March 4, 2020
9:00am – 4:00pm
702 langdon st.
This annual program highlights the regulatory and legislative changes over the past year. It will include presentations from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin as well as from attorneys familiar with those recent changes.
Sponsored by the Public Utilities Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
8:30-9:00 Registration check-in and networking
9:00-10:00 Annual Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and Legislative Update
Cynthia Smith, General Counsel, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Smith Presentation
Zach Ramirez, Assistant General Counsel, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Ramirez Presentation
12:05-1:15 Networking Lunch – Women in Energy
Rebecca Cameron Valcq Chairperson, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Ave Bie, Partner, Quarles & Brady; Chairperson, NYISO
Valerie Herring, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Kira Loehr, Partner, Perkins Coie
Kate Phillips, Legal Counsel, WEC Energy Group
Cari Anne Renlund, Vice President and General Counsel, Madison Gas and Electric
Kari Valley, Managing Senior Corporate Counsel, MISO
1:15-2:15 Transitioning Wisconsin’s Fleet, Part I: Retirement of Existing Power Plant Assets
Brian Potts, Partner, Perkins Coie
Scott Blankman, Director for Energy and Air Programs, Clean Wisconsin
Deb Erwin, Manager, Regulatory Policy, Xcel Energy
Jeff Ripp, Director, Regulatory Strategies and Solutions, Alliant Energy Ripp Slides
Joe Wilson, Partner, Quarles & Brady
2:30-3:30 Transitioning Wisconsin’s Fleet, Part II: Replacement Capacity and Energy Options – Wind, Solar, Natural Gas, and Storage
Tyler Huebner, Executive Director, RENEW Wisconsin
Kathryn Erwin, Development – Central Region, EDP Renewables Erwin Slides
Daniel Litchfield, Director, Renewable Development, Invenergy Litchfield Slides
Ken Schlimgen, Manager of Market Operations, Trading & Wholesale Power, Dairyland Power Cooperative Schlimgen Slide
Your fee will include breaks and lunch.
This program is hosted by the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute.
WPUI is not responsible for the content of this program.
Each presentation is the intellectual property of the listed author(s).
completed 2020 programs
Natural Gas – Web conference
Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals 2020: Background, Purpose, Future – Web conference series
Emerging Technologies – Web conference
Energy Utility Basics 2020 – Multi-day web conference
Water Affordability – Web conference