2021 Southern Chapter Virtual Annual Meeting


Program Overview

The Southern Chapter of the Energy Bar Association's 2021Annual 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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9:45 am – 10:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

Moderator:  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 and Federal Legal Support, Duke Energy

11:30 am – 11:45 am: Break

11:45 am – 12:30 pm: Keynote Speaker


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

Moderator:  Cliona Mary Robb, Partner, Thomas McMullen, P.C.


  • Lola Infante, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, External Relations and 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.

Moderator:  Curtis Romig, Partner, Bryan, Cave, Leighton and Paisner, LLP


  • Phyllis Bernard, Esq., Former Robert S. Kerr, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law Director of the Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution at Oklahoma City University, and Former SPP RTO Board of Director
  • Stephen G. Kozey, Former General Counsel, Midwest Independent Operator System
  • Kay Pashos, Partner, Ice Miller


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: 
  • Pending: FL, GA, SC, IN, VA and NC 

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


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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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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.


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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