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|| EBA PROGRAMS AND UPCOMING EVENTS|
|May 16, 2019
||FERC Practice in the D.C. Circuit – A view from the bench
|June 11, 2019
||2019 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting
|June 12-13, 2019
||2019 EBA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
|June 13, 2019
||2019 Enforcers and Defenders Forum
|June 19, 2019
||EBA Primer Series: Cost of Service Ratemaking
For a full listing of EBA events, go to www.eba-net.org/events. Follow EBA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
NERC to analyze first potential cyberattack on US grid
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) told Utility Dive it will conduct a root cause analysis to determine what caused a utility to temporarily lose visibility to certain parts of its supervisory control and data acquisition system.
China still most attractive renewables market despite subsidy cuts: EY
China is the most attractive market for investment in renewable energy for the fourth year in a row and growth there is set to continue despite the country’s efforts to trim subsidies, a report by UK accountancy firm Ernst & Young.
Department of Energy to award $79M for bioenergy research and development
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $79.3 million in funding for bioenergy research and development earlier this month. The department expects to award between 28-49 grants, with amounts up to $10 million.
San Francisco eyes purchase of PG&E grid assets to increase power independence
San Francisco is considering buying portions of Pacific Gas & Electric's grid that serve the city to continue its "power independence" while avoiding paying for distribution service it says is increasingly expensive.
EBA Elects Jonathon Schneider As New President And Elects New Board At Annual Meeting
EBA has elected Jonathon Schneider as the new President of its 2019-2020 Board of Directors, as well as a full slate of officers and directors. The elections took place at EBA’s Annual Meeting & Conference, held this year on May 7, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. In the EBA Annual Report Schneider discusses his EBA outlook and plan for the year ahead, “I have long looked to the EBA organizations as a sort of extended professional family, providing a shared backdrop for our practices, educational and networking opportunities, and the opportunity to serve common educational, charitable and professional causes. Though we number roughly 2,000 members, the energy bar functions a little like a small town, and the experience we share through membership makes us all better lawyers and colleagues. We have important opportunities and challenges in the coming year. Consistent with our educational focus, we will look to enhance access to the content that EBA provides members through our many meetings, energizers and publications, and to provide new opportunities for members to publish position pieces and exchange views on issues of the day. Recognizing that effective working relationships between private attorneys and public servants are critical to us all, we’ll also use the coming year to strengthen these relationships through joint programming and a concerted effort to engage our government members in EBA activities."
In addition to electing Schneider as president, the EBA membership elected the following individuals to be Board officers: Jane Rueger of White & Case, LLP as President-Elect; Mosby G. Perrow, IV of Kinder Morgan, Inc. as Vice President; Paul Breakman of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association as Secretary; Delia D. Patterson of American Public Power Association, as Assistant Secretary; Paula Johnson of Ameren as Treasurer, and Richard Smead of RBN Energy, LLC as Assistant Treasurer.
Welcome to New EBA Members and Congratulations to EBA Ambassadors
EBA wants to extend a warm welcome to new members who joined in April:
Arthur Brown, Exelon Corporation
Rina Chang, Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Jenny D'Anna, ITC Holdings Corp.
Richard J Garlish, Peak Reliability
Bonnie T Kennedy, Metro Water Recalamtion District of Greater Chicago
Angela Lee, DC Public Service Commission
Annique Lockard, WBI Energy Transmission
Sherri Manuel, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Matthew R. McGovern, von Briesen & Roper SC
Kirk Morgan, Bracewell
Timothy Oberleiton, Office of the People's Counsel for the District of Columbia
Shelley Park, Vitol Inc.
Jessica Raba, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
William Rappolt, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Lynne Rhode, JEA
Adrienne L. Riehl, MDU Resources Group, Inc.
Caroline Schmiedt, Platte River Power Authority
Christa Shute, Vermont Law School
Larisa M. Vaysman, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Megan Vetula, Edison Electric Institute
Kara Cunningham Williams, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
EBA also extends congratulations to its EBA Ambassadors for April:
EBA by the Numbers - Take a look at the 2018-2019 Annual Report!
EBA has released its 2018-2019 Annual Report. The theme of this report is “EBA by the Numbers” which highlights the significant engagement of the membership. For example, the report notes that 2,311 energy constituents participated in more than 40 educational and networking programs, and, 1,321 volunteers served the association!
Become an EBA Volunteer and Expand Your Professional Network
Increase your involvement in EBA and build relationships with professionals that can help you expand your practice or business. You are invited to join up to three committees for the 2019-2020 bar year.
EBA Committee and Council collaboration and planning efforts are conducted remotely so all can participate!
Savings Ends May 31st! Join the Northeast Chapter and FERC Commissioner Glick in DC – June 12-13, 2019
Register now to save $$ on the Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting, taking place at Baker Botts LLP in Washington, DC on June 12-13, 2019! The one day CLE program will address the following hot topics:
- Transmission Solutions for Integrating Offshore Wind
- Northeast Updates on Tackling Fuel Security
- State Policies and the Markets: How the tension is playing out in PJM, NYISO and ISO-NE
- Natural Gas and Alternative Energy Panel: Future of Natural Gas and Alternative Energy in Northeast
Need a discrete conversation? Considering a career change?
EBA’s Masters Council members stand ready to chat with you. Masters Council members have decades of experience in firm, corporate in-house, government and association sectors. They stand ready to share their insights with you as you contemplate your next moves, or to “just listen.” If you feel you might benefit from such a discrete conversation, feel free to contact either of the Masters Counsel Co-Chairs Sheila Hollis or Rich Meyer.
Register now for the 2019 Enforcers and Defenders Forum!
The Defenders panel, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, will address the development and implementation of internal compliance and monitoring programs designed to ensure compliance with regulatory and company standards, with a focus on internal detection techniques and mechanisms, and will include representatives from Calpine, the Intercontinental Exchange, and Tenaska.
Save The Date: 2019 YLC Summer Intern Reception
Save the date for the 2019 YLC Summer Intern Reception will be held in Washington, DC on Thursday, July 18, 2019. During the long and slow summer months in Washington, interns often are the dynamos of energy at energy law firms. Let's celebrate them! Young lawyers and seasoned practitioners alike are invited to join in welcoming summer interns to the practice of energy law.
The Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting will feature Ethics Session on June 11!
Don’t miss the Rocky Mountain Annual Meeting at the WY Public Service Commission on June 11th. Representative Chris Hansen of the Colorado General Assembly will give the luncheon keynote address. Chris Petrie, Secretary & Chief Counsel, Wyoming Public Service Commission will be the featured Ethics speaker. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more on following regional topics:
- Wildfires and Electric Utilities: Concerns and Viewpoints from Various Interested Parties
- Legal and Legislative Developments Affecting Exploration and Production Activity in the Rockies
- Legal and Regulatory Changes Paving the Way for Blockchain in Energy
Need a detailed overview of the ratemaking process? - June 19-20, 2019
Don't miss the NEW Primer: Cost of Service Ratemaking taking place June 19-20, 2019 in Baltimore, MD. Students will learn the cost-of-service process from start to finish in detail. Our faculty will provide you with a detailed overview of the ratemaking process, basic concepts and steps to the process. Register now to gain in-depth understanding on rate design and cost allocation, including functionalization and classification of costs, and will provide sufficient time for student discussion.
Did you know the new Energy Law Journal is online?
The Energy Bar Association and the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal are pleased to announce that the new edition of the Energy Law Journal (Volume 40:1) is posted on the EBA's website and is available by clicking on the following link: http://www.felj.org/energy-law-journal/current-issue. See there the President's Message and the Editor-in Chief's Page, as well as the new articles, In Memoriams for John E. (Jack) Holtzinger, Jr., Kevin J. McIntyre, Curtis (Curt) Moffatt, Jon Mostel and James E. Rogers, Jr., a number of committee reports, a book review by Robert J. Michaels and student notes by Joshua D. Ihler and Peter McVary.
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