Smart Grid Development and Implementation: Legal Strategies
Tackling Standard Setting, Pricing, Cost Recovery and Regulatory Incentives
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will discuss the challenges for businesses and their legal counsel in smart grid development and implementation and will review steps the federal government has taken to advance the process.
- Regulatory framework
- Role of DOE
- FERC’s policy statement
- Standard setting
- Data security/security of smart grid devices
- Common standards, interface with grids
- NIST process
- Pricing and rate design
- Scope and duration of rate policy
- Incentive rate treatments
- Interplay of FERC rate policy with DOE funding grants
- Cost recovery and regulatory incentives
- Regulatory challenges
- Cost allocations issues
- Trackers, surcharges and other options
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the regulatory structures for smart grid technology?
- How are costs recovered?
- What factors should utilities take into account in the procurement and contracting process for smart grid technologies?
- How will data privacy and cyber security issues be addressed?
Ray L. Gifford
His expertise lies in public utilities law, principally telecommunications and energy. He served as Chairman of the... | Read More
His expertise lies in public utilities law, principally telecommunications and energy. He served as Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and, before that, as the state's First Assistant Attorney General in the Regulatory Law Section.Close
Roy M. Palk, Esq.
President / Consultant
New Horizons Consulting, Lexington, Ky. / LeClair Ryan
He advises various energy and energy-related clients regarding production technologies, project development, strategic... | Read More
He advises various energy and energy-related clients regarding production technologies, project development, strategic planning, corporate governance and staff development, fuel issues, environmental issues and financing. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of East Kentucky Power Cooperative for 13 years and has worked in the energy industry for 37 years.Close
Elias G. Farrah
Dewey & LeBoeuf
He represents electric utilities and natural gas companies and handles regulatory and transactional issues, and he... | Read More
He represents electric utilities and natural gas companies and handles regulatory and transactional issues, and he regularly represents his clients before state and federal agencies and courts. He has acted as outside general counsel to an interstate gas pipeline company, group counsel for a consortium of gas distribution companies and group counsel to a consortium of electric generation companies.Close