Dave Doot and Joe Fagan were both quoted in an article, "Perry's FERC Grid Pricing Plan Would Roil Energy Markets," published in Law360. The article discusses a request from U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) change wholesale electricity market rules to pay more to coal-fired and nuclear power plants for contributing to grid reliability. Focusing on the proposed administrative process, Fagan noted that the Secretary's process proposal is too accelerated, with a proposed implementation schedule that "is certainly going to be subject to a rain of legal challenges, from many sides." On that topic, Doot commented that "I honestly read this to say, at core, 'you guys have been talking about this long enough, do something about it,'" adding "If nothing else, it's forcing expedited consideration and will result with an avalanche of pleadings at FERC."
Day Pitney will host a FERC 101 event, co-sponsored by Connecticut Power & Energy Society and EBA, on November 13 in its Hartford and Washington, DC offices.
Sebastian Lombardi will serve on a panel, "State Policies and the Markets: How the tension is playing out in PJM," at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's Power Markets Conference on November 8, at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Marlborough, MA.
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On September 27, partner Joseph Fagan will be speaking on a panel, "Policy v. Practical: What can the regional consumers expect from lawmakers, regulators and energy providers?," at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's (NECA) annual Fuels Conference in Marlborough, MA.
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Day Pitney associate Alexander W. Judd has been elected to serve as Chair of the Energy, Public Utility and Communications Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA).
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Paul Belval will be honored at "Celebrating Leaders for Justice," a dinner and ceremony being presented by the Greater Hartford Legal Aid (GHLA) Foundation.
Joseph Fagan was quoted in an article, "Fuel shippers seek U.S. review of 'excessive' Colonial Pipeline rates," published by Reuters.
Day Pitney and the National Governors Association (NGA) hosted an invitation-only forum, held at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, that brought together lawyers, policymakers, cybersecurity experts and other participants to identify and discuss legal issues related to the growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).