Evolving Power Industry Directions

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board. CLE Credit will be granted to attorneys.


8:30 - 9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Jeff Meyers, Chair, Energy and Project Finance Practice, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

9:10 am
How Regulatory and Legislative Initiatives Are Driving Investment in the Energy Industry
Keynote Speaker: Suedeen Kelly, Former Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

10:00 am
Resolving Conflicts Between Merchant Transmission and Planning and Incentives for Regulated Transmission Backstop Solutions
Moderator: Jon Mostel, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

  • Milovan Blair, Vice President of System and Transmission Operations, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
  • Perry Cole, Managing Director, Energy Capital Partners
  • Steve Herling, Vice President of Planning, PJM Interconnection, LLC
  • Ed Krapels, President and Chief Executive Officer, Anbaric Transmission
  • Christopher Seiple, Senior Vice President, General Electric Energy Financial Services
11:00 am

11:15 am
Current Outlook for Energy M&A
Moderator: Richard Madris, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • James Metcalfe, Global Head of Power and Utilities, Managing Director, UBS Investment Bank
  • John Plaster, Managing Director and Head of Alternative Energy, Barclays Capital
  • John Rohde, Vice President, Business Development, GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.
  • Andrew Walters, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
12:15 pm

1:30 pm
The Potential Impact of Current Derivatives Regulatory Proposals on the Energy Industry
Moderator: Scott Le Bouef, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Charles Cerria, Associate General Counsel-Trading, Hess Energy Trading Company, LLC
  • Mark Lenczowski, Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Nicole Russell, General Counsel, Mercuria Energy Trading Inc.
  • Randall Osteen, General Counsel, Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.
2:30 pm
How Evolving Carbon Policy Affects Energy Investment Decisions
Moderator: Richard Kessel, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Power Authority
  • James Landreth, Vice President of Fossil and Hydro Operations, SCANA Corporation
  • Drew Murphy, Northeast Regional President, NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Tina Reine, Carbon Markets Manager, NextEra Energy Resources
  • Jiddu Tapia, Chief Development Officer, Gamesa Energy, Inc.
3:30 pm

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