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2013 Mid-Year Meeting & Conference

Dates:  Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 8:30am to Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 5:00pmSaturday, November 30, 2013 - 8:30am to Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location:  Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

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What was once unconventional now drives the energy sector.  The Energy Bar Association’s 2013 Mid-Year Meeting & Conference will provide two full days of discussions focused on the legal issues that are encouraging or responding to this evolution. The first morning will focus on the Obama Administration’s efforts to develop its Climate Action Plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and explore the geopolitical implications of new energy discoveries across the Globe by unconventional energy players.  The second day will kick off with a panel of former FERC chairs providing advice for the next generation of industry leaders  based on the changing landscape, followed by the increasingly controversial issue of how state regulatory agencies should address the growth of distributed generation and its impact on traditional rate recovery mechanisms for electric utilities, plus how the increase in formerly unconventional natural gas production technologies has led to increased U.S. natural gas production and changing flow patterns, thereby impacting the nations natural gas pipeline rate structures.  Breakout sessions will focus on some of the legal issues having the largest impact on the energy sector today, including Order No. 1000’s transmission planning requirements, the integration of intermittent resources, development of new natural gas pipeline infrastructure to serve increased demand and to bring new production sites to market, and the challenges utilities face to protect customer data from an increase in cyber security threats.

Wednesday's Keynote Address will be given by former Congressman, Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future

Mr. Sharp will Keynote will focus on "Unexpected Changes in the US Energy Picture”

 

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Conference Highlights

October 23-24, 2013

General Session Highlights

  • President Obama's Climate Action Plan
  • The Geopolitical Implications of Energy Discoveries in Unexpected Places by Unexpected Players
  • Former FERC Chair Panel
  • Distributed Resources and Challenges to the Electric Utility Model

Concurrent Sessions Highlights

  • Revisiting Variable Energy Resources (VER) Integration
  • Development of Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Financing New Generation, Transmission, and Generation-Related Gas Infrastructure - Key issues for today's market
  • Big Data and Cyber Security Concerns - Industry Best Practices
  • Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls Representing Energy Companies before State Regulators
  • A PURPA Renaissance?
  • Paradigm Shift? Applying State Siting and Eminent Domain Laws to New Types of Energy Infrastructure Projects - A Practitioner's Guide
  • Order No. 1000 Update

Special Events

  • Young Lawyers Committee Pre-Conference Reception
    Tuesday, October, 22, 5:30-8:30 pm
    *Separate Registration Required
    EBA Young Lawyers Committee hosts Mid-Year Conference Reception on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2012, 5:30 - 8:30 pm at DC Coast, 1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Start your meeting off with a lively networking reception. $15 EBA Member/$20 Non-members/ $10 Students. Register online: YLC Pre-Meeting Reception Registration

     
  • Fall Fête - Charitable Foundation of EBA Annual Gala and Silent Auction
    Wednesday, October 23, 5:30-8:00pm
    *Separate Registration Required
    For information and tickets visit: CFEBA Fall Fête Gala Registration

Hotel Reservations

EBA has a block of sleeping rooms for conference attendees. The room rate is $325 per night, single/double. To make reservations call
1-877-212-5752 or visit https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=17706496.