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Presenter: Richard Aaron and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: East Lansing, MI

Marriott at University Place
300 Michigan Agricultural College Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-337-4440

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 3:00 pm

Public Utilities Regulatory Power Act Update
R. Aaron

   Historical context and key features of Title II
   Compliance and implementation
   FERC regulations
   Qualifying facilities
   Avoided costs for utility purchases and reasonable rates
      for utility sales
   Recent developments

Michigan Public Service Commission Update
J. Hanselman

   New energy law takes effect April 20, 2017
   Integrated resource planning requirement
   Renewable energy standard update
   Capacity resource adequacy
   Energy choice cap

A Utility’s Path to a Clean Energy Future
M. Matus

   Integrated resource planning project
      • Developing a portfolio of clean, affordable and reliable
         generation resources to replace and upgrade aging
      • Reducing emissions profile to be compliant with the
         Clean Power Plan

Federal Power Act Update
C. Kissel

   Brief overview of the Federal Power Act
   Recent amendments/developments
   New proposals in a new administration

Electric Power Pricing
Z. Anderson

   Meeting energy needs
   Energy supply overview
      • How energy is delivered
   How generation “stacks” up
   How is energy cost determined?

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers

    Michigan: No Mandatory CLE
    5.0 Indiana CLE Hours
    5.0 Ohio CLE Hours
    6.0 Wisconsin CLE Hours

Professional Engineers
    5.0 CE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to Michigan attorneys. It is approved for 5.0 Indiana CLE hours. 5.0 Ohio CLE hours, and 6.0 Wisconsin CLE hours for attorneys.

This seminar offers Michigan professional engineers 5.0 continuing education hours. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Michigan.

Professional engineers seeking continuing education in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. Michigan-specific course content is not eligible for continuing education credit in Indiana and Ohio.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Richard Aaron

Dykema Gossett
Mr. Aaron is a member in the Energy Industry Group with a focus on traditional utilities; nuclear, coal and natural gas-fired power production; bio-mass plant operations; independent power production; renewable energy; cogeneration; natural gas pipelines, transportation, storage and distribution; and oil and gas development, production and end user issues. Mr. Aaron has appeared before federal and state regulatory agencies. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for administrative/regulatory law and energy law since 2007. He is the recipient of an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® in 2008-2009 and 2011-2015.

Zachary A. Anderson

Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative
Mr. Anderson is the vice president – power supply at Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative. His background includes power supply portfolio management, fuel and power contract negotiations, long-term pricing and cost analysis, and oversight of Wolverine’s generation fleet and market operations in MISO and PJM. Mr. Anderson is an honors graduate of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History. He is currently pursuing his MBA from Western Michigan University. Mr. Anderson has worked for Wolverine Power Cooperative since 2011.

Jason Hanselman

Dykema Gossett
Mr. Hanselman is a member in Dykema’s Energy Industry Group with a focus on generation, transmission, and distribution by traditional utilities and electric cooperatives. He represents clients before administrative tribunals, trial courts, and appellate courts, regularly appearing before state regulatory agencies, including the Michigan Public Service Commission. Mr. Hanselman works on complex matterssuch as general rate cases, power supply and gas recovery cases, and certificates of public convenience and necessity applications for various facilities. He has been recognized as a Michigan leading lawyer in the areas of governmental, municipal, lobbying and administrative law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2016. He is the recipient of an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized as a Rising Star in Michigan Super Lawyers® in 2012-2015. Mr. Hanselman also is an elected public school board member and serves as a Michigan boxing commissioner, after being appointed by Michigan’s governor.

Courtney Kissel

Dykema Gossett
Ms. Kissel is an associate in Dykema Gossett’s Government Policy & Practice group with a focus in the energy industry. She has represented a variety of utility clients before the Michigan Public Service Commission as well as the Michigan appellate courts. Ms. Kissel works on complex matters such as general rate cases, power supply and gas recovery cases, and certificates of public convenience and necessity applications for a variety of clients as well as appellate issues related to such cases.

Mark Matus

Lansing Board of Power and Light
Mr. Matus is the director of technical services for the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL). He currently oversees the BWL’s energy efficiency, renewable energy, customer service and environmental compliance programs. Prior to his current position Mr. Matus was the BWL’s manager of environmental services, and before joining the BWL he served for 25 years as an assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.