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Hybrid Program

0.5 CEUs available

This annual program of the Public Utilities Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin 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.


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9:00-9:10           Introduction
Jared Walker Smith, Chair, Public Utilities Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
Lori Sakk, Director, Wisconsin Public Utility Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:10-9:35            Opening Session
Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Chairperson, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

9:35-10:05          Environmental Update – Clean Water Act
Lisa Agrimonti, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Haley Waller Pitts, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

10:05-10:35        Water Utility Update
Jared Walker Smith, Attorney, Boardman & Clark LLP

10:35-10:50         Break

10:50-11:35          Annual Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Update
Cynthia Smith, Chief Legal Counsel, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

11:35-12:35           Lunch Break

12:35-12:50          Energy Decarbonization Objectives, Opportunities, and Obstacles: How Do We Get There from Here?
Lisa Agrimonti, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

12:50-2:00           Panel on Energy Decarbonization Objectives, Opportunities, and Obstacles
Lisa Agrimonti, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Tyler Huebner, Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Dan Litchfield, Vice President, Renewable Development, Invenergy LLC
Cari Anne Renlund, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Madison Gas and Electric
R. Lynn Parins, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP
Kari Valley, Managing Assistant General Counsel, Midcontinent Independent System

2:00-2:10              Break

2:10-2:55              Renewable Biogas Electricity and the RFS: A Look at the Current Status and Potential Future Actions of the EPA Regarding e-RINs Under the Renewable Fuel Standard
Michael Cummings, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

2:55-3:45              Ethics – Communications with Current Constituents of Represented Governmental Organizations
Aviva Meridian Kaiser, Ethics Counsel, State Bar of Wisconsin

3:45-3:50              Adjourn

Lunch and breaks will be provided for those attending in person at the Pyle Center.
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).

In-Person venue:
Pyle Center
702 Langdon St.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus
Madison WI 53706

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March 9
Energy Storage Online-only Program
April 18, 19 & 20
Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals: Background, Purpose, Future – Hybrid program
September 13
Impact of Climate Change on Reliability – Online-only Program
October 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
Energy Utility Basics
– Hybrid Program
October 26
Water – Impact of Public Confidence on Infrastructure – Online-only Program

for 03.02.2022 Public Utilities Law Update Program

Cancellations made before COB 02.15.2022 will be refunded all but a $25 service fee.
No refunds will be given once the web conference credentials and/or program materials have been emailed to registrants.