2023 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting

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2023 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting

June 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 6:00 pm

Join the Rocky Mountain Chapter for their 2023 Annual Meeting. The program will kick off with lunch followed by three informational panels. Topics include electric infrastructure security issues, midstream gathering & processing agreements, and private/public transmission development in the west. Join fellow attendees for a networking happy hour after the educational sessions!

12:00 Check-in and Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 PM Panel 1: Electric Infrastructure Security Issues

In this panel Jeremy will walk through of a real-world cyber attack that occurred at Tri-County Electric Cooperative followed by an update on current cybersecurity trends and cyber issues on the legal and insurance fronts.

Craig N. Johnson
Director of Government Relations and General Counsel
Colorado Rural Electric Association
Jeremy Dreyer
Chief Executive Officer

1:45 – 2:45 PM Panel 2: Midstream Gathering & Processing Agreements 101

Crude oil and natural gas gathering and processing serves as a critical link in the value chain between upstream resource production and downstream end use.  The agreements that provide for gathering and processing are complex and thoroughly negotiated documents that cover a wide variety of topics.  This panel will focus on the fundamentals of midstream gathering and processing agreements. Learn from leading practitioners about the key provisions of gathering and processing agreements for natural gas and crude oil, as well as how these arrangements fit within the crude oil and natural gas value chains. 

Ashley Garber Browner
General Counsel
LF Bioenergy
Ryan Martin
Holland & Hart LLP
Sam Niebrugge
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

3:00 – 4:00 PM Panel 3: Private/Public Transmission Development in the West

Robust electric transmission development in the West is key to the energy transition. Recognizing this, the federal government and western states are taking a more active role in transmission development by partnering with private and other entities to assist with transmission planning, siting, and financing.  In this panel, hear from leaders from the Western Area Power Administration, New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority, and Colorado Electric Transmission Authority regarding their efforts to date and strategies for the future to empower the West.

Austin Rueschhoff
Holland & Hart LLP
Erik Aaboe
Energy Transition Specialist
New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority
Maury Galbraith
Executive Director
Colorado Electric Transmission Authority
Erin Green
Erin Green
Attorney-Advisor, Transmission Infrastructure Program
Western Area Power Administration

4:00 Networking Happy Hour

Energy Attorney/Professional$150$225
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