PUBLIC UTILITIES LAW UPDATE 2021

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MARCH 3, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.

WEB CONFERENCE
0.6 CEUs available.
CLEs will be applied for post-program.

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.

HOSTED for the PUBLIC UTILITIES SECTION of the STATE BAR of WISCONSIN.

DRAFT AGENDA

9:00-9:05              Introduction

9:05-9:35              Uncovering PFAS
Robert Bilott, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (as depicted in the 2019 film “Dark Waters”)

9:35-10:05            Environmental Update
Lisa Agrimonti, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Katherine Hanson, Staff Attorney, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

10:05-10:35          Water Utility Update
Vanessa Wishart, Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Jared Walker Smith, Attorney, Boardman Clark LLP

10:35-10:50          Break 

10:50-11:35           Best Practices for Utility Supplier Diversity in Wisconsin
Danielle Bly, Vice President of Supplier Diversity, WEC Energy Group
Emery Harlan, Partner, MWH Law Group

11:35-12:05           Diversity in the Utility Industry
Moderator:
Rikaela Greane, Energy Associate, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Panel:
Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Chair, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Samantha Skenandore, Attorney, Quarles & Brady LLP
Jennifer Rhuppiah, Manager, Regulatory Strategy, ITC Holdings Corp.
Mary Beall, Energy and Infrastructure Associate, Perkins Coie

12:05- 1:00           Lunch Break

1:00-1:30              Introducing the New Commissioner
Tyler Huebner, Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Discussion Moderator: Rikaela Greane

1:30-2:30              Annual Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Update
Cynthia Smith, Chief Legal Counsel, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

2:30-3:15               Emerging Technologies in Renewable Energy and Decarbonization
Michael Cummings, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

3:15-4:05               Legal Ethics Issues for State Utility Regulation Practitioners
John Ratnaswamy, Attorney, The Law Office of John Ratnaswamy, LLC

4:05                         Adjourn

Registered attendees will be given web conference details and access to electronic materials.
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).

 

UPCOMING 2021 PROGRAMS

April 20, 21, 23, 28, 30

Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals: Background, Purpose, Future – Web conference series

June 29

Emerging Technologies – Web Conference

September 14

Assessment of the Utility Industry – Web Conference

October, TBD

Energy Utility Basics – Web Conference

October 19

Water – Web Conference

COMPLETED 2021 PROGRAMS

February 12

Members-only Program: Utility Economic Outlook for 2021 – Web Conference

March 16

Energy Storage – Web Conference

WPUI CANCELLATION and REFUND POLICY
for 03.03.2021 Public Utilities Law Update program

Cancellations made before COB 02.24.2021 will be refunded all but a $25 service fee.
No refunds will be given once the web conference and/or program materials details have been emailed to registrants.