Greg White is NARUC's Executive Director.
In chilly Calgary, in May, CAMPUT had its annual conference. CAMPUT was the acronym for the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals. But nobody wanted to say that long name anymore. And the word Tribunals is kinda old-fashioned. So they changed the name of Canada's NARUC to Canada's Energy and Utility Regulators but loyally stuck with the original acronym.
Two of us from the PUF team were there for the regulatory rodeo. Check out interviews with western and northern Canadian regulators.
PUF: Tell me why you and a good number of the leading Commissioners from the United States are here and attending sessions with the Canadian regulators?
Greg White: There are several reasons. We have six Commissioners here and I can explain that as well. One of the primary functions, if not the primary function of NARUC is education. We provide different forms of education and training.
What we have found to be the most valuable form of education is peer-to-peer. One of the things we do is convene meetings. Our meetings typically have about a hundred and fifty Commissioners from around the country attend. We bring in other stakeholders from the industry from all different sectors and we have discussions. We talk about issues and have these dialogues.