As 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.