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2022 Renewable Energy Law eConference

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2022 Renewable Energy Law eConference
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Great program as usual. Liked very much the diversity of participants as well as their knowledge.

It was a terrific set of presentations. I work in an other area (water and sewer) and found each of the discussions well worth listening to and comparing the activities in the renewable energy business with the water and sewer business. Lots of commonality in the nuts and bolts plus lots of things to think about in the bigger picture.

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Comprehensive material, very helpful

Good presenters - very wide ranging

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Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar, and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The 17th Annual Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. The conference aims to inform industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.
 
2022 highlights:
  • Keith Martin returns with a stellar collection of Washington Energy experts for a round-table discussion on current federal energy policy that impacts renewable energy.
  • Review and update of important state legislative and regulatory changes impacting the renewable energy markets.
  • Updates and insights on Winter Storm Uri, what happened, the impacts on the markets, and resulting litigation.
  • Gain an understanding of landowner perspectives and issues when negotiating renewable energy leases, easements, and ancillary agreements in Land Owners Perspectives in Negotiating Leases.
  • Energy Transformation and Top Trends Among Critical Industries explores the opportunities for C&I customers to improve resilience, build interconnected power systems, and create new value streams.
  • 2.00 hours of ethics credit, including A Litigator’s Guide to Protecting Clients Against and During Litigation; Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege – Legal Ethics and Practical Perspectives.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 14.00 | 2.00 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • Specialization: Administrative Law | Oil, Gas and Mineral Law | Real Estate Law | Tax Law
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2024

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1. What's New? (Mar 2022)

Keith Martin

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What's New? (Mar 2022)

Hear a lively update on developments affecting the renewable energy market.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Keith Martin, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP - Washington, DC

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2. Federal Energy Panel Discussion (Mar 2022)

Keith Martin, Hon. Richard A. Glick, Abigail Ross Hopper, JC Sandberg

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Federal Energy Panel Discussion (Mar 2022)

A group of key participants in the renewable energy policy debates discusses the many issues in play in Washington, including tax credit extensions, import tariffs, carbon pricing, transmission, offshore wind, standalone storage, green hydrogen and more.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Keith Martin, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP - Washington, DC
Hon. Richard A. Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Washington, DC
Abigail Ross Hopper, Solar Energy Industries Association - Washington, DC
JC Sandberg, American Clean Power Association - Washington, DC

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3. Legislative and Regulatory Updates Part One (Mar 2022)

Michael J. Jewell, Diana M. Liebmann

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Legislative and Regulatory Updates Part One (Mar 2022)

Hear the latest updates on the legislative and regulatory issues impacting renewable energy markets in Texas and beyond. 

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Michael J. Jewell, Jewell & Associates, PLLC - Austin, TX
Diana M. Liebmann, Haynes and Boone, LLP - San Antonio, TX

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4. Legislative and Regulatory Updates Part Two (Mar 2022)

Michael J. Jewell, Diana M. Liebmann

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Legislative and Regulatory Updates Part Two (Mar 2022)

A continuation on the legislative and regulatory impacts including a special emphasis on Winter Storm Uri.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Michael J. Jewell, Jewell & Associates, PLLC - Austin, TX
Diana M. Liebmann, Haynes and Boone, LLP - San Antonio, TX

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5. Integrating Renewable Energy in ERCOT’s Market Redesign (Mar 2022)

Caitlin Smith, Beth Garza, Robert Helton, Andy Nguyen

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Integrating Renewable Energy in ERCOT’s Market Redesign (Mar 2022)

As the Public Utility Commission implements a market redesign at the instruction of the Texas Legislature and Governor, in response to Winter Storm Uri, the big question is how to address resources that are variable with Texas’ reliability needs. Experts will discuss the pending changes in ERCOT market design, as well as a wider breadth of market design options and lessons learned from other markets.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Caitlin Smith, Jupiter Power - Austin, TX
Beth Garza, R Street Institute - Austin, TX
Robert Helton, ENGIE - Bay City, TX
Andy Nguyen, Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) - Austin, TX

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6. Winter Storm Uri - Litigation Update (Mar 2022)

Chrysta Castañeda

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Winter Storm Uri - Litigation Update (Mar 2022)

This litigation update will cover the appeals, district court cases, MDL proceedings, administrative appeals and arguments raised by the parties relating to the ERCOT grid failures of February 2021.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Chrysta Castañeda, The Castañeda Firm - Dallas, TX

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7. Domino Effects in Contracts (Mar 2022)

Daniel Lynch

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Domino Effects in Contracts (Mar 2022)

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Winter Storm Uri are among some of the recent events that have influenced and shaped how contracts are drafted. Examine how contracting parties have sought to address, overcome, and possibly learn from the challenges faced by recent events when drafting their contracts, focusing on offtake agreements.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Daniel Lynch, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Los Angeles, CA

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8. Energy Storage Development Panel (Mar 2022)

Rohit Sachdev, Christina Cazares, Jason Houck, Sally Shaw

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Energy Storage Development Panel (Mar 2022)

In the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, and amidst unique global challenges affecting the storage industry including COVID and supply chain issues, project developers are working to bring new clean energy technologies to Texas to strengthen the grid.  Explore developers' perspectives about how energy storage alone or combined with renewables can support ERCOT reliability, how contract and merchant transactions inside and outside of ERCOT are being structured to accommodate storage today, and how ERCOT may need to evolve to create pathways to value the reliability benefits of these resources.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Rohit Sachdev, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - San Francisco, CA
Christina Cazares, Primergy - Chicago, IL
Jason Houck, Form Energy, Inc. - Somerville, MA
Sally Shaw, Broadreach Power - Houston, TX

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9. Federal Environmental and Regulatory Updates (Mar 2022)

Brooke M. Marcus

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Federal Environmental and Regulatory Updates (Mar 2022)

Wetlands and Wildlife developments under the new Biden Administration.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Brooke M. Marcus, Nossaman LLP - Austin, TX

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10. A Litigator’s Guide to Protecting Clients Against and During Litigation; Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege – Legal Ethics and Practical Perspectives (Mar 2022)

Gary Zausmer

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A Litigator’s Guide to Protecting Clients Against and During Litigation; Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege – Legal Ethics and Practical Perspectives (Mar 2022)

Focus on strategic and ethical considerations in preventing litigation, addressing litigation when it occurs, and protecting the attorney-client privilege.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Gary Zausmer, Enoch Kever PLLC - Austin, TX

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11. Mineral Estate Issues in Solar Projects (Mar 2022)

Brian Pullin

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Mineral Estate Issues in Solar Projects (Mar 2022)

Analyze mineral, title, and site control considerations in solar projects and provide a general overview of some of the mineral and title issues faced in these projects. Hear an update from a Texas case addressing the accommodation doctrine with mineral owners in Texas, risk mitigation factors to address mineral and title issues, and best practices to keep in mind in dealing with these issues.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Brian Pullin, Husch Blackwell, LLP - Austin, TX

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12. Land Owners Perspectives in Negotiating Leases (Mar 2022)

Zachary Brady

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Land Owners Perspectives in Negotiating Leases (Mar 2022)

Understanding landowner perspectives and issues when negotiating renewable energy leases, easements, and ancillary agreements.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Zachary Brady, Brady & Hamilton - Lubbock, TX

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13. Energy Transformation and Top Trends Among Critical Industries (Mar 2022)

India James

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Energy Transformation and Top Trends Among Critical Industries (Mar 2022)

Modernizing the grid, enabling electrification, and increased use of renewables. What are the opportunities for C&I customers to improve resilience, build interconnected power systems and create new value streams?

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

India James, ComEd - Chicago, IL

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14. Developers and In House Counsel Panel (Mar 2022)

Erin Baker, Emily Carroll, Jenn Goodwillie, Mark Wengierski

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Developers and In House Counsel Panel (Mar 2022)

This panel of in-house counsel and developers will compare and contrast how real estate, permitting and interconnection issues vary in different grid regions (e.g., ERCOT vs. SPP vs. MISO vs. PJM, etc.) across the United States. 

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Erin Baker, Vesper Energy - Allen, TX
Emily Carroll, Apex Clean Energy - Charlottesville, VA
Jenn Goodwillie, Orsted - Austin, TX
Mark Wengierski, Scout Clean Energy - Boulder, CO

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15. Financing Panel (Mar 2022)

Britta Von Oesen, Lan Sasa, Asha Gandhi

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Financing Panel (Mar 2022)

We’ve seen tremendous growth in RE investment and surging deal counts, with more renewables entering the grid than ever before. However, there are many key project finance considerations that investors and sponsors need to assess, including looming project finance headwinds over the next 2-3 years, financing structures best suited to keep pace with demand, the effect of direct pay, Capital deployment risks to investors who are new to energy / clean energy, and the effect of inflation on financing.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Britta Von Oesen, CohnReznick Capital - San Francisco, CA
Lan Sasa, NT Solar - Saint Louis, MO
Asha Gandhi, EDP Renewables North America LLC - Houston, TX

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16. Macro-grid Issues: National and Regional Transmission Infrastructure Trends and Implications for Future Generation Project Development. (Mar 2022)

Rob Gramlich

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Macro-grid Issues: National and Regional Transmission Infrastructure Trends and Implications for Future Generation Project Development. (Mar 2022)

A discussion on the prospects for large scale transmission development in the United States. Explore thoughts and perspectives on transmission incentives and policy likely to emerge from Washington.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Rob Gramlich, Grid Strategies LLC

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17. Ethics and the Duty of Loyalty (Mar 2022)

Robert Denby, Claude E. Ducloux

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Ethics and the Duty of Loyalty (Mar 2022)

The lawyer’s fiduciary responsibilities are at the core of ethics programs everywhere, and include the duty to refrain from conflicts of interest.  But in a modern society, where lawyers freely move between large firms with sophisticated clients, should the firm and client have a right to waive such traditional conflicts of interest to hire new talent? There is a growing movement to allow firms and lawyers to provide advance consent to situations which are currently barred by conflict of interest rules, as well as organized opposition to “taking the wrecking ball to client loyalty.” Find out what’s going on and see what you think!

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Robert Denby, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

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18. Trends in Restoration Requirements and Forms of Restoration (Mar 2022)

Michael Anderson-Colón, Erin Delawalla

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Trends in Restoration Requirements and Forms of Restoration (Mar 2022)

Explore the current landscape of restoration requirements for utility-scale renewable energy projects—from lease provisions to state laws. 

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Michael Anderson-Colón, RWE Renewables Americas, LLC - Chicago, IL
Erin Delawalla, RES, LLC - Chicago, IL

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19. Texas is an energy state — does that include Hydrogen?  (Mar 2022)

Joshua D. Rhodes

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Texas is an energy state — does that include Hydrogen?  (Mar 2022)

Discuss the results from a large Department of Energy funded hydrogen project at UT-Austin. Discuss possible pathways and challenges to developing a hydrogen economy in the Lone Star State and will touch on what that might mean for energy regulation.

Originally presented: Feb 2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Joshua D. Rhodes, The University of Texas at Austin & IdeaSmiths LLC - Austin, TX