2023 Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting

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2023 Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting

November 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm Central

Join EBA’s Midwest Chapter for their 2023 Annual Meeting, hosted by Ameren Missouri. Topics for this event include FERC Order 2222 and Midwest State Developments, DER Implementation, and Gas-Electric Coordination.

View full agenda and panelist information below! In-Person registration for this event is now closed.

9:15 – 10:45: O2222 and DER Implementation

This panel will discuss the ongoing implementation of FERC’s Order No. 2222 and its focus of integrating distributed energy resources into RTO markets.  Panel participants will provide unique perspectives on state regulatory processes, retail aggregation and participation, and distribution utility preparations. See Speaker Bios 

Beth Heline
General Counsel
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Steve Davies
Senior Assistant General Counsel
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Peter Millburg
Senior Manager – Regulatory Compliance
Ameren Illinois
Kristin Munsch
Senior Associate General Counsel
Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd)
Joann Stevenson Worthington
Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs

11:00 – 12:30:Gas-Electric Coordination

With increased winter extreme weather events in the Midwest, Gas-Electric coordination is once again a critical topic. This panel will focus on challenges faced by gas Local Distribution Companies, electric gas fired generators, reliability organizations, and Regional Transmission Organizations.  The panel will discuss and provide updates on the gas-electric coordination efforts that have been underway over the past several years, including the efforts of the Gas-Electric Harmonization Forum at the North American Energy Standards Board, NERC, RTOs and FERC.  Particular attention will be placed on efforts by ReliabilityFirst, MISO and PJM to address these challenges. See Speaker Bios

M. Bryan Little
Assistant General Counsel
Brian Franklin
Russell Kooistra
Troutman Pepper
Max Reisinger
Senior Counsel
David Sapper
Director of Regulatory Affairs – Midcontinent Customized Energy Solutions

12:30 – 1:15: Lunch

1:15-1:45: Keynote Remarks:

Chonda J. Nwamu
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Ameren Corporation

2:00 – 3:45: Legal and Regulatory Developments in the Midwest Region

The EBA Midwest Board has worked to identify a “liaison” in each state in our footprint. That individual will help keep the Board informed of pertinent legal and regulatory developments in their respective state, and will also help educate local members about Chapter activities and benefits. During this panel, each liaison will give an informal update on items of interest from their respective state. The individuals invited include liaisons from MN, WI, NE, IA, IL, KS, MO, MI, IN and OH. See Speaker Bios

  • Illinois – Carrera Thibodeaux, Energy Regulation and Litigation Associate, Whitt Sturtevant LLP
  • Indiana – Bryan Little, Assistant General Counsel, NiSource
  • Iowa – Haley Van Loon, Partner, BrownWinick Law Firm
  • Kansas – Andrew Schulte, Shareholder, Polsinelli
  • Michigan – Justin Ooms, Potomac Law Group
  • Minnesota – Zev Simpser, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Missouri – Andrew Schulte, Shareholder, Polsinelli
  • Nebraska – Doug Law, Associate General Counsel, Black Hills Corporation
  • Ohio – Devan K. Flahive, Partner, Nelson Mullins
  • Oklahoma – Buford Pollett, Managing Attorney, EMC Law PLLC
  • South Dakota – Doug Law, Associate General Counsel, Black Hills Corporation
  • Wisconsin – Richard Heinemann, Attorney, Boardman & Clark LLP
1901 Chouteau Avenue, MC 1310
St. Louis, Missouri 63103 United States

Thank you to our event sponsors:

 Early RateLate Rate (After October 23)
In-Person (Member)$ 295.00 $ 345.00
In-Person (NonMember)$ 435.00 $ 485.00
In-Person (Student Member)$   25.00 $   50.00
In-Person (Student NonMember)$   50.00 $   75.00
Virtual (Member)$ 295.00 $ 345.00
Virtual (NonMember)$ 435.00 $ 435.00
Virtual (Student Member)$       0 $       0
Virtual (Student NonMember)$   25.00 $   25.00

Hotel Information

EBA does not have a hotel room block for this event. Please see below for hotels near the conference.

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
1 South Broadway
Saint Louis, Missouri 63102

Live! By Loews – St. Louis, MO
799 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63102

The Westin St. Louis
811 Spruce Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102