2024 Southern Chapter Annual Conference

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2024 Southern Chapter Annual Conference

March 21 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm

Join the southern chapter in Richmond, VA or Atlanta, GA for their 2024 Annual Conference. Session topics will include grid stress in the Southern energy market, regulator’s eye on emergent issues, and Southern state regulatory updates. Registration is open now! *Please note that the agenda is subject to change*

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Welcome, Opening Remarks & Introductions

9:15 AM – 9:50 AM: Keynote Address

Douglas Schultz
Chief Operating Officer
Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

U.S. Department of Energy

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Florida/Georgia Line – Studying Inter-Coordination

This session will cover:

  1. how differing approaches in neighboring states from RPS and Rates is playing into resources and reliability
  2. where are issues like Resource Adequacy, Grid Hardening, Load Relief and Transmission Constraints emergently helping cause or relieve Grid Stress
  3. Default or Emerging mechanisms to barter, trade or transact when load forecasts/system balancing is interconnected and/or interrelated

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: State of the States – Legislative Policy Update

This session will cover:

  1. Most important national regulatory and legislative developments from 2023 and early 2024
  2. Southeast United States decisions, projects and process re: Rates, Projects, and Policy (Data Centers, Grid Modernization, Solar, Storage, & Electric Vehicles)

2:35 PM – 3:05 PM: LawTech Drive-by: The IP of AI (LLMs)

This session will cover:

  1. Risks and mitigations of using Large Language Models in drafting or filing in Public Proceedings if underlying licenses are required if “fair use exception” is novated
  2. Direct Impacts on related energy projects and indirect ripples that may affect others in government/industry – Advisory considerations, and recommended best practices

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM: Ethics Jeopardy!

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Closing Remarks

Alston & Bird
One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Suite 4900
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
951 E Byrd St.
Richmond, VA 23219

EBA does not have a hotel room block at either location for this event. Please see below for a list of hotels that are within walking distance from our venues. 


  1. AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown
  2. Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
  3. Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Midtown


  1. Omni Hotels and Resorts Richmond
  2. Courtyard Richmond Downtown