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NARUC Seeking Volunteers for International Activities in 2020

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NARUC is currently recruiting volunteers for overseas activities in the coming months, with opportunities for NARUC members and energy experts to support our projects in natural gas, market development, and other fields. For more information on how you can volunteer on any of our projects, contact the relevant NARUC international staff member below.

Who Can Volunteer?
With more than 200 volunteer opportunities per year, NARUC seeks a variety of skillsets, experiences, and career fields to support its programs abroad. Volunteers can be current state commissioners and staff, former state and federal regulators, expert consultants, and experienced practitioners in industry. 

About Our Programs
NARUC engages internationally primarily through the generous support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, and other federal government grantees. While NARUC closely partners with the federal government and international regulators on these programs, the countries we work in and the issues in focus are driven by our federal partners and are not in the sole control of NARUC. 

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NARUC regularly sends information via email about our work, upcoming volunteer opportunities, requests for proposals, and the successes of our foreign partners. If you received this email from a colleague, we invite you to sign up for our email list at this link:

Project Calendar

NARUC International - Calendar of Upcoming Activities*
Partner Country/ProjectTopicsDate
Winter 2020
AustriaUSEA Electricity Markets IntiativeFebruary 25-26
RwandaCross-Border Power TradeFebruary 25-27
AustriaMarket Performance ActivityFebruary 26-28
NamibiaTariff Setting and ReviewsMarch 2-4
KenyaDevelopment of Kenya National Uniform System of AccountsMarch 2-6
CambodiaGrid ReliabilityMarch 11-13
VietnamDemand Side Management and Retail CompetitionMarch 17-19
NigeriaThe Utility’s Rate Base: Net Utility Plant, Depreciation, and Amortization; Accounting for InflationTBD
ThailandDownstream Natural Gas (LNG)March 31- April 3
Spring 2020
SenegalPartnership Exchange on Implementation of IRP April (TBD)
NigeriaThe Utility's Operating Expenses April (TBD)
ZambiaGrid Code Monitoring and Enforcement April (TBD)
Osaka, JapanAPEC Add-On Meeting on Natural Gas Regulation April 20-24
Sri LankaGeneration Planning and Renewable IntegrationApril 21-23
PhilippinesLNG Regulatory FrameworksApril 27-29
Lower Mekong InitiativeRegional Market Interconnection April 27-29
EthiopiaTechnical Workshop on Licensing Guidelines for Mini-Grids May (TBD)
Michigan and Wasington, DCCyber Job Shadow May 4-8
NigeriaThe Utility's Cost of Capital & Access to Capital MarketsMay 4-8
KenyaDraft Open Access Market Rule May 6-8
Sarajevo, BiHBiH Partnership, 2nd Activity on Energy Efficiency and Communications May 18-20
LaosWheeling Agreements, Transmission Pricing, and PPAs May 20-22
GhanaCOSS and Financial Audits Using USoA May (TBD)
Papua New GuineaCompetitive Procurement Mechanisms May (TBD)
NigeriaRate Design, Tariffs, and Terms and Conditions of Service May (TBD)
ZambiaCommunications Strategies May (TBD)
NigeriaRegulatory Accounting, Investment Monitoring, Procurement, and Regulatory Audits May/June (TBD)
Summer 2020
LithuaniaCyber Workshop June 3-5
Ljubljana, SloveniaMarket Performance Activity #2 June 8-12
Southern AfricaEmerging Technologies June 22-24
NigeriaPurchased Power Expenses June (TBD)
TanzaniaSystem Planning June (TBD)
GhanaIntegrated Resource Planning June (TBD)
GuatemalaIntegrated Resource Planning June (TBD)
Papua New GuineaImplementing Competitive Tendering July (TBD)
RwandaIntegration of Renewable Sources into the Grid July (TBD)
KenyaAncillary Services July 14-16
TBDJob Shadow for BiH PS July 13-17
HungaryInvestments and Quality of Service Activity #2 July 29-31
GhanaRate Cases August (TBD)
ZambiaReviewing Demand Forecasts August (TBD)
CambodiaTBD August 10-12
Sri LankaTBD August 10-12
Fall 2020
Papua New GuineaSetting & Enforcing Electricity Sector Safety Standards September (TBD)
Asia Regional 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Central America 
Europe and Eurasia Cybersecurity 
Europe and Eurasia Investment Planning and Quality of Service Standards 
Europe and Eurasia Natural Gas Partnership 
Market Performance  
Papua New Guinea 
Southeast Europe Price Comparison Tools and Communications 

All information current as of February 18, 2020.

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