FERC Bootcamp

Learn How Electricity Grids and Energy Markets in the US Work

The Irving Institute's FERC Bootcamp is a fun, informative way to gain a better understanding of how our electricity grids and markets work, and what the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) — the agency that regulates them — does. Led by FERC Branch Chiefs Jay Matson '91 and Nancy Bowler '82, this two-day intensive learning experience will offer Dartmouth undergraduate students the opportunity to learn directly from the experts! You'll get an overview of electricity markets and FERC's role in regulating them; learn about the ways that companies bend or break the rules; and do a hands-on simulation that will give you a better sense of the complexity and challenges involved in running and regulating the grid system that is so critical to daily life in the United States.

We'll post information about our next FERC Bootcamp soon.