FERC Electricity 101
November 6, 2018 | Newport Beach, CA
If this course is of interest you may also be interested in FERC Compliance and Enforcement, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. :: Welcome, Introduction, and Overview
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
Jason Gray/ Partner / Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
Jason is a Shareholder with Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke, P.C. His practice concentrates on energy law, administrative law, and the regulation of public utilities. Within these core practice areas, Mr. Gray regularly represents a wide range of clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a number of state public utility commissions, and various state and federal courts. He has particular experience in utility-related litigation and regularly advises clients with respect to matters pertaining to Regional Transmission Organization/Independent System Operator stakeholder processes, rate and tariff filings, rulemaking proceedings, legislation, compliance and enforcement, formal and informal settlement negotiations, energy contracting, renewable energy policy, and the development of energy projects. In addition, Mr. Gray frequently represents or advises clients with respect to appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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.
Greg Upton / Assistant Professor / Louisiana State University
Greg Upton is Assistant Professor at the Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University. His research interests are related to the analysis of economic and public policy issues on energy and the environment.
Dr. Upton is also Research Associate at Acadian Consulting Group (ACG), for which he has five years of experience in supporting expert analysis of economic, statistical, and public policy issues in energy and regulatory industries.
During his tenure at ACG, Dr. Upton has worked on more than 20 regulatory cases in more than 10 states. He has worked on a wide range of issues including the impact of utility rate increases on economic output, the distributional effects of different types of utility rate designs, economic impacts of new infrastructure programs, benchmarking analysis, economic valuation, and estimating the tax impact of a large environmental disaster.
Dr. Upton holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Louisiana State University where he also received both an M.A. in economics and a B.S. in economics with a concentration in empirical analysis. He is a member of professional organizations such as the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), American Economic Association (AEA) and the Southern Economic Association (SEA).
Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel
4500 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Reserve your room:
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Room Block Reserved For:
Nights of November 4 – 6, 2018
Room rate through EUCI:
$189.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
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