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.
7 CLEs available.

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

October 27
Water Utilities Partnering for Success – Web Conference

COMPLETED 2021 PROGRAMS

February 12
Members-only Program: Utility Economic Overview for 2021 – Web Conference
March 16
Energy Storage – Web Conference
April 20, 21, 23, 28, 30
Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals: Background, Purpose, Future – Web Conference
June 16
Overview of Hydrogen Technologies – Members-only Web Conference
September 14
Transformation of the Utility Industry – Web Conference
September 21-23, 28 & 29 and October 5-8
Energy Utility Basics – Web Conference