PUBLIC UTILITIES LAW UPDATE 2024

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MARCH 13
In-Person Program

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Central

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration is closed.

Early Bird:  $225
Regular:  $275

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

As a sponsor of the 2024 program, your organization’s name will be linked on all marketing materials and agendas and on this web page. If you would like to be a sponsor of this program, please complete  the “Sponsorship Opportunity” portion of this form and return it to us.

SPONSORS

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DRAFT AGENDA

0.5 CEUs available.
Wisconsin CLEs will be applied for post-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.

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

9:10-10:20           Annual Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Update
Cynthia Smith, Chief Legal Counsel, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

10:20-10:30        Break

10:30-11:05        What is an EA, Anyway? A discussion of Practical and Ethical Considerations Featuring Current and Former Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Executive Assistants
Moderator:
Christi Whiting, Director, Litigation, WEC Energy Group – Business Services

Panel:
Kara Pennoyer, Chief of Staff/Executive Assistant to Chairperson Summer Strand, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Tanner Blair, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Matt Sweeney, Executive Assistant to Commissioner Kristy Nieto, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

11:05-11:40          A Dive into the Great Lakes Compact: Wisconsin and Illinois in 2024
Jared Walker Smith, Attorney, Boardman Clark LLP

11:40-12:40         Lunch Break

12:40-1:10            Fireside Chat with Chairperson Summer Strand, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Moderated by: Rikaela Greane, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP

1:10-2:10              Ethics for Public Utilities Attorneys
Brian Potts, Partner, Husch Blackwell

2:10-2:20             Break

2:20-3:10             Panel Discussion: State of Battery and Energy Storage
M
oderator:
Michael Cummings, Shareholder, Fredrikson P.A.

Panel:
Delanie Breuer, Officer, Fredrikson P.A.
Tricia DeBleeckere, Director, State Policy and Strategy, Midcontinent Independent System Operator
Cooper Johnson, Director, Renewable Development, Invenergy
Jeff Ripp, Director, Regulatory Strategy and Solutions, Alliant Energy

3:10-4:00             The Fusion Frontier: Charting a Brighter Energy Future
Dr. Matthew C. Levy, General Partner, AE Blue Capital

4:00-5:00             Reception – Sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron

 

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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UPCOMING 2024 PROGRAMS

September 10, 2024 
Future of Natural Gas - Online Program
October 7-11, 2024
Energy Utility Basics 2024 - Hybrid Program
October 29, 2024
Technology Advancements - Online Program

COMPLETED 2024 PROGRAMS

March 5, 2024
Transition to Clean Energy - Online Program
March 13, 2024
Public Utilities Law Update - In-Person Program
April 8-12, 2024
2024 Regional Transmission Organization Fundamentals & Regional Transmission Organizations 2.0 - Hybrid Program

REGISTRATION INFORMATION for the 03.13.2024 PUBLIC UTILITIES LAW UPDATE PROGRAM

Substitutions must be made by COB 03.05.2024.
Cancellations made before COB 02.20.2024 will be refunded all but $50. Cancellations made 02.21.2024 through 02.28.2024 will receive a 50% refund.
No refunds will be given after 02.28.2024.
See the Registration Information page for additional details.