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The 18th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements. The Institute also provides essential information and resources on the latest industry and market climate.
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Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 2.50 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Administrative Law | Oil, Gas and Mineral Law | Real Estate Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2020

Includes: No Materials Video Audio Paper Slides

$575  

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1. Federal Energy Policy and Regulation Update (Oct 2019)

Caileen Kateri Gamache, Thomas Edward Hirsch

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Video (mp4) 49 mins
Audio (mp3) 48 mins
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 1 — 49 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

Federal Energy Policy and Regulation Update (Oct 2019)

Hear the latest on rulings by the US Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. on matters involving electricity, natural gas and crude oil and other liquids; plus, an update on energy legislation developments.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Caileen Kateri Gamache, Norton Rose Fulbright - Washington, DC
Thomas Edward Hirsch, Norton Rose Fulbright - Washington, DC

2. Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update (Oct 2019)

Jennifer Littlefield, Jessica L. Morgan

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 31 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 2 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update (Oct 2019)

Highlights of the 86th Legislative Session and recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries.     

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Jennifer Littlefield, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX
Jessica L. Morgan, Husch Blackwell LLP - Austin, TX

3. Dodd Frank Update-Why Are We Still Talking About This? (Oct 2019)

Phil Lookadoo

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 3 — 30 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 3:

Dodd Frank Update-Why Are We Still Talking About This? (Oct 2019)

Enacted in July 2010 following the 2008-2009 financial crisis, all the Dodd-Frank regulations are still not yet in effect! Discuss the efforts by the CFTC, SEC and Bank Regulators to pragmatize their initial Dodd-Frank regulations by moving away from punishing swap market participants to instead making markets safe, competitive, accessible, and less systemically risky. Also review the CFTC’s recent Position Limits proposal, plus the US Bank Regulators’ rules for Qualified Financial Contracts (QFCs) which are defined in Dodd-Frank, modifications to SA-CCR rules for calculating risk-weighted capital to be held by banks for uncleared and unmargined derivative contracts, and other Dodd-Frank developments including cross-border impacts.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Phil Lookadoo, Haynes and Boone LLP - Washington, DC

4. Climate Change Developments—Municipalities and City Regulations (Oct 2019)

Kathy Garcia, Richard Meyer, James McGuire

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 60 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 4 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 4:

Climate Change Developments—Municipalities and City Regulations (Oct 2019)

Cities have an increasingly integral role in addressing climate change and maintaining quality of life for their citizens. Many cities have developed, or are working to develop, climate action plans. Yet modern life would be impossible without the energy and products derived from fossil fuels. This moderated panel discussion explores the nexus of cities and climate change and potential ways for communities to build a carbon-free future while balancing environmental, economic, and security concerns.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Kathy Garcia, CPS Energy - San Antonio, TX
Richard Meyer, American Gas Association - Washington, DC
James McGuire, Environmental Quality & Sustainability, City of Dallas - Dallas, TX

5. Crisis Response Strategies for In-House Counsel (Oct 2019)

Matthew Paulson

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 5 — 47 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 5:

Crisis Response Strategies for In-House Counsel (Oct 2019)

Whether a major industrial accident, a crippling cyber attack, or any other major corporate crisis, in-house counsel play a critical role in managing their organization’s response. From ensuring appropriate evidence preservation, interviewing witnesses and managing the company’s response to government investigations, to anticipating potential litigation, responding to media inquiries and assessing strategic risk, perhaps no other situation asks more from in-house legal departments. Review strategies and best practices for effectively managing the diverse array of responsibilities thrust upon in-house counsel in the wake of a major incident.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Matthew Paulson, Bracewell LLP - Austin, TX

6. Keynote Presentation: FERC Commissioner Richard Glick (Oct 2019)

Hon. Richard A. Glick

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 33 mins

SESSION 6 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Keynote Presentation: FERC Commissioner Richard Glick (Oct 2019)

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Hon. Richard A. Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Washington, DC

7. The Electric Industry: What’s Next? (Oct 2019)

Timothy Wang

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 7 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 7:

The Electric Industry: What’s Next? (Oct 2019)

As the electric industry shifts toward a future with more renewable energy, distributed generation will play a key role in building a more resilient grid and meeting demands from the ever changing market.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Timothy Wang, Filsinger Energy Partners - Denver, CO

8. ERCOT Power Market Update  (Oct 2019)

Beth Garza

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 8 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

ERCOT Power Market Update  (Oct 2019)

Review ERCOT market outcomes for Summer 2019 with preliminary thoughts about the need for market changes.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Beth Garza, Potomac Economics - Austin, TX

9. Key Documents 101 (Oct 2019)

Craig R. Enochs

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Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 17 pgs
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 9 — 43 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 9:

Key Documents 101 (Oct 2019)

Get a basic overview and comparison of the essential gas and power transaction documents commonly used in the industry – the EEI, ISDA, NAESB and WSPP.  Briefly discuss the background of these documents and when they are used, then delve into the important differences and similarities between them.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Craig R. Enochs, Reed Smith LLP - Houston, TX

10. The Market’s Recent Evolution to Simplifying Power and Gas Transactions (Oct 2019)

K.C. Hairston

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 59 pgs
Slides (pdf) 3 pgs

SESSION 10 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

The Market’s Recent Evolution to Simplifying Power and Gas Transactions (Oct 2019)

The North American Energy Markets Association (NAEMA) and the International Energy Credit Association (IECA) have launched a new Power and Gas Master Agreement that streamlines the transaction process and allows parties to transact on a faster, more cost effective basis. Hear an overview of the new agreement and how it removes hurdles that have historically impeded energy transactions.  

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

K.C. Hairston, Balch & Bingham LLP - Birmingham, AL

11. Retail Electric Supply Agreements: How Companies Meet Their Power Supply Needs in the Texas Market (Oct 2019)

Meghan Elaine Griffiths

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 11 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 11:

Retail Electric Supply Agreements: How Companies Meet Their Power Supply Needs in the Texas Market (Oct 2019)

Examine the commercial, regulatory, and legal considerations that shape the power supply arrangements of large customers. Focus on the nuts and bolts of retail supply agreements, common issues and pitfalls, and how customers are using them to meet corporate sustainability goals.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Meghan Elaine Griffiths, Jackson Walker LLP - Austin, TX

12. Heat Rate Call Options (Oct 2019)

Philip Carey

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 12 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 12:

Heat Rate Call Options (Oct 2019)

An introduction to the use, risks, and key terms of heat rate call options, and a comparison with other hedge products for gas-fired generators.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Philip Carey, Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. - Houston, TX

13. Transaction Liability Insurance: A Strategic Approach to Managing Deal Risk (Oct 2019)

Matthew B. Wiener

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 13 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 13:

Transaction Liability Insurance: A Strategic Approach to Managing Deal Risk (Oct 2019)

The use of transaction-focused insurance capital continues to be an important tool to facilitate cleaner exits for sellers, while providing buyers with robust and comprehensive protection for post-closing losses related to liabilities associated with a transaction. Discuss the latest market trends with respect to energy M&A, including recent developments in the gas and power industries.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Matthew B. Wiener, Aon - Houston, TX

14. Pro Bono Collaborations with Outside Counsel: The New Networking (Oct 2019)

Michael Hofrichter

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 14 — 32 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 14:

Pro Bono Collaborations with Outside Counsel: The New Networking (Oct 2019)

With both in-house counsel and outside firms wanting to give back to their communities and to develop their relationships with each other, pro bono truly is the new networking. Learn how in-house counsel and outside firms can collaborate, including best practices and overcoming fears of lack of subject-matter knowledge, on pro bono projects from legal advice clinics to direct representation, and how these collaborations help bridge the “justice gap.”

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Michael Hofrichter, Houston Volunteer Lawyers - Houston, TX

15. Keynote: Midstream Activity Overview (Oct 2019)

Mike Moran

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 4 pgs

SESSION 15 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 15:

Keynote: Midstream Activity Overview (Oct 2019)

Cover significant and emerging activities in the midstream space, including LNG exports, Permian Basin buildout, and more.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Mike Moran, Midcoast Energy, LLC - Houston, TX

16. Texas Natural Gas Pipeline Development and Regulation (Oct 2019)

John K. Arnold

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 16 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 16:

Texas Natural Gas Pipeline Development and Regulation (Oct 2019)

Get a description of the development of new gas pipelines in Texas and the regulatory issues associated with the construction and operation of those pipelines. Discussion topics will include establishing NGPA Section 311 rates at the Railroad Commission of Texas, gas utility pipeline regulatory issues, and new challenges to obtaining right-of-way for natural gas pipelines.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

John K. Arnold, Locke Lord LLP - Houston, TX

17. A General Overview of Nominations, Scheduling and Imbalance Management on Natural Gas Pipelines (Oct 2019)

Jim Cantwell

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 17 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 17:

A General Overview of Nominations, Scheduling and Imbalance Management on Natural Gas Pipelines (Oct 2019)

Hear a general overview of the policies and procedures for nominating and scheduling natural gas for transportation on inter and intrastate pipelines. Learn how imbalances are created, the tools pipelines use to maintain system integrity, and how imbalances are resolved.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Jim Cantwell, Independent Consultant - Expert Witness & Consulting Services - Sapphire, NC

18. U.S. LNG Production, Logistics, Congestion, Infrastructure, Exports, and Pricing (Oct 2019)

Brad Williams

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 18 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 18:

U.S. LNG Production, Logistics, Congestion, Infrastructure, Exports, and Pricing (Oct 2019)

U.S. LNG export capacity is coming online and will be available to use 10 BCF/day of gas if the world LNG market can take that LNG at a U.S. export price. There are many daily issues for LNG exporters to manage including gas supply, contracting for firm pipeline transportation, and selling all their LNG everyday possible. How much U.S. natural gas actual will get exported?  

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

Brad Williams, Spitfire Energy Advisors - Houston

19. Permian Infrastructure (Oct 2019)

John J. Bick, Peter Hays, Tom Nguyen

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Video (mp4) 41 mins
Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 19 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 19:

Permian Infrastructure (Oct 2019)

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

John J. Bick, Priority Power Management - Arlington, TX
Peter Hays, King & Spalding - Houston, TX
Tom Nguyen, Navitas - Houston, TX

20. Protecting Client Information-Cyber Protection Duties as an Attorney (Oct 2019)

William R. Daugherty, Andy Sawyer

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Video (mp4) 58 mins
Audio (mp3) 57 mins
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 20 — 58 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 20:

Protecting Client Information-Cyber Protection Duties as an Attorney (Oct 2019)

Hear and overview of the threat landscape and the risks to law firms and clients. Also discuss the best practices for securing client information, incident detection, and response.

Originally presented at: Sep 2019 Gas and Power Institute

William R. Daugherty, Baker & Hostetler LLP - Houston, TX
Andy Sawyer, Locke Lord LLP - Dallas, TX