PUBLIC UTILITIES LAW UPDATE 2023

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MARCH 1
9:00 a.m.-3:50 p.m. Central
Hybrid Program

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.

SPONSORS

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Foley and lardner logo

Fredrikson and Byron logo

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perkins coie logo

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AGENDA

0.5 CEUs available
5.5 Wisconsin CLEs 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.

9:00-9:10           Introduction
Jared Walker Smith, Chair, Public Utilities Section, State Bar of Wisconsin

9:10-9:40           Keynote Session with Public Service Commission of
Wisconsin Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq

9:40-10:10          Environmental Update
Haley Waller Pitts, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

10:10-10:40        Water Utility Update
Jared Walker Smith, Attorney, Boardman Clark LLP 

10:40-10:55         Break 

10:55-12:00          Annual Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Update
Cynthia Smith, Chief Legal Counsel, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin 

12:00-12:45           Lunch Break 

12:45-1:10             Fireside Chat with Public Service Commission of
Wisconsin Commissioner Ellen Nowak
Moderated by:   Rikaela Greane, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP

1:10-2:05              Presentation on Inflation Reduction Act
Andrew Hanson, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

2:05-2:15              Break

2:15-3:15              New MISO Long Range Transmission Planning (LRTP) Projects and Process
Moderator:
Jordan Hemaidan, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich
Panel:
Mara Ascheman, Regional Vice President for Wisconsin and Michigan, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, Xcel Energy
Gregory Levesque, Vice President, External Affairs and Communications,
American Transmission Company
Dan Litchfield, Director of Renewable Development, Invenergy LLC
Laura Rauch, Senior Director, Transmission Planning, Midcontinent Independent System Operator

3:15-3:45              Voluntary Carbon Markets: An overview of voluntary carbon markets and distinctions from compliance markets
Michael Cummings, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.          

3:50                        Adjourn

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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REGISTRATION INFORMATION for the 03.01.2023 PUBLIC UTILITIES LAW UPDATE PROGRAM

Substitutions must be made by COB 02.15.2023.
Cancellations made before COB 02.07.2023 will be refunded all but $50. Cancellations made 02.08.2023 through 02.19.2023 will receive a 50% refund.
No refunds will be given after 02.19.2023.
See the Registration Information page for additional details.