2022 Southern Chapter Virtual Annual Meeting

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Program Overview

The Southern Chapter of the Energy Bar Association's 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in your very own home or office (virtually!) on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Mark your calendar now to earn CLE and learn from the experts about the current regional developments. 
 
 
 

COSPONSORS:

SOUTHEASTERN ENERGY SOCIETY

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library  PROGRAM SCHEDULE - EST

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

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EBA Southern Chapter
President
EBA President EBA Vice President    
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Michael Messonnier
Senior Attorney
HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH LLP
Mosby Perrow
Partner
VAN NESS FELDMAN, LLP
David M. Connelly
Partner
BALCH & BINGHAM LLP
Peter Floyd
Partner
ALSTON & BIRD
President
SOUTHEASTERN ENERGY SOCIETY
Nicholas J. Pascale
Deputy General Counsel
NATIONAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION

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9:15 am – 10:30 am:  Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the energy workplace: lofty ideals or attainable goals?

This powerhouse panel of super lawyers in the utility space will discuss the importance of recruiting inclusive legal teams (in-house) in the energy field.  The panel, moderated by Kodwo Ghartey – Tagoe, Duke Energy, will feature lawyers from a variety of backgrounds and survey all of the creative and innovative work they are doing to address environmental justice and equity issues. General Counsels from Southern and Dominion, Jim Kerr and Carlos Brown, utility strategist Divesh Gupta, and environmental justice expert Cliona Robb, plan to share their perspective, challenges, experiences and lessons learned when working to promote a more equitable future for their legal teams which ultimately benefit clients, stakeholders, customers and communities.

Introduction: Rachel BowenEBA Southern Chapter Member

Moderator Panelist Panelist Panelist Panelist
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Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
Carlos Brown
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
DOMINION ENERGY
Divesh Gupta
Director, Strategy
BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC

Jim Kerr
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
SOUTHERN COMPANY

Cliona Robb
Director
ThompsonMcMullan

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10:30 am – 10:40 am: Break

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10:40 am – 12:10 pm: Energy resiliency in the 21st century - a glance to the past with a focus on the future

This panel will assess the resiliency of the Southeastern grid in light of the winter outages in Texas in 2021, the generation resource mix in the Southeast, and the vertically integrated utility structure that is prevalent in the Southeast.  Commissioner Will McAdams of the Public Utility Commission of Texas will discuss the causes of the winter outages in Texas and the steps Texas is taking to address these causes.  Commissioner Tim Echols of the Georgia Public Service Commission, Commissioner Kimberly Duffley of the North Carolina Utilities Commission, and David Fountain, General Counsel for the Tennessee Valley Authority will discuss how their states or regions are ensuring system resiliency in light of their individual circumstances.  Finally, Paul Williams will discuss other challenges to resiliency in the Southeast, including addressing challenges in existing interconnection requirements.

Introduction: Kelli Cole, EBA Southern Chapter Board Member & Former President, Staff Attorney, Virginia State Corporation Commission

Moderator Panelist Panelist Panelist Panelist
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Edward "Ned" Ross
Consultant and Attorney
NED ROSS STRATEGIC SERVICES

The Honorable Kimberly Duffley
Commissioner
NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION

David Fountain
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
The Honorable Will McAdams
Commissioner
PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS
Chris Vlahoplus
Professor of the Practice
UNC KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL

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12:10 pm – 12:20 pm: brief pause

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12:20 PM - 1:05 PM: LUNCH PERIOD -

Introduction: Michael Messonnier, EBA Southern Chapter President, Senior Attorney, HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH LLP

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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The Honorable Colette D. Honorable
Partner
REED SMITH

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1:05 pM - 1:10 PM: BRIEF PAUSE

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1:10 pm – 2:25 pm: offshore wind development in the southeast: challenges and opportunities

In recent years, Developers have begun to move forward with the development of offshore wind facilities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.  This panel will provide background concerning the unique requirements associated with the development of offshore wind facilities and will discuss the opportunities and challenges of developing such facilities in the Southeastern states.

Introduction: S. Perry CoburnEBA Southern Chapter Member, Partner, Christian & Barton, LLP 

 

Moderator Panelist Panelist Panelist
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Jason Hill
Counsel
HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH, LLP
 
Spencer Hanes
Managing Director Business Development
DUKE ENERGY SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Joshua Kaplowitz
Vice President, Offshore Wind
AMERICAN CLEAN POWER ASSOCIATION

Katharine Kollins
President
SOUTHEASTERN WIND COALITION

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2:25 pm – 2:35 pm: Brief pause

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2:35 pm – 4:05 pm: ev/evse energy infrastructure and finance - successfully financing commercial energy projects at doe, lpo, and beyond

The goal of this panel is to familiarize the audience with commercial energy project financing with an emphasis on eligibility.  The panel will be moderated by Justin Martin who will guide conversation among:

(i) Douglas Schulz of the Department of Energy, who will discuss the department’s Loan Programs Office eligibility issues,
(ii) Merrill Kramer, who will discuss the impact of Build Back Better and taxation related approaches, and
(iii) Jeremy McCool and J.P. Yorro at HEVO, who will discuss project financing from the energy start-up perspective.

Introductions: Brian Treby, EBA Southern Chapter President Elect, Energy Consultant, BDT CONSULTING
 

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Justin Martin
EBA Southern Chapter Secretary,
Technical Executive - DER and Energy Storage, Integrated Grid and Energy Services

ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.


 


 

Merrill Kramer
Partner
PIERCE ATWOOD







 

 



 

Jeremy McCool
CEO
HYBRID & ELECTRIC VEHICLE OPTIMIZATION












 
Douglas Schultz
Director of Loan Guarantee Origination
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LOAN PROGRAMS OFFICE










 
J.P. Yorro
Chief Financial Officer
HYBRID & ELECTRIC VEHICLE OPTIMIZATION











 


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4:05 PM – 4:10 PM: closing remarks

Michael Messonnier, EBA Southern Chapter President, Senior Attorney, HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH LLP

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, GA
  • Pending: VA, NY, NC

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

fees   REGISTRATION FEES:

Register

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS March 11th, 2022. 

Early Bird registration is a member only registration rate.

Registration Rates

Early
ends Mar 11

Regular
ends Mar 20

Late begins
Mar 21

Member Registration

$150

$200

$250

Student Member Registration

Free

Free

Free

Nonmember Registration

$325

$325

$325

Nonmember Student Registration

$25

$25

$25

 

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER

1.   Online: Register

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 03/20/2022, 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 03/20/2022. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable by 03/20/2022 (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.

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