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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