ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION: ICC Hosts 2018 National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys
Illinois Commerce Commission issued the following announcement on April 30.
Chicago, IL….From April 22 to 25, 2018, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) hosted the 2018
National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys (NCRA) in Chicago. NCRA is an annual conference
organized by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Subcommittee on Law to
provide educational and networking opportunities specifically for government utility regulatory
The theme of this year’s Conference, the 41st in NCRA’s history, was “The Changing Art and
Architecture of Utility Regulation.” Attendees heard from a series of expert panelists on cutting-edge
legal and regulatory issues such as the impact of federal income tax reform, trends in the regulation of
renewable energy, cybersecurity, and “utility of the future” studies that are occurring in several states.
Other speakers addressed legal and economic principles affecting utility regulation, including recent
insights from the field of behavioral law and economics. The conference concluded with interactive
presentations on workforce diversity and inclusion, government transparency, and legal ethics.
“The ICC was delighted to host this year’s NCRA,” said Jay Hines-Shah, 2018 NCRA President and
General Counsel of the Illinois Commerce Commission. NCRA presents a unique opportunity for public
utility commission attorneys and administrative law judges from around the country to stay informed of
emerging energy and utility industry issues, and to share best practices from the evolving regulatory
“As the host of this year’s NCRA, the ICC was able to share the expertise of our commissioners and
staff,” said ICC Executive Director Cholly Smith. “We are pleased to see Illinois’s continued
recognition as a leader in efforts to support innovation and modernization, including through the work of
our regulatory attorneys and administrative law judges.”
NCRA has met each year since 1978. This Conference is attended by public utility attorneys and
administrative law judges who work for state or federal regulatory agencies. NCRA was previously held
in Chicago in 2004.
More information about the 2018 NCRA, including copies of presentations, is available here.
Original source can be found here.