Registration information can be obtained from the Center at 505-646-4876 or jeawalte@nmsu.edu  IEF

 

NARUC Summer Policy Summit in San Diego

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will hold its Summer Policy Summit in San Diego, from July 16-19.  State Commissioners and staff members from around the country will meet in various committees and subcommittees with an eye toward developing NARUC policy on several important issues of interest to the regulatory community.

Policies developed at the summer meetings may be acted upon at the NARUC annual meeting in Baltimore in November.       IEF

NCSL Annual Meeting in Boston

  Monday, August 7, marks the beginning of the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in Boston.  The NCSL’s mission is to “improve state legislatures, foster communication among states and ensure a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.”  Several Illinois legislators are members of key NCSL committees.  The NCSL serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories.  It is funded by the states and governed by a 56-member executive committee.  For more information go to www.ncsl.org/summit.        IEF