Firm News and Announcements

Pete Scanlon and Bhaveeta Mody to Present at APPA National Conference

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On June 22, Peter Scanlon and Bhaveeta Mody will present on matters of current interest in the natural gas industry at the American Public Power Association (APPA) National Conference being held in Orlando, Florida.  Their presentation entitled, “To Be or Not to Be: Natural Gas Distribution Policy and Regulation,” will explore the considerations being weighed currently by various municipalities and states in deciding whether or not to shift away from relying on natural gas to serve customers’ energy needs. 

For more information, please contact Peter Scanlon and Bhaveeta Mody.

DWGP Continues Its Participation in Energy Bar Association (EBA) Leadership

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DWGP has a proud history of participating in the leadership of the Energy Bar Association, and this year is no different.  At its 2021 Annual Meeting & Conference, EBA members elected and announced its officers and Board of Directors, and among the directors elected includes DWGP’s own Lisa Gast.  Lisa has served EBA and its sister organization, the Foundation for the Energy Law Journal (FELJ), for over 20 years—with EBA as Board member (director), Assistant Secretary, Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, and Treasurer, and with FELJ as Board member (director), Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. 

DWGP is also proud to announce that it counts another EBA Board member (director) among its ranks.  Nina Wu of the George Washington University Law School, who is joining DWGP as a summer associate today, was elected as the Student Board Member.  Congratulations to Nina (and to EBA)!

June 1, 2021

Barry Lawson, Prominent Voice in the Energy Industry, Joins DWGP as Regulatory Policy Director

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DUNCAN, WEINBERG, GENZER & PEMBROKE, P.C., ADDS
BARRY LAWSON AS REGULATORY POLICY DIRECTOR

Reliability, Cybersecurity, Grid Security Expertise     

Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C. (DWGP) is pleased to announce the addition of Barry Lawson, a widely respected electric industry technical and policy advisor.  Mr. Lawson will support utility and governmental clients on reliability, cybersecurity, grid security and the interrelated issues of renewables integration and resilience. 

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Jeff Genzer to Speak at California Energy Commission Workshop on Building Decarbonization

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On May 25, 2021, Jeff Genzer is presenting at the California Energy Commission’s (“CEC”) workshop in its 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report (“IEPR”) proceeding on building decarbonization and energy efficiency.  Mr. Genzer specifically will speak on developments at the federal level, including potential legislation and executive initiatives that could advance the move away from reliance on fossil and carbon-intensive fuels to supply building energy needs.  His presentation will take place on the morning session of the workshop.

For more information, please see the workshop notice, or contact Jeff Genzer.

Peter Kissel and Sylwia Dakowicz Join DWGP

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Peter Kissel joins DWGP as Of Counsel.  Peter brings decades of experience in the hydroelectric space.  His work spans dozens of projects involving project relicensing and administering hydroelectric licenses and their regulatory implications.  For information regarding just some of the many projects on which he has worked, please see Peter’s bio here

Sylwia Dakowicz joins DWGP’s Sacramento office as an Associate.  Sylwia’s practice includes energy and utility, renewable energy, community choice aggregation, electric reliability, municipal, communications, and hydropower law.  For more information regarding Sylwia’s background and practice, please see her bio here.

East Hampton Approves Agreements for NY’s First Offshore Wind Cable Landing

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The Town of East Hampton, New York has approved agreements that will bring power generated by a proposed 136 MW offshore wind farm, which would be the first such facility off the coast of New York, to the mainland power grid.  Two government bodies in East Hampton, the Town Board and the Trustees, approved the landing and connection of a 138 kV transmission line from the planned South Fork Wind Farm project in East Hampton.  The project, being developed by Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, would consist of 15 wind turbines located in federal waters approximately 35 miles off easternmost Montauk Point, Long Island. 

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Jeff Genzer Speaks on Action in Clean Energy over the Next Four Years

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Jeff Genzer, Vice-President of DWGP, participated as a panelist on a webinar held on January 28, 2021 entitled, “US Clean Energy:  The Next Four Years.”  Jeff discussed expected action by the new Administration and Congress in the energy arena, including climate actions, stimulus, infrastructure, executive action, tax and authorizing legislation. He also discussed possible action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to facilitate state “clean energy” policies.  There were over 1000 attendees who participated in the webinar. 

For more information, please reach out to Jeff Genzer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Jeff Genzer Participated in Panel on “U.S. Clean Energy – The Next Four Years”

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Jeff Genzer participated on a panel discussion on January 28th at 1:00 pm (eastern time), entitled “U.S. Clean Energy - - The Next Four Years.”  Jeff discussed the expected energy policy actions by the new Biden Administration, as well as possible federal stimulus funding, infrastructure and regulatory issues.  The webinar was sponsored by Inter Solar North America and Energy Storage North America.

Registration and information regarding the webinar can be found here.

For additional background, please contact Jeff Genzer.