Impact of New EPA Regulations on Electric Utilities

IMPACT OF NEW EPA REGULATIONS ON ELECTRIC UTILITIES

Proposed Federal Regulations and Their Potential Impacts on Wisconsin’s Electric Utilities, Their Ratepayers, and Electric Reliability

January 26, 2012
7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Fluno Center, 601 University Ave.


WisconsinEye video of the seminar is now available:

Sponsored by:

  • Energy & Telecommunications Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Environmental Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Public Utility Institute, UW-Madison

Background Readings

Attendees are eligible for 4.5 CLEs

Presentations and Video (WisconsinEye video also available at this link)

Susan Hedman, Administrator, EPA Region V — Overview of EPA’s proposed rules

Ellen Nowak, Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin — Potential implications for Wisconsin’s electric utilities and their ratepayers

Todd Palmer, Michael Best & Friedrich – Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

Marney Hoefer, Stafford Rosenbaum – Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for Power Plants (aka, “Utility MACT”)

Holly Bressett, Sierra Club — Other EPA Rules and Regulatory Issues Affecting Utilities

Stakeholder Perspectives:  Panelist Presentations and Discussion

Video — Part 1 (Flash Video) – Begins at 00:49:07

  • Industrial Customer Perspective – Todd Palmer, Michael Best and Friedrich
  • Municipal PerspectiveDan Ebert, WPPI Energy
  • Environmental InterestDave Bender, McGillivray Westerberg & Bender
  • Investor-owned Utility PerspectiveBrian Potts, Foley & Lardner
  • Ratepayer – Kira Loehr, Citizens Utility Board


 

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