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Four McNees Energy and Environmental Law Professionals to Speak at Large Regional Conference

February 22, 2022
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four McNees Wallace & Nurick Energy and Environmental Law Group professionals will present at the 26th Annual Ohio Energy Savings & Management Conference & Virtual Institute on February 22 and 23 in Columbus. Their session topics include potential effects of the federal government’s future energy plans, significant developments impacting electric rates, relevant Ohio legislation and natural gas price increases.

The event is the largest energy conference in America’s heartland, presenting Ohio companies’ leading-edge energy reduction and efficiency best practices and case studies. Attendees of this hybrid conference will gain insights on how to manage soaring natural gas prices and electricity transmission costs.

What: The 26th Annual Ohio Energy Savings & Management Conference & Virtual Institute

Who: Professionals from McNees’ Energy and Environmental Law Practice Group:

  • Susan Bruce, Esq., will participate as a panelist for the “Insights and Implications to Customers – FERC’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection” interactive workshop. There, she will share information on potential reforms to transmission planning, cost allocation and generator interconnection meant to facilitate the ongoing transition in the nation’s fuel mix as well as what it may mean for renewable developers, PJM planning and customers in the PJM region.
  • Bryce McKenney, Esq., will present the “AES Ohio (DP&L): Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates” interactive workshop, where he will offer insights into developments affecting electric rates in AES Ohio’s service territory. Topics include an update on its 2020/2021 distribution rate case; the global settlement of its smart grid plan, significantly excessive earnings test and other issues; a review of recent rider updates; and rate-related updates on legislative discussions on energy issues.

    McKenney will also be a panelist for the “AEP Ohio: Significant Development Impacting Electing Rates” interactive workshop, discussing developments affecting electric rates in AEP Ohio’s service territory, including its recently filed distribution base rate case and renewable energy filing, managing escalating transmission costs and rate-related updates on legislative discussions on energy issues.

  • Charles Willoughby, senior government relations advisor, will be a panelist for the “Interactive Ohio Legislative Roundtable: Priceless Insights on Electric Security Plan Reform or Replacement, Energy Efficiency, Soaring Natural Gas Prices, OPSB & Transmission Rates, Incentivizing Renewables and Lingering Efforts and Solar Subsidies.”
  • Matthew Pritchard, Esq., will be a panelist for the “Skyrocketing Natural Gas Prices: Roundtable on Ohio’s Natural Gas Utilities,” sharing insights on emerging issues — including how energy users in Ohio can prepare for a crisis similar to what occurred in Texas in February 2021, what factors led to a significant increase in natural gas prices and what market fundamentals predict going forward.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 22 – Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

Where: In person at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel (50 North Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215) or livestreamed via the Whova Conference platform

To learn more and register, click here.


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Charles Willoughby

Matthew R. Pritchard

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