Electric Utility Rate Cases | March 16 & 17, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV

emeter_optAs we developed this program, it was proving to be an interesting time for electric utility ratemaking due to government policies encouraging renewable energy, distributed generation, and energy efficiency technologies in conjunction with technological advancements making those approaches much more competitive with traditional utility-scale fossil generation

The surprise-to-most result of the Presidential election portends a dramatic shift in federal policy. There will be a new FERC, a new EPA, and a collision with state policies designed to designed GHG emissions in response to climate change.

This makes for even more interesting times. We’re happy that our program co-chairs, Kirk Gibson of McDowell Rackner & Gibson and Fred Schmidt of Holland & Hart gave helped us assemble an excellent group of insightful thinkers from legal practitioners and economic consultants plus people working in the trenches from utilities, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders involved with electric utility ratemaking.

It promises to be a fabulous conference. We hope you’ll be able to join us.

Alaska Energy Markets and Regulation | December 12-13, 2016 – Anchorage, AK

16enak-imageOur program co-chairs, Mark Johnson, of Chugach Electric Association, Inc., and Bradford G. Keithley, Keithley Consulting, LLC, call this annual conference, now in its twelfth year, your one-stop update on the legal, business and regulatory, and increasingly the environmental-based regulatory challenges and opportunities for Energy in Alaska.

We’ll be back in Anchorage for another great workshop, with special addresses from: John Hendrix, Chief Tax Advisor of Office of Governor Bill Walker, Keith Meyer, President of Alaska Gasline Development Corp. and The Hon. Daniel Seamount, Jr., Commissioner of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. We will also have special video addresses to start each day by: The Hon. Lisa A. Murkowski, (R – Alaska) of United States Senate, and The Hon. Daniel S. Sullivan, Esq., (R – Alaska) of United States Senate.

This conference qualifies for 12.25 Alaska Bar CLE Credits and others upon request.

To view the full agenda and faculty, please visit: http://www.lawseminars.com/seminars/2016/16ENAK.php

We hope you’ll be able to join us in person in Anchorage to connect with your colleagues. However, if you can’t make the trip this year, register and tune in remotely to our live streaming webcast, or watch the replay home study at your convenience. Group, non-profit, and government discounts are available.

Call us at 206-567-4490 if you have any questions.

Register soon to reserve your place!

Buying & Selling Electric Power in the West | January 23-24, 2017 – Seattle, WA

17bsewa_320-240We have a lot to talk about in January. There will be a new President in the White House and we’ll either be pursuing clean power at the federal level with renewed vigor or the feds will be slamming on the brakes and returning to favoring fossil energy. Regardless of the impact of the election on the composition of the Congress, there will be new political dynamics to consider in planning strategies for the New Year.

Federal policy is only part of the story with the western coastal states all pursuing their own clean power agendas.  We’ll be exploring those new developments in depth with presentations by key policy makers, Elliot Mainzer from the BPA, and industry executives.

We’ll also be going into detail about the growth of solar and the host of issues arising from more distributed generation entering the mix and the evolution of energy market structures. Click here for full information about the program.

Electric Power in California | November 3 & 4 – Los Angeles, CA

Law Seminars International is pleased to announce our 18th Annual Electric Power in California Conference. Our Co-Chairs, Neeraj Arora of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP and John McKinsey of LeClairRyan have been tremendous in helping us to identify and assemble a great agenda and faculty.

It will be a great opportunity to hear updates on key issues and expert insight on new topics. Those include:

  • The future role of natural gas
  • The economic implications of 50% RPS
  • Energy storage and creative methods
  • Net metering
  • Current transmission development and interconnection issues
  • What solar will look like when it reaches grid parity in the U.S.
  • FERC Order 1000
  • Utility procurement processes in California

To view the full agenda and faculty, please visit http://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16BSECA

We hope you’ll be able to join us in person in Los Angeles to connect with your colleagues. However, if you can’t make the trip this year, register and tune in remotely to our live streaming webcast, or watch the replay at your convenience. Group, non-profit, and government discounts are available.

Call us at 206-567-4490 if you have any questions.

 

Register soon to reserve your place!

Buying & Selling Electric Power in the West | January 25 & 26 | Seattle

Our 21st annual Buying & Selling Electric Power in the West conference will explore the major changes rocking the Western energy business. Senior executives of the region’s utilities, leading electric industry practitioners, and commissioners at the state and federal level, will address a broad range of topics including:

  • bsewa_270_178The Clean Power Plan and EPA’s greenhouse gas rules and how they will impact the industry
  • The challenges of integrating rooftop solar into the electric grid
  • The changing energy marketplace in the West and efforts to police that marketplace
  • Changes on the horizon for the region’s electric grid

It’s a chance to develop better understanding of the legal and policy issues transforming the industry, from the leaders who are making it happen. They include the following key policy makers:

  • FERC Commissioner Phil Moeller
  • BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer
  • California ISO Director of Strategic Alliances Don Fuller
  • EPA Region 10 Regional Administrator Dennis McLerran
  • Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson
  • Idaho PUC President Paul Kjellander
  • Oregon PUC Commissioner Susan Ackerman
  • Oregon DEQ Director Dick Pedersen
  • Washington UTC Chairman David Danner

We hope you will join us for a very timely and high-level discussion.