Firm News and Announcements

The Energy Bar Association Western Chapter meeting

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Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., attorneys Sean M. Neal and Matthew R. Rudolphi attended the Energy Bar Association Western Chapter meeting held in San Francisco, February 22 and 23rd. Joining Sean and Matt was 2017 DWGP law clerk Lauren Perkins. Matt, in his capacity as President-Elect of the EBA board, opened the meeting with an address discussing the national board’s goals for the next year. Other presentations made during the meeting covered significant issues impacting the West. The meeting also provided an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, including CPUC attorneys Traci L. Bone and Leuwam Tesfi, pictured here with Sean, Matt and Lauren.

Bob Weinberg Honored with ‘Miracle Mile’ Award

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On February 22nd, Bob Weinberg was presented with the ‘Miracle Mile’ Award by Allegheny Electric Cooperative.  Frank Betley, the CEO of Allegheny, and Dave Dulick, Allegheny’s General Counsel, came to Washington, D.C. to present Bob with the award. The award recognizes Bob’s 43+ years of service to Allegheny and its members.

DWGP Attorneys Led Seminars on FERC Electricity 101, Compliance and Enforcement

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On March 12 and 13, 2018, attorneys from Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C. led seminars hosted by the EUCI entitled FERC Electricity 101 and FERC Compliance and Enforcement in Portland, Oregon. In these comprehensive seminars, Peter Scanlon, Kristen Connolly McCullough, and former DWGP associate Tyler Mansholt discussed the evolution of FERC’s impact on the electric power industry, the substantive requirements with which utilities, and other participants in electricity markets, must comply, including NERC Reliability Standards, and how future requirements may change the shape of the energy landscape. The seminars were intended for participants with a wide-range of energy experience that have an interest in the growing importance of FERC regulation. For further information on the FERC Electricity 101 and FERC Compliance and Enforcement presentations, please contact us.

Department of Interior Approves Navajo Generating Station Lease Extension to 2019

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On November 29, 2017, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the continuing operation of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) until December 2019. NGS is a 2,200 megawatt coal-fired power plant run by Salt River Project (SRP) and owned by a combination of utilities and the Federal government. NGS is located in northern Arizona on Navajo Nation Tribal Trust land that is leased from the Navajo Nation. NGS has been an economic lifeline for people residing on the Navajo Nation since the plant opened in the early 1970s. According to the Navajo Nation, the closure of NGS, and the associated coal mine that provides the feedstock for the plant, would mean severe economic distress and the loss of over 2,000 jobs. The power plant and coal mine are key employers in northern Arizona.

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