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 now closed for this event. Please contact Olivia Dwelley (odwelley@eba-net.org) if you have any questions.

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

Panelists will address:

  1. How differing approaches and policies are playing into resources and reliability (Florida’s grid hardening approach, the Department of Defense resilience initiatives, Integrated Resource Planning)
  2. An update on the Southeastern Energy Exchange Market (SEEM)
Moderator: Cindy Miller
Cindy Miller LLC
Ron Brisé
Government Affairs Consultant
Chris Demko
Associate General Counsel
Southern Company
Nicholas Guidi
Senior Attorney
Southern Environmental Law Center
Rob Patrylak
CEO and Managing Partner
Patrylak Energy Advisors
Paul Roege, P.E.
Creative Erg, LLC

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: State of the States – Regulatory and Policy Updates From Several of the Southeastern States

This panel of Southeastern State Commissioners and energy experts will provide updates and discussion on the most important Southeastern States’ regulatory and legislative developments from 2023 and early 2024.  Participants will hear about recent legislation, key regulatory and/or court decisions, rulemakings, projects and processes happening in the Southeast United States.

Autumn Proudlove Associate Director – Policy & Markets
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
The Honorable Mike La Rosa
Florida Public Service Commission
The Honorable Jason S. Shaw, Jr.
Georgia Public Service Commission
The Honorable Floyd B. McKissick Jr.
North Carolina Utilities Commission
William H. Chambliss
General Counsel
Virginia State Corporation Commission
Organized by: Rachel Bowen
Vice President
EBA Southern Chapter
Organized by: Kelli Cole
Staff Attorney
Virginia State Corporation Commission

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
Justin R. Martin
Program Manager – Advanced Energy
Defense Innovation Unit
Susanna McDonald
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Association of Corporate Counsel

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM: Ethics Jeopardy!

Ethics made fun and easy! Sam Brumburg is the ringmaster in this gameshow pitting the Atlanta, Richmond and online audience against each other to test knowledge in a fun interactive gameshow context based on yes/no answer to pre-prepared Ethical questions and scenarios. 

Sam Brumberg
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel
Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

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

CLE Statement:

This program is eligible for 4.5 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 5.4 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.