2021 Southern Chapter Virtual Annual Meeting


Program Overview

The Southern Chapter of the Energy Bar Association's 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in your very own home or office (virtually!) on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Mark your calendar now to earn CLE and learn from the experts about the current regional developments. 

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Southeastern Energy Society





9:45 am – 10:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

EBA Southern Chapter
EBA President Southeastern Energy
Society President
EBA Assistant Treasurer  EBA Assistant Secretary
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Kelli Cole
Staff Attorney
Virginia State Commission
Jane Rueger
Perkins Coie LLP
Peter Floyd
Alston & Bird
Nicholas Pascale
Assistant General Counsel
National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association
David Martin Connelly
Balch & Bingham LLP

10:00 am – 11:30 am:  Southeastern Wholesale Market Restructuring?

This panel will focus on the recent buzz about a possible Southeastern Regional Transmission Organization or the recently-proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market.  Our speakers will come from the following different perspectives:  Nanette Edwards of the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff will moderate and provide her perspective and expertise.  Bruce Rew with SPP will speak about the benefits of an RTO.  Elliot Roseman with the US Energy Association will describe the research that led Florida to back away from GridFlorida in the early 2000s.  Eddie Moore of the Coastal Conservation League will discuss the potential environmental benefits and the South Carolina new study law.  Alex Glenn of Duke Energy will share the utility perspective. Those who attend will better understand the costs and benefits of a new power market, and the challenges of doing so in the Southeastern US.

Introductions: Cindy Miller, Esq.EBA Southern Chapter Immediate Past President and Board Member

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Nanette Edwards
Executive Director
South Carolina
Office of Regulatory Staff
Eddy Moore
Energy & Climate
Program Director

 Coastal Conservation League
Bruce Rew
Senior Vice President
SPP Operations

Elliot Roseman
Program Director,
Electricity Market Initiative
United States Energy Association

Alex Glenn
Senior Vice President of State &
 Federal Legal Support

Duke Energy

11:30 am – 11:45 am: Break

11:45 am – 12:30 pm: Keynote Speaker

Keynote Introduction Keynote Speaker
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Floyd R. Self
Berger Singerman

Mark C. Christie
Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Political Impacts on Energy Policy

Current energy policy is in flux after the recent shift in Administration at the Federal level and recent initiatives at the state level, such as the Virginia Clean Economy Act.  Where are we headed and how will these changes affect your clients?  This panel will focus on the political landscape’s effect on energy policy, providing insight into the types of changes that may be coming and how these changes will impact the energy sector.

Introductions: Garland S. Carr, Partner, Williams Mullens; EBA Southern Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

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Cliona Mary Robb
Thomas McMullen, P.C.

Lola Infante, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor,
External Relations &
Strategic Initiatives

Electric Power Research Institute

William C. Cleveland
Senior Attorney
Southern Environmental
Law Center 

Kirk Johnson
Senior Vice President
of Member Engagement

Old Dominion
Electric Cooperative

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Ethical Considerations for the Energy Professional: Why Do Good People Do Bad things?

Why do good people do bad things?  This panel will discuss the effects of corporate and institutional cultures on ethical considerations, how to create an environment in those settings that encourages lawyers to do the right thing and the current trends in the energy industry addressing these considerations.  The Panel will discuss how to provide a framework for those difficult discussions that the client may not want to hear.

Introductions: Michael J. Messonnier, Senior Attorney, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; EBA Southern Chapter President Elect

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Curtis Romig
 Bryan, Cave, Leighton
and Paisner, LLP

Phyllis Bernard, Esq.
Former Robert S. Kerr, Jr.
Distinguished Professor

of Law & Founding Director of the Center on ADR
Oklahoma City University

Stephen G. Kozey
Former General Counsel
Midwest Independent
Operator System

Kay Pashos
Ice Miller

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: closing remarks

EBA Southern Chapter
Vice President
EBA Southern Chapter
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Brian D. Treby, JD
Energy and Tax

Kelli Cole
Staff Attorney
Virginia State Commission



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:

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Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 03/05/2021, 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 03/20/2021. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable by 03/20/2021 (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.


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