FERC Electricity 101
October 7, 2019 | Herndon, VA
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FERC Electricity 101 provides a comprehensive overview of the agency’s impact on the electric power industry. This course is designed for attendees who are seeking a basic knowledge of FERC, desiring a refresher course, or wanting to learn about how the Trump administration and changes in congressional leadership might influence the commission.
FERC has a large – and growing – presence in the electric industry, especially in light of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Attendees will be able to recognize and relate the nature of the FERC role and how agency actions may affect regulated entities and the marketplace.
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this event.
This program will use PowerPoint Presentations, group discussions, as well as active participation.
Requirements for a Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Monday, October 7, 2019
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
8:40 – 9:40 a.m. :: Electric Power: Industry Overview, Organization, and Federal/State Distinctions
9:40 – 10:10 a.m. :: Getting to Know FERC
- An Overview of FERC
- Regulation before FERC
10:10 – 10:20 a.m. :: Morning Break
10:20 – 11:05 a.m. :: Exploring FERC’s Jurisdiction
- FERC Authority and Jurisdiction
- State Authority and Jurisdiction
11:05 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Principles of Electric Regulation
- Regulation Under the Federal Power Act
- Just and Reasonable Rates
- Prohibition Against Undue Discrimination
- Filed Rate Doctrine
- Rule Against Retroactive Ratemaking
- Due Process and Burden of Proof
- Basics of Ratemaking
12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: FERC Practice and Procedure
- Types of Proceedings
- Overview of Regulatory Process
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: The Introduction of Competition
- EPAct 1992
- Order 888 and its Progeny
- Order 2000
- Recent Developments
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. :: Organized Markets (RTOs, ISO, and ITCs)
- RTO Characteristics and Functions
- Major Market Issues
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: Utility Mergers and Acquisitions
- Historical Overview
- PUHCA and EPACT 2005
- FPA Section 203
- FERC Merger Policy
4:15 – 4:45 p.m. :: New Developments
- Formula Rates
- FERC’s NEPA review
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. :: Questions and Comments
Peter Scanlon/ Shareholder / Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
Peter is a Shareholder with Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke, P.C. with over 25 years of experience on matters involving energy law, administrative law, litigation, and the regulation of electric and natural gas public utilities. Mr. Scanlon represents a wide range of clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in proceedings involving electricity and natural gas tariff and rate proceedings and investigations. Peter also represents clients’ interests in Federal Power Marketing Administration proceedings, before state public utility commissions, and various state and federal courts. He also regularly advises clients with respect to matters pertaining to regulatory compliance and enforcement, Regional Transmission Organization/Independent System Operator tariffs and stakeholder processes, dispute resolution, rulemakings, interconnection agreements, municipal law, renewable energy project development, take-off agreements, and power plant acquisitions and construction. Mr. Scanlon regularly negotiates standard energy industry contracts, with substantial experience negotiating NAESB, ISDA, and EEI agreements on behalf of his clients. Mr. Scanlon develops annual updates for a treatise on administrative procedures for Lexis Nexis. Prior to joining DWG&P, Mr. Scanlon was in-house counsel for a natural gas public utility holding company involved in natural gas exploration, interstate pipelines, storage, local distribution, and energy production and marketing.
Lee L Ewing/Attorney / Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
Lee has been with Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke, P.C. since 2018. On behalf of the Firm’s clients, Lee advocated for just and reasonable utility rates in several rate cases, at both the state and federal levels. Prior to that time Lee worked as a Staff Attorney for the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”). With the MPUC, Lee participated in several complex matters concerning electric and natural gas utilities, including rate cases and certifications of public convenience and necessity. Lee also acted as the lead attorney for the MPUC on proceedings involving renewable energy incentives and policies, long-term contracts between generators and Maine’s electric utilities, and several cases stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. In addition, Lee represented the MPUC on appeals of its decisions before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Prior to his position with the MPUC, Lee clerked at a Maryland Circuit Court and studied at the University of Oregon School of Law. During law school, Lee was an Environment and Natural Resources Fellow with the school’s Energy Law and Policy Project. Lee also held in-house counsel internships with a large international wind turbine manufacturer and an investor-owned utility with operations in Washington, Oregon, and California. Lee’s education experience further includes a degree in accounting from the University of Maryland and current coursework at Johns Hopkins University to obtain an M.S. in Energy Policy and Climate.
Clarence Hawkes III/ Attorney / Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
Clarence is an Attorney with Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke, P.C., practicing from the Firm’s D.C. office on matters involving energy law, administrative law, cooperative law, communications, and transactional law. Mr. Hawkes represents municipal and tribal utilities, electric cooperatives, and other governmental entities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in administrative litigation and settlement proceedings. Mr. Hawkes also advises clients with respect to matters pertaining to Regional Transmission Organization/Independent System Operator tariffs and stakeholder processes, rulemakings, renewable energy project development and financing, and power plant acquisitions and construction. Additionally, Mr. Hawkes advises clients on electric reliability regulations promulgated by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the Western Energy Coordinating Council, and other standard-setting organizations.
Hyatt Regency Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd
Herndon, VA 20171
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