2022 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting

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Program Overview

The Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) Rocky Mountain Chapter is hosting a half-day event in Denver on June 16, 2022 focused on how supply chain issues, inflation, fires, and the transition to a clean energy future affect the energy industry.

Thank you to our hosts:

Holland & Hart
555 17th St. #3200
Denver, CO 80202

Register to attend:
 

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thursday, June 16 - ANNUAL MEETING

12:00 PM: LUNCH PROVIDED BY HOLLAND & HART

WELCOME REMARKS:

Energy Bar Association
Rocky Mountain Chapter President
Energy Bar Association President
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Elizabeth Stevens
Principal Attorney
XCEL ENERGY



 

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

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12:25 pm - 1:35 pm: HOW SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES AND INFLATION ARE AFFECTING CURRENT CONTRACTS AND FUTURE ENERGY INVESTMENTS

This panel will discuss the following:

  • Background and history of solar trade restrictions that are impacting the overall solar economy, including the U.S. International Trade Commission and its legal authorities to impose import relief, the legal status on import tariffs for imported Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s anti-circumvention determinations related to CSPV;
  • Background on the volatility of lithium pricing and underlying causes;
  • How supply chain issues are impacting electric utilities, including on their Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and generator interconnection queues;
  • Methods for negotiating risk of supply chain impacts in PPAs;
  • Best practices for developers and utilities to seek to avoid disruptions associated with supply chain concerns; and
  • Recommendations for development practices to mitigate supply chain risk.
Speaker Speaker Speaker Speaker
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Jason Freeman
Attorney
TRI-STATE GENERATION & TRANSMISSION ASSOCIATION, INC.

Cedric Ireland
Secretary and General Counsel
SCOUT CLEAN ENERGY

 
Rochelle Rabeler
Partner
HOLLAND & HART


 
Brett White
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
PINE GATE RENEWABLES

 

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1:45 pm - 3:00 pm: THE CHALLENGES GAS UTILITIES (LDCS) FACE WITH METHANE AND CARBON DIOXIDE IN TRANSITIONING INTO A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE (LDCS)

This panel will discuss the following:

  • Challenges associated with emissions reductions from LDCs as compared to electric systems.
  • Why and how the emissions reductions opportunities are different as between gas and electric utilities.
  • Tools for reducing emissions while maintaining safe and reliable service.
  • Short-term and near-term emissions reductions opportunities in the LDC and upstream natural gas sectors.
  • Issues associated with new infrastructure and the evaluation of pipe and non-pipe alternatives, including balancing “stranded asset” risk with the potential for alternative fuels in the future.
  • Equity considerations in emissions reduction strategies for LDCs and upstream natural gas sectors.
  • Accounting for emissions reductions as between the LDC and upstream sectors to encourage a broad scope of emissions reductions opportunities
Moderator Speaker Speaker Speaker
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Matthew Larson
Partner
WILKINSON BARKER KNAUER, LLP


 

Michelle Applegate
Senior Director, Policy
PROJECT CANARY


 

Jeff Lyng
Director, Energy & Environmental Policy
XCEL ENERGY


 
Jim Martin
Senior Counsel
BEATTY & WOZNIAK, P.C.



 

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3:10 pm - 4:15 pm: legislative update

This panel discuss:

  • what Colorado bills were passed this session related to energy and environmental issues
  • what did not pass
  • what we may see on the horizon for the next legislative session
Speaker Speaker
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Michael Sapp
Manager, State Government Relations
XCEL ENERGY, COLORADO
Carly West
Government Affairs Manager
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
 

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4:15 pm - 5:15 pm: NETWORKING RECEPTION

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

 

championSponsorship Opportunities

Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Gold:        $1,000
Silver:       $750
Bronze:    $500

 

GOLD

2 complimentary registrations

Additional 4 registrations
at early bird price‚Äč

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SILVER

1 Complimentary Registration 

 

Additional 2 company/firm registrations at early bird level   

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BRONZE           

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ALL SPONSORS

* 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

fees   REGISTRATION FEES:

 

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS June 2, 2022. 

Early Bird registration is a member only registration rate.

Registration Rates

Early
ends June 2

Regular
 

Member Registration - Attorney

$150

$175

Member Registration - Gov't, Academic $105 $125

Member Registration - Student

$35 $35

Nonmember Registration - Attorney

$350

$350

Nonmember Registration - Gov't, Academic

$175 $175

 

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER

1.   Online:  Virtual

2.   Fax your completed Registration Form and 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 Holland & Hart. Please book rooms as soon as possible to ensure availability.

  • Grand Hyatt Denver
    1750 Welton Street
    Denver, CO 80202

     
  • Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
    1400 Welton Street
    Denver, CO 80202

questions  policies 

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

EBA COVID-19 POLICY

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, EBA has focused on protecting the health and safety of our members, employees, and their families. As we resume in-person EBA meetings, we are extending our health and safety commitment to our meeting attendees, speakers, and other stakeholders.

It is imperative that we all continue to take the precautions necessary to minimize the spread of COVID-19, which will allow EBA to offer high quality programs and valuable networking opportunities gained from in-person events.

 Vaccinations

EBA strongly recommends that anyone attending an EBA-hosted meeting be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  EBA staff are fully vaccinated, and it is expected that hotel staff and vendors are fully vaccinated.

 Mask Policy

Along with vaccination recommendations, all EBA meeting attendees, speakers, guests, and exhibitors will follow jurisdictional requirements for mask wearing. As an additional precaution, EBA recommends all attendees wear masks regardless of local requirements.

Social Distancing

Attendees should be mindful of their space to the extent possible and are encouraged to maintain 6 feet of social distance when able.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 06/10/2022, 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 06/10/2022. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable by 06/10/2022 (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:

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