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Public Utilities Law Section

Annual Report

MSBA Public Utilities Law Section
Annual Report
2016-17

Section Membership
As of June 12, 2017, the Section has 179 members.
 
Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $13,983.77 as of April 30, 2017.
 
CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 8 CLE programs in fiscal year 2016-17. 
 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

So What Does the MPUC’s General Counsel Do?

9/21/16

226451

1.0 Standard

53

Electric Vehicle Adoption in Minnesota

10/19/16

229117

1.0 Standard

33

Siting Cross Border Utility Projects

11/18/16

203997

1.0 Standard

25

2017 Legislative Session Preview

1/18/17

232882

1.0 Standard

38

Environmental Review of Energy Facilities in Minnesota

3/1/17

234495

1.0 Standard

30

Case Law Update

3/15/17

236921

1.0 Standard

21

Changing Times for the Electric Utilities Industry

4/7/17

237376

3.0 Standard

85

Meet the New PUC Commissioner

5/24/17

239541

1.0 Standard

39


 
Annual Meeting and Election Results
 
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on May 24, 2017 and 39 people attended.

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:
 
Jeanne Cochran, Office of Administrative Hearings
Benjamin Gerber, Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System, Inc.
Matt Olsen, Otter Tail Power Company
 
The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
 
Chair:           Andrew Moratzka, Stoel Rives LLP
Vice Chair: Eric Swanson, Winthrop & Weinstine PA
Secretary-Treasurer: Phyllis Reha, PAR Energy Solutions LLC
Past Chair: Christina Brusven, Fredrikson & Byron PA
 
Diversity and Inclusion
 
The Council heard from MSBA diversity coordinator Tiana O’Konek and reviewed materials related to increasing diversity in membership and meeting participation.  The Council decided to host its half-day CLE on campus at Mitchell Hamline to encourage law student participation by waiving fees for law students.
 
Submitted By:
Christina Brusven, Section Chair
Date:  June 23, 2017