Practices Steering Committee Half-Day Event

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Practices Steering Committee Half-Day Event

November 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm EST

Join our Practices Steering Committee for their annual Half Day event. This webinar will cover:
– The History and Purpose of FERC (History of utilities in terms of IOUs and open access, RTOs/ISOs
– Basics of FERC Jurisdiction and Regulations for Electricity and Gas

*Registration for this event closes on 11.28 at 5:00 PM (ET)*

2:00 – 2:05 PM: Introduction and Welcome

2:05 – 3:00 PM: The History and Purpose of FERC

The electric and gas industries have a long and storied history of regulation and ‘deregulation’, legislation and litigation, as well as monopoly power and competition. This panel will review major historical regulatory events related to both the electrical and natural gas industries, from the Federal Water Power Act of 1920 to the creation of Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators. Panelists will discuss the history that led to the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act, and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act as well as how regulatory shifts have shaped the electric and gas industries as we understand them today.

Emily Mallen
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Harvey Reiter
Stinson LLP

3:00 – 3:55 PM: Basics of FERC Jurisdiction and Regulations for Electricity and Gas

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)—an independent, five-member commission housed within the Department of Energy—exerts enormous influence over the structure and development of the United States’ energy industry.  Through the Federal Power Act and the Natural Gas Act, Congress authorized FERC to regulate rates for wholesale sales of electricity and transmission in interstate commerce and the construction and operation of pipelines that transport natural gas in interstate commerce, respectively.  This panel will provide an overview of who is subject to FERC’s jurisdiction, how FERC exercises its statutory authority, and some of the complex issues that FERC currently is trying to address.

Marcia Hook
Partner – Energy Regulatory
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Allison E.S. Salvia
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Chris Smith
Regulatory Counsel
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

4:10 – 5:00 PM: Keynote Remarks: Current FERC Issues

Renardo Wilson
Sr. Regulatory Relations Advisor
Southern California Edison
Registration Types Member  Nonmembe
Student RegistrationFree$20

This program is eligible for 2.6 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states and 3.2 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. EBA has applied for this program in VA, CA, NY, TX, and OH.

To Receive CLE Credit:

If you have met the participation requirements, you will receive a personalized CLE affidavit from for the program at which you attended at least one session to completion. Please check your spam or junk folders as these emails often end up there. Please note you will fill out one affidavit for the full event. Once you complete the affidavit, you will be able to download your certificate(s) of attendance and they will be emailed to you as well from EBA is applying for CLE credit in Texas and Virginia for this event.


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