2014 FRI Advisory Board Meeting
2014 FRI Symposium
Join us on
September 17th, 2014
for a full day of discussion and debate as we explore:
Emerging Challenges in the Sustainability of Public Utilities.
In addition to the three panels below, the Symposium will feature a debate that asks “Is
the federal regulatory process for public utilities efficient and
effective for satisfying consumer and producer needs in the 21st
NARUC President, Colette Honorable will represent the state perspective and former FERC Commissioner and Chairman, Curt Hébert will represent the federal side. Robert W. Gee, President of Gee Strategies Group will moderate.
The FRI Symposium Panels will examine current and emerging issues in public utility sustainability.
first panel will explore the challenges facing the electric, gas, and
water industries as changes in technology, legislation/regulation,
consumer preferences, and market forces impact the long term
sustainability of utility operations.
II will critically explore various possible responses for increasing
environmental responsibility in utility operations while simultaneously
improving the efficiency of production, distribution, and customer
III will discuss how dynamic market forces are shaping the cost
structures that will allow for the sustained production and distribution
of utility services while considering issues associated with consumer
affordability and access.