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November 8 – Microgrids in Texas: Legal Landmines?
November 8, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The increasing availability and affordability of “distributed energy resources” combined with recent severe weather events has created strong interest in “microgrids.” Texas has a generally favorable legal and regulatory environment for microgrids. However, when developing them in Texas, care will need to be taken regarding potential legal and regulatory entanglements. Those kinds of issues and some examples of how those can play out will be presented.
Tom Anson, a partner at the law firm of Clark Hill Strasburger, has a regulatory and administrative law practice that spans nearly four decades. He studied energy law and regulated industries in law school and upon graduation clerked for Judge Sam Johnson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District (who served on the “Gas Panel” which reviews Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decisions).
Tom’s primary area of practice is state and federal energy and utility law, including regulatory, contract, administrative, and litigation matters. His practice encompasses representation of clients on a variety of licensing, rate, enforcement, rulemaking, and other regulatory matters before state and federal bodies and officials, such as the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Railroad Commission of Texas, and the FERC. It also involves assisting clients with wholesale power matters and retail electric services in the restructured Texas electric market, and advising clients on various regulatory and quasi-regulatory matters. Tom also serves on the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Power Association.
$14 Members – w/ RSVP
$18 Non-members Online – w/ RSVP
$20 Non-members at the Door – no RSVP
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