2019 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting



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Program Overview:

The 2019 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting will be held at Baker Botts LLP in Washington, DC on June 12-13, 2019. The Northeast Chapter is presenting a one day CLE program and will offer numerous networking opportunities, including a pre-conference hosted cocktail reception and scheduled breaks during the program for attendees to connect.

2019 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting: Program Schedule and Registration Form


1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004


2019 Marketing Opportunities BROCHURE

Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting Sponsorship Levels & Benefits  

$1500: Platinum Sponsor

2 Complimentary Registrations (approximately $700 value)
5 complimentary attendees at networking reception;
Marketing material placed on registrant chairs/tables;
recognition on presentation screen during welcome and breaks
Additional 4 registrations at early bird price​ (regardless of time of registration)

$1000: Gold Sponsor

1 Complimentary Registration ($345 value);
2 complimentary attendees to networking reception
Additional 2 registrations at early bird level


$500: Silver Sponsor- All marketing benefits below


* Logo featured in all event marketing circulated to over 5,000 attorneys & energy professionals twice
* Listed in materials circulated to all attendees
* Verbal recognition at the opening by Chapter President during welcome remarks
* Recognition on conference webpage
* Logo recognition on social media
* One piece of marketing material at sponsor table
* Signage at the event listing sponsors by level
* Sponsor level distinction on ribbons


Contact: Michele L. Smith, Senior Manager, Marketing & Member Relations at D: 202-499-5841, E: msmith@eba-net.org


wednesday, june 12

networkofpeople 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM:  Welcome Reception - Baker Botts LLP, 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

thursday, june 13

8:00 AM -  9:00 AM: REGISTRATION 

9:00 AM -  9:15 AM: Welcome & Introductions 

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Transmission Solutions for Integrating Offshore Wind

Hear from those at the forefront of developing meaningful transmission for the influx of offshore wind in the Northeast, helping states realize their zero-carbon generation goals, while increasing reliability of the grid.

Atkins,_Sean Brennan,_Tim Gergen,_Michael Marczewski,_John Paradise,_Theodore

Sean Atkins, Partner, Alston & Bird
Tim Brennan, Director of Northeast Regulatory Policy, National Grid

Michael Gergen, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Pauline Foley, Associate General Counsel, PJM
John Marczewski, Vice President of Utilities & Consulting, EN Engineering
Theodore Paradise, Senior Vice President Transmission Strategy and Counsel, Anbaric

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM:  ​Networking Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM:  ​Northeast Updates on Tackling Fuel Security

PJM and ISO New England are actively engaged in discussions with stakeholders around fuel security.  Each RTO/ISO has published fuel security analyses.  PJM concluded that while there is no imminent threat, fuel security is an important component of reliability and resilience – especially if multiple risks come to fruition.  PJM underscored the importance taking proactive measures to value fuel security attributes through competitive wholesale markets.  ISO New England’s study examined a range of possible winter seasonal and system conditions and, based on the study assumptions, identified risks to reliable operations arising from fuel constraints impacting electric power generators.  ISO New England is currently working with stakeholders to develop a long-term, market-based solution to energy security risks.  This panel will provide reaction and perspective on energy/fuel security issues in New England and PJM.

Lombardi,_Sebastian Hendrzak,_Chantal Bentz,_Jeff Fuller,_Pete White,_Matt

Sebastian Lombardi, Partner, Day Pitney LLP
Chantal Hendrzak, Exec. Dir. Of Applied Innovation and Market Evolution, PJM
Jeff Bentz, Director of Analysis, NESCOE
Pete Fuller, Principal, Autumn Lane Energy Consulting LLC
Matt White, Chief Economist, ISO New England 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Luncheon Keynote Speaker

bio_glick_highSpeaker: The Honorable Richard Glick, FERC Commissioner

Commissioner Richard Glick was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2017. 

Before joining the Commission, Commissioner Glick was general counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, serving as a senior policy advisor on numerous issues including electricity and renewable energy. 


1:15 PM - 2:30 PM: State Policies and the Markets: How the tension is playing out in PJM, NYISO and ISO-NE

While the competitive wholesale power markets have been meeting the policy objective of reliable electric service, public policy objectives of state policymakers and regulators have been expanding and evolving.  Increasingly, state policymakers have sought to advance their individual environmental and/or jobs-related policy goals through actions outside of the competitive wholesale markets, including through out-of-market, state-supported clean energy procurements for certain generation.  Having been designed for reliability and least-cost dispatch, the competitive markets were not designed to achieve these evolving public policy objectives. 

Recognizing the significant tension that has arisen when state public policies and federally regulated competitive markets are not adequately aligned, each of the Eastern RTOs/ISOs have undertaken or are pursuing regional efforts to address these issues.  New England and PJM have developed different mechanisms in their capacity markets to accommodate state policy objectives related to the environment and jobs, while attempting to preserve competitive pricing in the markets.  Separately, NYISO is engaged in efforts to help achieve, rather than accommodate, state environmental policy goals through a proposed framework to price carbon into its energy market. 

This panel will discuss these different regional approaches and other important questions arising from the interaction of the competitive markets and new policy initiatives.

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Moderator:                                                                                                                                                                                 Jennifer Murphy, Director of Energy Policy & Senior Counsel, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Glen Thomas, President, GT Power Group
Asim Haque, Executive Director, Strategic Policy and External Affairs, PJM Interconnection
Liz Delaney
DirectorEnergy Market PolicyEnvironmental Defense Fund
Jeff Plewes, PrincipalEnergy Practice, Charles River Associates

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM:  ​Networking Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM: Natural Gas and Alternative Energy Panel: Future of Natural Gas and Alternative Energy in Northeast

With some NE utilities no longer hooking up new gas customers and challenges to new natural gas pipeline infrastructure building in the NE, what does the future look like for gas and renewables?  This panel will provide insights.  

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Andrea Jean Chambers, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (U.S.)
Thomas Kiley, President and CEO, Northeast Gas Association
Jason Burwen, Vice President of Policy, Energy Storage Association
Sebrina M. Greene, Associate Counsel, Regulatory Services, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
David Gahl, Senior Director of State Affairs, Northeast, Solar Energy Industries Association


hotel  HOTEL:

EBA has not secured a room block for this meeting, however the following hotels are within a 2 block radius of Baker Botts LLP:

JW Marriott Washington, DC 

1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW 
Washington, DC 20004
Rates start at $369                                                                                                                                                                    5 min walk/0.2 miles  

Washington Marriott at Metro Center

775 12th St NW 
Washington, DC 20005
Rates start at $475                                                                                                                                                                    5 min walk/0.2 miles                                                                                                                                

Trump International Hotel

1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW 
Washington, DC 20004
Rates start at $591                                                                                                                                                                  3 min walk/0.1 miles  




Registration includes program sessions, electronic attendee handouts, lunch, breakfast, breaks, and reception.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS May 15, 2019. Conference registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by a check, money order, government purchase order/training form or credit card information and may be limited by the capacity of the facilities. Registrations will not be held without payment.

EBA’s Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting pre-registration closes on June 11th. Thereafter, registrations can only be taken on-site at the conference.


Type Member Early Bird (On or Before 5/31/2019 Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Attorney/Energy Professional $345 $395 $450
Young Lawyer $345 $395 $450
Government - Attorney/EP/Academic $125 $175 $225
Solo Attorney/Small Firm $345 $395 $450
Student $35 $35 $50
Multi-Registration Discount (4th person and beyond) $285 $300 NA


*For firms registering 4 people or more, at the same time, EBA will provide you a group discounted registration rate of $125 per person for the 4th person and beyond. Applies to Private and Energy Professional members only. All attendees in the group must be members. Contact msmith@eba-net.org for more information. 


1.   Online:  Register Now 

2.   Fax your completed REGISTRATION FORM with payment to EBA: (202) 833-5596

3.   Mail your REGISTRATION FORM  and payment to EBA, 2000 M St. NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036


questions  POLICIES 


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


Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 5/31/2019, 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 5/31/2019. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable anytime  (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.


Persons in need of special accommodation should inquire with Lisa Levine, Chief Executive Officer, llevine@eba-net.org at the EBA office.


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 substantial financial hardship. Please submit your request to llevine@eba-net.org.


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.

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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.

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