The Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners is a regional association within the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). The objectives of the conference are:
To promote the best interests of the National Association; to contribute to the betterment of commission regulation through study and discussion;
To promote uniformity in the structure, terminology and coordination of regulation while honoring the public interests within the charge of each state commission; and
To promote cooperation of the member commissions with each other, with the National Association and its members and with the other regulatory agencies.
The Executive Committee of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners (WCPSC) has been actively monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and out of an abundance of caution for attendee safety, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s WCPSC. The new tentative dates are August 2-5, 2020.
As you’ve likely seen in the news, major conferences and meetings are being cancelled or postponed. Many companies are restricting travel or have asked employees to work from home. In the coming weeks, the uncertainty and potential travel restrictions may severely impact our ability to maintain the full content and value of the conference.
In addition, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially characterized the Coronavirus as a pandemic. Our top concern is the health and safety of attendees, speakers and colleagues.
For those of you that have already registered, we plan to make full refunds as soon as practicable. We also advise those who have made hotel reservations to cancel them as soon as possible. We intend to communicate with speakers, panelists, and sponsors in the near future in the hopes of keeping the originally planned program and activities intact. Please stay tuned in the coming months for us to re-open registration.
On the bright side, August is a spectacular time to be in the cool mountains of Park City. We hope you will consider joining us then for what we expect to be an informative, fun, and healthy conference.
Commissioner, Utah Public Service Commission
President, Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners