2021 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 Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 and Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Take a look at the agenda and earn CLE and learn from the experts about the current regional developments.

 

Register Online Register with PDF

 

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champion SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Western Chapter Annual Meeting Sponsorship Levels & Benefits
 

GOLD - $1,500

  • Three complimentary registrations
  • Unlimited registrations at the Early Bird Price
  • All marketing below

SILVER - $1,000

  • Two complimentary registrations
  • Unlimited registrations at the Early Bird Price
  • All marketing below

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: Mary Margaret Frank, Meeting Coordinator at D: 202 - 499-5842, E: mmfrank@eba-net.org

library  PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Speaker Bios

Wednesday, February 24, 2021: 10:00 am - 12:45 pm PST (1:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST)

10:00 am - 10:05 am PST: Welcome and Introduction
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Jennifer Spina
President
EBA Western Chapter


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10:00 am - 11:00 am PSTMacro Thoughts About Microgrids: What’s on the Horizon?

This panel will explore impediments to microgrid development in recent years from a policy, legal and developer perspective.  The panelists will opine on regulatory issues surrounding microgrids at state and federal levels, regulatory reforms that could promote microgrid development, and best practices across multiple jurisdictions.

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Tahiya Sultan
Associate
Davis Wright Tremaine
Laurie Edelstein
Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Mark Sundback
Partner
Sheppard Mullin
Tony Ruffine
Head of Renewables
Emera Technologies LLC


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11:00 am - 11:30 am PSTnetworking break

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11:30 am - 11:45 am PST: Break
 

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11:45 am - 12:45 pm PST: Energy Policy under President Biden: Looking into the 2021 Crystal Ball and Beyond

A trio of former FERC Commissioners will share their thoughts on how the new Presidential administration’s focus on climate change and clean energy may trickle down to FERC and natural gas/electric policy, emerging issues within the energy industry, and what to keep your eye on during 2021 and beyond.

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Keith Goldberg
Senior Reporter, Energy
Law360
The Honorable Tony Clark
Senior Advisor
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
The Honorable Marc Spitzer
Partner
Steptoe
The Honorable Suedeen Kelly
Partner
Jenner & Block

Thursday, February 25, 2021: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM PST (1:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST)

10:00 am - 10:05 am PST: Welcome and Introduction
Rueger_Jane

Jane Rueger
President
Energy Bar Association


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10:05 am - 11:00 am PSTTHE TRANSMISSION EVOLUTION: THE ROLE OF TRANSMISSION IN SUPPORTING CLEAN AND CARBON-FREE INITIATIVES

The electricity sector is undergoing rapid transformation as a result of compounding forces including statewide and national clean energy goals, electrification of other industries, and the overall need to ensure grid resilience in the face of climate change. Understanding that the transmission system is a critical component for facilitating this transformation, this Panel will discuss the current challenges and opportunities for transmission development in the West, and will provide a broad overview of the regulatory and planning landscape, lessons learned from other regions, as well as bring invaluable developer- and stakeholder-focused perspectives.

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Adrienne Thompson
Associate
Troutman Pepper
Jordan Pinjuv
Senior Counsel
 California ISO
Todd Schatzki
Principal
Analysis Group
Doug Patterson
Founder, President
Southline Transmission
Project
 


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11:00 am - 11:30 am PSTNetworking break

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11:30 am - 11:45 am PST: Break

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11:45 AM - 12:45 PM PST: DRIVING ENERGY POLICY: THE INTERSECTION OF ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions nationwide. To mitigate that impact, regulatory schemes are being put into place to encourage innovation in the types of energy used to power transportation; significant among these is transportation electrification. This panel will discuss the nexus between the energy and transportation industries and the challenges and opportunities that exist on this issue from regulatory, utility, and private development perspectives.

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Meghan Grabel
Partner
Osborn Maledon
Lea Márquez Peterson
Chairwoman
Arizona Corporation Commission
Kathy Knoop
Energy Innovation Advisor
APS

Ali Amirali
Senior Vice President
Starwood Energy Group


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: UT, AZ, NV, WA, WI.

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

fees   REGISTRATION FEES:

 Register Online Register With PDF

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS February 12, 2021

Registration Rates

Early
ends Feb 12

Regular
ends Feb 13

Late
starts Feb 20

Member Registration

$150

$200

$250

Student Member Registration

Free

Free

Free

Nonmember Registration

$325

$325

$325

Nonmember Student Registration

$35

$35

$35

 

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER

1.   Online:  Register Online

2.   Fax your completed Register With PDF with payment to EBA: (202) 833-5596

3.   Mail your Register With PDF  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.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 2/19/2021, 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 2/19/2021. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable by 2/19/2021 (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.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons in need of special accommodation should inquire with Lisa Levine, Chief Executive Officer, llevine@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.

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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.