2022 Western Chapter Virtual Annual Meeting

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Program Overview

The Western Chapter of the Energy Bar Association's 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in your very own home or office on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Save the date and earn CLE and learn from the experts about the current regional developments.

 

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Western Chapter Annual Meeting Sponsorship Levels & Benefits
 

GOLD - $1,500

  • Three complimentary registrations
  • Unlimited registrations at the Early Bird Price
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SILVER - $1,000

  • Two complimentary registrations
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BRONZE - $500           

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ALL SPONSORS
  • Logo featured in all event marketing circulated to over 5,000 attorneys & energy professionals
  • Listed in materials circulated to all attendees
  • Verbal recognition at the opening by Chapter President during welcome remarks
  • Recognition on the conference webpage
  • Logo recognition on social media

Contact: Olivia Dwelley, Meeting & Volunteer Relations at odwelley@eba-net.org

library  PROGRAM SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, February 24, 2022: 

Welcome and Introduction

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9:00 am - 10:30 am PST: THE PAST, PRESENT, & POTENTIAL FUTURE OF WESTERN MARKETS & REGIONALIZATION
 

Over the past decade, utilities in Western states have continued exploring collaborative, market-based options for improving resiliency, reliability, and economic efficiency. Given the complicated history of regionalization and market formation in the West, as more utilities continue ramping up participation in these new CAISO and SPP markets, questions invariably arise over what the end-goal will be for our region. What can we learn from history, what is the current state of this market development, and what’s to come? We have an experienced set of panelists who can provide helpful insights into these important questions.

Moderator Panelist Panelist Panelist
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Brian Cole
General Manager of Resource Management
ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE CO.
 
Kara Brighton Fornstrom
Director, State Regulatory Policy
SOUTHWEST POWER POOL

 
Steve Kerns
Senior Technical Advisor
PUBLIC GENERATING POOL


 
Phil Pettingill, P.E.
Director, Regional Integration
CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR CORPORATION

 

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10:30 am - 10:35 Am PST: Pause

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10:35 am - 12:05 pm PST: Streamlining TRANSMISSION LICENSING AND SITING

Siting new transmission lines can be challenging given the numerous regulatory hurdles that must be overcome.  Those hurdles are even more cumbersome when the transmission project is interstate and successful development requires navigating the regulatory landscape of multiple states and local jurisdictions, with various environmental regulations and transmission planning requirements.  How can this process be improved and what is the key to moving a project through the development process and getting it built?  This panel will answer those questions from a variety of perspectives.

Moderator Panelist Panelist Panelist
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Meghan Grabel
Partner
OSBORN MALEDON, P.A.



 
Ali Amirali
Senior Vice President
STARWOOD ENERGY GROUP



 
David Getts
General Manager of SouthWestern Power Group
SUNZIA


 
Mary Hamway
President
MH CONSULTING
Committee Member
ARIZONA POWER PLANT AND TRANSMISSION LINE SITING COMMITTEE

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12:05 Pm - 1:30 Pm PST: President's remarks and lunch break
EBA President
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Mosby Perrow
Partner
VAN NESS FELDMAN, LLP
 

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1:30 Pm - 3:00 pm PST: hYDROGEN IN THE WEST

Hydrogen is viewed as a significant resource that has the potential to decarbonize the natural gas sector and the energy sector more broadly.  While many of the technical applications are in the nascent stage, the hydrogen market is projected to grow both globally and domestically. As is the case with any new technology, for hydrogen to become cost competitive and widely deployed, appropriate incentives and polices are needed.  This panel will discuss where we are today and what is needed for hydrogen to play a crucial part in moving us to a clean energy future.

Panelist Panelist Panelist
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Buck Endemann
Partner & Leader of Power/Renewables Group
K&L GATES
 
Sara Fitzsimon, J.D.
Policy Director
CALIFORNIA HYDROGEN BUSINESS COUNCIL
Jared Liu-Klein
Public Policy Manager
SOCALGAS

 
 
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3:00 Pm - 3:05 pm PST: Pause

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3:05 pm - 4:35 pm PST: offshore wind

The pacific coast is home to some of the best offshore wind resources in the world. Both President Biden and Governor Newsom have recently taken actions to facilitate and accelerate development of significant offshore wind generation off the California coast in the coming years. Developers, regulators and other stakeholders will need to navigate novel and complex challenges related to leasing and commercial arrangements, permitting and siting, environmental review, transmission planning, and other issues. This panel will address these questions as well as lessons learned from the more mature offshore wind market on the eastern seaboard.

Moderator Panelist Panelist
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Ella Foley Gannon
Partner
MORGAN LEWIS


 

Theodore Paradise
Executive Vice President
TRANSMISSION STRATEGY & COUNSEL
Partner
ANBARIC
Adam Stern
Executive Director
OFFSHORE WIND CALIFORNIA
Environmental Strategy Consultant
ADAM STERN & ASSOCIATES


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cleapproved   CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE):

EBA will seek up to 4 hours CLE in 60-minute states and 4.8 hours CLE in 50-minute states.  EBA will ordinarily seek CLE from VA, TX, CA & NY.   Additionally, some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state at https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mcle/.

The following states have been approved or are pending:

  • Approved: CA
  • Pending:

If you require CLE in another state not listed here, please contact EBA-CLE@EBA-NET.ORG

fees   REGISTRATION FEES:

 Register Online

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS February 12, 2022 

Registration Rates

Early
ends Feb 12

Regular
ends Feb 19

Late
starts Feb 20

Member Registration

$175

$225

$275

Student Member Registration

Free

Free

Free

Nonmember Registration

$350

$350

$350

Nonmember Student Registration

$35

$35

$35

 

questions  policies 

To learn more, please contact EBA,  (202) 223-5625 or by email at EBA@eba-net.org.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 2/19/2022, less a $50 administrative fee. The cancellation policy also applies to registration forms that are received and accepted after the deadline date. No refunds will be given after 2/19/2022. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable by 2/19/2022 (non-members substituting for members will be charged the difference between the member and non-member fees). Please note that regardless of the date the cancellation notice is received, no refunds will be processed until after the program. Confirmations will be sent to registrants via email if an address is provided.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons in need of special accommodation should inquire with Jack Hannan, Chief Executive Officer, jhannan@eba-net.org at the EBA office.

EBA HARDSHIP POLICY

EBA offers eligible student, government, and academic members’ discounts on the rates for most EBA programs which carry CLE credits, including EBA’s Annual and Mid-Year meetings. EBA will, on a case-by-case basis, consider requests from members to attend EBA programs at discounted rates. Discount requests must be made to EBA’s office at least fifteen days prior to the close of regular registration for the program in question. Requests will be considered by EBA if timely and complete. Discount requests must demonstrate a substantial financial hardship. Please submit your request to llevine@eba-net.org.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) is committed to the goals of fostering an inclusive and diverse membership and increasing diversity across all levels of the Association.  Attorneys and energy professionals in the energy field are welcome to join our ranks, regardless of race, creed, color, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, family and marital status (including pregnancy), family responsibilities, religion, national origin, age, personal appearance, political affiliation, veterans status, disability, source of income (government, solo, corporate, firm practice), or place of residence or business (geographic diversity) and are encouraged to become active participants in the Association’s activities.

EBA COVID-19 POLICY

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, EBA has focused on protecting the health and safety of our members, employees, and their families. As we resume in-person EBA meetings, we are extending our health and safety commitment to our meeting attendees, speakers, and other stakeholders.

It is imperative that we all continue to take the precautions necessary to minimize the spread of COVID-19, which will allow EBA to offer high quality programs and valuable networking opportunities gained from in-person events.

 Vaccinations

EBA strongly recommends that anyone attending an EBA-hosted meeting be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  EBA staff are fully vaccinated, and it is expected that hotel staff and vendors are fully vaccinated.

 Mask Policy

Along with vaccination recommendations, all EBA meeting attendees, speakers, guests, and exhibitors will follow jurisdictional requirements for mask wearing. As an additional precaution, EBA recommends all attendees wear masks regardless of local requirements.

Social Distancing

Attendees should be mindful of their space to the extent possible and are encouraged to maintain 6 feet of social distance when able.

pictures   PHOTOGRAPHS:

By registering for this program, you authorize EBA to use any photographs taken of you during the event. Photographs may be used in promotional materials or stories that appear in professional publications and websites.