2022 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting

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Program Overview

The Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) Northeast Chapter is hosting a one-day event in Boston on June 8, 2022 focused on how changing laws, technologies, markets, and investments are disrupting existing paradigms in the energy industry. 

Expert panels will provide perspectives on battery storage, Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG), and electric transmission. The meeting will include a number of featured speakers.

Attendees are expected to include attorneys, corporate executives, industry analysts, federal and state officials, academics, media representatives, and law students. This is a CLE program (details below). The Annual Meeting will offer numerous networking opportunities, including a pre-conference hosted cocktail reception and scheduled breaks during the program for attendees to connect.

Thank you to our hosts:

Foley Hoag LLP
155 Seaport Blvd #1600
Boston, MA 02210

Register to attend:


   Virtually

library  PROGRAM SCHEDULE - EST

*Times are subject to change

Tuesday, June 7

5:00 pm – 6:30 Pm: Welcome reception

Reception hosted by:


Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
470 Atlantic Ave, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02210

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Wednesday, June 8

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM: Annual Meeting

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Welcome remarks:

  Energy Bar Association
Northeast Chapter President
Energy Bar Association President
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Carol J. Holahan
Partner, Co-Chair, Energy & Climate Practice Group
FOLEY HOAG


 

Jason Marshall
General Counsel
NEW ENGLAND STATES COMMITTEE ON ELECTRICITY


 

Delia Patterson
Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Communications and General Counsel
AMERICAN PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION
 

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM: Northeast energy business outlook

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Jon Chesto
Reporter
THE BOSTON GLOBE

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Keynote address

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Alicia Barton
President & Chief Executive Officer
FIRSTLIGHT POWER

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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: networking break

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10:15 Am - 11:30 AM: Fully Charged: Perspectives on How and When Batteries will Change the Grid

Energy storage technology is rapidly evolving and there has been a dramatic increase in deployments over just the last few years.  FERC’s groundbreaking Order 841, various RTO initiatives, and state programs all point to the continued integration of storage into the power grid.  This expert panel will provide regulatory and industry perspectives on the current landscape for energy storage, what barriers still exist, and how the industry can continue to build momentum.

Moderator Panelist Panelist Panelist Panelist
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Jenna McGrath
Of Counsel
PAUL HASTINGS


 
Liz Delaney
Senior Director, Wholesale Market Development
BORREGO
 
Robert Fares, Ph.D.
Energy Industry Analysis
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

Willis Geffert
Associate Director
NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING
 

Ted Wiley
Co-Founder, President, COO
FORM ENERGY
 

 

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: FEATURED SPEAKER

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Jigar Shah
Director, Loan Programs Office
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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12:00 PM - 12:40 PM: lunch

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12:40 PM - 12:45 PM: Special Address from u.s. senator ed markey

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey
United States Senator for Massachusetts

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12:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Integrating Capital and Climate: The Impact of ESG on the Energy Industry and the Role of Regulators and Ratings Agencies

Companies are paying increasing attention to the impact that their business objectives and practices have on the environment and society.  Driven by investor preferences and regulatory initiatives, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards are becoming a driving force for corporate change, including how business practices account for sustainability and climate risk.  The Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent proposed rule relating to climate risk disclosures could lead to new and enhanced ESG reporting frameworks.  For energy companies, ESG ratings and regulatory scrutiny will draw attention to the impact of their business decisions on the environment, promoting clean energy objectives, equity and diversity, and other social effects.  This expert panel will discuss how the investment and regulatory landscape is evolving and some of the ways that ESG is leading to fundamental changes in the energy industry.

Moderator Panelist Panelist Panelist Panelist
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Serena Rwejuna
Partner
WHITE & CASE LLP


 
Melanie Dubin, MBA
Manager, Sustainable Finance, Sustainability and ESG Services
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Macky McCleary
Director, Energy, Sustainability, & Infrastructure
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Shailesh Sahay
Counsel
FOLEY HOAG LLP


 
Nora Wittstruck
Senior Director, ESG Sector Leader
S&P GLOBAL

 

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: networking Break

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM: Charting FERC’s Path to Major Transmission Reform: How Landmark Final Rules on Planning, Cost Allocation, and Interconnection Could Transform Grid Development in the Northeast

In April, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking setting forth new and significant changes to transmission planning including requirements to conduct long-term regional transmission planning to meet needs driven by changes in the resource mix and demand.  Another key component of FERC’s proposal is how the costs of projects that may arise out of this envisioned process may be allocated, proposing a central role for the states in cost allocation.  Additionally, the potential reforms include fundamental changes to right-of-first refusal rules, with major implications for how transmission is developed.  This group of expert speakers will share their perspectives on FERC’s proposed rule, how FERC should approach a final rule, what transmission provider compliance could look like in the northeast, and what additional proposed rules we should expect this year.

Moderator Panelist Panelist Panelist Panelist
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The Honorable Cheryl LaFleur
Chair
ISO NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Adjunct Senior Research Scholar
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CENTER ON GLOBAL POLICY
Susan Bruce
Member,  Energy & Environmental Law and Renewable Energy & Corporate Sustainability Groups
MCNEES WALLACE & NURICK LLC



 
William Keyser
Partner
STEPTOE & JOHNSON






 
The Honorable Matthew Nelson
Chair
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES




 
Ari Peskoe
Director, Electricity Law Initiative
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY LAW PROGRAM


 

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cleapproved   CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE):

EBA will seek CLE for this event.. 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:

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

fees   REGISTRATION FEES:

Register to attend:

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*In-person capacity may be limited: Register early to ensure availability!

*Please note that In-person registration will close at 11:59 PM (ET) on June 6th

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS May 25th, 2022. 

Early Bird registration is a member only registration rate.

Registration Rates

Early
ends May 25

Regular
 

Member Registration - Attorney

$345

$395

Member Registration - Gov't, Academic $125 $175

Member Registration - Student

$35 $35

Nonmember Registration - Attorney

$450

$585

Nonmember Registration - Gov't, Academic

$225 $275

Nonmember Registration - Student

$50 $50

 

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER

1.   Online: In-Person    Virtually

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

hotelHOTEL INFORMATION

EBA does not have a block for this meeting, however, if you need hotel accommodations, the following hotels are among those located near Foley Hoag LLP. Please book rooms as soon as possible to ensure availability.

  • Renaissance Boston Waterfront
    606 Congress St.
    Boston, MA 02210

     
  • Hyatt Place Boston/ Seaport District
    295 Northern Ave
    Boston, MA 02210
  • Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
    1 Seaport Lane
    Boston, MA 02210

 

questions  policies 

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

Foley hoag LLP covid-19 policy:

Foley Hoag requires that anyone entering our offices be fully vaccinated (that is, 14 days past the second Moderna or Pfizer shot, or 14 days past the single J& J shot and has received a booster shot, if eligible per the CDC guidelines), and we are required to receive written confirmation of such vaccination.  Please confirm in writing, via email, that you are fully vaccinated, as soon as possible.  If you will be bringing anyone else with you into our offices, you may either forward this email to them and ask them to respond directly, or you may confirm in writing to us that you have inquired of their vaccination status and are able to confirm that they are fully vaccinated.  In addition to the above, no one will be permitted to come into our offices who has within the prior ten days either tested positive for Covid or been in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid.

*Visitors cannot claim a religious or medical exemption to this policy. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 06/03/2022, 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 06/03/2022. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable by 06/03/2022 (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.

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.