Energy Law Academy

The EBA Energy Law Academy focuses on the core legal and regulatory concepts and basic industry fundamentals that every energy law practitioner needs for success. The overall goal of the Academy is to provide attorneys and energy professionals with a comprehensive foundation of the various aspects of the energy law sector.  Upon completion, Academy students will have a greater understanding of the major subject matter areas so they can better approach, research, and evaluate the issues their clients face.

You may participate in the EBA Energy Law Academy by taking individual courses, or enhance your overall knowledge of energy law by obtaining your Energy Law Academy Certificate of Achievement.

Energy Law Academy Courses

FERC Regulation of Natural Gas

The goal of Course 101 is to provide an overview of the federal regulation of the natural gas industry by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Electricity and Electric Rate Regulation

The goal of Course 102 is to provide an overview of electric regulation at the federal and state levels. The course begins with a brief overview of how electricity is generated, transmitted, and delivered to customers, and covers key legal milestones in electric regulation since commercial electric service began in the 1870s.

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Federal Oil Pipeline Regulation

The goal of course 103 is to provide an overview of the federal economic regulation of oil and refined products pipelines.

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Cost-of-Service Ratemaking

Students will learn the cost-of-service process from start to finish in detail. We will discuss the basic concepts of the ratemaking concept.

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Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

Students will learn the basics of cybersecurity in the energy industry. We will discuss the core concepts, including key terminology and definition, of cybersecurity.

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Electric Technology for Attorneys

The overall goal of Course 106 is to provide attorneys new to the oil and refined products pipeline industry a foundational understanding of the industry and how it is organized and regulated, so they are better equipped to assist clients in this industry.

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Energy Trading

In Course 107, energy lawyers will learn the fundamentals of energy trading. Our faculty will introduce participants to the purposes and benefits of trading, basic concepts in trading, the energy products that are commonly traded, and the markets in which they are traded.

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Environmental Law

The goal of Course 108 is to provide an overview of environmental law, principally at the federal level. The course begins with a brief overview the purpose of environmental law and regulation, and the interplay of federal, state and local laws.

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Introduction to HydroPower

The purpose of Course 109 is to provide attorneys who are new to the practice of hydroelectric law a foundational understanding of the hydroelectric industry and how it is regulated by teaching basic industry fundamentals and core regulatory and legal concepts.

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Electric Reliability

In Course 110, participants will receive an introduction to the regulatory regime governing electric reliability in the United States.

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Energy Finance

The purpose of this EBA Academy course is to familiarize registrants with multiple types of financing commonly used in the energy industry, provide a basic understanding of their differences, and pros/cons where alternative forms of financing are available for a particular project or transaction.

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Introduction to PURPA

This course is intended for energy lawyers and other professionals new to the electric industry. The course provides an introduction to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, as amended (PURPA) and how it has been implemented by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state public service commissions (PSCs).

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Certificate of Achievement Course Requirements

To obtain the Energy Law Academy Certificate of Achievement,  students must complete a minimum of seven courses; three required courses (101, 102, 103), choice of one additional course (104 or 105) and three electives (106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 201, 202). You will be provided with an official Certificate of Achievement for display.

The following courses that are available to purchase are:

101: FERC Regulation of Natural Gas
102: Electricity and Electric Rate Regulation
103: Federal Oil Pipeline Regulation
104: Cost-of-Service Ratemaking
105: Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry
107: Energy Trading
108: Environmental Law
110: Electric Reliability

201: Energy Finance
202: An Introduction to PURPA