2017 EBA Primer Series: Electric Industry Technology for Lawyers
The EBA will be hosting a NEW Primer, Electric Industry Technology for Lawyers.
This primer will provide an introduction to the basic technology that comprises the electric grid. The course begins with an introductory review of key terms and concepts – the building blocks for the remainder of the program. Next, our faculty will provide an in-depth view of the delivery segments of the industry: transmission and distribution, including the type of equipment used in each and how they function. On the second day of the program, participants will hear from experts on the basics of generation technology, followed by an in-depth view of the various types of generation, including coal, natural gas, nuclear, renewables, and applicable environmental controls. Finally, the program will conclude with a review of distributed energy resource technologies, such as distributed generation, storage, demand response and energy efficiency, and cutting-edge topics like the Internet of Things and electric vehicles.
For details about the entire EBA Primers Series, visit: http://eba-net.org/node/273
- Primer Program Brochure (PDF)coming soon.
- Speaker Bios (PDF)
- CLE Credit
- Hotel Sleeping Room
- Registration Information
More details coming soon
Monday, December 4th
Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm: Introduction to Primer and Introductory Concepts
In this segment of the Primer, participants will learn the basic terminology and concepts for understanding the technology behind the electric grid.
A. Watts, Volts, Amps, Hz
B. kW, kWh, MW, MWh
C. DC, AC
D. Reactive Power
E. Diagram of the Electric Grid
2:15 pm - 4:00pm:
Distribution: This segment of the program will focus on the equipment that is used in the delivery of electricity to retail consumers.
B. Network, Radial
D. Operational Issues
a. Short-circuit current
3. Power quality
a. Voltage control (e.g., capacitors)
E. Protection Systems
G. Down-line Automation
H. Distribution SCADA, Control Room Operations
I. Bi-directional Distribution Systems
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm:
Transmission: This part of the program will focus on the equipment that is used to deliver electricity from generators to distribution systems and between distribution systems.
5:30 pm - Dinner on your own
Tuesday, December 5
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
7:30 am – 8:00 am: Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am:
Generation: This segment of the program will address the basic technological concepts underlying electric generation, followed by an in-depth review of the various types of generating technologies.
1. Baseload, intermediate, peaking, intermittent
2. Heat rate
4. Reactive controls
7. Station power
1. Different boiler designs and efficiency options up to ultra- supercritical
2. Differences in coal
3. Coal gasification
4. Cycling issues
1. RICE, aeroderivative turbines
2. Simple, combined cycle
1. Basic designs
2. Fuel supply
3. Spent fuel storage
4. Containment technology
E. Environmental Controls
1. SCR, NSCR
2. Bag house
3. Mercury controls
4. Solid waste management
5. Liquid waste management
a. Licensed, federal
b. Impoundments, run-of-river, pumped storage
3. Solar (photovoltaic, concentrated)
a. Landfill gas
b. Municipal waste
c. Wood waste
d. Dedicated fuel (e.g., switchgrass)
e. Animal digesters
f. Poultry waste
Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
A. Distributed Generation (DG) Technologies
1. RICE units
3. Solar, distributed wind, small hydro
1. Thermal, mechanical, battery (different chemistries)
C. Energy Efficiency (EE)
D. Demand Response (DR) (devices and control systems)
E. Internet of Things (IOT)
F. Electric Vehicles (EVs)
G. Integration Issues
2. Inverter technology
3. Potential impact on distribution grid
4. Potential impact on transmission
H. Dispatch of DER
2. DER and natural / man-made disasters
12:30 pm Wrap up and Adjourn
About the EBA Primer Series:
One of the goals of the Energy Bar Association’s Strategic Plan is to promote excellence in the practice of energy law by enhancing opportunities for educational programming. To further this goal, EBA has established a “primer program,” focused on teaching core regulatory and legal concepts and basic industry fundamentals that every energy law practitioner must understand. The overall goal of this course is to provide attorneys new to the oil and refined products pipeline industry a foundational understanding of the industry and how it is organized and regulated, so they are better equipped to assist clients in this industry.
Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE)
MCLE accreditation approval to be submitted for VA, NY, CO, TX. For questions email email@example.com
There are several hotels in the area (list coming soon). EBA has not reserved a room block. Please contact the hotels directly for rates and availability.
Driving or Uber are your best choices.
REGISTRATION Now Open!
Registration includes the two-day Primer, attendee handouts, lunch, breakfast, breaks, and reception.
|Private/Energy Professional (formerly Non-Attorney)||$375||$425|
*Those who graduated from law school within last three (3) years, that is, on or after January 1, 2015.
Three Ways to Register
Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation by November 28, 2017. You may send your cancellation request to Marlo Brown-Carpenter at Marlo@eba-net.org or by fax to 202.833.5596.
By registering for this program, you authorize EBA to use any photographs taken of you during the event. Photographs may be used in promotional materials or stories that appear in professional publications and websites.
For more information, please contact the Energy Bar office at (202) 223-5625 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org