Firm News and Announcements

Lisa Gast to Lead a Pre-Conference Seminar on NERC Compliance at APPA’s 2017 Legal and Regulatory Conference

Lisa Gast will be leading a pre-conference Seminar on NERC Compliance at APPA’s Legal and Regulatory Conference on Sunday, October 11, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. During this three-and-a-half hour pre-conference Seminar, Lisa will be discussing the following:

Updating Your Internal Compliance Program: This portion of the Seminar will discuss tips for updating your entity’s Internal Compliance Program, based on what NERC and the Regional Entities expect to be included in a robust program. (In other words, attendees will get the answers to “what do I need to include in my ICP to get extra credit from my Regional Entity and NERC???”).

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Matthew R. Rudolphi to Present on “Updates on Energy and Environmental Law” at the National LGBT Bar Association’s 29th Annual Lavender Law Conference

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Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., (“DWGP”) Shareholder, Matthew R. Rudolphi to present on providing “Updates on Energy and Environmental Law” at the National LGBT Bar “Lavender Law” Conference in San Francisco August 1-4, 2017.   The panel will provide an overview on recent developments in the interrelated practices of electric energy and environmental law. Rudolphi has been a member of the National LGBT Bar since 2006. This is his third appearance as a presenter at Lavender Law. Rudolphi’s practice focuses on representation of municipal and cooperative utilities including at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service and Department of Interior.  

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Navajo Nation Council Paves Way to Keep Coal Plant Operating through 2019 and to Develop a Renewable Energy Corridor

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On June 26, 2017, the Navajo Nation Council approval, by a vote of 18-4, Replacement/Extension Lease Legislation, which is necessary to ensure that the Navajo Generation Station (NGS) Owners continue to operate the power plant and facilities through December 2019. Derek Dyson provided assistance to the Navajo Nation Council in connection with this legislation. The Replacement/Extension Lease defines the terms and conditions for the decommissioning and monitoring of NGS facilities and the NGS Site, should NGS shutdown in December 2019.

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Matthew Rudolphi Elected EBA President-Elect

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Washington, DC – On April 4, 2017, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., (“DWGP”) Shareholder, Matthew R. Rudolphi was elected President-Elect of the Energy Bar Association (“EBA”).  Rudolphi’s nomination to the position was ratified by the EBA Membership at the EBA Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the association’s Annual Conference.  The election puts Rudolphi on track to lead EBA as President during the 2018-2019 organizational year.   

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