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McNees’ Attorneys and Specialists to Speak at 12th Annual Northern Ohio Energy Management Conference

September 18, 2017
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COLUMBUS – Samuel Randazzo, Kevin Murray, Matthew Pritchard and Joseph Bowser from McNees Wallace & Nurick will be presenting at the 12th Annual Northern Ohio Energy Management Conference on Tuesday, September 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The conference will be held at the John S. Knight Convention Center in Akron, Ohio, and offers attendees the best practices to reduce energy costs, savings opportunities for FirstEnergy customers, and how to implement a massive energy spend decrease.

Randazzo, who practices in McNees’ Energy and Environmental and Government Relations practice groups, has spent the last five decades solving issues affecting the price and availability of communications, natural gas, electricity, and other regulated services. The range of his experiences includes developing Ohio’s innovative self-help natural gas program, implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, a leadership role in natural gas and electricity restructuring, and chief guide on Ohio utility legislation and counsel to the Industrial Energy Users-Ohio.

Randazzo, a main panel participant, will present, “Rapidly-Changing Energy Markets — Major Developments in Ohio’s Electricity Marketplace Impacting Electric Rates Including Legislation in the Ohio General Assembly.”

Pritchard is an associate in McNees’ Energy and Environmental practice group, where his practice focuses on the counsel of large industrial and commercial customers with facilities in Ohio on energy and utility matters. He regularly appears before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) on a range of energy and utility matters from the litigation of utility rate cases, participation in cases involving the implementation of Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable energy requirements, participation in PUCO rulemaking proceedings, and participation in various other matters that address the PUCO’s oversight over public utilities and their rates.

Pritchard will present the workshop, “FirstEnergy: Electric Rates & Tariffs, Recent Changes to ESP Shopping Opportunities, PJM Capacity Auctions Update, Demand Response, and Ohio Energy Efficiency & Peak Reduction Mandates Update/Opportunities and Significant Factors Driving Rates.”

Murray, a technical specialist in McNees’ Energy and Environmental practice group, focuses on monitoring and evaluating regulatory proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various state agencies. He also provides analysis of proposed tariff or rate offerings, assists in the development of regulatory and commercial strategies, and provides clients assistance in utility contract negotiations, utility and site selections for new facilities, competitor analysis, and analysis of customer usage patterns.

Murray will present the workshop, “PJM 101 … Insights into the Regional Electricity Markets Operated by PJM and How Electricity Prices are Impacted.”

Bowser, a technical specialist in the Energy and Environmental practice group at McNees, helps the firm’s clients address issues that affect the price and availability of utility services and is part of the firm’s effort to internalize and integrate legal, and technical skills to effectively and efficiently address utility issues.

Bowser will present the workshop, “Rapidly-Increasing Transmission Charges & Capacity Costs, Actionable Steps to Mitigate them and Emergency Demand Response.”

For more information and registration to the conference, please visit the Manufacturers’ Education Council event page.


Kevin Murray

Matthew R. Pritchard

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