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Public Utility Law Conference Utility Update 2021

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E) All Day - Day Two (Oct. 19)

STARTTue., Oct. 19, 2021
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4:30 PM
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With so many compelling sessions, an outstanding faculty and materials, the Public Utility Law Conference Utility Update offers you an amazing educational experience.  

Co-sponsored by the PBA Public Utility Law Section

Choose one utility or all four

Electric Track - Oct. 12

9:00 am  - 10:15 am
21st Century Distribution Grids - How Changing Technologies will Impact Electric Distribution Grids and Regulation

10:20 am - 11:20 am
FERC Capacity and Transmission Update

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hot Topics in Renewable Generation

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Christiansen Award Ceremony

Gas Track - Oct. 12

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Natural Gas Bans
The debate hits home with a bill pending in the PA Senate prohibiting municipalities from banning natural gas.

2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
A Marcellus Shale Update
Latest on production and supply and what encourages or discourages that such as regulatory climate and price of oil and gas,  and what it means to PA supply and competition.  

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
NGDC Executive Roundtable
In this roundtable discussion, the panelists will be addressing the following: (1) the future of natural gas as a fuel source in Pennsylvania, (2) the company's top initiatives and (3) foreseeable obstacles facing the natural gas industry.  

Water Track - Oct. 19

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Safe Drinking Water Updates

9:35 am - 11:05 am
Addressing Affordability

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
RFP Process for Acquisition of Municipal Water and Wastewater Systems & Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls (Ethics)

Telco Track - Oct. 19

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Pole Attachments

  • Background
  • Regulations
  • Wireless Attacher Issues
  • Pole Owner Issues

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Overview of Funding & Updates
  • ETC
  • Local Government Deployment
  • ACT 183 and Broadband Deployment

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Practice Areas


Benjamin Aron CTIA
Zsuzsanna Benedek Esq. Century Link
Lindsay Berkstresser Esq. Post & Schell, P.C. (Hbg)
Lois A. Burns Esq. PA Public Utility Commission (Hbg)
Scott E. Coburn Esq. PA State Association of Township Supervisors
Sheri Collins Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Tori L. Giesler Esq. First Energy
Michael A. Gruin Esq. Stevens & Lee (Hbg - Market Square)
Teresa K. Harrold Esq. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Hbg)
Amy Hirakis Esq. NiSource Corporate Services Company
Dawn Hissner PA Department of Environmental Protection
Christine M. Hoover Esq. PA Office of Consumer Advocate
Derek T. Kelly Century Link
Norman Kennard Esq. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Hbg)
Shelby A. Linton Keddie Esq. Edison Electric Institute
Elizabeth R. Marx Esq. Pennsylvania Utility Law Project
Tanya J. McCloskey Esq. PA Office of Consumer Advocate
Suzan Paiva Esq. Verizon
John F. Povilaitis Esq. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (Hbg)
Hon. Charles E. Rainey Jr. PA Public Utility Commission (Hbg)
Charles Rea American Water
Eric Schwalb Esq. Lumen Technologies
Colin W. Scott Esq. PA Public Utility Commission (Philly)
Thomas J. Sniscak Esq. Hawke McKeon & Sniscak LLP
Elizabeth R. Triscari Esq. Pennsylvania American Water Company
David P. Zambito Esq. Cozen O'Connor (HBG)
Faculty may vary by location.
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