2012 Mid-Year Conference

Nov 29, 2012 08:00am -
Nov 30, 2012 01:30pm

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EBA Mid-Year Conference
November 29-30, 2012
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,Washington, D.C.

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 EBA’s 2012 Mid Year Meeting Program Highlights 
The EBA Mid-Year Conference, entitled An Industry in Transition will examine key political, technological and regulatory forces that have led to an evolution in the energy industry.  The U.S. both competes with and is inter-dependent with the energy markets and the economics of other countries.  Global financial and economic forces affect the availability of capital for U.S. infrastructure development and the domestic supply of and demand for energy commodities, including natural gas, oil, coal and electricity and inputs to energy production such as solar panels, turbines, etc.  The EBA Conference will focus on the manner in which these factors have recently impacted the energy industry and what to expect in the coming year.

The Keynote address will be given by Ed Rendell, Former Governor of Pennsylvania.  During his address, Governor Rendell will discuss the impact of the presidential election on energy policy and provide his perspective and forecasting on American’s energy future and predictions for the direction the Administration and Congress may take on emerging and traditional energy resources. 

Conference Day Two focuses on gas and electric industry coordination.  With the discovery and production of abundant domestic supply and favorable price and environmental attributes of natural gas relative to other fossil fuels, there has been significant grown in new natural gas fired electric generation.  In response, regulators and reliability entities are encouraging market participants to fully analyze the impacts associated with this shift, focusing on the goal of ensuring continued reliability operation of the natural gas and electric systems in the future.  Day Two will address these trends and coordination of gas and electric energy.

An Industry and Economy in Transition Sessions include:
* Keynote address by Governor Rendell
* General Session on the U.S. Energy in a Global Market
* Tony Clark, FERC Commissioner and Luncheon Speaker
* Challenges to Development of US Energy Infrastructure
* Ethics: Discovery, Abusive Tactics and eDiscovery Lessons Learned
* Pipeline Safety – Compliance in an Age of Changing Expectations
* Best Practices for Bring Renewable Energy Projects to Market
* “What is a Culture of Compliance?” session
* Changing Electricity Markets for Today’s Resources
* Order No. 1000- Post-Initial Compliance Filing Briefing
* Industry Trade Association Roundtable
* Regulator Roundup: What are the roles of the Regulators, Reliability and Standards Entities in Gas-Electric Coordination?

NEW:  We are excited to announce that the session on Gas and Electric Industry Coordination will include expanded programing in response to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order in Docket No. AD12-12 and Commissioner LaFleur's accompanying statement encouraging the industries to work together through this winter heating season. 

During the Conference we will honor two of our members through presentation of the Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award and the 2012 State Regulatory Practitioner Award.  
The Mid-Year Meeting also includes two days of Networking Opportunities including Young Lawyers Committee Reception on November 28, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30pm and the Charitable Foundation of EBA (CFEBA) Annual Charitable Gala on November 29th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Each day includes a variety of breakfast, coffee and afternoon breaks to meet new colleagues and visit with old friends.

The Charitable Foundation's Tenth Annual Fundraising Gala & Silent Auction, Celebrating a Decade of Giving, needs YOUR help! 
The CFEBA’s Annual Fundraising Gala takes place on November 29, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.  The Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (CFEBA) will hold its tenth annual fundraising gala in conjunction with the EBA Mid-Year Meeting, to raise money for energy related charitable activities. the CFEBA is the charitable entity of the Energy Bar Association. The CFEBA’s sole mission is to engage in a wide variety of energy-related charitable activities, as well as other community service projects targeting energy efficiency techniques. The CFEBA relies upon tax-deductible contributions from EBA members, law firms, and businesses for its grant funds and the active participation of the EBA members for its service projects. Since its formation in 2002, the CFEBA has awarded over $1 million to worthy organizations in furtherance of the CFEBA’s charitable mission.


EBA Young Lawyers Committee Mid-Year Conference Reception
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: DC Coast, 1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC

Start your meeting off with a lively networking reception. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.


EBA thanks the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources and the ABA Standing Committee of CLE for servings as a marketing co-sponsor of this program. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/environment_energy_resources.html

Event Type:Conference/Forum/Meeting
Early registration ends on Nov 12, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Nov 13, 2012 and ends on Nov 27, 2012.
Late registration starts on Nov 28, 2012.
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